2016 Chevy Trax vs 2016 Buick Encore

Cousins Chevy and Buick have been active in the subcompact SUV segment since 2013, relying on brand loyalty and exclusivity for success. American shoppers appreciate the attention to detail and legacy that Chevrolet and Buick represent and are more likely to continue purchasing a brand that has demonstrated reliable quality. As we compare the 2016 Chevy Trax vs 2016 Buick Encore, we'll keep in mind not only how similar these vehicles are, but also how the history of their makers influences their individual quirks and nuances.

Although similar, the Trax and the Encore potentially appeal to very different segments of drivers. Trax is highly popular among drivers under 25, while the legacy of Buick as a luxury sedan giant precede it -- Encore's success is due, in part, to that fact. So, your subcompact SUV decision will depend on what best suits your life and your personality.

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2016 Chevy Trax vs 2016 Buick Encore
1.4L four-cylinder turbo Engine 1.4L four-cylinder turbo
138 Horsepower 138
16-inch Base wheel size 18-inch
Standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot Standard

Standard equipment on the 2016 Encore and 2016 Trax

The Encore was released first, with the Trax concept built in 2015 on the Encore's platform. Base equipment on the Buick Encore includes 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, heated exterior mirrors, roof rails, rear privacy glass, a combination of cloth and faux leather upholstery, a power driver seat, a fold-flat passenger seat, 60/40-split folding rear seatback, a cargo cover, OnStar emergency communications, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability, a USB port, satellite radio, a CD player and a 7-inch touchscreen with Buick's IntelliLink electronics interface and smartphone app integration. In short, Encore provides more upfront because those interested in it typically have higher expectations and higher budgets.

The less-expensive 2016 Trax LS features 16-inch wheels, automatic headlights, full power accessories, a 60/40-split folding rear seatback, a fold-flat front passenger seat, a rear cargo cover, Chevrolet MyLink interface accessed via a 7-inch touchscreen with integrated smartphone apps, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, GM's OnStar telematics with 4G Wi-Fi, Siri Eyes Free for iPhone users, a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack. Everything a young single driver or family needs!

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