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$14,561 - $20,495
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2020 LS Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $21,300
2020 LS All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $22,020
2020 LT Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $23,200
2020 LT All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $23,820
2020 Premier Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $27,600
2020 Premier All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $29,100
Expert Rating
2.1 (Fair)

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: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Overview

The Trax is unchanged for 2020, meaning buyers of this compact SUV still have a choice of three trim levels and just one engine. Prices have crept up by a hundred dollars compared to last year, while all-wheel drive remains a $1,500 option across the range.

Chevrolet Trax

Choosing Your Chevrolet Trax

There are three trim levels to choose from, and style-conscious buyers can customize mid-range LT models by adding the bold $1,350 Redline Edition package. Prices for the base LS start at $22,295 including destination, while flagship Limited models start at $28,595. Optional all-wheel drive adds $1,500 to each model.

Engine Choices

Chevy keeps things simple by offering just one engine in the Trax. A 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
1.4 Turbo 4-cylinder138 hp148 lb-ft28 mpg

Passenger & Cargo Capacity

The Trax seats five, with a maximum cargo capacity of 48.4 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded flat, and 18.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the seats in place.

Chevrolet Trax

Safety Features

The Trax was the first vehicle in its class to offer ten airbags as standard. However, only Premier trim has features like forward collision alert and lane departure warning fitted. These aren’t even options on LS or LT trims, though LT buyers can add cross traffic and blind spot alerts as a $495 package that also includes rear park assist. For the same price, LS buyers are able to add cruise control and an upgraded audio system.

The 2020 Trax is mechanically identical to last year’s model, which received a five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA.

Connectivity

Chevy’s Infotainment 3 system is standard across the range, with a six-speaker stereo and a seven-inch color touchscreen powering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A 3.5-inch driver information display is also a standard fit on every model. You can add a punchy seven-speaker Bose audio system to LT models, which already come with remote start and a SiriusXM satellite radio. The Bose system is standard on flagship Premier models.

Chevrolet Trax

LS - From $22,295

Riding on 16-inch painted aluminum wheels, the most affordable Trax features remote keyless entry and climate control. Dual USB ports and a 12-volt power outlet handle charging duties, while the car can serve as a 4G WiFi hotspot.

Trax packages tend to have unambiguous names, so the $495 Tint and Cruise package combines deep tinted glass with cruise control.

LT - From $24,195

For a £1,900 premium, LT delivers a number of welcome upgrades over LS. LED running lamps and taillights set it apart visually. Remote start and cruise control improve a cabin that also gains extra storage below seats clad in higher-quality cloth.

It’s possible to transform the appearance of your Trax by spending $1,350 on the Redline Edition. The wheels swell to 18 inches with black aluminum finishes and all-season tires, while matching black detailing extends from the mirror caps and beltline moldings to the badge and grille.

Nervous parkers should spend $495 on the Driver Confidence Package, combining rear cross traffic alert and rear park assist with blind spot alerts.

Premier - From $28,595

Despite its significant price jump over LT trim, Premier buyers get plenty of added extras. Safety-conscious owners will welcome the forward collision alert, lane departure warning and rear park assistance. This is the only Trax with a six-way power driver’s seat; both front seats are heated, and leatherette trim extends throughout a cabin which feels much more airy than on other models thanks to a power sunroof.

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CarsDirect Tip

If style is paramount, combining LT trim with the Redline Edition creates a striking-looking SUV. Otherwise, the impressive roster of standard safety features on Premier trim makes this the best model for family buyers.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Fits into tight spaces
  • Friendly to tight wallets
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Satisfies that crossover itch
Cons
  • Not great to drive
  • Weak powertrain
  • Lacking safety tech
  • Upper trims get pricey
Expert Rating
2.1 (Fair)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Small footprint, small price. The 2020 Chevrolet Trax is the brand’s bite-size crossover, here to win over the hearts of urban drivers who still want a utility vehicle. It fits that mission reasonably well.

A taller ride height gives a better view of the road, but the short wheelbase lets the Trax fight into tight spaces. This same wheelbase makes it less stable on the highways, but the same is true of many smaller vehicles.

One of the Trax’s strongest assets is its equally diminutive price. A base model starts just past $22,000, which is approachable for a crossover. All-wheel drive is a $1,500 addition, which means that the Trax checks in under $24,000 even with all-weather capability.

Tall, but short on power. The Trax’s tall profile gives it a few advantages in the practicality department. Some drivers will appreciate the taller entry height, and more will enjoy the 18.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the seats.

That’s good for the class, although it still can’t quite match the capacities of the Kia Soul or Nissan Kicks. Fold the Trax’s seats, and capacity expands to 48.4 cubic feet.

Utility ends with the powertrain, however. All Trax models are powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine making an anemic 138 horsepower. It’s just enough for around-town driving, but it’s not helped by an outdated six-speed automatic transmission.

The lack of power would be more forgivable if the Trax were an efficiency star, but it isn’t. The EPA-estimated figure of 28 miles per gallon combined is decent, but it’s bested by the Kia Soul, Toyota C-HR, and Mazda CX-3.


Chevrolet Trax

Short on tech, too. Souring the picture further is the Trax’s lack of safety tech. Blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning are available, but automatic emergency braking isn't available.

As this tech becomes increasingly common, omitting it looks like more of an error, especially for safety-oriented crossover buyers. Competitors like the Nissan Kicks and Mazda CX-3 do come with automatic emergency braking.

Searching for value. With a sparsely equipped base model, the Trax makes its value proposition a difficult matter. Getting alloy wheels, cruise control, and nicer interior materials requires stepping up to at least the LT trim, a $1,900 bump.

Even that feels basic, but the top Premier trim pushes close to $30,000. For that money, larger cars will come with many of the same features (synthetic upholstery, a sunroof) included.

This means that the Trax’s best value is likely in the base LS trim, which limits its appeal somewhat. For value-minded urban buyers, the Trax may be worth a look. But with rivals like the Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Kicks starting even cheaper, the Chevy may be outmaneuvered even on price.

Final thoughts. The 2020 Chevy Trax isn’t all bad, but it’s also not the easiest vehicle to like. The base trim is plain, but upper trims get expensive. It’s down on power without superlative efficiency, and it’s behind the times on available safety gear.

Even worse, the competition in this class is getting fiercer. With polished rivals on the market, the Trax is hard to wholeheartedly recommend.

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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
26 / 31 / 28 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
26 / 31 / 28 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
64.9 "
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
17.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
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
12 Months / Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

Used 2020 Chevrolet Trax for Sale

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LT
Color: Black
Mileage

6,027 mi

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Phone: (855) 618-8550
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LS
Color: Satin Steel Metallic
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$14,561

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Connell Chevrolet of Costa Mesa (33 mi)

Phone: (714) 546-1200
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LS Front-Wheel Drive
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$14,850

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Phone: (909) 552-7433
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Harbor Chevrolet (14 mi)

Phone: (562) 326-5588
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