2016 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2016 Chevy Trax

2016 CX-3 Grand Touring

2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Chevy Trax

2016 Chevy Trax

There is a great deal of competition in the world of crossover SUVs, with so many options and features that it can be hard to select the best one for you and your family. To make that easier, we’ve compared one of our top sellers – the 2016 Mazda CX-3— to a popular competitor, the 2016 Chevy Trax. We think it’s easy to see why Car and Driver magazine rated the 2016 Mazda CX-3 first and put the Trax in sixth place. Read on to see how it fits into your Sarasota and Tampa drive.


The 2016 Mazda CX-3 has a number of available features that drivers won’t find on the 2016 Chevy Trax:

  • 2016 Mazda CX-3 In order to keep cabin occupants safer, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 can be equipped with features like Forward Collision Warning and Smart City Brake Support, which can apply the brakes if it detects an obstacle and the driver fails to react. Drivers also have access to options like Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, and Rear Cross-path Warning help keep track of objects that may not be clearly visible.
  • 2016 Chevy Trax Chevrolet doesn’t offer Forward Collision Warning or crash mitigating braking on the Trax, making it more difficult to prevent accidents if drivers become distracted or fail to react in time. Trax owners also lack access to advanced features like Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, and Rear Cross-path warning, so if an object makes its way into the vehicle’s blind spot, it may be difficult to avoid.


The 2016 Mazda CX-3 offers more power, better economy, and more responsive braking than the Chevy Trax:

  • 2016 Mazda CX-3The base engine for the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is a 2.0L 4-cylinder motor that produces 146 hp and can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in just 8.1 seconds, coming to a full-stop in only 117 feet thanks to responsive 4-wheel disc brakes. This engine is fuel -efficient as well, deliver 29 mpg/city and 35 mpg/highway economy in EPA testing.
  • 2016 Chevy Trax – The Chevy Trax is equipped with a 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers just 138 hp and requires 9.8-seconds to achieve 60 MPH from 0. Stopping the Trax takes longer as well, with the vehicle requiring 119 feet to come to a stop from 60 MPH. Drivers will waste more fuel with this engine as well, with the Trax achieving just 26 mpg/city and 34 mpg/highway efficiency in EPA testing.


When it comes to standard and available features, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 easily outperforms the 2016 Chevy Trax:

  • 2016 Mazda CX-3 – Available features like a heads-up display, Advanced Keyless Entry with Start, rain-sensing wipers, automatic high beams, adaptive headlamps, and Radar Cruise Control make the 2016 Mazda CX-3 effortlessly convenient and allow the driver to concentrate on the road and not fuss with options.
  • 2016 Chevy Trax – The 2016 Chevy Trax offers remote entry, but not Advanced Entry with Start, and drivers cannot add rain-sensing wipers, adaptive headlamps, or Radar Cruise Control to any trim.

Test-Drive the 2016 Mazda CX-3 Near Sarasota and Tampa at Cox Mazda

Contact Cox Mazda at (888) 260-1691 or visit our showroom at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton, FL to test drive the 2016 Mazda CX-3 near Sarasota and Tampa today.