What is one aspect of driving that may make a driver nervous? Well for me, it’s reversing and parallel parking, because I live near the city, there are times when parallel parking is totally unavoidable. That’s where cars like the 2016 Chevy Trax gives drivers an advantage. The Trax has a rear facing camera and Ultrasonic Park A that lets even the best drivers see what’s in their rear and beeps frequently when they get too close to an object.
At this years Washington Auto Show, I was able to see the Trax in person and learn more about how this crossover SUV is great for families who live in the city. The Trax really impressed me by shining in the following areas:
- Spacious Interior
- Fuel efficiency
The 2016 Trax from Chevrolet delivers in each category.
First and foremost, we want to have a safe vehicle when we are on the road. We want to be able to ride with confidence and know that our vehicle measures up and can withstand the rigors of being on busy streets. The Chevy Trax received one of the highest safety ratings from The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (Source). In fact the Trax has over 12 special safety features that can give parents more assurance such as Ultrasonic Park A, Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control, and 6 different types of air bags.
According to Distraction.gov “Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. In 2013, 3,154 [people] were killed in distracted driving crashes.” Thus it is important for us drives to be as least distracted as possible while on the road. We want our vehicles to have hands free technology so we can still be connected while we drive. The Trax has 6 audio speakers. MyLink infotainment system. 4G LTE Wifi. BringGo navigation app. Roadside Assistance. And even Siri Eyes Free Technology.
The Trax has several extra storage compartments, which can help keep the car tidy. Although it doesn’t have the same amount of room as a Chevy Traverse, the Trax is comfortable for family a four and does have ample head room to help accommodate people who are taller.
The Trax is a small SUV. It has a huge windshield and high seats that provides great visibility. I like that the Trax is similar to a compact car but it also has the perks of also being a SUV. When I sat in the Trax, I loved how high I sat because I was able to see a variety of angles. In addition, the rear seats and passenger seats have the ability to fold down, which gives car owners more versatility for carrying items. I also loved the spacious cargo trunk which lets its drivers transport large items.
Some parents like me, refuse to feel like our only family car option is a minivan. We don’t want to feel like we spend our lives chauffeuring our little people around, instead we still care about style, body, shape, and form. We are parents, but we still have a sense of fashion and autonomy that causes us to want to look young and hip at the same time. The Trax has a variety of colors and sleek modern form that makes young drivers feel like we are not sacrificing our pride.
As a parent there are many expenses that you have to think about like shelter, food, healthcare, insurance, etc so spending wisely on a car is important. Thus fuel efficiency is one feature that will be on top of our list because we don’t want have to tap into our emergency funds just to keep filling up our vehicles. We want to large tank, but a tank that doesn’t cost a lot to fill it up. The Trax gets 24-26 miles per gallon in City and about 34 mpg on the highway.
The Trax costs between $20,300 – $26,730, which is a great price for an SUV (Source).
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— Cleverly Changing (@Cleverlychangin) January 28, 2016
* This event was sponsored by Chevrolet and She Buys Cars. All opinions expressed are my own.
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