2016 Chevrolet Trax vs. Its Competition

2015 Chevrolet Trax
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The 2016 Chevy Trax is one of several relatively new entries in a suddenly hot segment.

The MINI Cooper Countryman and Nissan Juke are sportier but smaller, while the Subaru XV Crosstrek is larger and more car-like.

The new Honda HR-V offers the supremely flexible Magic Seat interior borrowed from the Honda Fit subcompact, perhaps giving it the best packaging.

The new Mazda CX-3 delivers more sporty fun and similar dimensions.

The Jeep Renegade is also fun, and its Trailhawk model adds off-road prowess.

The Fiat 500X shares its structure with the Renegade, and it's space makes it the most practical Fiat on the market.

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Quick Specs
With its useful hatchback shape and thrifty fuel economy, the 2016 Chevrolet Trax is a smart package for city dwellers who value practicality over power or style.
The 2016 Honda HR-V smartly trades a little of the Fit's fuel economy for exuberant styling, more headroom, and optional all-wheel drive.
The 2016 Jeep Renegade has something to please both off-roaders and commuters, but its performance can seem dull compared to its engaging styling.
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is stylish, well-equipped, and one of the most fun-to-drive vehicles in its segment.
The 2016 Mini Counryman retains a fair amount of the Mini character and fun-to-drive spirit, but a growing crop of small crossovers give it more competition than ever.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged Gas 4-CylRegular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Special PurposeSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS2WD 4-Door Manual LXFWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
AutomaticManual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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