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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. 2021 Ford Transit Connect Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Bolt EV

MSRP*: $31,000 to $34,200
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2021 Ford
Transit Connect

MSRP*: $27,400 to $31,600
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Invoice* $31,000 to $34,200 $26,304 to $30,336
MPG - City 131 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 109 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 57.0 ft3 106.0 ft3
Engine 200-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 200 hp 162 - 169 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 163.2 in 190.0 in
Exterior Width 69.5 in 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 44.3 in
Rear 36.0 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 37.9 in
Front 46.9 in
Rear 45.7 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Transit Connect than the Chevrolet Bolt EV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Transit Connect will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Bolt EV.

Convenience
With the Ford Transit Connect you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Bolt EV, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chevrolet Bolt EV is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Transit Connect. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Bolt EV carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Ford Transit Connect.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Bolt EV is much slimmer than the Ford Transit Connect, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Chevrolet Bolt EV, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Transit Connect.

Handling
The Chevrolet Bolt EV has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Ford Transit Connect, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is somewhat more powerful than the Ford Transit Connect.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Bolt EV does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Ford Transit Connect.

Utility
The Chevrolet Bolt EV has less seating than the Ford Transit Connect, making the Ford Transit Connect the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Chevrolet Bolt EV has significantly less cargo room than the Ford Transit Connect, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Bolt EV comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Transit Connect.