The 2016 Chevrolet Trax Reviews Love This Crossover

By Sunrise Chevrolet | February 9th, 2016

For the efficiency of a sedan but the space and performance capabilities of an SUV, the subcompact crossover SUV segment is your best bet, and the 2016 Chevrolet Trax is paving the way. Experts in the industry have been raving about everything from its bite-size package to its practicality and fuel economy. Take a moment to see what critics have to say, and then make your way to Sunrise Chevrolet to go for a ride in the 2016 Chevrolet Trax.

Dimensions

Edmunds: “For tight urban areas where even the smallest cars can feel large, the Trax makes more sense.”

Perhaps one of the biggest perks of the subcompact crossover SUV segment is that these vehicles boast plenty of room inside, yet they’re small enough to squeeze into tight spaces. The trunk measures at 18.7 cubic feet, a figure that expands to 48.4 cubic feet if you fold the rear seats flat. Plus, children and adults alike will be quite comfortable in the cabin, as headroom and legroom are bountiful.

Efficiency

The Car Connection: “With its useful hatchback shape and thrifty fuel economy, the 2016 Chevrolet Trax is a smart package for city dwellers who value practicality over power or style.”

Another benefit of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax is its impressive fuel economy numbers. According to EPA estimates, the Trax can reach up to 26 mg city and 34 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and 24 mpg city and 31 mpg highway with all-wheel drive. These estimates are thanks to a 1.4L four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, which is good for a balanced 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque.

Features

Autotrader: “The Trax generally has the basics covered, and it throws in standard tech features that would make some luxury brands blush.”

High-tech features are what really set the 2016 Chevrolet Trax apart from the pack. That’s because every version of this subcompact crossover SUV comes equipped with the Chevrolet MyLink interface with a seven-inch touchscreen with smartphone app integration, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and the OnStar telematics system complete with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

Styling

Kelley Blue Book: “Life as a compact SUV means a short wheelbase and smaller proportions. Chevy’s Trax compact crossover SUV for 2016 is just that, with a stout profile capped off by a front grille responsible for ushering air to cool everything off under the hood. From behind, the Trax looks smaller than it really is, thanks in part to the character lines that bookend the tailgate.”

At first glance, it’s entirely clear that the 2016 Chevrolet Trax was designed with the city driver in mind. Its smaller stature makes parking a breeze, yet it still provides the elevated visibility SUVs are known for. Aside from the practicality of its styling, though, the latest Chevrolet Trax boasts an athleticism to reflect is swift performance, giving entirely new meaning to street style.

Driving Dynamics

Car and Driver: “The 3,296-pound Trax has a small-car tossability that we find endearing. It’s never clumsy on the road, and the quick steering fosters a deft and lively feel.”

When you want the perks of an SUV but the driving dynamics of a smaller car, you can’t go wrong with a subcompact crossover, and the 2016 Chevrolet Trax is proof. It’s agile along city streets, and responsive to your every touch. Better yet, an available AWD system will ensure more control and better maneuverability than ever.

Safety

CarGurus: “The current Trax gets a perfect five stars in government safety testing and a flawless rating of Good in all categories from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.”

Flawless is an entirely accurate way to describe the 2016 Chevrolet Trax’s safety ratings on all fronts, and it’s thanks to its standard safety equipment that passengers and driver alike remain protected. Every model comes with four-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head curtain airbags, daytime running lights, and a rearview camera. As you move through the trims, driver assist safety features like rear park assist, making this a safe city car.

Get the 2016 Chevrolet Trax at Sunrise Chevrolet

Now that you’ve heard the word of the experts, it’s time that you form your own opinion on the 2016 Chevrolet Trax at Sunrise Chevrolet. Visit us at 414 E. North Ave in Glendale Heights, IL, and feel free to contact us with any questions!

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