The ride is soft. The Volt's suspension is tuned more for cruising than cornering. As with most of GM's more recent products, the steering is crisp and nicely weighted, though.
The Volt is clearly intended for family-car duty, at least for small families. Sports sedan handling isn't what most Volt customers will be after. The Volt feels more enjoyable to drive than a Toyota Prius. That's more than enough driving pleasure especially considering you're not using gasoline for 40 miles.
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