Comparing exteriors is only one metric. The Bolt EV's interior volume is a tad more than a Tesla Model S, a car almost three feet longer.I'm in the dark about how it compares to other cars.
...putting the battery beneath the floor and pushing out the wheels to all four corners have allowed Chevy engineers to build a small hatchback with an impressive 95 cubic feet of passenger volume, 1 cubic foot more than the two-row Tesla, which is 32 inches longer. That number translates to a spacious back seat with plenty of room for a 6-foot passenger to sit behind a 6-foot driver. Although the middle seat is hard and flat, the seats do at least fold, offering up a flat load floor, with additional storage available via the trunk’s tiered setup.
Here is a YouTube Video that compares both side by side:I currently own a 2014 Volt. Does anyone have a close up picture of the Bolt next to another identified car so that I can see the difference in size? Hopefully a side angle shot but any are fine. I'm in the dark about how it compares to other cars.
This is true of interior passenger volume, not interior volume in total. The Model S has a lot more cargo space than Bolt does, but if you fold both vehicles' back seats down, the Bolt comes surprisingly close to the Model S in cargo space too.The Bolt EV's interior volume is a tad more than a Tesla Model S, a car almost three feet longer.
No car is going to fare well in an accident at 80MPH. The standard collision tests don't even try to evaluate crashes at anywhere near that speed.I also understand the total weight of all cars involved in an accident and even a Volt will be vulnerable but again, just the lack of mass in both the front and rear of the Bolt is a bit of a concern to me (especially driving on our freeways at 70/80 here in Southern Cal).
So what happens when you compare total cargo space with 4 passengers (rear seats in use). I would think the tesla demolishes the bolt when you count the frunk and the hatchback of the model S.This is true of interior passenger volume, not interior volume in total. The Model S has a lot more cargo space than Bolt does, but if you fold both vehicles' back seats down, the Bolt comes surprisingly close to the Model S in cargo space too.
Still, as you imply, Bolt's interior volume is very good for a car three feet shorter than the Tesla.
Remember, the Crosstrek is really an Impreza wagon lifted 3 inches, wider stance added, and some black plastic cladding added around the wheel wells. Look at a 2014 Impreza wagon, and see how low it is. The bolt's lines are deceptive as the batteries are in the area that is blackened - it is lower to the ground than the Crosstrek so the total height from the bottom to the top of the car is thicker.Bolt parked next to a Subaru Crosstrek in Michigan last fall...
saw your post a while ago but just responding now. I am not ocd but just trying to find out how much the Bolt is shorter or longer than other similar size cars are. Trying to see, in real life, a similar sized car that is on the street in Fl.