2015 Chevrolet Trax

Pros: Close-quarters maneuverability; ride quality and noise levels are impressive considering the small size

Cons: Cramped rear-seat space; limited cargo room; middling acceleration; so-so interior materials; no push-button start available

CG Says: Chevrolet gains a new compact SUV for 2015. Actually, subcompact SUV is more like it… the Chevrolet Trax is about 10 inches shorter and 2 inches narrower than the Ford Escape compact SUV. Trax shares its basic design with the Buick Encore, but it has less-luxurious trimmings and a more mainstream feel. Trax’s ultra-compact dimensions make for tight rear-seat space and limited cargo versatility compared to larger vehicles. However, Trax also boasts outstanding close-quarters maneuverability and usefully tall driving position that makes it exceptionally easy to drive and park. The subcompact SUV segment is growing fast, and Chevrolet has a compelling entry in the class.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacture South Korea
Base Prices LS: $20,120
AWD LS: $21,620
LT: $22,445
AWD LT: $23,945
LTZ: $25,030
AWD LTZ: $26,530

Base Engine
turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

2015 Chevrolet Trax