2016 Chevrolet Trax
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New 2016 Chevrolet Trax at The Chevy Source for Long Island, NY
The 2016 Chevrolet Trax is one of a new breed of subcompact SUVs. With a lower entry price, the Trax offers most of the amenities of its larger sibling, the compact crossover Equinox. It also gives the brand its least-expensive all-wheel drive entry. The Trax's engineering is much like that of many typical small cars and car-like crossovers, with a MacPherson strut front suspension and a torsion-beam rear setup with a tubular V-shaped beam and twin-tube gas shocks. Column-mounted electric-boost power steering provides maneuverability and responsiveness, and ride and handling are typical for the class: controlled and comfortable but not sporty.
Under the Trax's Hood
The AWD Trax rides slightly higher than the front-wheel-drive version, which is not only lower to the ground but has a deeper front air dam--both features that help it gain two mpg in combined average fuel economy. For trivia buffs, the Trax AWD is a "light-duty truck" in the eyes of the Feds, while the front-drive model is a passenger car. It's all in the interest of maximizing fuel economy. The increase in ride height is only about half an inch, but the AWD model feels slightly heavier and a touch slower. Given the higher seating position in a small and short vehicle, the Trax does demonstrate some body roll, though its relatively wide track prevents it from feeling "tippy" like utility vehicles of prior decades.
Design of Chevrolet Trax
The base LS model rides on steel wheels with silver plastic wheel covers, something of a throwback. Its black door-mirror pedestals and the missing chrome beltline strip underscore the budget nature of the lowest trim level. It also forgoes the roof rails standard on all other models, giving it a cleaner look. In keeping with Chevy's desire to emphasize value for the money, however, the mirrors themselves, rear license-plate housing, and other small trim pieces are body color, even on the base model. Alloy wheels are standard on higher-line models, 16s for the LT and 18s for the LTZ.
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Overall, the Trax design is straightforward, practical, and probably suited to its size and likely usage. Standard safety features consist of ten airbags, including knee bags for both front occupants and even rear thorax bags that protect rear-seat riders' ribcages in the event of a side impact. Also standard are a rear-view camera, anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, and a tire-pressure monitor. Give us a call for more information on the 2016 Chevrolet Trax!
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