Review: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Wagon

Review: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Wagon

If you’re shopping for an electric only vehicle, why not go for the only EV to appear on Car and Driver’s 10 Best of 2017 list?

It’s the most efficient car in its class, has a maximum range of 238 miles, and features a functionally designed, high-tech cabin, which are just part of why the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a top choice among Virginia drivers. Check out our full review for all the details:

EV Technology and Performance

Richmond residents can take advantage of the Virginia Green Driver Incentives when they purchase a Bolt, and our reps can even help you apply. The Chevy EV more than meets green driver standards, with a class-leading EV range of 238 miles and using 128 MPGe city and 110 MPGe highway.

The 2017 Bolt EV Wagon is powered by an AC synchronous electric motor with a 60-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It was engineered not just for efficiency, but to be fun behind the wheel as well. It comes with unique features like One Pedal Driving, Regen on Demand, and Electronic Precision Shift that give you a seamless drive like you’ve never experienced. We encourage you to come in for a test drive and see for yourself.

Plus, the 2017 Bolt makes an impressive 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, so after a while, you might forget you're driving an EV. 

Comfort and Convenience

The Bolt EV Wagon seats up to five passengers comfortably, and its battery is positioned to give you the most interior space possible. It gives you up to 56.6 cubic feet of cargo volume, as well as standard front bucket seats with deluxe cloth material and the option for heated seats. The Bolt Premier features rear split-folding seats, perforated leather-appointed seating, heated front seats, and heated rear outboard seats.

The 2017 Bolt Premier also features automatic climate control, cabin air filtration, push-button start, interior ambient lighting, auto-dimming Rear Camera Mirror with full camera display, and the option for wireless device charging.

Safety and Tech

All models of the Chevy Bolt are equipped with a Rear Vision Camera, StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control, and Teen Driver technology, which lets you set speed and volume limits, as well as monitor driver performance. The Bolt Premier adds Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Rear Park Assist. Additionally, it's available with Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, and Front Pedestrian Braking. 

Each model also features Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 10.2-inch touchscreen LCD, Bluetooth, voice-activated tech, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Bolt Premier is available with a premium Bose 7-speaker sound system with subwoofer.

Pricing

Starting at $36,620 MSRP

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