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2017 LS Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $21,000
2017 LS All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $22,500
2017 LT Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $22,900
2017 LT All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $24,400
2017 Premier Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $26,100
2017 Premier All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $27,600

Overview

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.

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The subcompact Chevrolet Trax crossover provides room for up to five and offers a variety of seating configurations.

Pricing and Equipment

All 2017 Chevy Trax are powered by a 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. All models provide a six-speed automatic transmission with standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive.

The 2017 Trax is available in three trim levels:

  • The standard Trax LS starts at $21,895. Upgrade to all-wheel drive and pay from $23,395. All models come with Chevrolet MyLink and a seven-inch color display, OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in WiFi, a rearview camera, and 10 airbags. Full power accessories, a manual tilt-and-telescopic steering column, and a cargo cover and storage compartment are included.
  • The mid-level Trax LT starts at $23,795. Choose all-wheel drive and pay from $25,295. The 2017 Trax LT features daytime running lights, 16-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, a six-speaker auto system, a 110-volt power outlet, and upgraded cloth seats.
  • The top-end Trax Premier replaces the previous LTZ edition and starts at $26,995. Choose all-wheel drive and your crossover is priced from $28,495. This model brings in halogen projector headlamps, LED signature lighting, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. Chevrolet also supplies a contrasting-color instrument panel trim, imitation leather seats, and a Bose audio system.

All prices include a $895 destination charge.

Performance Pros

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  • Once the turbo spools up, the 2017 Trax supplies generous amounts of power, especially when passing other vehicles on the highway. All-wheel drive enhances the driving dynamics, particularly when navigating twisty roads. This small SUV stays planted with only minimal body roll detected.
  • The ride feels soft and braking is firm. The Chevrolet Trax is not a performance SUV, but the powertrain and drivetrain are well-suited for this model. The Trax and Buick Encore are twins; both models are based on the same platform underpinning the subcompact Chevrolet Sonic sedan and hatchback.

Performance Cons

  • Turbo power is the only choice when considering a 2017 Trax. Some buyers may be put off by the attendant lag.
  • Fuel economy comes in at 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway for all-wheel drive models. That’s slightly below the 25 in the city and 33 mpg on the highway for front-wheel drive models and comes in lower than the most efficient competition.

Interior Pros

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  • A redesigned instrument cluster is cleaner and more modern looking with pronounced speedometer and tachometer readouts as well as sharper digital displays.
  • The fold-down front passenger seat along with the fold-down rear seat makes it possible to carry cargo measuring up to eight feet long to fit inside the Trax.
  • For 2017, Chevrolet has updated the active safety features to include side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision alert, and lane departure warning.

Interior Cons

  • Seating is for five, but the 2017 Trax is better-suited for four. Even then, tall rear seated passengers may find their legroom limited.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

Chevrolet has been rolling out OnStar with 4G LTE and a built-in WiFi hotspot across its model line, including in its smallest models. Passengers may connect up to seven personal devices. That this system is standard across the 2017 Trax line provides Chevrolet with an important edge, especially among tech-savvy shoppers.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

You won’t find dual-zone climate control, including at the Premier level. This omission seems somewhat odd, even for an entry-level SUV.

The Bottom Line

It is no surprise to us that the Chevrolet Trax is one of the best-selling small SUVs in America. It presents a natural and affordable starting point for Chevrolet’s three-model crossover line with well-equipped models costing about $25,000.



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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.4L I-4 / 138 HP / 148 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
25 / 33 / 29 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.4L I-4 / 138 HP / 148 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
25 / 33 / 29 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
14.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$53
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
48.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
167.6 "
Exterior Width
69.9 "
Exterior Height
64.8 "
Front Headroom
39.6 "
Rear Headroom
38.8 "
Front Legroom
40.8 "
Rear Legroom
35.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
52.8 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,124 Lbs.
Wheel Base
101 "
Turning Radius
18.3 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Convex Spotter
Bumpers
Front Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way / 8-way (6-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way / 8-way (6-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Chevrolet Mylink Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 24,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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