2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. Its Competition

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Bolt EV used to claim the title of the most affordable with the longest range from a mainstream automaker.

Those days are numbered.

The Nissan Leaf boasts just 150 miles of range, but that’ll change in 2019.

The Hyundai Kona EV already rates more than 250 miles by the EPA on a charge, we expect that many interested in the Bolt EV will also consider the Hyundai too.

The Chevy Volt is an unlikely competitor in the same showroom, its gas engine could alleviate any concerns from buyers on the fence about electrics.

The Volkswagen e-Golf is an aged competitor, but it’s the most car-like of the bunch—it looks like a regular Golf, for better or worse.

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Quick Specs
6.8
The 2019 Chevy Bolt EV electric hatchback started a trend that others are only now catching up to.
6.7
The 2019 Chevrolet Volt is a solid plug-in hybrid choice thanks to its long overall range and comfortable, high-quality feel.
The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is the kind of electric vehicle shoppers want: a tall-riding crossover that doesn’t attract too much attention.
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The practical 2019 VW Golf is a smart choice whether as a frugal hatchback or a zippy GTI.
MSRP From     
$36,620$33,520N/A$29,990$21,845$42,900
Gas Mileage     
43 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Engine     
ElectricGas/Electric I4N/AElectricIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Electric
EPA Class     
Small station wagonCompact CarsN/AMid-Size CarsCompact CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
5-Door Wagon LT5-Door HB LTN/AS Hatchback1.4T S ManualMid Range Battery RWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront wheel driveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
55N/A555
Passenger Doors     
44N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
WagonHatchbackN/AHatchbackHatchbackSedan
Transmission     
NAAutomaticN/AAutomaticManual w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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