2016 Chevy Trax vs. 2016 Honda HR-V
2016 Chevrolet Trax
2016 Honda HR-V
If you’re looking fun features, excellent functionality, outstanding safety, and crossover style, then the compact SUVs are great vehicles to consider. There are many crossover vehicles out in the marketplace to choose from, but which vehicles stand out from the pack? We’ve taken two popular compact crossover SUVs on the market and put them head-to-head on the most important criteria. We’ve compared the 2016 Chevy Trax and the 2016 Honda HR-V on key safety, performance, and design to make your decision easier than ever.
Safety and Warranty
The Trax and HR-V both have an array of modern safety systems and features, like a full airbag system, height-adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners, anti-lock brakes, traction and electronic stability control, daytime running lights, rearview camera, and available rear parking sensors. However, the Trax includes OnStar technology with GPS technology for turn-by-turn direction, emergency response, remote car unlocking, and much more—a feature not available on the HR-V.
The Trax also performed better on key safety testing. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 35 mph frontal crash test awarded the Trax a 5-star rating, compared to the HR-V’s 4-star rating. The Trax demonstrated less neck injury risk, chest compression, neck stress, and leg force. The side impact test also favored the Trax, with less demonstrated chest movement, abdominal force, spine acceleration, and hip force.
The warranty for the Trax is also more impressive than the HR-V’s, with a year longer corrosion warranty, and 2 years of scheduled maintenance not available from Honda.
Performance, Power, and Handling
For a compact SUV, you should take all of the power and speed you can get. The Trax’s 1.4 turbo 4-cylinder engine is more powerful and faster than the HR-V’s 1.8 SOHC 4-cylinder engine. It offers 21 lb-ft more torque and can get from zero to 60 MPH .1 seconds faster. An automatic transmission is also standard on the Trax—a feature that costs more of the HR-V.
Two of the key elements to great handling are wheels and turning radius. The Trax wins on both counts—with available large 18-inch wheels, compared to the HR-V’s 17-inch wheels, and a tight 36.7 foot turning circle, compared to the 37.4 foot radius of the HR-V.
Smart ergonomics are essential to loving your vehicle. The Trax offers key features that the HR-V doesn’t, like available remote start, multiple setting variable intermittent wipers, standard automatic headlights, a center rear seat armrest, and option 115-volt A/C outlets.
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