Chevrolet Trax
Chevrolet Trax
Chevrolet Trax

2021 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

CG Says: The 2021 Chevrolet Trax loses its topline Premier model, but is otherwise essentially unchanged. The Trax is 15.5 inches shorter and 2.7 inches narrower than the Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV. It is about 6 inches shorter than Chevrolet’s new Trailblazer subcompact SUV. Trax shares its basic design with the Buick Encore, but it has less-luxurious trimmings and a more mainstream feel. The sole powertrain is a 138-horsepower turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with a 6-speed automatic. Trax is offered with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Available safety features include: forward-collision alert, blind-spot alert, lane-departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. Other available features include keyless access with pushbutton start, along with Apple CarPlay and Andoid Auto compatibility. 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. Still, Chevrolet’s new Trailblazer offers important safety features not available on Trax and a more up-to-date design.

The Facts
Class Subcompact 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: $22,395
AWD LS: $23,015
LT: $24,195
AWD LT: $24,815

Base Engine
turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
138
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24-26
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-31