The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Spark have been named two of the Best Hatchbacks for 2021! The list was compiled by U.S. News & World Report. The site scored the Bolt EV an 8.0 out of 10. It ranks higher than the 2021 Subaru Impreza, Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Ioniq, and six other models. The Spark has not been ranked yet.

  • 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV Red
  • 2021 Chevrolet Spark Blue

All of the cars that made the cut were reviewed based on their ride and handling, horsepower specs, passenger and cargo space, and other data. U.S. News says the Bolt offers swift acceleration, engaging handling, lengthy battery range, and a roomy cargo hole. The site says the Spark has a very low base price and a feature-rich infotainment system, and it’s easy to maneuver. Take a look at what these great hatchbacks have to offer!

Price and Performance

The 2021 Chevy Bolt EV is a powerful and compact electric car. It starts at $36,500. That’s less than the starting price of the 2020 model. It can travel 259 miles on a full charge. And, it offers about 4 miles of range per hour of charge. You can plug it in at home with the available charing unit, or at a fast charging station when you’re out and about. It puts out 200 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of near-instant electric torque, and it can hit 60 MPH in just 6.5 seconds.

  • 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV Roadway
  • 2021 Chevrolet Spark Roadway

The 2021 Chevy Spark is also very compact, and it’s super affordable. It starts at just $13,400, which makes it one of the cheapest cars available today. It gets up to 30 MPG in the city and 38 MPG on the highway. You can cruise in and out of traffic on the highway and buzz around town. All trims are offered with a manual or automatic transmission. You can choose the one that suite your driving style the best.


The Bolt EV and Spark are small, but they don’t lack adequate interior space. The Bolt has 56.6 cubic feet of maximum cargo room behind the first row. The Spark has 27.2 cubic feet of room. Both hatchbacks have a handy 60/40 split rear seat. You can fold down one side to fit in passengers and cargo. Or, fold down both sides to fit in items of all shapes and sizes.

  • 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV Interior
  • 2021 Chevrolet Spark Interior

Both models have almost as much head, leg, shoulder and hip room in the second row as they do in the first. Their cabins are very comfortable and stylish. They both offer leatherette or leather-appointed seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Bolt EV also has a leather-wrapped shift knob. There’s also a wide variety of seat colors options.


On top of being affordable and efficient, these cars are loaded up with the best features. The Bolt EV has a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone integration, a Bose audio system, heated front and rear seats, and heated steering wheel, and more. The Spark has a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone integration, Bluetooth, and heated front seats, and more.

  • 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV Infotainment System
  • 2021 Chevrolet Spark Infotainment System

They also both have a keyless open, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, SiriusXM Radio, and a climate control system. And, they have tons of great safety features. You get an HD rear vision camera, automatic emergency braking, and lane change alert with side blind zone alert, just to name a few. The Bolt EV also received a 5-star overall vehicle score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Spark For Sale in Forest Lake, MN

When you’re ready to test-drive two of the Best Hatchbacks for 2021, come visit our dealership in Forest Lake, MN! We’ll show you everything the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Spark have to offer. We have a great selection of vehicles in all sizes and trim levels. We’ll help you find a model that’s perfect for you. Our finance team will also answer any questions you have about financing or leasing a Chevy or Cadillac. We always have great finance offers for all of our vehicles. And, all of our new models and most of our used ones come with our Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. We’re close to Coon Rapids, Roseville, and White Bear Lake!

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