The other day I was at a stop light next to a hopped up Civic with a fart-can exhaust pipe. I got to wondering if the Bolt was faster than a Civic Si. I did some research and the answer is yes (depending on the year & trim).
The Chevy Bolt clocks in at 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds, and a quarter mile in 14.9. My old WRX could run the 1320 (1/4 mile) in 14.3 seconds. But as you can see, the Bolt is no slouch and it’s in pretty good company with some cars that people would associate as sporty:
- 2015 Fiat 500C Abarth (0-60 mph 6.9, Quarter mile 15.4)
- 2022 Polestar 2 Long Range (0-60 mph 6.8, Quarter mile 15.3)
- 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring (0-60 mph 6.5, Quarter mile 15.2)
- 2019 Cadillac CT6 2.0T Premium Luxury (0-60 mph 6.8, Quarter mile 15.2)
- 2019 Volkswagen GTI Rabbit Edition (Manual) (0-60 mph 6.6, Quarter mile 15.1)
- 2016 Lexus IS 200t F-Sport (0-60 mph 6.6, Quarter mile 15.1)
- 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring (0-60 mph 6.5, Quarter mile 15.1)
- 2020 Honda Civic Si Sedan (0-60 mph 6.7, Quarter mile 15.0)
- 2022 Toyota GR86 Premium (0-60 mph 6.6, Quarter mile 15.0)
- 2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron (0-60 mph 6.5, Quarter mile 15.1)
I got all the data from zeroto60times.com and limited it to 2015 and newer vehicles sold in the US.
BTW, if you’re into sport tuning the Bolt EV Tuning facebook group is a great resource, you’ll find people doing autocross, track days, installing sway bars & coilovers, etc.