2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

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2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Key specs

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The good:

  • Excellent range for the price
  • Spacious cabin
  • Quick acceleration
  • Adds 25 miles of range per hour (240-volt charging)
  • Packed with multimedia technology

The bad:

  • Front-seat comfort
  • Busier ride quality than competitors
  • Modest cargo room
  • Low-resolution backup and 360-degree cameras
  • Gimmicky regenerative handbraking
  • Fewer standard features than competitors

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Five-seat compact electric car
  • 238-mile EPA-estimated range
  • Eligible for federal tax credit
  • 10.2-inch touchscreen standard
  • DC fast charging optional

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV?

With a future-is-now approach, Chevrolet's all-electric Bolt EV hatchback delivers 238 miles of range on a full charge, according to the EPA, which should go a long way toward eliminating the kind of range anxiety drivers experience in electric cars with shorter driving ranges. Unlike the Chevrolet Volt, which has a small range-extending gas engine, the five-seat Bolt EV is a battery-electric car that offers optional DC fast charging in addition to 120- and 240-volt charging. Competitors include the Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Volkswagen e-Golf and Tesla Model 3.

What's New on the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV?

A new tire fill alert beeps the horn when an underinflated tire reaches the correct air pressure.

What Features in the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV Are Most Important?

Standard features include LED headlights, a digital instrument panel, Bluetooth connectivity, a 10.2-inch touchscreen multimedia system, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity. Options include front and rear heated seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless device charging and a Bose premium stereo.

Available active safety features include forward collision warning, low-speed automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert.

Should I Buy the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV?

The Bolt EV is a good step forward in the development of electric vehicles that are affordable for average car shoppers. The car offers plenty of driving range on a full charge, plus hatchback utility with its 56.6 cubic feet of maximum cargo room. Ride quality is a bit busier than the competition, but the car accelerates quickly. The Bolt EV is eligible for a federal tax credit, but it's already begun to phase out, so be sure to check the schedule before buying.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews



Every thing I needed .except seats lcould of be a little more comfortable and the recall on main propulson battery really sucked. Chevy now has my car since january waiting for a decision what they might do.MAYBE do a buy back ? will to wait and see . love the car overal except for recall


Almost perfect...lots of space, fast city car.

Just needs a self drive feature and could have new 100 amp charging, gos well in pack snow , bad on ice, 1/2 your range in winter here. Be nice if ski hills had chargers.


I like the drive. I don't like Champion Chevrolet

The car it great. The only trouble with the car is having to deal with Champion Chevrolet Reno service department. You cannot reach them. They do not return calls left by phone or on the web. I brought the car in for a recall and they had me leave the car all day picking it up without paperwork. Then, they call me 3 weeks later saying the part is in and to schedule to drop off the car to get the work done. I was lied to and inconvenienced. I love to car but dealing the Champion Chevrolet service has left me with a bad feeling about the Chevy Bolt.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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