2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV consumer reviews

$36,620 starting MSRP
side view of 2020 Bolt EV Chevrolet
96% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.9
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Bolt is outstanding

I love driving this car! It is fast and efficient. I love the one-pedal braking and seldom have to use the brake pedal. It also has a hand brake on the left side of the steering wheel that is a great accessory. The car looks small, but there is ample room for 4 adults. The storage in the back is limited, but plenty of space for our needs. We can also put two suitcases in that space. If it is just the two of us, we can drop the back seat and create more than enough space for all the luggage we would need on a long trip. The torque is outstanding and is great to have entering a freeway or passing another vehicle. The visibility around and behind the car is the best I think I've ever had in a car. No maintenance other than tire rotations and we have solar panels at our house, so I haven't paid for gasoline (or electricity) in over 3 years. The only negative is long distance driving and that will soon be solved when the Tesla Supercharging Station adapters will be available for GM cars in 2024. Did I say this was a great car? We love it.


1 of the Best of 63

Owned from new to 66,000 miles and never had a problem whatsoever. Saved us over $5000 vs a typical gasoline car, plus all the maintenance that goes along with one. Quick, fits just about anywhere, and the cheapest EV one can buy with respectable range. Have owned 63 cars, and this one was the most reliable and cheapest to keep.


A pleasure to drive

Just absolutely love this car! The only drawback, and it's minor in comparison, is the seats upfront which I find a bit rigid. Nevertheless with minor and rather cheap investments the seats can be cushioned to better support the driver and passenger. The seats in the back are well cushioned oddly enough and comfortable. Love the technology, which there's plenty of. The car keeps you well informed of its driving efficiency via evaluation info panels thereby helping the driver to drive better overall. I should mention that if the vehicle is purchased used it may not come with the stock self-healing tires and that is somewhat of a concern as GM does not, by reason of the battery location, provide the vehicle with any spare at all. This can be mitigated by purchasing a cheap compatible tire for a 2011-2014 Chevy Cruze which will fit the vehicle just so one can make it to a repair shop. I drives quietly and quite smoothly in both acceleration and deceleration, even in one-pedal driving, making it a real pleasure to get around in. The sound system is also very good and very configurable.


I absolutely love my Bolt

I bought my 2020 bolt new when my dealer was still discounting for 25k. I could pay cash so I don’t have payments. This car is absolutely great for driving around town. It’s saved me so much money on energy and everything. My experience is wonderful. The value for what I paid is incredible. It’s great for what it is. It’s not a great long trip car and I wish it was capable of charging faster but it delivers in what I need it for. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a commuter car.


Love the Bolt!

We love our 2020 Chevy Bolt. It is much roomier than expected and comfortable for 4 adults. It has a deep trunk, so we can put our luggage in it with ease. LOVE the one pedal braking! It has great visibility all around and the arm rests are exactly where we want them. Of course, not paying for gas for 2.5 years has been awesome. With my house solar, I have paid nothing for electricity OR gas for the past 23 consecutive months. No maintenance on these cars, other than tire rotations. GM is providing a new battery on a recall and we are expecting that to arrive soon. That should get us back to the 275 mile range, which was reduced by 80% with the recall. We were going to trade it for a larger EV, but decided we like this car so much and it still met our needs, so we will keep it.


It's fun to drive again!

This is be far the nicest car I've ever owned. It's very responsive when a quick response is needed and very economical overall. I really like that I dont have togo to agas station ever again and no more oil changes or emmision tests. This car is smooth and quiet on the road and the 120 MPGe is impressive. It handles better than any car I've ever driven. It also feels good to be environmentally concious.


Range Anxiety is real

I bought my first all-electric car! Well, it has been a stressful 7 days. I was not ready to constantly be thinking how far I can make a round trip. I was not ready to double my time on out-of-town trips. I was not ready to drive with no heat and in the slow lane just to increase my miles so that I could make it to work and back for 3 days in a row. I was not ready to purchase an additional $1500 level 2 charger, just so I could drive somewhat normally. I was not ready to sit for an hour every 3 days at a charger so that I could get to work the next day. The car is fun to drive and a marvel of technology, but so many things to get used to, it just isn't for me.


Really a fun car

It is the perfect for us. It is the perfect size to replace our Forrester. We love not needing to go to a smelly, dangerous gas pump.


First electric car

Fun to drive Has a lot of power. Comfortable ride Love the heated seats and steering wheel. Has a lot of safety features .Nice display screen


Awesome car.

Fun to drive. Love the regen mode, almost never touch my brakes. Very reliable, comfortable, great sounding stereo, only criticisms- hvac controls are somewhat counter-intuitive and radio is oddly independent, coming on when you start and never really off. But I have had the car for two years and highly recommend!