Someone Already Drove the 2016 Chevy Volt. Here's What They Thought

Jodi Lai
by Jodi Lai

A senior user on‘s GM-Volt forum was one of the first people to get the chance to drive the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, and his initial impressions were positive.

Driven at GM’s Canadian headquarters, user kickincanada, who owns a 2012 Volt, drove the premium trim level model. At the time, it was one of only six other new Volts in the country.

“The new 2016 Volt is clearly improved in almost every way,” he said.

Here’s what he had to say about driving dynamics:

“The first thing I noticed straight away was that the car had a tighter, quieter drive to it. The suspension is definitely better and overall a much more luxurious drive. In terms of acceleration, it definitely is quicker off the line in electric mode. But I can’t say I noticed a significant overall difference between it and my own 2012 Volt… Overall though, better driving experience than the current Volt.”

SEE ALSO: 2016 Volt to Get 53 Miles of Electric Range

The first thing he thought when he got into the car, though, was how much it felt like the higher-end Cadillac ELR. He noted the Volt’s new premium-looking interior and the better layout. “Everything is beautifully laid out, the interior materials are more upscale, and visibility is improved over GEN 1. The shape of the A frame pillars seem to be better positioned.”

The forum user was also able to test out Apple Car Play, and said “the Apple integration with your existing iPhone is fantastic.” See the source link below for more of the forum user’s impressions of the regen mode and some of the other features offered.

Stay tuned for‘s full review of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt in the coming months.

[Source: GM-Volt Forum]

Jodi Lai
Jodi Lai

Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been an automotive journalist for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Besides hosting videos, and writing news, reviews and features, Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of and takes care of the site's day-to-day operations.

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  • Danwat1234 Danwat1234 on Aug 22, 2015

    Hopefully you can disable ERDTT with a temperature sensor hack like you can on the 2011-2015s.