Chevrolet Trax SUV
Facts about Chevrolet Trax mini-SUV. The Chevrolet Trax is Chevy’s entry in the competitive compact SUV market, offering the safety, space, and styling of the SUV without the higher price and lower gas mileage of the traditional SUV.
History of the Chevrolet Trax mini-SUV
The Chevrolet Trax SUV is a subcompact crossover SUV manufactured since 2013. The Chevrolet Trax SUV was first sold in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The Chevrolet Trax SUV was offered in the United States in 2015. The Chevrolet Trax is called a compact SUV or CUV; it is also called a mini-SUV.
Design of the Chevrolet Trax mini-SUV
The Chevrolet Trax shares the General Motors Gamma 2 platform with its rival the Buick Encore. The drive-train and engine capacity vary from market to market. In the United States, the only engine available as of 2015 is the 1.4 liter turbo-charged gasoline engine. In Central America and Mexico, only the 1.8 liter gasoline engine was available in 2015. European customers could choose from a 1.4 turbo-charged gasoline engine, 1.6 liter gasoline engine and an intermediate 1.7 liter diesel engine.
There are three main configurations of the Chevrolet Trax: the 1LS, LT and LTZ. The more expensive version, the LTZ, comes with fog lamps and chrome lift-gate handle. The LS has a manual four way driver’s seat, while the LTZ has a powered seat adjuster with more settings. The LTZ also has heated front seats. The LS model has a manual transmission, while the LT and LTZ come in both automatic and manual transmissions.
The Chevrolet Trax SUV, in all its iterations, has 48.4 cubic feet of cargo space.
The Trax vehicle has a rear vision camera system in the LT and LTZ models. It comes with an OnStar system that is linked to the crash sensors. The Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system is standard for the Trax.
Performance of the Chevrolet Trax mini-SUV
The Chevrolet Trax SUV gets up to 26 miles per gallon in the city and up to 34 mpg on the highway. This is somewhat better gas mileage than many of its competitors.
The turbocharged engine does not require premium gasoline to run to deliver the same high end performance.
The Chevrolet Trax received a National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration safety rating of 5 stars in 2015. U.S. and World Report gave it a score of 9.7 out of 10 for safety in 2015. It received a 7.1 for performance by the same publication. The standard six speed automatic transmission decreased its performance ratings for being hesitant to shift.
The Chevrolet Trax was given an above average rating for reliability by JD Power and Associates.
The Chevrolet Trax has minimal ground clearance, so do not take it off road.
Rivals of the Chevrolet Trax mini-SUV
The major rivals to the Chevrolet Trax SUV are the Buick Encore and Jeep Renegade. It is sometimes compared to the Chevrolet Equinox, which is larger and more expensive.
Trivia about Chevrolet Trax mini-SUV
There was a 2007 concept car by Chevrolet also called the Chevrolet Trax SUV.
The name of the car varies based on where it is sold. In Russia, it is called the Chevrolet Tracker. In Australia, it is called Holden Trax.
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