These days, the highways seem to be filled with crossovers, compact SUVs with the attributes of both sedans and sport utility vehicles. Like sedans, they are easy to drive, convenient when looking for a spot in a crowded parking lot, and give you great fuel economy. Like SUVs, they are spacious for their size, can handle inclement weather well, and can be easily reconfigured to accommodate sizable cargo hauls. Despite all of these commonalities, not all crossovers are created equal. Some don’t handle very well or give less than optimal fuel economy. Others can seem underpowered, leaving you with the feeling that your crossover just won’t give you enough get up and go. Still more come with a price tag that isn’t justified by what they are offering. Enter the 2021 Chevy Trax, a compact crossover that is sporty, comfortable, economical, and fun to drive.
Since its introduction in the 2012 model year, the Chevy Trax has stood out as a leader in the increasingly crowded class of compact SUVs. From its aerodynamic lines to its striking profile, the Trax looks unlike any of those other cookie cutters and is readily identifiable as a Chevrolet with its classic logo on its grille. The 2021 Chevy Trax has many great features, including the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen. This system includes a rocking 6-speaker audio system to keep you and your passengers entertained. It also includes a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to keep you connected, Bluetooth audio streaming for two active devices, and is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capable.
The 2021 Chevy Trax has all this and more, including solid performance, exceptional fuel economy, and plenty of space for you, your passengers and your stuff. What’s more, the 2021 Trax is one of the safest vehicles in its class on the road today. Best of all, the 2021 Chevy Trax is very affordable considering all it has to offer.
The 2021 Chevy Trax has a base MSRP of $21,400. This is for the standard Trax LS model. There is one other trim level, the LT with a starting MSRP of $23,200. This adds roof rack side rails, cruise control and a remote vehicle starter system to your Trax.
In addition, Chevrolet offers two special editions based on the Trax LT model that really set them apart. The Midnight Edition features 18-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, all-season blackwall tires, black beltline moldings and door handles, and front and rear black skid plates with distinctive Chevrolet logos. The Sport Edition takes the Trax LT and adds 18-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, all-season blackwall tires, body color door handles, black beltline moldings, black front and rear skid plates, and front and rear black Chevrolet bowtie emblems.
Every 2021 Chevy Trax is equipped with a powerful and efficient 1.4-liter Turbo Ecotec 4-cylinder gas engine. This engine utilizes its turbocharger as well as variable valve timing and multiport fuel injection to improve overall engine performance. As a result, the engine is able to produce 138 horsepower and 148 pounds to feet of torque despite its relatively small size. This is the benefit of having a turbocharger on your engine. The Trax also features a 6-speed automatic transmission that is electronically controlled to give you better overall control over your engine’s performance.
The 2021 Chevy Trax is front-wheel drive standard with available all-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive system gives the Trax better handling in low traction situations like inclement weather and rough road conditions by constantly monitoring the performance of the Trax’s four wheels and adjusting to provide maximum traction regardless of the situation.
The Trax has an excellent ride for you and your passengers. This is the result of the suspension system on the 2021 Chevy Trax that features MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension. As a result, you can appreciate the responsiveness of your Trax without having to experience the unpleasant feel of every rut in the road you’re travelling on.
One of the reasons so many folks love to drive compact SUVs and crossovers is the ability to have a roomy vehicle that won’t kill them at the gas pump. The 2021 Chevy Trax offers you a crossover with excellent fuel economy regardless of which model you choose. The Trax with front-wheel drive provides 26 miles per gallon in city driving, 31 miles per gallon on the highway, and a combined 28 miles per gallon. If you choose your Trax with all-wheel drive, you won’t experience a significant drop-off in fuel efficiency, a common tradeoff for many vehicles when choosing between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive Trax will give you an estimated 24 miles per gallon in the city, 29 miles per gallon in highway driving, and a combined 26 miles per gallon. The Trax has a 14-gallon gas tank that allows you to get up to 434 cruising range on your vehicle when travelling on the highway, making the Trax ideal for road trips.
One thing you’re sure to notice about the 2021 Chevy Trax is its roomy interior and spacious cargo space. Too many crossovers are a compromise, offering you either a comfortable seating arrangement for your passengers but no room for your stuff, or plenty of cargo capacity but a cramped passenger compartment. Trax gives you the best of both worlds.
The 2021 Chevy Trax offers a full 92.8 cubic feet of passenger space. This is plenty of room for you and your four passengers to stretch out even on long trips. Chevrolet has given the Trax soft and comfortable cloth seats. If you opt for the Chevy Trax LT the seat trim is a deluxe combination of cloth and leatherette, giving your Trax a sexy look to match its sporty exterior.
The 39.6 inches of headroom in the front seats and 38.8 inches in the rear seats should provide plenty of clearance for your tallest passengers. There is also great legroom, a full 40.8 inches in the front row, and 35.7 in the rear. This roominess can also be felt with 54.1 inches of shoulder room in the front row and 52.8 inches in the rear, and 51.7 inches of hip room in the front seats and 50.7 inches in the rear. The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with its 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen will keep everyone entertained and connected during your trip.
You might think that a compact SUV with that much passenger space would skimp on the payload. However, the 2021 Chevy Trax has a trunk with 18.7 cubic feet of cargo space, comparable to many larger SUVs. If you need more space, the split-folding 60/40 seats in the rear can be easily flipped to provide a full 48.4 cubic feet for your stuff. The Trax features flat-folding seats in the front and rear rows, making storage easy. It also allows you to fit objects up to 8-feet in length with the front passenger seat and rear row folded down. The strength of the Trax’s 1.4-liter turbo engine also gives it the power to carry up to 944 pounds of payload. That gives you the option to easily turn your Trax from a passenger vehicle to a cargo carrier with confidence that it can get the job done.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has rated the 2021 Chevy Trax one of the safest vehicles in its class. The NHTSA awarded the Trax a 5-star overall vehicle score for safety. This is because Chevrolet has made sure to load the Trax up with plenty of active and passive safety features.
It begins with a set of 4-wheel antilock brakes that are disc in the front and drum in the rear. These will help you avoid collisions in inclement weather by preventing the brakes from locking. The Trax also has StabiliTrak electronic stability control with traction control that automatically adjusts engine torque and braking to make sure your Trax stays on track. Daytime running lamps improve overall safety for you and the other drivers on the road. The Trax LT trim features LED daytime running lamps. A rear vision camera will give you the ability to pull out of parking spaces with the electronic eyes to cover any blindspots. Rear cross traffic alert, side blind zone alert, and rear park assist are available as optional features if you’d like to improve this even further.
In the unfortunate event of a collision, Chevrolet has got you and your passengers covered. The Trax features 10 airbags to provide maximum safety. In addition, every 2021 Chevy Trax is OnStar & Chevrolet Connected Services capable, so you can utilize these features in the event of an emergency. Chevrolet has made safety a key concern, and it shows in all the safety systems on your 2021 Chevy Trax.