The Chevy Bolt vs The Chevy Bolt EUV
The Chevy Bolt EV was an innovator in the world of electric cars. When it hit the market in 2017, it was the only budget-friendly electric vehicle (EV) to surpass 200 miles of range, giving other EV manufacturers a run for their money. Not only did it come with a great range, but it also offered a spacious interior, a range of features, and a relatively toned-down design.
The Bolt EV’s popularity among EV enthusiasts led to the launch of the Chevy Bolt EUV, which is much larger and more crossover-like than the Bolt EV. The naming convention may throw you off, leaving you wondering, “What’s the difference between the Chevy Bolt EV and the Chevy Bolt EUV?”
Read on to learn the key differences between the Bolt EUV and EV, so you can make an informed decision for your next EV purchase from Allen Turner Chevrolet.
The Chevy Bolt EV and EUV are almost identical inside, except for the EUV’s thicker steering wheel. The primary differences are the Bolt EUV’s standard ambient lighting and more upholstery options, which aren’t available in the Bolt EV. The EUV’s base LT trim has optional Nightshift Blue and Jet Black perforated leather seating. In addition, the EUV’s Premier trim adds the Sky Cool Grey and Dark Ash Grey perforated leather. The Bolt EV only offers Jet Black cloth seating.
The Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV also have the same interior technology, including the following:
- 10.2-inch touch screen Chevy Infotainment 3 Plus system.
- Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
- Six-speaker audio system with SiriusXM.
- Heated front seats.
- An 8-inch driver information center.
Further, the Bolt EUV offers certain packages to dress up the interior that the EV lacks. For example, the Sound and Sun Package adds a panoramic sunroof, a Bose premium seven-speaker audio system, and navigation. You also have the option to include ventilated seating in the Bolt EUV, which isn’t available in the Bolt EV, as it doesn’t come with leather upholstery options.
When it comes to interior roominess, there’s a bit of give and take between the Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV. The Bolt EUV’s largest victory is its spacious rear seats, which offer about 38 inches of legroom. The Bolt EV only has around 36 inches of rear legroom but is superior in other rear seat measurements:
- 50.6 inches of rear hip room versus 50.2 inches.
- 52.8 inches of rear shoulder room versus 52 inches.
- 37.9 inches of rear headroom versus 37.8 inches.
Perhaps the most surprising difference between the two models is their cargo room. You might think the Chevy Bolt EUV would have more room, but the EV wins. The EV model offers around 57 cubic feet of cargo space with the back seats folded and about 16.6 cubic feet with the rear seats upright. The EUV, however, checks in at just 56.9 and 16.3 cubic feet of cargo volume, respectively.
The Chevy Bolt EV and EUV may look the same at first glance, but if you look closely, you’ll find that they have several stylistic differences.
Both models have similar lighting on the front end, but their noses differ. The Chevy Bolt EV comes with a more closed-off front end, while the EUV comes with a small opening near the bottom due to its lower and shorter grille. In addition, the Bolt EV’s signature black accent, which runs from the end of its headlight and down its side, isn’t available on the Chevy Bolt EUV.
From its profile view, the Bolt EUV and EV reveal even more differences, as the EUV has a more upright rear hatch and nose. This is expected because the EUV is marketed as a crossover, while the Bolt EV is marketed as a hatchback. The EUV features a crossover-like design with a slightly taller roofline because of its roof rails.
Around the back, the taillights of the Chevy Bolt feature straight LED light bars, whereas the Chevrolet Bolt EUV’s light bars flare outward close to the outer edges. Also, you’ll notice the two vehicles have different rear bumpers and liftgates. The rear bumper of the Bolt EUV comes with a matte-black plastic molding that gives the vehicle a more rugged look.
When it comes to the two models’ exterior dimensions, you’ll find that the Bolt EUV is larger than the Bolt EV. The EV model is 63.4 inches tall, 69.5 inches wide, and 163.2 inches long, whereas the EUV is 63.6 inches tall, 69.7 inches wide, and 169.5 inches long. Although they share a platform, their wheelbases are different. The EUV model rides on a 0.11-inch wheelbase, while the EV model’s wheelbase is 0.1 inches.
The Bolt EUV and EV have the same powertrain — a single electric motor that generates 100 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque to the vehicles’ front wheels. However, the Bolt EV is slightly lighter than the Bolt EUV, reaching 62 mph much quicker.
The big difference when driving these EVs is the driver-assistance technology they offer. The EV model’s driver-assist technology matches that of the EUV in most aspects, including:
- Forward collision warning.
- Lane-keeping assist.
- Rearview camera.
- Rear cross-traffic alert.
- Rear park assist.
- Pedestrian detection.
- Automatic emergency braking.
However, the Bolt EUV model stands out with its optional Super Cruise — a hands-free driver assistance technology for compatible roads — and standard adaptive cruise control in the Premier trim.
Charging and All-Electric Range
The Chevy Bolt EUV and EV use a 288-cell, 65 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which gives them 247-mile and 259-mile driving ranges, respectively. On both models, a full charge can take around seven to 10 hours, depending on whether it’s plugged into a 32-amp, 240-volt power outlet or a 48-amp, 240-volt home charger.
Get Behind the Wheel of the Chevy Bolt EV or Bolt EUV at Allen Turner Chevrolet
Now that you know the key features of the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV, why not save some cash and purchase a new or pre-owned Bolt EUV or EV? At Allen Turner Chevrolet, we have a huge inventory of new and pre-owned electric cars ready for delivery. Plus, at our dealership, you can buy the EV of your dreams from the comfort of your home. So, what are you waiting for? Reach out to us today.