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2016 Chevy Trax vs 2016 Ford Escape near Chickasha, OK

More Standard Features Equals More Fun

Subcompact crossovers have been getting more popular with each passing year – it’s easy to see why, too. They offer large space without putting too much of a dent in the fuel efficiency. Each year brings more entries into the segment, though, so we at David Stanley Chevrolet have put together this 2016 Chevy Trax vs the 2016 Ford Escape near Chickasha, OK, comparison to prove that we’re still the best.

No matter what vehicle you opt for, safety is always something you have to take into account. The Trax provides 10 air bags1 as standard, including ones for your knees, that are triggered by a Passenger Sensing System in the event of an accident. The Trax also has StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control, which is optimal for when the roads get icy to keep you on course. Should anything happen, though, you’re covered by Automatic Crash Response from the OnStar® Guidance Plan2. This also includes turn-by-turn navigation3 so that there won’t be any wild maneuvers as you almost miss your turn off! This system will let you know well in advance how far you are away from where you need to be and get you there as safely as possible. While the Escape has a respectable number of airbags4, its SOS Post-Crash Alert SystemTM5 does not connect you immediately with help. It flashes the lights and unlocks your car doors, but if no one else is around, that won’t do much good!

As we delve deeper into this comparison between the 2016 Chevy Trax vs the 2016 Ford Escape near Chickasha, OK, you won’t find navigation on the Escape at all unless you pay more for that specific feature. While the Trax comes standard with Chevrolet MyLink6 on a 7-inch color touchscreen which provides access to features like Pandora®7 and Siri® Eyes Free8, Ford SYNC®9 comes only on a 4.2-inch color LCD screen that may be difficult to use due to its miniscule size which can reduce input accuracy.

On top of all of these other great features that are standard on the Chevrolet Trax, you’re also privy to a rear vision camera10, a 6-speaker sound system, Remote Keyless Entry, and a Driver Information Center (DIC) 3.5-inch diagonal monochromatic display, none of which you’ll find standard on the Escape.

It’s clear to us at David Stanley Chevrolet which subcompact crossover is the winner in this comparison between the 2016 Chevy Trax vs the 2016 Ford Escape near Chickasha, OK. Come on down to our showroom, located at 614 SW 74th Street in Oklahoma City, OK, to see it up close and personal! 

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1. A NOTE ON CHILD SAFETY: Always use safety belts and the correct restraint for your child’s age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with a passenger air bag. See the Owner’s Manual and the child safety seat instructions for more safety information.

2. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers.

3. Map coverage excludes Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and portions of Canada.

4. Always wear your safety belt and secure children in the rear seat.

5. SOS hardware may become damaged or the battery may lose power in a crash, which could prevent operation. Not all crashes will activate an airbag or safety belt pretensioner.

6. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. MyLink on Trax does not include functionality such as enhanced voice recognition, Gracenote and CD player.

7. Data plan rates apply.

8. Requires compatible iPhone running iOS 6 or later.

9. Available feature. Don’t drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don’t use handheld devices while driving. Apple CarPlay is available on 2017 models with SYNC 3; owners of 2016 models with SYNC 3 are required to perform a software upgrade and purchase a hardware upgrade. Requires phone with compatible version of Apple iOS and active data service. SYNC does not control Apple CarPlay while in use. Apple is solely responsible for their functionality. Message and data rates may apply. Apple CarPlay, and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc.

10. Safety features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important safety information.