While the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV is yet to undergo a full NHTSA or IIHS review, the 2021 model managed to score a perfect five out of five stars from the NHTSA. The 2022 and 2023 variants have only been tested for their rollover prevention capabilities, scoring four stars. The IIHS has also completed a partial evaluation, rating it Good for roof strength and head restraints & seats.
The 2023 Bolt EV might not have a full crash test rating for the current year, but it comes packed with modern safety features. Both trim levels come standard with ten airbags, including knee airbags for the driver and front passenger and seat-mounted side-impact airbags for all four seats. Driver assistance tech includes cruise control, pedestrian safety alert, traction and stability control, and Teen driver controls. The 2LT includes a surround-view camera system, lane change alert, and side blind-zone alert. The optional Driver Confidence package on the 1LT adds rear park assist, rear cross-traffic assist, and lane change alert with blind-spot monitoring.
|Chevrolet Bolt EV Trims||1LT||2LT|
|Rear Parking Aid||O||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||O||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S|
Over the last couple of years, the Bolt EV has seen a ton of bad press for issues with fires. These were attributed to a problem with the batteries supplied to Chevrolet, but the good news is that those issues are now in the rearview and the 2023 model has no recalls to its name at the time of writing. 2022 models have also been recalled for airbag issues affecting a lowly sum of 28 Bolt EVs and EUVs.
Chevrolet covers the Bolt EV with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile drivetrain warranty, a one-visit/one-year maintenance plan, an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty on all hybrid/electric components, and a six-year/100,000-mile rust-through warranty.
While the Bolt EV has not undergone full crash testing for the 2023 model year, the areas it has been tested in have resulted in top marks.
Every Chevy Bolt EV comes standard with a ten-airbag system: dual front, front side, side curtain, rear side, and dual front knee airbags.