If you value practicality over power and style, the 2016 Chevrolet Trax is the vehicle for you. With a useful hatchback shape and some nifty fuel economy specs, the car is a very useful vehicle for city drivers and from getting through a tough jam on the road. It is a perfect vehicle for city dwellers and poses a very nice package for any person who wants to take it out for a drive.
The Chevrolet Trax is a vehicle that belongs to a new breed of crossover vehicles that have started to emerge all over. It is a vehicle for a contemporary person and style wise goes with the same sort of look. Comparing it with its sibling, the Equinox vehicle, this one comes with a larger level of different amenities and for a lower price at that. It is also hosts least-expensive all-wheel drive on the market.
Honestly speaking, the Chevrolet Trax is a less fancy version of the Encore car from Buick. This is because of the fact that both cars are built on the Chevrolet Sonic architecture and it took a while for the car to come to the US market because of this. The thing is that the crash test ratings were not satisfactory and that the car needed some time in order to get to the market when the numbers were fixed. With the enhanced safety features and a bunch of all new stuff the 2016 Chevrolet Trax lands at our doors and we are excited to have it and welcome it. Read the rest of the review to find out why.
2016 Chevrolet Trax exterior
As we mentioned, the 2016 Chevrolet Trax shares the underpinnings form the Chevrolet Sonic car and is basically a less expensive Buick Encore car. But there is a lot more going for the Trax that you did not know nor expected. Chevy has decided to add some truck characteristics to its car, of course this is only style wise speaking, and it goes well for the overall look. The car has two-box small hatchback body and is taller looking as well. The greatest difference with the Encore is that it does not uses the swoopy liens that this car has but actually incorporates a bit of a square look. It makes the exterior bland enough that it does make the look generic enough to be as inoffensive as possible.
Perhaps a small throwback is the fact that the base SL version rides on the wheels that made of steel and have silver plastic wheel covers. The base level displays its inexpensive nature with black door-mirror pedestals and the missing chrome beltline strip. The roof line is the same for all trim levels of the car and shows the budget nature of the car that Chevy is going for this year. The higher trim levels get some better wheels though, as you can get some 16-inch alloy wheels one in the LT trim and 18-inch allow on the LTZ level.
Inside the Trax, it has managed to adopt the Chevy’s twin cockpit interior combination in a great way so as it has a more practical use, utilitarian look and overall a much upright configuration. The instrument cluster is the same as seen in the Chevy Sonic, as it uses tachometer paired with a 3.5-inch monochrome display screen which has a numeric speedometer with various other bar gauges and warning lights.
This is not the only thing that characterizes the new Trax as it comes with a black-cloth upholstery that are made with some light oblong shapes on it. Combined with the contrasting blue stitching gives a nice touch to the inside of the car and enhances the atmosphere of the inside to a whole different level. The higher level can come with an added look changes so the LTZ for instances uses two-tone vinyl upholstery with some patterned trim over parts of the console to relieve the black interior that is present in all of the interiors of the Trax. This makes the 2016 Chevrolet Trax much more practical and both the combinations of the inside and out bring to a completely stylish car.
Under the hood of the new 2016 Chevy Trax you will find an engine which is present in all of the trim levels of the car. It uses the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. The engine can make a peak torque output from just 1,850 rpm. It also combines with a six-speed automatic transmission system that has a wide range of gear ratios which accounts for a relatively quick acceleration of the car. The Fuel economy specs are perhaps the best one in the class as the car can make 9 mpg combined for the front-wheel-drive version, or 27 mpg with the all-wheel drive. All in all, a suitable engine setup for the car that provides you with just what you ask from it.
Price and released date
The Chevrolet Trax is going to be available from next year and it is going to receive a release date come January. It will be offered for the first time at the US and Canadian market so we are presuming that the car is going to receive higher sales than last year and that the popularity of it will rise because of its inclusion to some new markets. This may also be achieved as the car has a very low price range, as it comes available at a base MSRP of just 20,300 USD.