Talking Cars 336: 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Road Test Results

Plus, advice for a skier who's looking to buy a used all-wheel-drive vehicle

Main theme: This week we discuss our test results of the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV. We explain what EUV means, talk about how this new version compares with the original Bolt, and debate whether it falls short of its promise because it lacks key SUV attributes, such as increased ground clearance, extra cargo space, and available all-wheel drive. We also explain why we—and other Bolt owners—have had to park the vehicle outside and far away from any buildings.

Audience Question

  • I’m torn between the Subaru Forester and all-wheel-drive Toyota Prius, because they’re both practical and reliable. Assuming both vehicles are fitted with winter tires, how much of a factor is ground clearance when driving in wintry conditions, such as to a mountain ski slope? 
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"Talking Cars" panelists Ryan Pszczolkowski, Mike Monticello, and Jen Stockburger.

Photo: Consumer Reports Photo: Consumer Reports

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Mike Monticello

After my dad gave me a ride on his Yamaha two-stroke motorcycle when I was 3, I was hooked on anything with an engine. I got a master’s in journalism as a means to an end: To drive cars and get paid for it, which led me to jobs at Road & Track and Edmunds.com. My most thrilling moment so far has been hurtling down the autobahn at a GPS-timed 217.1 mph in a Ruf Rt12. On weekends you can find me churning dirt on my mountain bike or doing car or motorcycle track days. Follow me on Twitter. (@MikeMonticello)