2019 Chevrolet Bolt Trim Levels with Comparisons & Configurations.
The Bolt offers EV car buyers a great mix of efficiency and luxury. Buyers will find that the Bolt is not only the most efficient vehicle available from Chevrolet, it also offers more horsepower than either the Chevrolet Cruise or the Chevrolet Volt. It cranks out 200 horsepower on an all electric engine to offer buyers some of the best horsepower available in an EV. It can take the driver from 0 to 60 in 6.5 seconds.
The Bolt also has an exceptional range for an EV, offering almost 100 miles more per charge than the any other EV in the compact car category. It has a range of 238 miles fully charged. The Bolt can be fully charged in just over nine hours with the optional 240 volt charging port and can also be equipped with DC charging capabilities for even faster recharges.
There are two trim options for the Bolt, the LT and the Premier. There are also multiple add on packages and available extra features. Buyers looking to get the most out of their Bolt purchase, or just interested in what a good EV can offer should continue reading the following breakdown of all the options for both trim levels.
Both of the trims offer an additional accessory for the Bolt that many buyers will want to consider. While the Bolt can be charged with a standard three pronged household plug, Chevrolet also offers the upgraded 240 volt charging unit which works for both the LT and the Premier. It charges the Bolt five times faster than the standard charging cord. It must be professionally installed, so the cost for this particular accessory varies by location.
The Bolt also offers additional charging features with the DC fast charging add on. With this feature, the vehicle can be charged at many public charging stations. The added charging capability features an ultra quick charge that increases driving range of the Bolt about 90 miles in just 30 minutes.
Both additional charging options raise the price of the Bolt, but they also offer more convenience with fast charging options.
Compare the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt LT vs Premier Trims. What is the difference?
The 2019 Chevrolet Bolt LT offers buyers a great list of standard features as well as many add-ons. The Bolt is only available in one powertrain option. It features an electric engine and a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery. It is paired with a single speed automatic transmission, but has the ability to reach highway speeds quickly with 200 horsepower. The Bolt also features an electronic shift lever that does not use a physical linkage to connect the shifter to the transmission. It is front wheel drive and features standard Stabilitrak traction control capability.
The Bolt LT is available in four standard exterior colors. The options are Summit White, Nightfall Gray, Mosaic Black and Slate Gray. The LT is also available in extra cost colors including, Shock, Kinetic Blue and Cajun Red Tintcoat.
It is also equipped with 17" painted aluminum wheels and Michelin Energy Saver tires that increase efficiency with low rolling resistance. The tires also feature run flat capability.
The exterior of the Bolt LT is also equipped with power mirrors with defrost capability and manual fold functions. The LT also has LED daytime running lights and taillights. The actual headlights are high intensity discharge (HID) projector beams.
On the interior of the Bolt LT, up to five passengers are seated on Dark Glavanized cloth seats with Sky Cool Gray accents. The seats include two captains chairs in the front with manual adjust capabilities and a 60/40 fold flat rear seat. The cargo space changes from almost 17 cubic feet with the rear seats up to 56 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down.
The Bolt LT has plenty of technology included as standard options. The driver gets their own eight inch color display with lots of information about the Bolt's power usage. The display also offers analysis of battery consumption and projects estimated range for the vehicle based on factors like vehicle conditions and auxiliary power usage.
The rest of the passengers can enjoy the over sized 10.2 inch color touchscreen that not only displays the vehicle power statistics but adds infotainment and climate controls. The Bolt LT is also equipped with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as Bluetooth and AM/FM/XM audio capabilities. The Bolt LT is equipped with standard 4G WiFi Hotspot. The LT also has a six speaker audio system.
The Bolt LT also comes with a rearview camera and the TeenDriver system that limits some features of the vehicle for secondary drivers. The LT has remote keyless entry and remote start as well as passive lock and unlock features. It also includes power locks and windows as well as interior ambient lighting.
The Bolt LT also has steering wheel mounted controls for audio, cruise control and phone functions. It also features the regenerative braking lever that allows the driver to apply the brakes and use the momentum of the vehicle to create additional energy to be stored and used later.
The LT is nicely equipped for a base trim level, but it also offers three additional add on packages. The Comfort and Convenience package equips the Bolt with heated front seats, an auto dimming rear view mirror and a leather wrapped steering wheel.
The second package for the LT is the Driver Confidence package. It includes a rear park assist system that provides the driver with distance to objects alerts when backing up at low speeds. It also includes rear cross traffic alert which alerts the driver to oncoming vehicles that may be out of sight when backing up. The lane change alert with side blind spot alert feature uses cameras mounted on vehicle to help keep the driver aware of quickly approaching vehicles in the next lane. It also monitors the blind spot of the vehicle and offers alerts through the mirrors of the vehicle.
For added safety features, buyers can step up to the Driver Confidence II package. This package adds intelligent high beams and a following distance indicator. It also offers forward collision alert and automatic emergency low speed braking. The Confidence II package also includes pedestrian awareness capabilities with automatic braking. The package also includes lane keep assist. With this feature the vehicle will automatically correct lane departure when the turn signal is not in use.
The LT offers buyers access to a lot of tech options as well as some optional upgrade packages, but the Premier adds a sleeker and more refined take on the Bolt.
The Bolt Premier comes in two additional exterior color options. The Premier can be Silver Ice Metallic or Green Mist Metallic for no additional charge. It also features upgraded 17 inch wheels that are ultra bright aluminum. It also includes the advanced tires offered on the LT. The Premier also features side view mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators.
The interior features leather seating in either Dark Galvanized Gray or two tone with Dark Galvanized Gray and Sky Cool Gray. The seats are also heated in the front and back rows. The interior also gets standard ambient lighting for the instrument panel and a rear seat center console.
The Premier trim includes all of the features of the LT's Comfort and Convenience package and the Driver Confidence Package. It also comes with a rear view camera mirror that projects an image of the rear surrounding of the vehicle onto the rear view mirror. The Premier also has an advanced rear view camera with bird's eye view capabilities.
Buyers of the Premier trim of the Bolt also have access to two additional packages. The Driver Convenience II package is available and includes the same features as the Driver Confidence II package for the LT.
The second package is exclusive to the Premier. The Infotainment package adds a premium audio system with seven Bose premium speakers and a woofer. It also equips the Bolt with wireless mobile device charging. The rear seats are also furnished with USB charging ports.
Which Trim Level to Choose?
The Bolt LT is the more affordable of the two trim levels and costs about $4,000 less than the Premier. Buyers will have a tough time deciding which trim is the better value. The LT is loaded with technology like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also features an over sized 10.2 inch touchscreen display. The additional standard features of the LT make it a wise decision for most buyers.
The Premier is not that much more expensive than the LT in the overall scheme of things. The LT starts out at about $36,000 and the additional price increase to get the Premier with all of the premium upgrades may not be much of a leap for buyers. This is especially true for buyers enthusiastic about the Bolt and its capabilities.
The added cost of the 240 volt charging port may ultimately decide which trim individual buyers go for. The home charging capabilities are greatly expanded with this accessory and most buyers will insist on having it added to their home for their new Bolt.