The 2016 Trax, which is expected to arrive at Chevrolet dealerships this summer, received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.
The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the Trax.
Standard safety equipment includes 10 airbags, including rear-seat-mounted thorax airbags. Other standard safety features include a rearview camera, electronic stability control, traction control and antilock brakes.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that the 2016 Kia Soul also received the top five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Nissan Juke has not been rated. The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport received a four-star overall safety rating from NHTSA.