Looking for an affordable runabout that's easy to drive, easy to park and offers up-to-date technology? The 2017 Chevrolet Trax crossover might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
JOSH SADLIER: This is Edmund's editor Josh Sadlier, and here's an expert rundown of the 2017 Chevrolet Trax. The Trax is Chevy's smallest SUV, technically a subcompact crossover. New for 2017, is that refreshed nose you see. different headlights from fashion and so forth. It's notable, but let's not get carried away this is still basically the same vehicle we've known for a few years now. It's got a 1.4 liter turbocharged four cylinder under the hood, 138 horsepower, it's enough to get you off the line with some alacrity, but don't expect much passing power at highway speeds. The Trax's diminutive size makes it easy to park. Great little city car, but as you might expect cargo capacity is compromised. In terms of features the Trax is pretty competitive, including standard Apple car play and Android Auto for 2017. It's just the materials quality up there that leaves us a bit disappointed, lots of hard plastics. At this price point you're going to get some of that, but the Trax has maybe a little more than would like. Also there's a missing arm rest in the middle, no center armrest on top of the console. That is a bit unusual for a crossover. Bottom line with the Trax it's a nice little crossover for the city, but performance and build quality are just so-so. Would recommend shopping around in this segment before making your choice. For more Edmund's expert rundowns click the link to subscribe.
There's something adorable about the 2017 Chevrolet Trax. Maybe it's the smile in its newly redesigned grille. Or the way its profile seems to mimic a hunched-over bunny rabbit. But whatever it is that's so cute, it makes a driver want to get in and have fun.
The new grille and headlights bring a family resemblance between the Trax and other Chevy products like the Cruze, Malibu and Volt. But this isn't merely a gloss over the existing Trax, since the inside has also been thoroughly tweaked with a new instrument panel that has a more conventional and straightforward appearance, better gauge visibility and flows more naturally than before. The Lego look of the previous Trax dash has been banished to whatever place plastic toys go to when they die.
But more than better-looking, embedded in the dashboard is better technology. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are new to the Trax and promise seamless integration of your smartphone into the vehicle's entertainment and navigation systems. In fact last year's BringGo app navigation system has been ditched in favor of whatever app does those duties on your phone.
Other additions for this year's edition of the Trax include proximity triggered keyless entry and ignition for the first time, several new advanced safety features (including forward collision and rear cross-traffic alerts). And if the phone isn't enough, 4G LTE Wi-Fi is now on the options list.
Returning is the 1.4-liter turbocharged four rated at 138 horsepower. It feeds a standard six-speed automatic transmission and in either front or all-wheel drive.
Three trim levels are offered on the 2017 Trax. LS is the base model if you're more budget-minded. The LT is what most retail customers will buy. And at the top of the line is the Premier with blind spot monitoring, 18-inch wheels and, hold on, chrome accent door handles.
Fuel economy numbers for the Trax are modest considering its class and size. The front-drive Trax is rated at 25 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg combined. Throw on all-wheel drive and those numbers shift to 24 city, 30 highway and 27 combined.
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2017 Chevrolet Trax Overview
The 2017 Chevrolet Trax is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include LS 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), LT 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and LT 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A). Trax models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Trax comes with front wheel drive or all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 Trax comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Vehicle LS 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Review I love the size of the 2017 Chevy Trax and some pretty nice features with OnStar. The seats are a bit small, especially if you're a bigger person, and this also makes the arm rest hard to use. It has two USB ports in the front, which is nice, but the space its in is pretty small so your phone or accessory might not fit and will have to find another solution. I'm a single guy and don't need much space as a vehicle goes, so this is perfect, but if you have a larger family or like to haul lots of items around this is not the SUV for you. The windshield wipers that came with the Trax were horrible so I have to change those out right away. I purchased this SUV in February 2017 (so just a few months ago) and already I've had to take it in for repairs. The two plastic molding strips on the roof started to come off (going down the highway with those flapping around isn't fun), the pins in the back to raise/lower the cargo cover went missing, the breaks in the cold/early morning hours are very sensitive at first. The other thing to note is the cabin pressure when closing the back passenger doors. If the front door/doors or a window is open, the back doors will close with ease...but should all the doors and windows be closed, if you open the back doors and close it, you will need to slam the door hard in order for it to close all the way. I was first told that it was because the doors didn't fit right, then I was told it was because of the cabin pressure and there is no way of fixing that issue, so you will have to learn to slam the door hard to get it closed. Bluetooth is iffy! I have an iPhone 7 and it always connects/reconnects my iPhone while in the car. I?m not sure why it doesn?t hole a Bluetooth connection.
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Is the 2017 Chevrolet Trax safe? The 2017 Chevrolet Trax earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2017 chevrolet trax LS 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 28 combined MPG 25 city MPG/33 highway MPG
2017 chevrolet trax LT 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 28 combined MPG 25 city MPG/33 highway MPG
2017 chevrolet trax LT 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 27 combined MPG 24 city MPG/30 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Chevrolet Trax?
Available Chevrolet Trax 2017 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Chevrolet Trax 2017 Trims: LT, LS, LTZ, Premier
Exterior Colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Storm Blue Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Nightfall Gray Metallic, Sandy Ridge Metallic, Crimson Metalllic, Cajun Red Tintcoat, Cyber Gray Metallic, Brilliant Blue Metallic, Black Granite Metallic, Red Hot, Blaze Red, Blue Topaz Metallic, Deep Espresso Metallic, Orange Rock Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic, White Pearl Tricoat, Champagne Silver Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic