• (4.6) 50 reviews
  • Available Prices: $12,273–$20,577
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 27-29
  • Engine: 138-hp, 1.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2016 Chevrolet Trax

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 Chevrolet Trax

What We Don't Like

  • No knob for radio volume
  • Weak acceleration
  • Small side mirrors
  • Poor gas mileage with all-wheel drive
  • Cloth seats' lack of support

Notable Features

  • Room for five
  • Turbo 1.4-liter four-cylinder
  • 7-inch touch-screen standard
  • Six-speed automatic standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hot spot

2016 Chevrolet Trax Reviews

Vehicle Overview

New last year, this bite-sized five-seat SUV slots below the considerably larger Chevrolet Equinox and is closer in size to the Chevrolet Sonic and Cruze small cars.

Small doesn't mean basic, though, as Chevrolet pumps the Trax full of available connectivity and convenience features such as 4G LTE connectivity and a Wi-Fi hot spot, the Siri Eyes Free system, the BringGo navigation app, all-wheel drive and simulated leather upholstery. Competitors include the Jeep Renegade and Honda HR-V.
New for 2016
There are no significant changes.
Significant Standard Features

  • Keyless entry
  • Backup camera
  • OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi hot spot (subscription required)
  • 7-inch touch-screen multimedia system with Bluetooth streaming audio
  • 60/40-split folding backseat and fold-down front passenger seat
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • All-wheel drive
  • Remote start system
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Power sunroof
  • Bose premium stereo with subwoofer
  • Cruise control

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 50 reviews

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New owner, high expectations

by TracyG from Kennewick, Wa on November 15, 2017

Looked at all manufacturers small suvs, found the LTZ trim on the trax to provide all the creature comforts we were looking for, along with its awesome gas mileage

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6 Trims Available

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Our 2016 Chevrolet Trax trim comparison will help you decide.

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2016 Chevrolet Trax Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 10 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage



What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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