• 2017 Volkswagen Beetle

    #12 in 2017 Subcompact Cars

  • 2018 Chevrolet Bolt

    #3 in 2018 Hybrid Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $19,995
    • $36,620
    • Avg. Paid
    • $16,047
    • $25,797

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 7.4 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 7.3 /10
    • 8.9 /10
    • Performance
    • 6.8 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • Interior
    • 6.6 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 8.9 /10
    • 8.9 /10
    • Safety
    • 8.7 /10
    • 9.5 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 4.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Peppy turbocharged engines
      • Upscale interior
      • Pleasant ride and handling
      • Brisk acceleration
      • Lively handling
      • Plenty of standard features
      • Outstanding EV range
    • Cons
      • Low fuel economy
      • Poor rear visibility
      • Few advanced safety features
      • Lots of hard plastics in the cabin
      • Firm seats due to insufficient padding

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front wheel drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
    • Electric
    • MPG
    • 24 City / 33 Hwy
    • N/A

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Hatchback
    • Hatchback
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 100
    • 102.4
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 168.4
    • 164.0
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 71.2
    • 69.5
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 58.5
    • 62.8
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Standard
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3012
    • 3563
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Tires - Front Performance
    •  
    • Optional
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    •  
    • Optional
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Wheel Locks
    • Optional
    • Optional
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Back-Up Camera
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HID headlights
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Interior Cargo Shade
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Start
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Parking Aid
    •  
    • Optional
    • Power Liftgate
    •  
    • Standard
    • Remote Engine Start
    •  
    • Standard
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Heated Steering Wheel
    •  
    • Optional
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    •  
    • Remote Trunk Release
    •  
    • Standard
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 4
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 85.1
    • - TBD -
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 39.4
    • 39.7
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.3
    • 41.6
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 55.3
    • 54.6
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    •  
    • 51.6
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 37.1
    • 37.9
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 31.4
    • 36.5
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 49
    • 52.8
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    •  
    • 50.8
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
    • 29.9
    •  
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    •  
    • 16.9
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    •  
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Satellite Radio
    •  
    • Standard
    • WiFi Hotspot
    •  
    • Standard
    • Smart Device Integration
    •  
    • Optional
    • Apple CarPlay
    •  
    • Optional
    • Android Auto
    •  
    • Optional
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    •  
    • Standard
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    •  
    • Standard
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Optional
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Heated Front Seats
    •  
    • Optional
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Optional
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Side Air Bag
    •  
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    •  
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Tow Hooks
    •  
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Blind Spot Monitor
    •  
    • Optional
    • Auto-Leveling Headlights
    • Optional
    •  
    • Cross-Traffic Alert
    •  
    • Optional
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    •  
    • Electric Motor
    •  
    • Optional
    • Turbocharged
    • Standard
    •  
    • Engine Type
    • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Electric
    • Displacement
    • 1.8 L/110
    •  
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 170 @ 4800
    • 200 @ - TBD -
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 184 @ 1500
    • 266 @ - TBD -
    • Transmission
    • Automatic w/OD
    •  
    • Turning diameter
    • 35.4
    • 35.4
    Fuel
    • Electric Fuel System
    •  
    • Optional
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    •  
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 24
    •  
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 33
    •  
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 14.5
    •  
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Strut
    • Independent
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • Semi-independent
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • Strut
    • w/Coil Springs
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • Multi-Link
    • Compound Crank
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    • Standard
    •  
    • 1-Speed Automatic
    •  
    • Optional
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    • Standard
    •  

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