The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a remarkably functional and engaging electric vehicle that offers an astounding 238 miles of electric range. This much roaming capability puts it in the same league as the Tesla, but it's nowhere near as expensive. In fact, a nicely equipped Bolt EV costs less than half of what most owners paid for their Model S.
There aren't many tough decisions to make when buying a Bolt EV. There are only two trim levels, and both of them share the 200-horsepower electric motor, large 60-kWh battery, 17-inch wheels and tires, and other mechanical bits that make it a pleasure to drive.
The LT comes with cloth seats yet is chock full of useful gear such as xenon headlights, LED daytime-running accent lights, keyless entry with pushbutton start, automatic climate control, and a large touchscreen audio system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The first of two option packages lets you add a heated leather steering wheel and heated seats, and a second one offers blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and parking sonar.
Move to the Premier and you'll get all of that — including the LT option packages — plus dressier wheels, roof rails and turn-signal mirrors. The seats are leather trimmed, and the rear ones get seat heaters. And the Premier is where you need to start if you want to add options such as a Bose premium audio system with a subwoofer and extra USB power jacks or a higher level of active safety gear such as forward collision alert, automated emergency braking or lane keeping assistance.
Neither version is terribly expensive when considering the size of the battery and the amount of available driving range. It's hard to overstate how far that 238-mile range vaults the 2017 Bolt EV ahead of the pack. Similarly priced and similarly sized electric vehicles offer only around 120 miles of range, give or take a few miles.
And don't forget that like all EVs, a new Bolt will wind up being more affordable than its sticker price suggests because it qualifies for a significant $7,500 federal credit, with the additional possibility of state credits or rebates. On the flip side, even though the Bolt comes with a 120-volt charge cord, an EV with this much battery makes it advisable for any potential owner to consider installing 240-volt charge equipment at home. Chevrolet dealers that sell the Bolt can almost certainly help arrange that (with the cost possibly built into the financing) or you can buy the charging equipment yourself from one of several online sources and work with an electrician to have it installed.
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a compelling electric vehicle that has enough range to make the fear of running out a relic of the past. Whether you intend to buy or lease — an option to consider because the technology is continually evolving — check out Edmunds' configuration and shopping tools to sort through the details and find one near you.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Overview
The all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV utilizes an electric motor and is available in the following styles:
The Premier 4dr Hatchback (electric 1DD) comes with an electric, front wheel drive, and with a 1-speed direct drive transmission. The Premier 4dr Hatchback (electric 1DD) comes with a basic warranty of 3 yr./ 36000 mi., a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a Not available powertrain warranty.
The LT 4dr Hatchback (electric 1DD) comes with an electric, front wheel drive, and with a 1-speed direct drive transmission. The LT 4dr Hatchback (electric 1DD) comes with a basic warranty of 3 yr./ 36000 mi., a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a Not available powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV?
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier 4dr Hatchback (electric 1DD)
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier 4dr Hatchback (electric 1DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $43575. The average price paid for a new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier 4dr Hatchback (electric 1DD) is trending $4150 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4150 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $39425.
The average savings for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier 4dr Hatchback (electric 1DD) is 9.5% below the MSRP.
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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV LT 4dr Hatchback (electric 1DD)
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV LT 4dr Hatchback (electric 1DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38050. The average price paid for a new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV LT 4dr Hatchback (electric 1DD) is trending $2791 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2791 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $35259.
The average savings for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV LT 4dr Hatchback (electric 1DD) is 7.3% below the MSRP.
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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV features & specs
features & specs 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVSee all for sale Combined MPG119119City/Hwy MPG 128/110 128/110 Fuel Typeelectric fuelelectric fuelBasic Warranty3 yr./ 36000 mi.3 yr./ 36000 mi.Base Engine TypeelectricelectricBase Engine SizeNot availableNot availableTransmission1-speed direct drive1-speed direct driveCylindersnot availablenot availableDrivetrainfront wheel drivefront wheel driveHorsepower200 hp @ 0 rpm200 hp @ 0 rpm
Is the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV a good car?
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What do people think of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Bolt EV a 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Bolt EV.
Premier 4dr Hatchback (electric 1DD)
Update as of 8/2017: I?m totally hooked on the Bolt EV. No gas, no oil changes. Only two tire rotations for maintenance since I got it. Haven?t even run out of washer fluid yet. Got my car tinted all around with 3M Crystalline and stayed cool throughout the summer. There?s monster glare from the light gray dash which was fixed with a $50 dash toupee. Ugly but functional. Still waiting for Weathertech or Husky floor Liners. The light gray carpet is looking ratty. I?m also loving the camera rear view mirror. No worries about an obstructed view from passengers and/or cargo behind me. I also pieced together a spare tire kit using a Cruze spare donut / lug wrench and an S10 jack. Fits under the false floor perfectly. I drive about 80 miles a day, so just in case. I did add rubber inserts in the cup holders and double side taped a sunglasses clip to the map light console. I?ve pretty much addressed all my initial nit-picking items. One pedal driving is fantastic. Reminds me of driving a stick shift when taking corners. Just lift my foot off the accelerator (without the need to downshift) and the car aggressively slows for regen, then accelerate out of the turn using all that wonderful torque. I really love this car!!! Original review: I'm assuming I have one of the early ones with a mfg date of 11/2016. I have a long commute so the range is perfect for me. With the long freeway commute, I have noticed that this car requires a lot more steering input than I would like to stay straight on the freeway. Compared to a Prius C, which practically feels like it doesn't have power steering at speed (a good thing). My wife drives a Leaf and this car outdoes it in every way except for the rear cargo space. The Bolt is 11 inches shorter than the Leaf and it's noticeable only in the trunk space. All other dimensions are very similar. Glad to see a flat rear floor on the Bolt vs the center battery hump in the Leaf, so this car easily seats 5. Being a shorter car with a shorter wheelbase, I'm confused as to why the turn radius is 6 inches wider than with the Leaf. Front visibility is better than with the Leaf, in which the Leaf A pillars consistently block my view of pedestrians waiting to cross the street at stop signs. Strange thing with my specific car: Somewhere between final QC at the factory and when I bought the car (with 10 miles on it, so it could have been the last person who test drove it?), the video feed coax cable to the digital rear view mirror got ripped right off, rendering it inoperable (and un-fixable). It was the one of a handful of features I didn't try before I signed all the papers (of course). Been waiting a week after my first visit to the service department and the new mirror hasn't arrived yet from the factory. Power is adequate. The manual is non-specific in a few things like the fact that a pump and sealant kit does not come with this car because it has the self sealing tires, though the manual has clear instructions on how to use the pump/sealant "when applicable". I guess in my case it wasn't applicable. I've had the electric parking brake engage by itself twice when I shift into Park and the manual simply states that it could do that under certain circumstances to check the operation of the EPB system. Most of the time, engaging the parking brake is a manual affair. CarPlay works. Seriously, I've never had Siri work so well... ever. I even bought an extra short 6" Lightning cable just for this car (because CarPlay only works with the phone plugged into one of the front USB ports on the center console). No sunglasses holder. I think I'll double side tape one of those sunglasses visor clips to the black plastic enclosure that likely houses all the OnStar electronics above the rear view mirror. Almost forgot, the front cupholders don't have rubber inserts, so my coffee tumbler rattles. Lots of reviews out there talking about range, power, etc, so I figure I'd post a review of stuff I didn't read about, but kinda matters to someone like me who spends a couple of hours on the road a day.
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2017 chevrolet bolt-ev Premier 4dr Hatchback (electric 1DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel
119 combined MPG
128 city MPG/110 highway MPG
2017 chevrolet bolt-ev LT 4dr Hatchback (electric 1DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel
119 combined MPG
128 city MPG/110 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV?
Available Chevrolet Bolt EV 2017 Submodel Types: Hatchback
Available Chevrolet Bolt EV 2017 Trims: LT, Premier
Exterior Colors: Cajun Red Tintcoat, Mosaic Black Metallic, Summit White, Kinetic Blue Metallic, Nightfall Gray Metallic
Popular Features: Alarm, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Mobile Internet, Post-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Remote Start, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, USB Inputs, Upgraded Headlights, Heated seats, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Parking sensors, Back-up camera, 360-degree camera, Leather Seats, Pre-collision safety system, Upgraded Stereo
Fuel Types: electric
Drivetrains: front wheel drive
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