With its easy handling, practical features, and affordable price tag, the Trax has won over many fans. Those who were disappointed to hear that it was discontinued after the 2022 model year and missing from Chevy’s lineup for the 2023 model year will be happy to know that the Trax is making a triumphant return after its brief hiatus. Reimagined for the modern market, the 2024 Chevy Trax is larger than its predecessor but is still an affordable subcompact SUV that has plenty to love.
That larger size means more legroom for passengers and more space for cargo, but the Trax is still compact enough for easy maneuvering on narrow streets and in tight spaces. The new Trax is also getting some other upgrades, including more modern tech features and a wider array of trim levels to choose from, so you can find an option that’s just right for your driving habits, lifestyle, and budget.
Whether you were a fan of the old Trax and want to know what has changed, or you’re looking into this model for the very first time, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to cover all of the details you need to know about this new-and-improved Trax. Here at McCluskey Chevrolet, we believe that our customers deserve to get all of the knowledge they need to make an informed decision about what vehicle is perfect for their needs.
Technology moves quickly, and the suite of driver assistance features is one aspect of the Trax that is getting a significant overhaul for this new generation. The 2022 Trax is certainly a safe vehicle; it has a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and comes standard with ten airbags, a high-strength steel safety cage, and a rear vision camera. However, more advanced features are relegated to “optional,” so looking for the best price on a Trax in previous years meant missing out on useful features.
The 2024 Trax comes standard with Chevy Safety Assist, so you can drive with confidence knowing that there is a suite of automatic systems working to help keep you and your passengers safe on the road. These features come standard across all trim levels:
The Trax is entering its new generation with a bold new look. You can tell just by glancing at the exterior that this is a major update. Up front, there’s a new grille design that prominently features the Chevy bowtie in the center of it. All-new LED headlamps are more powerful than the lights on the outgoing model, so they don’t need to be as big. That means that the headlights are sleek slashes on the sides of the face instead of the large, round, more old-fashioned features that they were on the 2022 Trax. Bright LED daytime running lamps make the vehicle extra visible, so it’s easy for other drivers and pedestrians to see, day or night.
The body is eleven inches longer and two inches wider than the previous model of Trax. This results in more legroom for passengers in the back seat, which is great news for families whose kids are due for a growth spurt or for drivers who often ride with groups of adults who need a full-size space in order to stretch out and get comfortable. The extra size also increases the cargo capacity by over 10%, so you can stock up on groceries in bulk, load up all of the equipment for your kids’ extra-curricular activities, or pack everything you need for your next road trip.
While the Trax has gained width and length, it has actually lost a few inches in height. Now four inches lower to the ground, the new Trax has a lower center of gravity than the 2022 version. This makes for a smooth ride and improved handling, so wherever you’re going, you can be sure that getting there truly will be half the fun.
The new trim levels each bring their own unique styling features to the table. The no-frills LS and LT have minimalistic designs for those who care more about function than form. Upgrade to RS for a sportier look with a special grille design and exclusive badging, plus unique machine-faced aluminum wheels. The ACTIV trim stands out at the high end of the lineup with a monochromatic design that features titanium chrome accents and a bold rear skid plate along with black 18-inch wheels.
In addition to all of the major changes, the Trax is also available in some new exterior paint colors. Sterling Gray and Harvest Bronze offer classic, neutral metallic tones for drivers who like to stick with the tried and true options. If you’re looking for something a little bolder, though, there are a few bright pops of color available as well, like Cayenne Orange, Nitro Yellow, and Cacti Green.
Step inside the 2024 Trax, and you’ll find a completely redesigned interior that’s well-stocked with comfort and convenience features. While the 2022 Trax had a seven-inch touchscreen, the 2024 model features an eight-inch screen on the LS and 1RS trims and a massive eleven-inch screen on the LT trim and up. The larger screen makes information easier to read at a glance, so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road for too long in order to quickly check it. The screen is also tilted slightly toward the driver’s seat, so it’s easy to reach and intuitive to use.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are useful features that allow you to connect your smartphone directly to the infotainment system. That way, you can safely access your favorite navigation apps, music streaming services, messages, and more through the Trax’s interface. While both of these features were already available on previous model years of the Trax, the 2024 model now comes standard with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Since wireless device charging is an available feature, you can go completely cord-free and never have to stress out over a frayed cable or lost USB cord again.
The Trax is also available with an electronic parking brake that takes up less space than a traditional one, making room for a larger center console. Heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated side view mirrors come standard on the 1RS, 2RS, and ACTIV trims and are available on the LT, so you can tackle cold winter mornings without having to sacrifice your comfort. Remote start is a standard feature on all trims except for the LS, so you can get the heat going on a cold day or the AC going on a hot day from a distance and know that by the time you open the car door, the cabin will be just the right temperature.