What Is the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV?
The 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV is a slightly larger and roomier take on Chevrolet’s Bolt EV hatchback. Stretching about 6 inches longer overall (3 inches longer in wheelbase), the Bolt EUV boasts welcome added space for backseat passengers but slightly less overall cargo volume than the Bolt EV. Not having optional all-wheel drive or any real all-terrain capability makes it awkward to refer to this electric Chevy as an SUV, but it does offer a commanding view of the road ahead, it’s easy to maneuver, and its 200-horsepower electric powertrain provides swift acceleration and competitive driving range. Rivals include the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia Niro EV, Tesla Model Y and Volkswagen ID.4.
What’s New on the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV?
Like its Bolt EV sibling, the Bolt EUV saw a sizable price drop for the 2023 model year. Now starting about $5,700 lower than before, the Bolt EUV is one of the least expensive paths to EV ownership. Chevrolet has also added an optional Redline cosmetic package, which includes gloss-black exterior trim, black wheels with red accents, and a subtle red line along the side mirrors.
What Features in the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Are Most Important?
Standard features include:
- 10.2-inch touchscreen
- 8-inch digital gauge cluster
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Wireless device charging
- Subscription-based Wi-Fi hot spot
- DC fast charging
- LED headlights
- 60/40-split, folding backseat
- Satellite radio
- Two USB ports
- Lane departure steering assist
- Automatic emergency braking
- Pedestrian detection
- Automatic high-beam headlights
Available features include:
- Super Cruise hands-free driving system
- Panoramic sunroof
- Heated steering wheel
- Heated front and rear seats
- 360-degree parking camera
- Blind spot warning
- Adaptive cruise control
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Bose audio system
Should I Buy the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV?
The Bolt EUV is a practical, budget-friendly choice among EVs. Acceleration is swift, the ride is comfortable, and the cabin delivers adult-friendly headroom and legroom in both rows. Cargo room, particularly behind the backseat, comes up short compared with competitive EVs and even some subcompact SUVs. DC fast charging is standard, and the optional Super Cruise hands-free driving system gives the Bolt EUV high-tech street cred when pitted against fancier (and pricier) competitors. The Bolt EUV’s price drop for 2023 is in part a response to the recall issues that affected Bolt EUVs built prior to April 2022.