Bolt EV vs i3

Vs BMW i3

Bolt EV

AWARDS

  • 2019 NHTSA 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score1
  • 2018 NHTSA 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score1
  • 2018 KBB.com Best Resale Value: Electric2
  • 2017 KBB.com Best Resale Value: Electric3
  • 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick when Equipped with Optional Driver Confidence II Package
Bolt EV

FEATURES

Strong, lightweight, and aesthetically pleasing, alloy wheels come standard on the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV4. They're also available as an option on the 2021 BMW i3, but they'll cost extra.

The refinement and luxury of leather seating is a standard feature in the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV4, but it's only available as an add-on option in the 2021 BMW i36.

Move forward, back, up, or down with the touch of a button, using the Power Adjustable Seats that come standard on the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV4. Power Adjustable Seats aren't standard on the 2021 BMW i3, so be prepared to either pay more, or use that awkward bar under the seat.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV2021 BMW i3
Alloy Wheels
standard4-
Leather Seating
standard4optional6
Power Adjustable Seats
standard4-
Bolt EV

PERFORMANCE

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV5, boasting 19 more horses than the 2021 BMW i37.

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV's5 increased torque - 2665 lb.-ft. vs. 1997 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.

If you live in a climate with snow and ice, or if you're interested in increased fuel economy, the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV's5 front-wheel drive offers a distinct advantage over the 2021 BMW i3.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV2021 BMW i3
Horsepower
20051817
Torque
26651997
Front Driven Wheels
has5-
Bolt EV

SAFETY

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV's4 active Blind Spot Monitoring System warns you when a vehicle enters your blind spot, a little more peace of mind as a standard feature. Want that extra security on the i3? Blind Spot Monitoring isn't standard on the 2021 BMW i3, so it will cost you.

If your vehicle begins to drift out of its lane, the Lane Departure Warning System, standard on the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV5, will sound an alarm. This extra layer of safety isn't standard on the 2021 BMW i3, so if you want it, you'll have to pay extra.

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV5 offers side airbag protection to its rear passengers standard, but that same level of safety isn't even an option on the 2021 BMW i3.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV2021 BMW i3
Blind Spot Monitoring System
standard4-
Lane Departure Warning System
standard5-
Rear Side Airbag
standard5-
Bolt EV

USABILITY

Tired of hunching over the steering wheel, or scooting the driver's seat all the way back? No worries. The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV5 offers more inches of combined front head and leg room than the 2021 BMW i36, making the awkward hunch-back driving pose a thing of the past.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV2021 BMW i3
Front Head Room
405396
Front Leg Room
405396
Bolt EV

USABILITY

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV5 offers seating for 55 of your friends and family - in the 2021 BMW i36, 1 of them would have to stay behind.

Even an increase of just an inch or two in wheel base can mean more stability, and the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV5 has 1 more of those stability-increasing inches.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV2021 BMW i3
Seating Capacity
5546
Wheelbase
10251016
Bolt EV

PRICING & WARRANTY

The makers of the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV5 are so confident in their materials and workmanship, they'll pay for the cost of perforation repairs for 1 years longer than the 2021 BMW i36 - quite a consideration for drivers who live in climates where corrosion is a risk.

The drivetrain in the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV5 is carefully engineered and built to last, and they're willing to back it with a warranty that's 10,000 miles longer than the drivetrain warranty on the 2021 BMW i36.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV2021 BMW i3
Corrosion Warranty
3526
Drivetrain Warranty
60,000550,0006
Bolt EV
The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV5 is priced at $12,950 less than the 2021 BMW i36 - that's some pretty sizable savings.

In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV's5 Roadside Assistance, standard for 1 years longer than 2021 BMW i36.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV2021 BMW i3
MSRP
$31,5005$44,4506
Roadside Assistance
5546
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1 - Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.nhtsa.gov).
2 - Vehicle’s projected resale value is specific to the 2018 model year. For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
3 - Vehicle’s projected resale value is specific to the 2017 model year. For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
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