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Chevrolet Bolt Named Top Compact Green Car of 2018 by Consumer Reports

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The Chevrolet Bolt won a highly coveted spot in Consumer Reports’ Top 10 Picks of 2018 this week. As part of the list, the Bolt was named Top Compact Green Car.

The Bolt is helping to push GM into the electric car segment, earning impressive sales numbers last year.

Acknowledging the Bolt’s unique presence in the Chevrolet lineup, Consumer Reports praised GM’s movement toward an electric future. Despite being an electric vehicle, the Bolt offers impressive handling and peppy performance. Plus, it can travel a generous EPA-estimated 238 miles on a single charge.

“The Bolt proves that electric cars need not apologize for a lack of driving performance,” wrote Jeff Bartlett of Consumer Reports. “This distinctive-looking hatchback delivers brisk acceleration and tight handling, plus a 250-mile electric range at a mainstream price (when tax incentives are factored in).”

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Cars that earn Top Pick status for their category must have a combined high score for reliability, owner satisfaction, safety, and road-test performance.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt

Other Consumer Reports Top Picks

Joining the Bolt on the list for Chevrolet, the Impala was chosen as Top Large Car.

The Bolt topped the Toyota Prius, a previous top pick in the category, but Toyota’s consolation was four other category winners, more than any other automaker. Consumer Reports honored Toyota’s Sienna minivan, Highlander midsize SUV, Camry midsize car, and Corolla compact car.

Other Top Picks included the Subaru Forester for compact SUV, the Ford F-150 for full-size truck, the BMW X3 for luxury compact SUV, and the Audi A4 for compact luxury car.

Sources: Consumer Reports, CNN

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