2016 Chevrolet Trax vs 2016 Subaru Crosstrek

Awards
Efficiency
Features
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
2016 Chevrolet Trax
          The 2016 Chevy Trax: the smart urban SUV.

Awards

The Chevrolet has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2016 Trax has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA1.

Efficiency

The 2016 Chevrolet Trax2 is surprisingly fuel efficient, getting an EPA estimated 262 MPGs in the city and 342 MPGs on the highway. After all, the average American drives more than 13,000 miles a year - here's to more driving, and less stopping for gas3.

Features

Move forward, back, up, or down with the touch of a button, using the Power Adjustable Seats that come standard on the 2016 Chevrolet Trax4. Power Adjustable Seats aren't standard on the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek, so be prepared to either pay more, or use that awkward bar under the seat.
A state-of-the-art premium sound system designed with audiophiles in mind - enjoy concert-quality sound standard on the 2016 Chevrolet Trax4. Want it on the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek5? You'll have to pay extra.
No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2016 Chevrolet Trax4, can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2016 Chevrolet TraxFoo2016 Subaru Crosstrekstandard4power adjustable seatsstandard4premium sound systemoptional5standard4rear parking aid

Performance

Stopping power is important too, and the clear winner in this category is the 2016 Chevrolet Trax2, with 20 more horses in braking power per ton than 2016 Subaru Crosstrek5, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades.
When you're carrying a heavy load, every horse counts - and with the 2016 Chevrolet Trax2, you've got 3 more horsepower per ton than the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek5.
The 2016 Chevrolet Trax's2 increased torque - 1482 lb.-ft. vs. 1455 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2016 Chevrolet TraxFoo2016 Subaru Crosstrek1562braking power per ton1365982horsepower per ton9551482torque1455

Safety

According to the NHTSA, the 2016 Chevrolet Trax's standard safety features provide better protection in the event of a head-on collision than the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek6.
The 2016 Chevrolet Trax2 offers side airbag protection to its rear passengers standard, but that same level of safety isn't even an option on the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek.
2016 Chevrolet TraxFoo2016 Subaru Crosstrekstandard2rear side airbag

Technical

If you live in a climate with snow and ice, or if you're interested in increased fuel economy, the 2016 Chevrolet Trax's2 front-wheel drive offers a distinct advantage over the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek.
Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax's2 optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek.
2016 Chevrolet TraxFoo2016 Subaru Crosstrekhas2front driven wheelshas2turbocharged

Usability

The 2016 Chevrolet Trax's2 lower ground clearance, 62 vs. 85, means a lower center of gravity and more stability.
Offering 2 more inches in combined rear head and rear leg room than the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek5, the 2016 Chevrolet Trax2 is roomy enough for even the tallest of your passengers to travel in comfort. Bye-bye cramped "airplane-legs," hello rear passenger comfort.
2016 Chevrolet TraxFoo2016 Subaru Crosstrek62ground clearance85382rear head room375382rear leg room375

Pricing

With an MSRP of $1,295 less than the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek5, the 2016 Chevrolet Trax2 provides the budget-conscious buyer enough cost savings to fill the 2016 Chevrolet Trax's gas tank two dozen times, with a little money left over for road-trip snacks7.
In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2016 Chevrolet Trax's2 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2016 Subaru Crosstrek5.
2016 Chevrolet TraxFoo2016 Subaru Crosstrek$20,3002msrp$21,595552roadside assistance35
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

2 - 2016 Chevrolet Trax FWD 4dr LS w/1LS

3 - Average American drives 13,476 miles per year (source: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/onh00/bar8.htm)

4 - 2016 Chevrolet Trax FWD 4dr LTZ

5 - 2016 Subaru Crosstrek 5dr Man 2.0i

6 - Find out more at: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

7 - Based on the price of $40.00 to fill the gas tank.

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