The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV has a spacious and upscale interior, refined handling, zippy acceleration, and a respectable all-electric driving range. The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV’s #6 ranking is based on its score within the Electric SUVs category. Currently the Chevrolet Bolt EUV has a score of 7.6 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 8 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.
The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV is a great electric vehicle. The Bolt EUV has a strong electric powertrain that enables brisk acceleration and a considerable 250-mile driving range on a full charge. It rides and handles nicely, and its interior has a premium feel, as well as ample seating space and cargo room. The Bolt also has a user-friendly infotainment system and a wide array of active safety features, including Super Cruise, a semi-autonomous drive mode that manages the vehicle’s steering, acceleration, and braking on certain highways.
EV Motor, Power, and Performance
All Bolt EUVs come with the same powertrain: a 200-hp electric motor and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive isn’t an option. Acceleration should be perky thanks to the instantaneous power delivery that’s inherent to electric motors. Regenerative braking allows for one-pedal driving while recapturing energy to help extend the Bolt EUV’s range. The electric motor gives the Bolt EUV perky acceleration and while it may not be the quickest electric SUV available, it managed to 60 mph in a respectable 6.8 seconds at our test track. Handling is competent if not particularly thrilling and ride comfort is agreeable, even over broken pavement.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
All Bolt EUVs come with a 65.0-kWh battery pack that the EPA estimates will provide 247 miles of range. During our 75-mph highway test, the Bolt EUV achieved 190 miles of range. That number is competitive with most other electric SUVs, although the Tesla Model Y comes with a larger battery pack that offers an estimated 326-mile range. The Bolt EUV can be charged on a standard 120-volt household outlet, but buyers will want to consider a 240-volt connection for quicker at-home juice-ups. The SUV is also capable of DC fast charging, which Chevy says can provide up to 95 miles of range in just 30 minutes.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The Bolt EUV’s cabin appears stylish and nicely trimmed. A flat-bottom steering wheel and a push-button gear selector are standard on all models, and the seat upholstery sports a cheeky geometric pattern. The Bolt EUV is longer, wider, and taller than the regular Bolt hatchback, and its rear seat is the benefactor of that extra space, with rear-seat legroom growing by more than three inches. Despite the extra length, the EUV offers slightly less cargo space, but we expect most drivers will still find enough room for luggage, groceries, and other freight.
Infotainment and Connectivity
A digital gauge display and a large 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen with integrated climate controls are both standard. A host of connectivity features are available, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon’s Alexa, and an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot. The Bolt EUV can also communicate with its driver remotely via a smartphone app, which can be set up to provide charging alerts and to connect with nearby charging networks.
Safety – Crash Test Results
Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crash tested the 2022 Bolt EUV.
Standard driver assistance features:
- Rearview camera
- Forward collision warning
- Pedestrian detection
- Automatic emergency braking
- Lane departure warning
- Lane keep assist
- Automatic high-beam headlights
Available driver assistance features:
- Rear parking sensors
- Rearview mirror with an integrated camera view
- Surround-view parking camera system
- Blind spot monitoring
- Rear cross traffic alert
- Adaptive cruise control
- Super Cruise (a semi-autonomous drive mode with automated steering, acceleration, and braking on certain highways)
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Chevrolet provides standard coverage limits for the Bolt’s electric-powertrain components. It also includes the first maintenance visit, but overall coverage doesn’t come close to that of Hyundai.
- Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- Complimentary maintenance covers one maintenance visit
- Electric components are covered for eight years or 100,000 miles