Introduced in 2013, the Trax was Chevrolet's first entry in the then-new subcompact crossover class. The 2017 model received a styling refresh, and we expect 2020 will be the last year for the current Trax, which may be redesigned into a new generation and renamed Trailblazer for 2021.
What's New / Key Changes from Last Year
The six-speed manual transmission that was part of last year's LS package is gone, leaving a six-speed automatic as the standard transmission in all trims.
Chevrolet sells the Trax in LS, LT and Premier trims. The former pair begin as front-drivers with an AWD option, while the Premier is AWD-only. All versions use a 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission.
LS trim includes a 3.5-inch driver information display, manual four-way driver and two-way passenger seat adjustments, a six-speaker stereo, 7.0-inch infotainment display, cloth upholstery, tilt-and-telescopic steering, power windows and door locks, keyless entry, tire pressure monitoring, 16-inch aluminum wheels and a rear intermittent wiper.
LT adds heated and power-adjustable side mirrors, LED daytime running lights and taillights, roof rails, cruise control, upgraded cloth upholstery, front passenger under-seat storage, remote engine start, air conditioning and satellite radio.
Premier trim brings 18-inch wheels, chrome exterior trim, fog lights, sunroof, six-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, auto-dimming rearview mirror, passive keyless entry, leather-trimmed steering wheel, leatherette upholstery, rear cross traffic alert, rear park assist, blind spot monitoring, forward collision alert and lane departure warning.
The LT Convenience Package adds to that trim passive keyless entry, power driver's seat, leather-trimmed steering wheel and cloth-and-leatherette seating.
Chevrolet's fuel consumption estimates are 9.1/7.6 L/100 km (city/highway) with front-wheel drive and 10.0/8.0 with AWD.
The Trax faces a lot more competition now than at its 2013 introduction. Among the more notable additions to the class since then are the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Ford Ecosport, Nissan Qashqai, Nissan Kicks, Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade, Hyundai Kona, Toyota C-HR and the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.
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