2016 Chevrolet Trax  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#35 of 2016 SUVs

#81 of all 2016 vehicles


The Trax, introduced by Chevrolet in 2015, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 Chevrolet Trax is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2016 Chevrolet Trax has a score of 76, implying a 0.047% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Chevrolet Trax has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0469% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.3517%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0469% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.3517% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Chevrolet Trax is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Chevrolet Trax is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8657Hyundai VelosterMazda CX-3Honda HR-VFIAT 500XVolkswagen BeetleNissan JukeMINI CountrymanJeep RenegadeFIAT 500LBuick EncoreVolkswagen GolfChevrolet TraxComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 86. The 2016 Chevrolet Trax is safer than the 2016 Hyundai Veloster, the 2016 Mazda CX-3, the 2016 Honda HR-V, the 2016 FIAT 500X, and the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle and less safe than the 2016 Buick Encore, the 2016 FIAT 500L, the 2016 Jeep Renegade, and the 2016 MINI Countryman.

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