Used 2019 Chevy Bolt EV Hatchback
Which Bolt EV does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Impressive 238 miles of range (or more)
- Cabin is spacious
- Power and handling make it enjoyable to drive
- Big touchscreen
- Interior looks and feels cheaper than most
- Seats feel small and lack cushion depth
- Ride comfort loses its polish on rougher roads
- Touchscreen has no built-in navigation maps, relies on a paired smartphone
- Driver Confidence II package now optional on LT models
- Part of the first Bolt generation introduced for 2017
Overall rating7.9 / 10
As automotive manufacturers slowly develop their EV portfolios, vehicles such as the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt bridge the gap between yesteryear's low-range city cars and the fully electric future. The Bolt is one of two cars — the other being the Tesla Model 3 — that offers more than 200 miles of range at a relatively affordable price. Its long range, combined with an ever-expanding network of fast-charging stations, means the Bolt is one of the few electric vehicles realistically capable of long-distance travel.
If you typically stick closer to home, the Bolt's 238 miles of range mean you won't have to plug in every night, which is a reality for many EV owners. You also don't have to plan too far ahead if you decide to head out of town on a day trip. And while the EPA rates the Bolt at 238 miles, we've easily surpassed that during our long-term test of a Bolt (the record on a single charge at the time of publication stands at 334 miles).
A long range and low price mean that cost savings had to come from somewhere, and the Bolt's interior materials are below average, even for a compact car. Most of the interior panels are hard plastic, and trim pieces on our long-term vehicle started to loosen after just 15,000 miles. The front seats are also fairly uncomfortable, so you might not actually want to take the Bolt on the long-distance road trips it's capable of.
Now, the Tesla Model 3 is more comfortable, sportier and capable of a longer range. But long-term reliability is a question mark, and it's unlikely that Tesla will be building many (or even any) of the promised sub-$40,000 versions for the 2019 model year. So, realistically, the Bolt is the lone member of the long-range, low-price EV category.
2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV models
The 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV is an all-electric four-door hatchback that is offered in just two trim levels: LT and Premier. Both share the same mechanical running gear, including the electric motor (200 horsepower, 266 pound-feet of torque) and the large 60-kWh battery that is good for an estimated 238 miles on a full charge.
With the LT, you'll get a 7.2-kWh onboard charger, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, heated mirrors, a rearview camera, remote start, and keyless entry and start. Inside, you'll find automatic climate control, height-adjustable front seats, cloth upholstery, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a cargo cover, ambient interior lighting, a configurable gauge cluster display, a 10.2-inch touchscreen, OnStar communications (with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot), Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and a six-speaker sound system with two USB ports, an auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio.
Options for the LT include the Comfort and Convenience package, which consists of heated front seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Driver Confidence package adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors. Another noteworthy LT option is a cargo-area floor cover for extra storage capability.
Step up to the Premier, and you'll get everything described above, including the LT options. You'll also get roof rails, leather seats, additional ambient lights, heated rear seats, a center rear armrest, a top-down parking camera system, and a camera-based rearview mirror function.
Premier options include the Infotainment package, which has a seven-speaker Bose audio system, wireless smartphone charging, and two charge-only USB ports for rear passengers.
Optional on both trim levels is the Driver Confidence II package, which consists of a forward collision warning system with pedestrian detection and low-speed automatic emergency braking, a lane departure warning and lane keeping system, and automatic high beams.
Another significant option that's common to both trim levels is DC fast-charging capability, which allows the car to use SAE Combo 400-volt Level 3 charge stations that can fill the battery to 80 percent in little more than an hour. We consider this option to be essential for a car with as much range as the Bolt because, as more of these stations get built, DC fast charging will open the door to interstate travel.
|Overall||7.9 / 10|
Noise & vibration8.5
Ease of use9.0
Getting in/getting out9.0
Child safety seat accommodation8.5
Audio & navigation7.0
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Features & Specs
Our experts like the Bolt EV models:
- Forward Collision Alert
- Scans the road ahead and warns of potential rear-end collisions in case the driver hasn't already identified the risks.
- Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
- Applies the brakes in cases where the driver has not responded to avoid or minimize the severity of certain impacts.
- Lane Keep Assist w/Lane Departure Warning
- Warns the driver that the car may be drifting from its lane and can apply corrective action to nudge it back into line.
NHTSA Overall Rating5 out of 5 stars
- Frontal Barrier Crash RatingOverall4 / 5Driver5 / 5Passenger4 / 5
- Side Crash RatingOverall5 / 5
- Side Barrier RatingOverall5 / 5Driver5 / 5Passenger4 / 5
- Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsFront Seat5 / 5Back Seat4 / 5
- RolloverRollover5 / 5Dynamic Test ResultNo TipRisk Of Rollover9.7%
- Side Impact TestGood
- Roof Strength TestGood
- Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintGood
- IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
- Moderate Overlap Front TestGood
Used 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV Hatchback Overview
The Used 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV Hatchback is offered in the following styles: LT 4dr Hatchback (electric DD), and Premier 4dr Hatchback (electric DD). The Used 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV Hatchback comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 1-speed direct drive.
What's a good price on a Used 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV Hatchback?
Price comparisons for Used 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV Hatchback trim styles:
- The Used 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV Hatchback LT is priced between $25,590 and$28,499 with odometer readings between 4837 and13821 miles.
- The Used 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV Hatchback Premier is priced between $24,995 and$29,999 with odometer readings between 10454 and24338 miles.
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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.