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2021 LS Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $21,400
2021 LS All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $22,020
2021 LT Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $23,200
2021 LT All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $23,820
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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.

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Overview

What's New

Heading into the new model year, the 2021 Chevrolet Trax arrives with one minimal change: last year’s Premier trim is no longer available. Without any major modifications, the Trax continues to languish near the bottom of the subcompact crossover SUV segment.

Against newer competitors, the Trax isn’t nearly as enjoyable to drive, efficient, or well equipped. Nearly every other option in the class is a better choice, as the Trax's only saving grace is that its standard infotainment system is easy to use.

Choosing Your Chevrolet Trax

The Chevy Trax is available in two trims: LS and LT. Prices start at $22,395 including destination for the LS and go up to $24,195 for the LT.

Engine Choices

Every Trax comes with a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Power for the motor is rated at 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque.

The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive being standard. All-wheel drive is available for only $620 on both trims.

With FWD, the Trax gets an EPA-estimated 26 miles per gallon city, 31 mpg highway, and 28 combined. The AWD model achieves 24/29/26 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Trax can seat up to five people and offers 18.7 cubic feet of cargo space. When you fold the rear seat down, it opens up 48.4 cubic feet.

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Safety Features

The only standard safety feature you’ll find on the Trax is a rearview camera, which is mandated by law. Against more modern rivals, this means this subcompact crossover simply isn’t competitive.

The base LS trim also doesn’t have any optional safety features either, which is a huge negative. Moving up to the LT trim doesn’t bring any standard safety features, but the trim can be fitted with the optional Driver Confidence Package that costs $495. It brings rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

With last year’s range-topping Premier trim no longer available for the 2021 model year, the Trax can’t be fitted with forward collision warning or lane departure warning.

The Trax carries a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.

Connectivity

The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System that runs through a 7-inch color touchscreen is included with every Trax. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, satellite radio, wi-fi hot spot capability, two USB ports, a 3.5-inch driver information display, and a six-speaker audio system are also standard.

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LS - From $22,395

The most affordable Trax keeps pricing down with cloth upholstery, manually-adjustable front seats, 16-inch wheels, and single-zone manual climate control. It does get remote keyless entry

The Tint and Cruise Package ($495) brings tinted glass and cruise control. Remote start is a $300 standalone option.

LT - From $24,195

Going with the LT nets more upscale cloth upholstery, cruise control, remote start, heated side mirrors, deep tinted glass, roof rails, skid plates, LED taillights and daytime running lights, and halogen projector-beam headlights.

Leatherette upholstery and heated front seats are available through the Premium Seat Package that’s priced at $650. The $450 LT Convenience Package adds push button start, a six-way power driver’s seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

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CarsDirect Tip

If you really want to purchase a 2021 Chevrolet Trax, we recommend the LT trim with the Premium Seat Package, Driver Confidence Package, and LT Convenience Package. Those bring features you’ll find as standard on a lot of competitors, making them a near necessity.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Priced right
  • Roomy interior
  • Available all-wheel drive
Cons
  • Plain styling
  • Disengaged driving experience
  • Not all safety features are available
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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Contributing Editor

Affordable utility vehicle. The Chevrolet Trax was this brand’s most afforadable utility vehicle until the Chevy TrailBlazer arrived this year. The 2021 Chevy Trax is quite small, but its interior is surprisingly roomy.

Four can sit in comfort, five in a pinch. But we wouldn’t push a fifth person, except perhaps if there are three preteens in the back. If you need more space, starting your search with the Chevy Equinox or the Chevy Blazer is a better idea.

The Trax is a budget model and its low price is its signature appeal. Oddly, Chevy removed the top Premier trim this year, which also dispensed with the power moonroof and premium Bose audio system.

There's much overlap with the TrailBlazer in size and price, so check out the new model to get a feel for what Chevy offers.

Perky engine. We think the Trax’s 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine accomplishes its mission. It supplies decent off-the-mark acceleration and scoots the little Trax around town. It makes 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. Chevy pairs the engine with a six-speed automatic transmission that seems almost archaic in a sea of nine- and 10-speed automatics these days.

Nevertheless, the Trax succeeds as an urban utility vehicle with its fuel economy ratings of 26 miles per gallon city, 31 mpg highway, and 28 combined, according to the EPA. On the other hand, you’ll find little joy as you tackle twisty roads or make your way down the interstate. Competing models simply do it better.

When properly equipped, the Trax is rated to tow up to 1,263 pounds. That’s not much, but it should be enough for anyone who dares to pull a skiff with this small crossover.


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Drab interior. A low price point typically happens due to where a vehicle is built and how it is dressed. As for the Trax, it is made by GM Korea. As for its interior, the design is standard fare with lots of plastic everywhere.

A low-buck interior isn’t surprising, but competing models such as the Kia Seltos and Mazda CX-30 do it better. Both models offer sleek styling and more padded materials, although you’ll pay a bit more for the premium touches with the CX-30.

The base LS is particularly spartan, while the upgraded LT attempts to ease that look. But upgraded upholstery and matte silver trim hardly justify the added price.

The Trax’s best feature inside may be its cargo space. Behind the second row is 18.7 cubic feet of space, which mushrooms to 48.4 when it's folded down.

Basic but functional infotainment. The 7-inch touchscreen display in the Trax is simple, but it gets the job done. The screen is clear and crisp and the learning curve is a short one.

You cannot get navigation with the Trax, but that’s no big loss. Instead, Chevy furnishes both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone compatibility, with features to take you there. A 120-volt outlet is included with the LT trim.

Eliminating the range-topping Premier trim means the previously available Bose audio system is no longer an option. Gone with it are a pair of safety features – forward collision warning and lane departure warning. This a curious move, one that'll have some shoppers looking at the TrailBlazer or rivals from other automakers.

Final thoughts. The 2021 Chevrolet Trax is big on a budget, but not necessarily on value. Competing models and the all-new TrailBlazer do it better. Perhaps the best thing going for the Trax is its fuel efficiency, but even that star point is matched or bettered by several competing models.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 1.4L I-4 / 155 HP / 177 ft.lbs.
Available: 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
24 / 32 / 28 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 1.4L I-4 / 155 HP / 177 ft.lbs.
Available: 1.4L I-4 / 138 HP / 148 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 32 / 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
93 Cu.ft.
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 Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Chevrolet Mylink Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, 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 / 12,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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LT
Color: Silver
Mileage

7,073 mi

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Culver City Chevrolet (5 mi)

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LT Front-Wheel Drive
Color: Gray
Price

$14,901

Mileage

28,269 mi

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California Motors Direct - Montclair (42 mi)

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Color: Red
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$14,999

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$15,870

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