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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

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Chevrolet Bolt EV highlights

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

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Battery range (EPA estimate)

238 miles

Pricing for current inventory

(no current inventory)


Long-range electric fun

A five-passenger compact electric vehicle with great range and a quiet, comfortable cabin, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a great choice if you're looking to try something new. This hatchback makes it easy to navigate crowded city streets and narrow parking spaces. It's also fun to drive, with quick acceleration and good handling that is sure to be appreciated by driving enthusiasts. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is equipped with a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 200 hp electric motor that produces 266 lb-ft of torque. Plenty of cargo room and lots of standard tech features round out the list of arguments in favor of the Bolt, with quick charging as an added bonus that you'll no doubt find helpful on your next road trip.

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Premier 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • BOSE Sound System
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Smart Key

Drive type


Engine size


Engine type




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.6"/R 36.5"

Head room

F 39.7"/R 37.9"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




5 reasons to buy the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

1. Long range

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Review: Battery | CarMax

Range and charging time are, understandably, some of the deciding factors when you're shopping for an EV. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is equipped with a large, 60 kWh battery that provides an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full charge.

 With the available fast-charging CCS port, you can add about 90 miles of charge in 30 minutes, according to the manufacturer, which is pretty convenient.

2. Compact and practical

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Review: Side view of vehicle | CarMax

Another thing that makes the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV an attractive choice is its compact size, which makes it practical for everyday use around town. It's 164 inches long and 69.5 inches wide, with a boxy, compact shape that makes getting in and out of tight parking spots an easy task. Driving on busy city streets is also a breeze in a car of this shape and size, so it's a great solution if you're looking for something for daily use in urban areas.

3. Pleasure to drive

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Review: Steering wheel and chevrolet emblem | CarMax

While it's not a high-performance car, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is still quite fun to drive. As is typical of an electric vehicle, it accelerates quickly, going from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, according to the manufacturer, when new. This helps when passing other vehicles and getting on to highways, where the responsive steering and smooth handling make for confident driving and a pleasant riding experience for all passengers.

4. Spacious interior

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Review: Dashboard and entertainment screen | CarMax

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is surprisingly spacious, with enough room to seat five people comfortably. The front headroom measures 39.7 inches, and the front legroom is 41.6 inches. In the back, there are 37.9 inches of headroom and 36.5 inches of legroom. The trunk offers 16.9 cu-ft of space, with the total cargo capacity increasing to 56.6 cu-ft with the rear seats folded. This kind of space puts the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV ahead of many of its electric hatchback counterparts.

5. Connectivity and entertainment 

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Review: Front seats | CarMax

On top of functionality and convenience, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV provides a great overall experience thanks to its standard connectivity and entertainment features. It comes standard with a 10.2-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration, along with an eight-inch driver information display. Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system is also included, as well as satellite radio, Bluetooth® connectivity and two USB ports.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

The Hyundai Kona Electric is an electric SUV with seating for five. It's a spacious and utilitarian vehicle, with models 2019-2021 powered by a 201 hp electric motor and a 64 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The Kona Electric is offered in three trims, with a maximum EPA-estimated range of 258 miles on 2019-2021 models with a full charge.

Standard features on 2019-2021 Hyundai Kona Electric include:

  • Seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

  • Automatic climate control

  • Forward collision warning

  • Automatic emergency braking

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.5 out of 5

2 customer reviews

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV trims


  •  Comes with automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration, 17-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker audio system, and much more.


  • Includes upgrades such as leather seats, heated rear seats, camera-based rearview mirror, cargo roof rails, and more.

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Color options

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Review: Color options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Arctic Blue Metallic

  • Cajun Red Tintcoat

  • Kinetic Blue Metallic

  • Mosaic Black Metallic

  • Nightfall Gray Metallic

  • Summit White

  • Orange Burst Metallic

Interior colors:

  • Dark Galvanized/Sky Cool Gray

Interior details

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has five seats, lined with deluxe cloth upholstery. Hard-plastic materials are standard across the cabin, as are manually-adjustable front seats. The top-tier Premium trim includes heated rear seats and leather upholstery, as well as a center rear armrest. There is 16.9 cu-ft of cargo space behind the rear seats, and a total of 56.6 cu-ft with the rear seats folded.

Child seat details

There are two sets of LATCH connectors and a tether anchor for child seats in the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. You can either put two seats on the sides or one in the middle of the rear seat. You can fit both forward- and rear-facing seats with ease, thanks to the large door opening and easy-to-reach anchors.


The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is powered by a 200 hp electric motor connected to the front wheels. The 60 kWh battery means it'll do an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles on a full charge. While this might look like an unassuming hatchback, the instant torque means it has a zero-to-60 mph time of 6.5 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new).

Year comparisons

2017–2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV (First generation)

The Chevrolet Bolt EV is still in its first generation, which started with the 2017 model year. It employs a specially designed platform, the GM BEV2. It's powered by a 200 hp electric motor and it's equipped with a 10.2-inch touchscreen and a TFT color instrument display. In 2022, the Bolt EV had a refresh with striking new styling inside and out.

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