2016 Chevrolet Trax

Even though Chevy revealed its subcompact SUV in the US just a year ago, for 2015 MY, 2016 Chevrolet Trax comes with some changes and improvements. Even the exterior of the model will be refreshed with few new paint colors. Other upgrades are related to features, and some new equipment groups, as well as to transmission options.  

2016 Chevrolet Trax Front

2016 Chevrolet Trax changes, trims, features

2016 Chevrolet Trax is available in three trims, including LS, LT and LTZ. Now, the model comes available in five new colors, while 4 shades we’ve seen him in so far are deleted from the list of choices. New colors include Crimson Metallic, Sable Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic and Champagne Silver Metallic. Exterior is additionally enhanced with new 18″ Midnight Silver aluminum wheels.

Interior changes are related to features and equipment packs. Plus Package now changed its name to Convenience Package. 1FL Equipment Groups gained few standard and optional features. Hands-Free Calling minutes which were available for previous model year are gone, and that pretty much sums up the changes made for this model year.

2016 Chevrolet Trax Interior

2016 Chevrolet Trax engine specs and mpg

2016 Chevy Trax comes with only one engine under the hood. It is turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine capable to deliver 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. The power from the engine is transmitted to either front- (standard) or all-wheels (optional), via MNK 6-speed automatic transmission, which replaced earlier MH8 and MHB versions.

EPA-estimated fuel economy rates are not as high as we might expect them to be. Trax is losing the battle in this segment with some of its competitors. It delivers 29 mpg combined (26 mpg city, 34 mpg highway) when paired with FWD and 27 mpg combined (24 mpg city, 31 mpg highway), with AWD.

2016 Chevrolet Trax rivals

Some of its closest rivals come from Mazda and Honda. Honda’s recently launched all-new HRV will be faced with the new Trax, while Mazda offers its CX-3 model, which is positioned in the same rank. Besides that, we can’t forget about Ford, since this model is also one of the best ones in class. It is the Ford Escape, with whom Chevy Trax already has long tradition of battles.

2016 Chevrolet Trax Rear

2016 Chevrolet Trax price and release date

Chevrolet already revealed its new Trax, as well as its pricing specs. The model should already be available in dealer showrooms, but, if that’s not the case, expect it in following month or two. Starting price for the base trim is $20,040 or $20,120, depending on equipment package you choose. Upper trim LT starts at $22,445, and best LTZ at $25,030.

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