2016 Chevrolet Trax

Pros: Close-quarters maneuverability; ride quality and noise levels are impressive considering the small size

Cons: Cramped rear-seat space; limited cargo room; middling acceleration; so-so interior materials; no push-button start available

CG Says:

After its introduction last year, Chevrolet’s subcompact SUV is unchanged for 2016. The Trax is about 10 inches shorter and 2 inches narrower than the Ford Escape compact SUV. Trax shares its basic design with the Buick Encore, but it has less-luxurious trimmings and a more mainstream feel. Trax’s ultra-compact dimensions make for tight rear-seat space and limited cargo versatility compared to larger vehicles. However, Trax also boasts outstanding close-quarters maneuverability and usefully tall driving position that makes it exceptionally easy to drive and park. The subcompact SUV segment is growing fast, and Chevrolet has a compelling entry in the class.

The Facts
Class Subcompact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacture South Korea
Base Prices LS: $20,300
AWD LS: $21,800
LT: $22,645
AWD LT: $24,145
LTZ: $25,230
AWD LTZ: $26,730

Base Engine
turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
138
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24-26
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31-34

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2016 Chevrolet Trax