There are two trims on offer for 2022. The LT represents the base model, while the Premier gets all of the good stuff. Both trim levels share the same single electric motor powertrain that produces 200 hp. The LT features automatic climate control, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, a 10.2-inch infotainment screen with a six-speaker sound system, a six-way manual driver seat, keyless open and start, remote start, wireless charging, and cruise control. Driver assistance systems include lane change alert with side blind zone alert and automatic emergency braking. The Premier adds luxuries such as navigation, leather seats, ambient lighting, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear park assist.
The Bolt is competitively priced in a segment of the EV market where people are still sensitive about costs, which will play in its favor. The base model LT comes in with an MSRP of only $33,000 excluding tax, registration, and a destination fee of $995. This puts it $500 below the Hyundai Kona Electric and a significant $6,995 below the Larger Volkswagen ID.4. Stepping up to the top-of-the-line Premier trim will cost you a heftier $37,500, which still beats the range-topping Kona Electric Limited FWD, which comes in at $42,500. The Launch Edition was priced at $43,495, and can be considered the full-house option - there aren't any new Launch Edition cars available anymore, however.
The base model is available with the $495 Driver Confidence Package, which adds rear park assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane change alert with side blind zone alert. For added comfort, we'd recommend the aptly named Comfort package, which, for $895, adds an eight-way power driver seat, heated front seats, and a heated leather steering wheel. Adding this package requires the addition of the Driver Confidence Package too, so the cost is $1,390 in total. The most expensive package on the base car is the $1,695 Convenience Package, which adds luxuries such as ventilated front seats, leather seats, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. It also fits Dark Android wheels and additional cupholders to the EUV, but requires you to spec the other available packages too, which is a price change of over $3,000.
The Premier can be fitted with the $2,200 Super Cruise package, which is Chevrolet's hands-free driver assistance system. The $2,495 Sun and Sound package is another exciting option for the top trim and adds features such as a seven-speaker Bose sound system and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof.
The EUV was never meant to be a luxury car and will most likely spend most of its life making short trips around the city. For that reason, we'd recommend getting the base model and living happily ever after. The LT shares its powertrain and total range with the more expensive Premier and misses out on a few luxury and safety features. You still get a stylish and comfortable interior, lots of tech, and enough poke to get through traffic. We'd rectify the safety issue by going for the $495 Driver Confidence Package and then calling it a day.