Electric vehicles are a quickly growing segment for a lot of reasons. They’re extremely efficient, generally require less maintenance than gas-only cars, and are much better for the environment. Drivers in the Irvine, Garden Grove, and San Juan Capistrano areas should get excited for this 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf vs. Chevy Bolt face-off; it’s already on the road and at the dealership.
That’s why Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine wanted to distill this head-to-head battle, so you could drive home with the vehicle that fits your daily driving habits best.
VW e-Golf vs Chevy Bolt: Comparable Exteriors
You can think of the 2019 VW e-Golf as the futuristic version of the original hatchback that drivers have come to love. Striking 16-inch alloy wheels and well-positioned LED taillights will have everyone wondering what they just witnessed as you drive past. Speaking of lights, the Chevy Bolt also has LED taillights and Daytime Running Lights.
Although, when you take a closer look, you’ll see the headlight design of the VW e-Golf that smooths out into the hood. This sculpted look is consistent throughout its entire exterior, and while we like the shape of the Chevy Bolt, it’s hard to compete with an instant classic.
One more aspect we enjoy on the VW e-Golf is its electrically heated windshield to defrost your vehicle from afar when the winter months roll in.
VW e-Golf vs Bolt: Interior Design & Drive Rivals
Take a seat and press the accelerator in the VW e-Golf and you’ll feel like you’re about to lift off the ground. While you won’t be able to fly, you’ll certainly feel the responsiveness of the accelerator thanks to a variable drive selector. Both vehicles have them, but the Chevy Bolt only has two driving modes to choose from while the VW e-Golf is standard with three.
The automatic climate control systems in these electric vehicles are nice to have in the summer heat. In the Bolt, you have a standard automatic climate control system. VW decided to take it a step further with their Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control. So, you can remain cool while your friend can stay nice and toasty.
VW e-Golf vs Chevy Bolt: Safety
Look to the rear end of the vehicle and you’ll quickly notice something unique about the VW badge. That’s because it doubles as the flip-up Rear View Camera System used to guide you when operating the VW e-Golf in reverse. The Bolt also has a backup camera, but it doesn’t double as a style feature.
What do you look for in a vehicle for safety? Almost all of today’s vehicles come equipped with advanced airbags and a stability system with traction control for driving, as the Bolt and VW e-Golf do. However, only one of these electric vehicles is standard with a steel safety cage and an Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)—the VW e-Golf.
The reinforced body design will distribute forces away from the cabin, while the ICRS can activates hazard lights, turn off the fuel pump, and unlock the doors in the event of an accident where the airbags deploy. This will make stepping away from an unsafe situation much easier, because all you have to do is get out of the car and let the VW e-Golf do the rest.
Which Electric Vehicle Will You Choose?
We know that our 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf vs. Chevy Bolt comparison guide showcases both of these electric vehicles as well-stated and ready to take the family anywhere. But the experts at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine believe drivers near the Irvine, Garden Grove, and San Juan Capistrano areas appreciate the safety features in and fun-to-drive nature of the VW e-Golf.
To really experience the VW e-Golf for yourself, we welcome you to make a trip to our dealership to schedule a test drive today.