2017 Chevrolet Trax

Buyer's Guide

The tiny crossover segment has received a lot of attention over the past two years with new entries from Honda, Fiat, and Mazda launching just last year. While there aren’t new entrants for 2017, Chevrolet has taken the opportunity to give its participant, the Trax, a mid-life update.

As with the subcompact Sonic hatchback and Buick Encore with which it shares its platform, the Trax receives a brand new look inside and out with design elements that bring it in line with the new Cruze and Malibu sedans.

New headlamps, dotted with LED daytime running lights flank a redesigned upper grille, while the lower fascia receives a hexagonal chrome-accented main intake. It’s a bolder look, but also a more mature and upscale one. Fog lamps, available on mid and high-level trims, receive a chrome-accented housing.

As with other Chevy models, the Trax adopts Premier as the nomenclature for top-of-the-line. LTZ is no more. Premier trims can be differentiated from the LT and LS by LED taillights and 18-inch wheels, while the interior receives leatherette upholstery, plus a two-tone dashboard finish to match the colour of the seats.

A new dashboard design is the biggest change to the Trax's cabin. Gentle curves and a wraparound design host a more traditional instrument cluster design; the old model’s chunky pod is replaced by a conventional analogue speedometer and tach, and is joined by an offset trip computer display. The lower half of the console is of a simple design with clear rotary knobs, big buttons, and easily accessed USB ports. While the Trax’s new dashboard sports higher quality materials with fewer panel gaps, and classy metal-finish accents, it loses its secondary upper glove box.

The Trax also gets Chevy’s new MyLink infotainment system which features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. OnStar is standard and gives the Trax standard 4G LTE in-car internet, plus built-in Wi-Fi which can be used for up to seven devices. Also available on the Trax are four new active safety system. While a blind-spot convex mirror and reverse camera are standard equipment, the 2017 Trax can be had with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and forward collision warning. Note that emergency autonomous braking is not yet available.

All Trax trims are powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine produces 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque, which is near the bottom of the class for power; some rivals offer up to 180 hp. All trims come standard with front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is optional on all trims. Previously, AWD was not available on the base LS trim.

In addition to the in-car and active safety technology, buyers are certain to appreciate the Trax’s spacious cargo hold. Thanks to the Trax’s upright design and squared-off roofline, owners can pack more into the Trax than any other rival, Honda HR-V aside.

2017 Chevrolet Trax Specifications

There are 6 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From N/A MSRP
8.1
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
138 hp @4900 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
FWD 4dr Premier N/A 5 SUV
FWD 4dr Premier 138 hp @4900 rpm 148 ft-lb @1850 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr Premier 167.2" 69.9" 65.2" 100.6"
FWD 4dr Premier
FWD 4dr Premier Premium Synthetic Seats
FWD 4dr Premier
FWD 4dr Premier
FWD 4dr LS $19,995 5 SUV
FWD 4dr LS 138 hp @4900 rpm 148 ft-lb @1850 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr LS 167.6" 69.9" 64.8" 100.6"
FWD 4dr LS
FWD 4dr LS Cloth Seats
FWD 4dr LS
FWD 4dr LS
AWD 4dr LS $24,895 5 SUV
AWD 4dr LS 138 hp @4900 rpm 148 ft-lb @1850 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr LS 167.6" 69.9" 64.8" 100.6"
AWD 4dr LS
AWD 4dr LS Cloth Seats
AWD 4dr LS
AWD 4dr LS
FWD 4dr LT $24,895 5 SUV
FWD 4dr LT 138 hp @4900 rpm 148 ft-lb @1850 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr LT 167.6" 69.9" 64.8" 100.6"
FWD 4dr LT
FWD 4dr LT N/A
FWD 4dr LT
FWD 4dr LT
AWD 4dr LT $26,895 5 SUV
AWD 4dr LT 138 hp @4900 rpm 148 ft-lb @1850 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr LT 167.6" 69.9" 64.8" 100.6"
AWD 4dr LT
AWD 4dr LT N/A
AWD 4dr LT
AWD 4dr LT
AWD 4dr Premier $32,295 5 SUV
AWD 4dr Premier 138 hp @4900 rpm 148 ft-lb @1850 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr Premier 167.6" 69.9" 64.8" 100.6"
AWD 4dr Premier
AWD 4dr Premier Premium Synthetic Seats
AWD 4dr Premier
AWD 4dr Premier

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Owner Reviews: 2017 Chevrolet / Trax

Average Rating

2013 Chevrolet Trax

by Aitch on 07-01-2017
Nice driving
I love my car. It is good on gas, looks super cute and is the perfect size !

The sun roof is awesome and the leather seats are so comfortable. I recommend this vehicle to anyone !
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2013 Chevrolet Trax

by Aitch on 07-01-2017
Wonderful ride
I love my Trax. It is comfortable, cute looking, and I have had no problems with it in 3 years.

It is reliable as well.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2015 Chevrolet Trax

by Sylverado on 06-29-2017
Cool ride
Smooth ride good height nice fuel economy seats coulbd be a little more comfortable. I like the storage space and the hatchback door
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
4/5
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