2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV LT vs Premier: Which trim is better?

The 2023 Chevy Bolt Premier trim adds adaptive cruise control and all the LT’s available packages for considerable value—only $4,500 more than the LT trim.
Written by Andrew Kidd
Edited by Pat Roache
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The 2023 Chevrolet Bolt Electric Utility Vehicle (EUV) crossover is available in two trims. The entry-level LT trim starts at $27,800, and the top-tier Premier trim starts at $32,300 and is equipped with all of the LT’s optional packages plus exclusive features. 
  • The Bolt EUV LT and Premier share the same single-motor, 65-kWh electric powertrain with a maximum driving range of 247 miles.
  • The Premier trim adds HD surround cameras and adaptive cruise control in addition to the LT’s optional upgrade packages.
  • Adding all the LT’s option packages brings the price gap between the two trims down to $1,415, meaning you’re getting the Premier’s adaptive cruise control at a fantastic value.

LT: The Chevy Bolt EUV’s base model

2023 starting MSRP: $27,800
The entry-level 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV LT pairs a single electric motor with a 65-kWh battery for the following powertrain specs:
  • EPA-rated 247-mile driving range on a full charge
  • 7.5-hour charging time at 220V/240V
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Maximum 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.8-second zero-to-60 acceleration time
For a base model, the EUV LT includes an impressive list of standard features:
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, and bluetooth connectivity
  • Wireless device charger 
  • Wi-fi hotspot compatibility
  • 10-inch touchscreen infotainment display with integrated climate controls
  • Keyless entry with remote start
  • HD radio
  • LED head- and tail-lights
  • 17-inch allow wheels
The Bolt EUV LT also features the following driver-assistance safety features courtesy of Chevy’s “Safety Assist”
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Lane-departure warning and lane-keep assist
  • Forward collision alert
  • StabiliTrak traction control system
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Premier: Bundles your Chevy Bolt EUV’s upgrades

2023 starting MSRP: $32,300
The Chevrolet Bolt EUV Premier trim shares the same powertrain as the less-expensive LT trim. As such, the Premier comes standard with all the LT’s available package upgrades to justify the additional $4,500 cost.
The Premier trim includes the following exclusive features that you cannot add to the EUV LT:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Extra cameras for surround-view parking
  • Integrated rearview mirror camera mode
The Driver Confidence Package ($495 for the LT) includes extra driver-assist tech:
  • Rear parking sensors and assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-change alert with side blind zone alert 
The Comfort Package ($895 for the LT) adds creature comforts for the driver:
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
The Convenience Package ($1,695 for the LT) ups the Bolt EUV’s luxury:
  • Leather upholstery in jet black or nightshift blue
  • Rear center armrest with two additional cupholders for rearseat passengers
  • Five-spoke aluminum wheels with black and silver accents. 
The Bolt EUV Premier is also available with the following exclusive package upgrades:
  • Super Cruise package ($2,200): Adds Chevy’s Super Cruise hands-free driving on compatible roads with enhanced automatic emergency braking.
  • Sun and Sound package ($2,495): Adds power-adjustable panoramic sunroof, a premium Bose seven-speaker audio system, and Chevy Infotainment 3 Plus with integrated navigation.

LT vs. Premier: The Premier justifies the price

A fully decked-out 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV LT with all the available package upgrades runs for $30,885, compared to the Premier’s starting price of $32,300. 
Is the $1,415 price difference worth it: At the end of the day, the Chevy Bolt EUV Premier charges an additional $1,415 for adaptive cruise control and an HD surround camera system.   The average price to add an adaptive cruise control package in the US is $2,000 to $2,500.
The bottom line: 
  • The 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV LT is the best choice if you want the most affordable option with cheap customization options.
  • The 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV Premier is the best choice if you want as many driver assistance and convenience features as possible with options for even more.
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