2018 Chevrolet Trax SUV

City mpg:
25
Highway mpg:
33

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2018 Chevrolet Trax SUV Overview

The standard features of the Chevrolet Trax LS include 1.4L I-4 138hp intercooled turbo engine, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, rear side-impact airbag, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 16" steel wheels, ABS and driveline traction control, StabiliTrak electronic stability, power mirrors.

2018 Chevrolet
Trax SUV

Starting at: $21,000

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  • 2018 Chevrolet Trax LS SUV

    • Price:$21,995
    • Offers:$2,750
    • Sale Price:$19,245
    • Conditional Offers:$2,500
    • Conditional Sale Price:$16,745
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    Engine:
    1.4L I-4 cyl,
    Transmission:
    Automatic,
    Drive Line:
    Front-wheel Drive,
    MPG Range:
    25.0/33.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Storm Blue,
    Interior Color:
    Black,
    Stock #:
    18T0516
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    Radio: Chevrolet MyLink Audio System, Front Bucket Seats w/Driver Power Lumbar
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  • 2018 Chevrolet Trax LS SUV

    • Price:$22,110
    • Offers:$2,750
    • Sale Price:$19,360
    • Conditional Offers:$2,500
    • Conditional Sale Price:$16,860
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    Engine:
    1.4L I-4 cyl,
    Transmission:
    Automatic,
    Drive Line:
    Front-wheel Drive,
    MPG Range:
    25.0/33.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Summit White,
    Interior Color:
    Black,
    Stock #:
    18T0618
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    Cargo Package, Radio: Chevrolet MyLink Audio System, Front Bucket Seats w/Driver Power Lumbar
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  • 2018 Chevrolet Trax LS SUV

    • Price:$23,495
    • Offers:$2,750
    • Sale Price:$20,745
    • Conditional Offers:$2,500
    • Conditional Sale Price:$18,245
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    Engine:
    1.4L I-4 cyl,
    Transmission:
    Automatic,
    Drive Line:
    All-wheel Drive,
    MPG Range:
    24.0/30.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Summit White,
    Interior Color:
    Black,
    Stock #:
    18T0705
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  • 2018 Chevrolet Trax LT SUV

    • Price:$24,345
    • Offers:$2,750
    • Sale Price:$21,595
    • Conditional Offers:$2,500
    • Conditional Sale Price:$19,095
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    Engine:
    1.4L I-4 cyl,
    Transmission:
    Automatic,
    Drive Line:
    Front-wheel Drive,
    MPG Range:
    25.0/33.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Silver Ice,
    Interior Color:
    Black,
    Stock #:
    18T0272
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    LT Convenience Package, Radio: Chevrolet MyLink Audio System, Front Bucket Seats w/Driver Power Lumbar
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  • 2018 Chevrolet Trax LT SUV

    • Price:$24,345
    • Offers:$2,750
    • Sale Price:$21,595
    • Conditional Offers:$2,500
    • Conditional Sale Price:$19,095
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    Engine:
    1.4L I-4 cyl,
    Transmission:
    Automatic,
    Drive Line:
    Front-wheel Drive,
    MPG Range:
    25.0/33.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Silver Ice,
    Interior Color:
    Black,
    Stock #:
    18T0378
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    LT Convenience Package, Radio: Chevrolet MyLink Audio System, Front Bucket Seats w/Driver Power Lumbar
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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Emergency communication system
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Rear door bins
  • AM/FM radio
  • Premium audio system - Chevrolet MyLink
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 6
  • Turn-by-turn navigation directions - OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 1
  • Primary LCD size - 7.0"
  • Basic warranty - 36 months/36,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 72 months/100,000miles
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Maintenance warranty - 24 months/24,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 5
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Driver seat mounted armrest
  • Power 2-way driver lumbar support
  • Rear seats - split-bench
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Engine displacement - 1.4 L
  • Engine horsepower - 138hp @ 4,900RPM
  • Engine torque - 148 lb.-ft. @ 1,850RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 72.5mm x 82.6mm (2.85" x 3.25")
  • Compression ratio - 9.50 to 1
  • Curb weight - 1,417kg (3,124lbs)
  • GVWR - 1,990kg (4,387lbs)
  • Exterior length - 4,257mm (167.6")
  • Exterior body width - 1,775mm (69.9")
  • Exterior height - 1,648mm (64.9")
  • Wheelbase - 2,555mm (100.6")
  • Turning radius - 5.6m (18.3')
  • Front legroom - 1,036mm (40.8")
  • Rear legroom - 907mm (35.7")
  • Front headroom - 1,006mm (39.6")
  • Rear headroom - 986mm (38.8")
  • Front hiproom - 1,313mm (51.7")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,288mm (50.7")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,374mm (54.1")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,341mm (52.8")
  • Interior cargo volume - 530 L (19 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 1,371 L (48 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - liftgate
  • Power door mirrors
  • Spoiler
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Engine liters - 1.4
  • Compressor - intercooled turbo
  • Cylinder configuration - I-4
  • Horsepower - 138hp @ 4,900RPM
  • Torque - 148 lb.-ft. @ 1,850RPM
  • Number of valves - 16
  • Variable valve control
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Regular Unleaded
  • Transmission - 6 speed automatic
  • Manual-shift auto
  • Drive type - front-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 28mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 14.0gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 25mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 33mpg
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Rear side impact airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Ignition disable
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Front wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Front tires - 205/70HR16.0
  • Rear tires - 205/70HR16.0
  • Wheel size - 16"
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Display - digital/analog
  • Tachometer
  • Compass
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Exterior parking camera rear

Trims

  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
LS 2018 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Search New $21,000   138-hp 1.4L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  25 / 33  
LS 2018 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Search New $22,500   138-hp 1.4L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  24 / 30  
LT 2018 Chevrolet Trax SUV LT Search New $22,900   138-hp 1.4L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  25 / 33  
LT 2018 Chevrolet Trax SUV LT Search New $24,400   138-hp 1.4L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  24 / 30  
Premier 2018 Chevrolet Trax SUV Premier Search New $27,300   138-hp 1.4L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  25 / 33  
Premier 2018 Chevrolet Trax SUV Premier Search New $28,800   138-hp 1.4L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  24 / 30  

Reviews

Driving Impression

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Like other attributes of the Trax, ride comfort and handling qualities score average for the Trax’s category. No hint of sporty behavior will be observed, but the ride is comfortable and roadholding ranks as controlled. Electric power steering is admirably responsive, yielding good maneuverability.

Acceleration can only be called slow, even when compared to other vehicles in its class, which is hardly renowned for speed or sportiness. Chevrolet’s little turbo four simply lacks sufficient vigor to propel the Trax to highway speeds with any degree of haste. Passing on the highway thus requires some pre-planning.

Transmission gears are widely spaced, with a high-ratio sixth gear. That translates to relaxed, fuel-efficient highway cruising. A Trax rides quietly overall, but the engine can sound harsh when pushed.

Fuel economy is satisfactory, but some small-crossover competitors do better. With front-wheel drive, the Trax is EPA-rated at 25/33 mpg City/Highway, or 28 mpg Combined. Optional all-wheel drive drops the estimate to 24/30 mpg City/Highway, or 27 mpg Combined.

Walk Around

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Many small-crossover competitors rely on visual flair to attract notice. For its Trax, Chevrolet has relied upon practically, keeping the design simple, even generic. Modest updating for the 2017 model year brought the front end closer to the appearance of other Chevrolet models; but overall, little is distinctive about the Trax.

In terms of basic shape, the Trax might be considered somewhere between a short crossover or SUV, and a tall hatchback. Lack of a window aft of the rear door makes the hatchback designation more logical.

Even though the Trax shares its foundation and front doors with Buick’s Encore, body styling differs substantially between the two GM vehicles.

Interior Overview

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Inside as well as out, the Trax comes across as practical and straightforward. Boasting a relatively spacious cabin for its size, it can seat four adults, or five, for short journeys.

Black plastic is prominent around the traditional, horizontally-arranged dashboard, with its conventional gauges. Yet, some details counteract any dreariness. Even the base model’s black cloth upholstery boasts blue accent stitching. Premier trim features attractive two-tone upholstery, with contract stitching decorating the instrument panel. In some areas, patterned trim edges aside the less-appealing black plastic panels.

Front seats are comfortable, though the two occupants might feel rather close together. The driver gets a fold-down armrest, but there’s no between-the-seats console.

Unlike some smaller vehicles, seat cushions are long enough to satisfy taller drivers. Upper trim levels include power seat adjustment, but moving a very short lever is the only way to alter backrest angle.

Rear seating is acceptable for adults. Pulling a fabric tab lets the bottom cushion fold forward. The front passenger seatback also folds.

Cargo volume ranks around average, totaling 18.7 cubic feet with the seatback upright, expanding to 48.4 cubic feet when folded down. Passengers can expect plenty of storage spots around the cabin: bins, trays, and twin gloveboxes.

Summary

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Despite a lack of flashiness, the Trax represents good value. The base LS model is indisputably plain, but otherwise the Trax scores well on safety and features, and satisfactory in comfort and quality. Relatively feeble performance is a drawback, and fuel economy isn’t as impressive as some rival subcompact crossovers. Chevrolet’s Trax excels in connectivity and infotainment.

Driving impressions by John Voelcker, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

Model Lineup

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Trax LS ($21,000) comes with front-wheel drive, a rearview camera, air conditioning, cloth upholstery, remote keyless entry, 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and MyLink entertainment. Steel wheels have plastic covers. OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with wi-fi hotspot capability is available. LS options include keyless ignition, a power sunroof, and Bose premium seven-speaker audio. (Prices are MSRP and do not include $995 destination charge.)

All-wheel drive is optional on all models ($1,500).

Trax LT ($22,900) gets 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, satellite radio, remote start, LED taillights and daytime running lights, and roof-mounted side rails. All-wheel drive adds $1,500.

Trax Premier ($27,295) includes a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, leatherette seat upholstery, 18-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, chrome accents, keyless ignition, a power sunroof, and Bose premium audio. Blind-zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, forward collision alert, and rear park assist also are standard.

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