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Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. Chevrolet Spark

When comparing the Chevrolet Bolt EV to the Chevrolet Spark, the Chevrolet Bolt EV has the advantage in the areas of interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Chevrolet Spark has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. Based on this comparison of the Chevrolet Bolt EV versus the Chevrolet Spark, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is a better car than the Chevrolet Spark.

Chevrolet Bolt EV versus Chevrolet Spark Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Chevrolet Bolt EV ranges from $23,996 to $30,999 while a used Chevrolet Spark from the same model year range is priced between $12,996 to $19,387. For a new model, the Chevrolet Bolt EV's price is between $28,591 and $43,641, with the Chevrolet Spark priced between $14,593 and $19,087.

Chevrolet Bolt EV versus Chevrolet Spark Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Chevrolet Bolt EV is 8.0 out of 10 while the Chevrolet Spark's quality rating is 7.7 out of 10. This results in the Chevrolet Bolt EV being ranked 3 out of 15 Best Small Electric Cars and the Chevrolet Spark being ranked 21 out of 51 Best Small Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Chevrolet Bolt EV’s base engine makes 200 horsepower, and the Chevrolet Spark base engine makes 98 horsepower. The Bolt EV is rated to deliver an average of 127 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 259 miles. The Spark is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 342 miles. The Bolt EV uses electricity, and the Spark uses regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Chevrolet Bolt EV, a electric compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space.

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2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2022 Chevrolet Spark

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,591 - $43,641

Used Asking Price:

$23,996 - $30,999

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

60.9%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$14,593 - $19,087

Used Asking Price:

$12,996 - $19,387

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.1 / 10

Retained Value:

6.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.7 / 10

Reliability:

7.1 / 10

Retained Value:

8.2 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 25
3 / 15
4 / 25
5 / 15
6 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

16 / 51
20 / 51
21 / 51

Summary Review

The Chevrolet Bolt is a compact four-door hatchback EV. Now heading into its fifth year of sales, the Bolt has just received a styling refresh, and an EUV version with added rear-seat legroom is joining the model line.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • IIHS Top Safety Pick
  • Widely available both new and used
  • Modern interior design

  • Seat comfort is a recurring owner complaint
  • Only available in front-wheel drive
  • Common driver-assist technology not standard (through 2020 model year)

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

2LT, 1LT

Trim Levels

2LT Manual, LS CVT, 1LT CVT, ACTIV CVT, ACTIV Manual, 2LT CVT, LS Manual, 1LT Manual

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

200 hp

Torque:

266 foot-lbs

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.056 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

98 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

94 foot-lbs @ 4400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.044 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

Not Applicable

Engine Configuration:

Not Applicable

Number of Cylinders:

Not Applicable

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not applicable

MPGe:

127 / 109 / 120

Range (city/hwy):

259 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity :

66 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

7 hours (240V)

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

29 / 38 / 33

MPGe:

Not applicable

Range (city/hwy):

261 / 342 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Battery Size/Capacity:

Not applicable

Maximum Charging Rate:

Not applicable

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

52.8 inches

Cargo Space:

16.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

111.3 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

50.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

37 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

49.8 inches

Cargo Space:

11.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

94.1 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3589 lbs

Width:

80.3 inches

Height:

63.4 inches

Length:

163.2 inches

Wheelbase:

102.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.4 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2246 lbs

Width:

62.8 inches

Height:

58.4 inches

Length:

143.1 inches

Wheelbase:

93.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P215/50R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 6.0 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P185/55R15