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James FlammangJames Flammang, Contributing Editor -

When Chevrolet launched the Trax for 2015, the mini-compact crossover category was just beginning to blossom. No one knew whether customers would fall for something like a Trax, which is 20 inches shorter than Chevrolet’s conventionally compact Equinox. So far, at least, buyers seem ready for smaller vehicles with tall bodies and versatile interiors. In addition to an efficient powertrain and tempting price, Trax comes across as a sensible choice for the daily commute and family chores, especially in urban/suburban environments.

What's New for 2017

A new front end for the Trax features a dual-port grille. Inside, the dual cockpit design includes chrome accents. Premier trim level has replaced the previous LTZ model. LT and Premier versions get projector headlights and LED “signature” lighting. A new instrument cluster for Premier trim includes analog gauges. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are compatible with the new MyLink 7–inch touchscreen radio. All models now have keyless access and pushbutton start.

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Choosing Your Chevrolet Trax

Based on the Chevrolet Sonic platform and kin to Buick’s Encore, the Trax places thrift above spirited performance. Considering its bantam-sized body dimensions, the Trax interior is more spacious than expected. Specifically, there’s 18.8 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the rear seats. With the back seat folded, volume expands to 48.4 cubic feet. The front passenger seat folds down, to carry objects up to 8 feet long while still being able to close the tailgate.

Chevrolet’s turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine develops 138 horsepower, mating with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available for each trim level. Fuel economy is a strong point, estimated at 25 mpg in city driving and 33 mpg on the highway (28 mpg in combined driving). All-wheel drive drops the estimate to 24/30 mpg (27 combined).

Three trim levels are offered: LS, LT, and Premier.

LS

Equipped surprisingly well for $21,895 (destination charge included), the basic Trax comes with 10 airbags, a rearview camera, air conditioning, a tilt/telescopic steering column, power mirrors, power locks and windows, daytime running lights, a compass, keyless access, pushbutton start, and cloth upholstery. Six-speaker sound mates with a Chevrolet MyLink infotainment interface, including a seven-inch color touchscreen, USB and aux ports, and Bluetooth streaming audio. The latest rendition of GM’s OnStar features 4G LTE connectivity and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. The 16-inch steel wheels have plastic covers, but all-wheel-drive models get alloy wheels.

LT

For $1,900 more than an LS, the midlevel Trax adds cruise control, roof rails, halogen projector headlights, “signature” LED lighting, heated power mirrors, SiriusXM satellite radio, remote start, a 110-volt outlet, an under-seat storage drawer, and 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels. The available LT Convenience package includes upgraded leatherette and cloth seat trim, a power driver seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The LT Sun and Sound package adds a sunroof and a seven-speaker Bose sound system.

Premier

Most items that are optional on the LT are standard on the Premier, including full leatherette seat trim, heated front seats, and a power driver seat. Also standard are rear parking sensors, an auto-dimming inside mirror, foglamps, additional chrome body trim, Bose seven-speaker sound, and new-design 18-inch alloy wheels. Pricing begins at $26,995.

CarsDirect Tip

This new breed of subcompact crossover offers a refined mixture of fuel economy, utility, and ride quality at a sensible price. We applaud the inclusion of a rearview camera on the base LS model, as well as the standard MyLink system. Still, the lack of basic features like cruise control makes the LS less tempting. Best overall value, therefore, might be the midlevel LT. Adding all-wheel drive to any trim level costs only $1,500, and it’s a sensible feature even for owners who don’t live in the snowbelt.

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