2018 Chevrolet Trax

Buyer's Guide

Chevrolet's subcompact Trax crossover was heavily revised for 2017. It got new styling front and rear, and an updated interior with nicer materials and a new infotainment system that added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Chevy added available blind spot alerts, rear cross traffic warnings, forward collision alert, and lane departure warnings.

With those big changes, there isn't much new this year. The biggest changes are some shuffling of trims and making the active safety features standard on the top Premier trim.

The Trax isn't the most fun to drive, but that's a tall order in a class that includes the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V. It also doesn't offer the off-road chops of the Jeep Renegade. What it does offer is a confident on-highway drive, with a suspension that is firm enough to not fall on its face when the roads get twisty, but soft enough to handle potholes in town.

It also offers lots of space, having a very roomy cabin and plenty of cargo storage. The Trax, along with its Buick Encore stablemate, offer excellent headroom for passengers front and rear. It also offers a 1.4L turbo-four that puts 138 hp through a six-speed automatic. Front-drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available.

The base Trax LS offers OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot. The infotainment system uses Chevrolet's excellent MyLink system and operates through a 7.0-inch touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. Keyless entry is standard, as are power windows 16-inch alloys and AC, but if you want cruise control, you'll need to step up to LT.

The LT also adds roof rack rails, satellite radio and remote start. LT trim also gets you heated mirrors, and under seat storage drawer, 110-volt power outlet, and LED running lamps. The active safety feature package is optional, as are power seats and a leather-wrapped wheel.

The top Premier trim is all-wheel drive only and adds leatherette seats, illuminated vanity mirrors, and a Bose stereo. Power and heated seats are also standard, as is a power sunroof.

Fuel economy for the front-drive Trax is rated at 9.2 L/100 km city and 7.1 highway. The all-wheel drive model is rated for 9.8/7.7.

2018 Chevrolet Trax Specifications

There are 5 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $20,100 MSRP
8.2
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 LS $20,100 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" 64.9" 100.6"
FWD 4dr LS
FWD 4dr LS Cloth Seats
FWD 4dr LS
FWD 4dr LS
AWD 4dr LS $25,000 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" 65.2" 100.6"
AWD 4dr LS
AWD 4dr LS Cloth Seats
AWD 4dr LS
AWD 4dr LS
FWD 4dr LT $25,000 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" 66" 100.6"
FWD 4dr LT
FWD 4dr LT N/A
FWD 4dr LT
FWD 4dr LT
AWD 4dr LT $27,000 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" 66.3" 100.6"
AWD 4dr LT
AWD 4dr LT N/A
AWD 4dr LT
AWD 4dr LT
AWD 4dr Premier $32,400 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" 66.5" 100.6"
AWD 4dr Premier
AWD 4dr Premier Premium Synthetic Seats
AWD 4dr Premier
AWD 4dr Premier

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Owner Reviews: 2018 Chevrolet / Trax

Average Rating

2013 Chevrolet Trax

Trim: LS
by roy0001 on 06-07-2015
Great daily driver
Really like our Trax. Great car for daily driving.
Handling and maneuverability in city and great fuel economy. The little turbo 4 makes it no slouch both hwy and city. Would buy one again only with more options. ggggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttttttttt little car...........................................................
Overall
4.5
Comfort
3/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2013 Chevrolet Trax

by dmart93 on 03-19-2014
Great car.
Love this car. I owned a Oldsmobile Silhouette van before this. Needed a smaller car but not a small car. This was a match made in heaven. Lots of head room and high enough off the ground to not have a car feel. Roomy enough to fit 5 comfortably and the back seat goes down with enough height to hall a lawn mower or dishwasher ect. Great car. Love the shape and the color. My only wish was I should have got a model up as mine has no CD player or back speakers but great sound and has iPod hook up for mp3. Has enough power to get around and wont cost a fortune in gas. Only complaint was the water pump went after 6 months and a recall on the wipers. But hey that's what warranty if for. Highly recommend this car. I have had it for about 8 months so far and have only seen about 3 maybe four of these on the road. But I don't drive that far. Stay very local most of the time. Great car.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2013 Chevrolet Trax

Trim: LS
by 2013-TraxLS on 09-25-2013
2013 Trax LS
Perky performance, given the small engine, it is adequately responsive. I like the good fuel economy coupled with SUV versatility, looks and ride. The Bluetooth and audio steering wheel controls, OnStar and keyless entry a standard is a nice security feature. Great overall ride for Family
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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