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The driving concept of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax is value

FullSizeRender (2)When Chevrolet launched the Trax for 2015, the mini-compact crossover category was just beginning to catch hold. Based on the Chevrolet Sonic platform similar to the Buick Encore,the Chevrolet Trax was 20 inches shorter than Chevrolet’s conventionally compact Equinox.

Chevrolet’s timing was perfect. Buyers were ready for smaller vehicles with a tall body and versatile interior.  They embraced the Chevrolet Trax as a sensible choice for daily commuting and family errands.

I am a city girl. So it is not surprising that I loved driving the 2016 Chevrolet Trax.

The 2016  Chevrolet Trax isn’t just any small SUV. It’s a “city-smart SUV.” With its compact size, agile performance, and street-smart features and technologies, Trax lets you explore the city and discover all its hidden gems.

Designed for the city. the 2016 Chevrolet Trax has major curb appeal. Its right-sized physique provides the elevated visibility of a small SUV with the parking ease of a compact car.

Athletic design cues reflect its agile performance while the eye-catching wheel flares, swept-back headlamps, signature Chevrolet dual-port grille and bowtie badge round out the look. It takes street style to a whole new level.

Chevrolet was on the cutting edge of the mini-crossover category. And the efficient powertrain and tempting price made it even more appealing. So appealing that nothing has changed for the 2016  Chevrolet Trax except for some new color choices.

The driving concept of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax is value. More important than a spirited performance is the unexpected spacious interior. There’s 18.8 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the rear seats. With the back seat folded, volume expands to 48.4 cubic feet. The front passenger seat folds down, to carry objects up to 8 feet long while still being able to close the tailgate.

Front-drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available in each trim level. Fuel economy is a strong point, estimated at 26 mpg in city driving and 34 mpg on the highway (29 mpg in combined driving). All-wheel drive drops the estimate to 24/31 mpg (27 combined).

The basic Trax comes with 10 airbags, a rearview camera, air conditioning, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, power mirrors, power locks and windows, daytime running lamps, a compass, and cloth upholstery. Six-speaker sound mates with a Chevrolet MyLink infotainment interface, including a seven-inch color touchscreen, USB and aux ports, Bluetooth streaming audio, and Siri Eyes Free. The latest rendition of GM’s OnStar features 4G LTE connectivity, with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. Steel 16-inch wheels have plastic covers.

The 2016  Chevrolet Trax offers advanced safety features to help prevent and protect you from a potential collision, and available OnStar† technology to respond in the event of one  Everything you could want in a city-size vehicle.

The 2016 Chevrolet Trax proves that bigger isn’t always better.

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