2017 Chevrolet Bolt Review – Walkaround, Features & Specifications



This is a look at the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt at the 2016 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.

The Bolt’s closest competitors are:
– Tesla Model 3
– Toyota Prius C
– Toyota Prius V
– Ford C-Max Plug-in
– Nissan Leaf
– Mitsubishi i-MiEV

19 Replies to “2017 Chevrolet Bolt Review – Walkaround, Features & Specifications”

  1. Andromeda Wins

    imagine all would switch from stinkin cars to the fumeless bolt the air would fill like in a country side and no astma and cancer from car fumes, the future is now, I am getting one, great review, I like the plastic underneath the doors and above wheels it should be anticorrosion standard on all cars

  2. Randy Thornton

    Do I trust GM electrical systems? NO
    Are GM's car safe? NO
    Does Bolt have best range? NO
    Does Bolt have best handling? NO
    Does Bolt offer world class performance? NO
    Will I buy or recommend the Bolt? NO
    GM had their chance but killed the modern EV!
    I reserved my Tesla Model 3. A leaf will do until then.

  3. Michael Monk

    Regarding the "sport mode" button and "I don't know how sporty a car like this can really be". I've read that it's sub 7 seconds to 60 and VERY quick to 30 for the Bolt. Electrics always feel faster than the performance figures suggest too. So it wont be a sluggish car.

  4. Steve bakker

    I'm pretty much convinced that I'm going to lease a Bolt the day it comes to my dealer's showroom. And when the lease runs out switch to a Model 3.To answer your question, yeah, I put down my grand on day one. Expecting a 2 to 3 year wait though. And that's not a knock against Tesla. It takes as long as it takes. Yes, I'll be out of pocket twice. But I'm actually excited about serially owning and driving both cars. It will likely be quite a shock to go from the Chevy to the Tesla.One more thing…  although the consensus seems to be that the Model 3 is preferable to the Bolt, there is one HUGE advantage I see with the Bolt. It has real instrumentation, augmented by a display panel. The Model 3 has… a display panel. Ouch. Single point of failure. And anytime you have one gadget that does multiple things, you end up being peeved at not being able to see the thing you want to see when you want to see it. I don't want to be futzing with the modes on my panel while driving, let alone having to look to the right to do it. I hope my concerns will be allayed once the production version of the car ships.

  5. HW2800

    Chevrolet Bolt is so cool looking! I could see why it took over 5 years to get the design just right! Very impressive looking for sure! Has power windows, rubberized buttons and all the extras. Nice upscale looking EV! Totally classy looking EV for those who dare to drive a status symbol around town or on the highway! The next step beyond the Prius!

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