The Chevrolet Bolt electric utility vehicle (EUV) is the bulkier version of its hatchback sibling, the super popular Bolt electric vehicle (EV). Chevrolet introduced the Bolt EUV in 2021 to overcome the shortcomings of the initial models of the Bolt EV and to provide drivers with a bigger and better driving experience. With a spacious cabin and an attractive price tag, the Bolt EUV is a good choice for first-time EV buyers looking for a comfortable compact SUV that can handle their daily driving needs around town.
Let’s explore a few of the top features of the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV and understand why it offers the best bang for your buck.
What’s New With the Chevrolet Bolt EUV for 2023?
Chevrolet has introduced a new Redline Edition package for 2023 for both the LT and the Premier trims. The Redline Edition swaps the standard chrome exterior for a stylish black glossy finish with a bold red stripe. Another significant change with the 2023 model is that both the Bolt EUV and EV have received a significant price cut and cost $6,000 less than the previous year’s model, making them one of the most affordable EVs today.
The sad news is that Chevrolet’s parent company, General Motors, has announced that 2023 will be the final model year for the Bolt line. The company plans to retool its Bolt factories to focus on producing the new line of electric Sierra and Silverado pickup trucks. So, if you’re looking to pick up the latest model of Bolt, the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV is your last chance to do so.
Looks and Comfort
The 2023 Bolt EUV has bolder styling, a bigger cabin, and 3 inches of extra legroom in the rear seats, making it one of the most comfortable and affordable EVs on the market today. The LT model’s base trim includes remote entry, automatic climate control, and cloth-draped seats. You can also choose the comfort package on the LT trim to get added features such as a leather-strapped steering wheel and heated seats.
The Premier trim offers more comfort, such as ventilated front and heated rear seats, and even more safety features. For example, you’ll get an HD rearview mirror that improves the visibility range behind you, making parking in tight spots easy. Adaptive cruise control debuts on the Bolt EUV for the 2023 model. It offers hands-free driving assistance on highways and keeps your vehicle centered in the lane while maintaining a safe distance from cars ahead. It also reduces the speed automatically using radars, overcoming the need to accelerate and brake manually while using cruise control.
The brand-new Redline Edition offers many features and allows you to drive your EV in style. Here are some of the popular features included in the new Redline Edition:
- .17-inch glossy, back aluminum wheels with bold red striping
- Black leather seats with red striping.
- Black and red Bolt EUV badges on the exterior.
- Red decals on the side mirrors.
- A panoramic sunroof is also available in certain models.
Engine and Performance
A 650 kWh Lithium-ion battery powers the 2023 model, supplying 200 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle has a maximum range of 247 miles and can handle 95 miles on 30 minutes of charge. Customers can choose between the 120- or 240-volt charger to juice the battery at home, and leaving it plugged in for 10 hours overnight helps to provide the battery with maximum charge.
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the Bolt EUV can reach 125 miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe) on highways and around 104 MPGe on city drives. Small but mighty, the Bolt EUV can reach 60 mph in just under 6.7 seconds, making it a good choice for city drivers who want an eco- and budget-friendly vehicle to drive around town.
Is the 2023 Bolt EUV Right EV for You?
Well, the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV has plenty of positives: The price is right, it has many amazing features, and offers a decent range. But, it has its minor downsides as well. To help you make an informed decision, here’s a quick roundup of the pros and cons of the Chevrolet Bolt EUV 2023:
The 259-mile range is pretty standard for an EUV at this price point, which is affordable, starting at $26,500 MSRP for the LT trim. Some buyers might even be eligible for up to a $7,500 federal tax credit and other state-offered incentives in Texas for EV owners, reducing bills even further. The Chevy Safety Assist package is available for all models of the Bolt EUV, and higher-end models get added safety features, such as adaptive cruise control.
The Bolt EUV 2023 is full of fantastic tech and offers remote keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The large 10.2-inch infotainment touch screen updates you with critical vehicle information on the go and makes it easy to connect your smartphone to access music, podcasts, navigation system, and more. You can also wirelessly charge your phone, helping you stay powered on long road trips. Two additional USB ports make it easy for passengers to charge their phones on the go. You get a standard six-speaker audio system on all models and seven speakers on the Premier trims.
The cargo space is sufficient for your grocery runs and other in-town errands. But, if you’re going on a long trip with the family, you might find it challenging to load everyone’s suitcases. The Bolt EUV 2023 is available in front-wheel drive only, making it struggle on off-roading adventures. While it’s a great-looking vehicle, it won’t necessarily turn heads. However, the price and reliable range make it easy to overcome these minor limitations.
Find Your Perfect Chevy Vehicle at Huffines Chevrolet
Whether you want to know more about the Chevrolet Bolt EUV or would like to book a test drive, Huffines Chevrolet Plano is here to help. Walk into our dealership in Plano, Texas, and browse our vast range of new Chevy models, including the Bolt 2023 EUV, or check our extensive inventory of used cars, SUVs, and trucks to find the perfect Chevy vehicle for your needs and budget. Our friendly and expert sales team is here to help with all your queries and make your car-buying experience better than ever before.