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Chevrolet Trax

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Overview of the Chevrolet Trax

Learn about the Chevrolet Trax

Summary

With options ranging back all the way to 2015, the Chevrolet Trax is a subcompact SUV that offers easy maneuverability and modern technological features. With its small size and tight turning radius, this vehicle is a strong option for city drivers. While competitors offer more passenger and cargo space, the affordable Chevrolet Trax makes up for this in other ways. While few major changes have impacted the SUV since its launch in 2015, drivers looking for a used vehicle should choose models from 2017 and onward for refreshed styling with additional standard features.

Safety

Although the Chevrolet Trax doesn't feature as many standard advanced driver assistance features as other vehicles in its class, the vehicle has fantastic safety scores from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Optional features on the Chevrolet Trax 2019 include:

  • Rear cross traffic alert – to monitor the area behind you for vehicles approaching from either side
  • Lane departure warning – to alert you to get back into your lane when your vehicle starts to veer
  • Blind spot monitoring – to detect other vehicles located to the driver's side and rear to prevent collision

Interior

The Chevrolet Trax offers drivers a fairly well-designed cabin. Although the interior materials are well-made, some may find that the vehicle lacks the luxurious elements often found on other options in this class. Base options come standard with cloth upholstery, a four-way manually adjustable driver's seat and two-way manually adjustable passenger seats. Complete with two full sets of LATCH car-seat connectors, parents will find commuting with young children a simple and pain-free task.

Technology

No matter the trim, all models of the 2020 Chevrolet Trax come standard with the manufacturer's Infotainment 3 System, which is straightforward and easy to operate. While older models of the SUV instead opt for Chevrolet's MyLink system, all models dating back to 2015 include Bluetooth, USB ports, a six-speaker audio system and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Although additional upgrades are available, drivers will be pleased to find a long list of standard features that are typically only available as optional add-ons for many of the Chevrolet Trax's competitors.

Space

Despite being slightly undersized even among other subcompact SUVs in its class, like the Honda HR-V, the Chevrolet Trax makes the most of its limited space. With nearly 19 cubic feet of room behind the rear seats, it's straightforward for everyday commuters to stow their goods while going throughout their day. However, should more space be required, the rear seats fold down to extend the overall cargo space to more than 48 cubic feet. Passengers will be pleased to find ample head and legroom in all rows of seating in the Chevrolet Trax thanks to its well-designed layout.

Comfort

Outfitted with a 138-horsepower turbo-four engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, the Chevrolet Trax is perfectly suited for everyday driving. Some drivers have found the SUV slow to accelerate, claiming that the vehicle can feel underpowered when driving on the highway. However, the car makes up for any performance issues with its exceptional steering. Requiring little effort to steer, the Chevrolet Trax is very effective when maneuvering in small quarters. While front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive is also available on all trims.

Pros and cons of the Chevrolet Trax

  • Affordable price tag
  • Long-list of standard tech features
  • Easy to maneuver in tight spaces
  • Lacks engine power compared to similar vehicles
  • Below-average interior quality among competitors
  • Small size for its class
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Chevrolet Trax

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6 - 10Number of airbags depend on trim choice

Specifications of the Chevrolet Trax

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption7.8 - 10 L/100km
  • Highway consumption5.7 - 8.1 L/100km
  • Width1775 - 1776 mm
  • Length4247 - 4280 mm
  • Trunk space530 L
  • Cargo space1371 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Chevrolet Trax

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Chevrolet Trax 2013 - present is available in 6 trims:

2LT trim features and specs

Available with the 2LT trim:
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the 2LT trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Short wheel base
Available with the 2LT trim:
  • Emergency call system
  • Front seats centre airbag (optional)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the 2LT trim:
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Hill start assist
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the 2LT trim:
1.4 L - Gas - 138 hp
City consumption:8 - 9.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.9 - 7.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:605 - 751 km

LS trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LS trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Standard roof
  • Steel wheels (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Short wheel base
Available with the LS trim:
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Front seats centre airbag (optional)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the LS trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • CD player (optional)
  • Cruise control (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Hill start assist
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the LS trim:
1.4 L - Gas - 138 hp
City consumption:7.8 - 10 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.7 - 8.1 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:582 - 774 km

LTZ trim features and specs

Available with the LTZ trim:
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LTZ trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Short wheel base
Available with the LTZ trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Front seats centre airbag (optional)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the LTZ trim:
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Hill start assist
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the LTZ trim:
1.4 L - Gas - 138 hp
City consumption:8 - 9.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.9 - 7.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:605 - 751 km

1LT trim features and specs

Available with the 1LT trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the 1LT trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Short wheel base
Available with the 1LT trim:
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Front seats centre airbag (optional)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the 1LT trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • CD player (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Hill start assist
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the 1LT trim:
1.4 L - Gas - 138 hp
City consumption:8 - 10 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.9 - 8.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:582 - 751 km

Premier trim features and specs

Available with the Premier trim:
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Premier trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Premier trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Knee airbag
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Premier trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • CD player (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Hill start assist
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Premier trim:
1.4 L - Gas - 138 hp
City consumption:9.7 - 9.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.6 - 8.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:584 - 605 km

1LZ trim features and specs

Available with the 1LZ trim:
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the 1LZ trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Short wheel base
Available with the 1LZ trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the 1LZ trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Hill start assist
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the 1LZ trim:
1.4 L - Gas - 138 hp
City consumption:9.2 - 9.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:7 - 7.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:605 - 646 km

Frequently asked questions about the Chevrolet Trax

The Chevrolet Trax is classified as a subcompact SUV. It has a total length of 13.9 feet and its curb weight ranges from 3,124 to 3,344 lbs.

Compared to some of its more luxurious competitors, the interior of the Chevrolet Trax may come across as underwhelming, however, the cabin is crafted using quality materials and is optimized for space.

The 2020 Chevrolet Trax offers drivers a respectable fuel economy of 11.1 km/l in the city and 13.2 km/l on the highway.

Although the Chevrolet Trax come standard with rear-wheel drive, all models can be upgraded to included all-wheel drive.

According to J.D. Power, the Chevrolet Trax has scored reliability ratings ranging from average to above-average every year since 2015.