Bolt EV vs i3

Vs BMW i3

Bolt EV

AWARDS & SAFETY

  • 2019 and 2018 NHTSA 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score1
  • 20182 and 20173 KBB.com Best Resale Value: Electric
  • 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick when equipped with optional Driver Confidence II Package

The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV's6 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 you're driving a 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV4, and stray from your lane, no worries: the optional Lane Departure Warning System will give you an audio alert, possibly helping avert an accident. If you're driving a 2021 BMW i3, this extra layer of safety isn't even an option.

The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV4 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.
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV2021 BMW i3
Blind Spot Monitoring System
standard6-
Lane Departure Warning System
optional4-
Overall Crash Rating
54-
Overall Side Crash Rating
54-
Rear Side Airbag
standard4-
Bolt EV

FEATURES

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

Is it possible to get increased visibility while using less energy? With the HID Headlights that come standard on the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV4, the answer is yes. On the 2021 BMW i3, those brilliant, energy-efficient HID headlights are a pricey add-on.

The refinement and luxury of leather seating is a standard feature in the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV6, but it's only available as an add-on option in the 2021 BMW i35.
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV2021 BMW i3
Alloy Wheels
standard4-
HID Headlights
standard4-
Leather Seating
standard6optional5
Bolt EV

PERFORMANCE

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV4, boasting 19 more horses than the 2021 BMW i37.

The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV's4 increased torque - 2664 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 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV's4 front-wheel drive offers a distinct advantage over the 2021 BMW i3.
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV2021 BMW i3
Horsepower
20041817
Torque
26641997
Front Driven Wheels
has4-
Bolt EV

USABILITY

The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV4 offers seating for 54 of your friends and family - in the 2021 BMW i35, 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 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV4 has 1 more of those stability-increasing inches.
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV2021 BMW i3
Seating Capacity
5445
Wheelbase
10241015
Bolt EV

PRICING & WARRANTY

The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV4 is so confident in their materials and workmanship, they'll pay for the cost of perforation repairs for 1 years longer than the 2021 BMW i35 - quite a consideration for drivers who live in climates where corrosion is a risk.

The drivetrain in the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV4 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 i35.

With an MSRP of $7,950 less than the 2021 BMW i35, the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV4 provides the budget-conscious buyer enough cost savings to fill the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV's4 gas tank two dozen times, with a little money left over for road-trip snacks9.

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 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV's4 Roadside Assistance, standard for 1 years longer than 2021 BMW i35.
2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV2020 BMW i3
Corrosion Warranty
3425
Drivetrain Warranty
60,000450,0005
MSRP
$36,5004$44,4505
Roadside Assistance
5445
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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.
4 - 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV 5dr Wgn LT
5 - 2021 BMW i3 120 Ah
6 - 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV 5dr Wgn Premier
7 - 2021 BMW i3 s 120 Ah
9 - Based on the price of $40.00 to fill the gas tank.