Chevy Bolt Ground Clearance

One concern from people interested in the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is the ground clearance. There have been a few people from European countries that have asked about it, and it’s actually a fairly common search term on the forum.

In order to clear things up, here is all you need to know about the Chevrolet Bolt’s Ground Clearance!

Chevy Bolt Ground Clearance

Front Air Dam – 6 inches of ground clearance (152mm)
Rocker Panels – 7 inches (178mm)
Rear bumper – 8 inches (203mm)

Another important factor to consider with ground clearance is the distance away from the wheels that the bumpers hang out over the ends of the vehicle – this is often referred to as approach and departure angle. A lower ground clearance close to the wheels can still rub less on curbs and up steep driveways than a taller ground clearance higher away from the wheels.

Comparable Vehicle Ground Clearance List

  • Typical sedan clearance is usually between 170mm and 180mm. SUVs and crossovers are higher, in the 200mm to 210mm range.
  • Nissan Leaf – 200mm at the front bumper, some flexible plastic in front of front wheels hangs down to within 146 mm of the ground
  • Kia Soul EV – minimum ground clearance is 5.9 inches (150mm)

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