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2016 Chevrolet Trax Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Small subcompact SUV debuted as a new model last year
  • Plenty of available technology options inside
  • Up to an estimated 34 mpg on the highway
The 2016 Chevrolet Trax returns for the new model year unchanged, minus the addition of a few new exterior paint options.

The Trax debuted last year as a part of a new wave of smaller than compact SUVs that are starting to hit the market, including competitors like the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V. From the outside, the Trax bears some resemblance to the Buick Encore with an upright appearance that has high sides but a very short wheelbase giving it a hint of stubbiness. The nose bears great resemblance to the one found on the subcompact Sonic. 16-inch wheels are standard, with larger 18-inch wheels found on the line-topping LTZ trim.

Under the hood, the Trax is powered by a familiar engine that it shares with the Sonic and Cruze. The 138-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission; front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional. Fuel economy figure are estimated at 26/34 mpg city/highway for FWD models, while AWD models lag slightly behind at 24/31 mpg.

There are three available trim levels: LS, LT, and LTZ. Inside, the Trax is also heavily influenced by the Sonic, copying the motorcycle-esque digital speedometer with an analog tachometer setup in the instrument panel. Behind the rear seats is 18.7 cubic feet of cargo space, which is slightly larger than what you’ll find in a midsize sedan but about half of what comes in your typical compact SUV. Translation: don’t expect to do much hauling in the Trax beyond luggage. One byproduct of the Trax’s uniquely tall styling: plenty of headroom for both front and rear passengers.

There is a good amount of standard features found in the Trax though, especially for its price. A USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, Chevy’s MyLink multimedia system, and a 7-inch touchscreen display are standard. The Trax also features Wi-Fi hotspot capability via the standard OnStar and a 4G LTE connection (requires a monthly subscription). Also optional are navigation, leatherette seating surfaces, and remote start.

Standard safety features include a rearview camera, ten airbags, an electronic stability system, and antilock brakes.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 24 - 26 MPG
  • Highway: 31 - 34 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

40 of 44 (90%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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