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TFL Reviews the 2016 Chevrolet Trax

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TFL has written a full review on the 2016 Chevy Trax. I took a few of the more general quotes out for you guys here. Link to the full review at the end of the post.


Trax styling is generally streamlined and has some flair, but is rather nondescript. You don’t buy one to draw stares.
There’s good room up front, despite a rather narrow cabin. Rear-seat room is decent for two 6-footers, but a tall passenger behind a tall driver doesn’t have a surplus of legroom.

The cargo hold is small for its class, but cargo space can be greatly increased by folding the 60/40 split rear bench seat (both top and bottom) forward. Even the front passenger seat folds to allow an object up to eight feet long to fit with the rear split seat folded.
The engine provides decent performance, but not much more. It’s loud and sounds strained when pushed, as when merging into fast freeway traffic or passing on highways. Otherwise, the Trax is pretty quiet when cruising.
The Trax seems a viable choice for the budget-minded who want versatility and at least some flair.

Buy-ItOn the TFLcar scale of:

Buy It,
Lease It,
Rent It,
or Forget It,
The 2016 Chevrolet Trax gets a Buy It! I found the Trax to be nimble, practical and fairly roomy for a compact crossover. Plus, it is thrifty on fuel, even with the available all-wheel drive.
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I think Consumer Reports also mentioned the Trax noise issue and slow acceleration but it's fine. You can just drown it out with some music. :D
I don't get the slow acceleration statement, mine runs great I just breath on the accelerator and it takes off very quickly.

I drive one of 2 corvettes daily when it rains I drive my Trax, I know what performance is, this car is no corvette but its no slouch.

For 140 hp it moves quite well, I think my Trax would spin the tires if I put a little effort into it.
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The reviewers may be subconsciously comparing the Trax to something with more power. I'd rather take your word for it over theirs.
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