2021 Chevrolet Trax
The quirky and lovable miniature Chevrolet Trax is back at it again for 2021. This subcompact is known for its incredible comfort, spaciousness, and especially its style. For this model year, the crossover loses its high-tier Premier trim but makes up for this by providing a comprehensive list of options and bundles like the Premium Seat and Convenience Package. The Midnight Edition is also available on the LT trim.
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The Trax SUV only has one engine option, which is a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. This car rides on 138 horsepower with 148 lb-feet of torque.
While it’s certainly no speed racer, its turbocharger is likely responsible for giving a little punch. Additionally, the engine is adept in conserving energy and musters up a highway fuel economy of 31 mpg. Moreover, Front-wheel-drive is standard while all-wheel drive is optional.
Driving and Handling
The Chevy Trax provides the perfect blend of a tiny sedan and an SUV. This crossover is perfect for those who want the benefit of riding high while parking in tight spaces with ease. The drive provides a suitable drive around town and the 6-speed automatic. Drivers will notice that the ride feels delightfully firm and handling solid. The brakes are also competitively strong for its class.
Outward, the 2021 Trax has a tall and purposeful stance owing to the short overhangs. Essentially, the main approach for the design will be to make it easy to entice potential buyers. Details like the black side-mirror caps and steel wheels on the basic LS adds character, while the top-ranking Premier trims adds an extra layer of intensity with its sports chrome accents, 18-inch alloy wheels, and other advancements.
If you really want to give people something to talk about, opting for either of these exterior packages will make a world of difference. Midnight Edition looks like an SUV Batmobile with its 18-inch gloss Black aluminum wheels, all-season Blackwall tires, front and rear Black skid plates and bowtie emblems, and black beltline moldings and door handles. Then, the Sport Edition looks...sporty with its 18-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, black front and rear skid plates, all-season Blackwall tires, front and rear Black bowtie emblems, black beltline moldings, and body-color door handles.
The inner body of the Trax accommodates 5 passengers between two rows. The materials are soft to the touch, and the digital/analog instrument cluster helps to welcome front seat passengers each and every time. Rear passengers will love much roomier the car as opposed to some of its rivals. Cargo space also has a decent 48.4 cubic feet (with the seats are down), especially when the front-passenger seat folds flat. You can also enhance the styling with the Premium Seat package, which comes with faux-leather upholstery and heated front seats.
No buyer will be left without, as the base LS comes with plenty of comforts like remote keyless entry, 4-way manual-adjust driver’s seat, single-zone air conditioning, and a compass. The Chevy Trax’s infotainment system bundles a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity and a 6-speaker AM/FM audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth streaming, and two USB inputs.
The top-tier LT trim includes all that LS has to offer and more with cruise control, remote vehicle start, cloth/leatherette upholstery, and LED daytime running lights, plus a luggage rack, cargo cover, and tinted rear windows. If that isn’t enough, the Convenience Package involves keyless passive entry, push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat.
Safety Features and Warranty
As great as the conveniences are, Chevrolet still prioritizes safety, as proven by their Good rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as well as their high safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in which the Trax received five out five stars.
Standard highlighting safety features involve a standard rearview camera, and available blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors. Buyers also get coverage a Limited coverage of three years or 36,000 miles, Powertrain coverage for five years or 60,000 miles, and even complimentary maintenance for the first visit.