2016 Chevrolet Trax Release Date, Review, Colors, Price, MPG – The new 2016 Chevrolet Trax enables the use of its practicality more than the style of the vehicle and provides higher usefulness for people who live in larger cities. Its hatchback shape is a very nice one and its fuel economy is something that each person may afford and will like to have out of any kind of a vehicle. The practicality over power concept is something that the Trax values and provides to the people so each person who wants these kinds of characteristics from his car will certainly like driving on one of these.

2016 Chevrolet Trax
2016 Chevrolet Trax

The Chevrolet Trax represents a vehicle which is a new kind of a breed of subcompact SUV cars. The Trax has actually got two things that are going for it, first is that it has all the same amenities and accessories that the larger Chevy siblings has, and the second is that it offers all of it for a lower price than the other cars in the lineup. Also, it even has the least expensive AWD system offered to go with it.

The Trax took a while to reach the US market, as Chevy needed to work out the crash test scores and make them compatible for the new market. The Chevy Trax will be released on the US soil as a 2016 model and it will essentially be a less fancy Buick Encore. Yet with the updated safety features and all the characteristics that this car possesses it will certainly be an interesting addition to the Chevrolet lineup this year. Read the rest of the review to find out the necessary info and see some exclusive pictures.

2016 Chevrolet Trax exterior

The design of the Chevrolet Trax is based on the underpinnings which it shares with the Chevrolet Sonic. It is actually a different kind of a version of the Buick Encore but with different kinds of characteristics. It does share its doors with the car but comes off with an entirely different setup of its own. The designers have decided to play it safe and not add too much to the exterior design of the car. By not overdoing it they are doing something completely different from their competition. What they did was actually to add some truck styling cues to a boxy hatchback body. The result is a wonderful one, the exterior is very inoffensive and toned down compared to the competition in the segment and we rather think that it has to be the greatest characteristic of the Trax car.

2016 Chevrolet Trax front
2016 Chevrolet Trax front

The base LS trim of the car is characterized by the lesser budget that it has compared to the higher ones. But it actually works well for it as well. The roof rails come standard to all model not just the base and have a cleaner look with it. It has some black door-mirror but excludes the chrome from the beltline but makes it up with some steel wheels with silver plastic wheel covers. Chevy is trying to emphasize the money value of the car with some small additions but the thing is that they do not have to do that as the design is well off without them. These may be some of the flaws that the exterior design of the car has. But the higher levels get some larger wheels as the LT rides on some 16-inch alloy wheels while the LTZ has even some 18-inch ones offered as well.

2016 Chevrolet Trax back
2016 Chevrolet Trax back


For the interior of the 2016 Chevy Trax, it has managed to adopt the Chevrolet’s twin cockpit styling there but with more practicality and with a more upright configuration. The instrument cluster is the same as the one in the Sonic vehicle and it uses a tachometer and a a 3.5-inch monochrome display screen. It also has a numeric speedometer and various bar gauges and warning lights added to the design as well.

2016 Chevrolet Trax inerior
2016 Chevrolet Trax interior

The materials on the inside are base black-cloth upholstery which has a pattern of oblong shapes as a base but various other options that you can choose as well. The highest LTZ trim has a nicer two-tone vinyl upholstery and some different trim parts which distinguishes form the black interior. The design suits the size of the vehicle very well and is perhaps the most practical design that has been offered for this type of a car.


All the trim levels and models of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax will be powered by a  1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It will make 38 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque while its peak torque will be at 1,850 rpm. It comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, but it also has a wider range of gear ratios, which means that it has a very quick takeoff and it also provides better fuel efficiency while cruising. The EPA rating is also something of an advantage for the car as it provides 29 mpg combined for the front-wheel-drive version, dropping to 27 mpg if you add all-wheel drive.

Price and release date

The Chevrolet Trax must be one of the most affordable cars in the segment as it comes with an estimated MSRP of 20,300 USD. And of course that is just the base level which also provides you with a very good setup and some nice amenities to it. The higher trims come at 22.645 USD for the LT version while the highest LTZ is priced 25,230 USD which is still a steal if you ask many. The release date for the car is scheduled for January next year when the car will also reach US market and will be immediately released at all of its markets all over the world.