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Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. Hyundai Ioniq Electric

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

Chevrolet Bolt EV versus Hyundai Ioniq Electric Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Chevrolet Bolt EV ranges from $23,996 to $30,999 while a used Hyundai Ioniq Electric from the same model year range is priced between $23,267 to $37,813. For a new model, the Chevrolet Bolt EV's price is between $28,591 and $43,641, with the Hyundai Ioniq Electric priced between $32,464 and $40,269.

Chevrolet Bolt EV versus Hyundai Ioniq Electric Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Chevrolet Bolt EV is 8.0 out of 10 while the Hyundai Ioniq Electric's quality rating is 7.6 out of 10. This results in the Chevrolet Bolt EV being ranked 3 out of 15 Best Small Electric Cars and the Hyundai Ioniq Electric being ranked 4 out of 15. Out of 25 Best Electric Cars, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is ranked 25 and the Hyundai Ioniq Electric is ranked 5.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Chevrolet Bolt EV’s base engine makes 200 horsepower, and the Hyundai Ioniq Electric base engine makes 134 horsepower. Both the Bolt EV and the Ioniq Electric are rated to deliver an average of 127 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with highway ranges of 259 and 170 miles respectively. Both models use electricity. The charge time for the Bolt EV is 7 hours (240V), while the charge time for the Ioniq Electric is 6 hours (240V).

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are electric compact cars, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Chevrolet Bolt EV has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room, rear head room and rear leg room.

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2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

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:

$32,464 - $40,269

Used Asking Price:

$23,267 - $37,813

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

58.8%

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:

7.6 / 10

Reliability:

7.9 / 10

Retained Value:

7.3 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 15
2 / 25
4 / 15
5 / 25

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

Electric

Trim Levels

2LT, 1LT

Trim Levels

SE, Limited

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:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

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:

134 hp

Torque:

218 foot-lbs

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

0.040 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

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

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

MPGe:

127 / 121 / 127

Range (city/hwy):

170 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity:

38.3 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

6 hours (240V)

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:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

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:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

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:

39.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55 inches

Cargo Space:

23 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

119.2 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:

3371 lbs

Width:

71.7 inches

Height:

58.1 inches

Length:

176 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.9 inches

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:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

205/60R16