Chevrolet Bolt EUV vs. Bolt EV: Why the crossover gets our vote

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV (facelift) has been unveiled, and along with the refresh, GM has introduced a crossover derivate, to keep up with the times – the Chevrolet Bolt EUV. Here’s a Chevrolet Bolt EUV vs. Bolt EV pictorial and spec comparison to understand better, the differences between the hatchback and the crossover, on paper.

The most obvious difference and differentiator is the design. With the two-tier headlamps and black body cladding all around, the Bolt EV itself expresses the robustness of an SUV to some level. The Bolt EUV builds on the tough styling with more SUV-like proportions.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV vs. Bolt EV rear three quarters
The Chevrolet Bolt EUV (below) is approximately 6 inches longer than the Chevrolet Bolt EV. Image Source: GM

The Bolt EUV has a more dominating front fascia with the addition of a faux skid plate. It features a longer and more muscular hood, a more defined portion between the headlamps with concave surfacing that increases the sharpness, and proper split headlamp arrangement with the main lights positioned separately in the middle section.

On the sides, the longer body and the straighter belt line leading to rear door contribute to the SUV-like styling. At the rear, the edgier design of the tailgate, sharper taillamps and the faux skid plate offers a clean look.

The basic interior design of the two models is the same, with differences observed in the color and patterns of the dashboard, seat and door cards. Both cars offer a 10.2-inch-diagonal infotainment touchscreen and integrated HVAC controls. More details are available on the 8-inch-diagonal reconfigurable instrument cluster. The Bolt EUV gets heated and ventilated front seats, and heated rear outboard seats.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV vs. Bolt EV interior dashboard
In addition to the 3 inches of additional legroom, the all-new Chevrolet Bolt EUV comes with a panoramic sunroof option. Image Source: GM

Measuring 169.5 inches in length, 69.7 inches in width, and 63.6 inches in height, the Chevrolet Bolt EUV is much longer and a little bit wider and taller than the Bolt. The wheelbase, at 2,675 mm, is also longer.

The Chevrolet Bolt EUV and Chevrolet Bolt EV share a 65 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack. A single motor generating 150 kW/150 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque propels the front wheels. The Bolt crossover can achieve a GM-estimated range of 250 miles, and the Bolt hatchback can go 9 miles further as per GM Estimate – 259 miles.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV vs. Bolt EV profile side
GM’s Super Cruise autonomous driving feature is available only in the Chevrolet Bolt EUV. Image Source: GM

Chevrolet Bolt EUV vs. Chevrolet Bolt EV

Aspect\SpecificationsChevrolet Bolt EV SpecsChevrolet Bolt EUV Specs
Range (GM Est.)259 miles250 miles
DC Fast Charge RangeUp to 100 miles in 30 minutesUp to 95 miles in 30 minutes
Overall Length163.2 in.169.5 in.
Overall Width69.5 in.69.7 in.
Overall Height63.4 in.63.6 in.
Wheelbase102.4 in.105.3 in.
Headroom40.1 in. (front)/37.9 in. (rear)40.0 in. (front)/39.1 in. (front w/ sunroof)/37.8 in. (rear)
Legroom44.3 in. (front)/36.0 in. (rear)44.3 in. (front)/39.1 in. (rear)
Shoulder Room54.6 in. (front)/52.8 in. (rear)54.6 in. (front)/52.0 in. (rear)
Hip Room51.3 in. (front)/50.6 in. (rear)51.4 in. (front)/50.2 in. (rear)
Passenger Volume93.9 cu. ft.96.5 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume16.6 cu. ft. (behind rear seat)/ 57.0 cu. ft. (rear seat folded)16.3 cu. ft. (behind rear seat)/56.9 cu. ft. (rear seat folded)

Despite the extra $2,000 price, a compromise of a 9-mile range, and .1 cu. ft boot volume, the Chevrolet Bolt EUV wins our vote for its spacious cabin and SUV-like design. Moreover, for the tech-savvy customers, the Bolt EUV exclusively offers the comfort of autonomous driving with GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance system on more than 200,000 miles of enabled roads in the U.S. and Canada. The Bolt EUV is also the car in this comparison with a panoramic power sunroof option.

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV is available in 1LT ($31,995) and 2LT trims ($35,195), while the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV is available in LT ($33,995), Premier ($38,495), and Launch Edition ($43,495) trims. Both new Chevrolet electric cars will go on sale in the U.S. this summer.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV vs. Bolt EV trunk
The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV and 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV’s prices start at $33,995 and $31,995, respectively. Image Source: GM

Chevrolet Bolt EUV FAQs

What is the Chevrolet Bolt EUV release date?

GM will commence deliveries of the Bolt EUV this summer.

What is the Chevrolet Bolt EUV price?

The base price of the Chevrolet Bolt EUV is $33,995 (including destination freight charge).

What will be a good Chevrolet Bolt EUV alternative?

The VW ID.4 would be a worthy option for those seeking an alternative to the gold bowtie.

Note: The compendium is made of images downloaded from the General Motors media site, and cropped in some cases to match angles.