The 2024 Chevrolet Trax is all new following its absence from the 2023 model year. It is very differently proportioned (for the better), features more technology, packs a new engine, and is even priced lower than its predecessor.
Choosing Your Chevrolet Trax
The Chevrolet Trax is available in five trims; LS, 1RS, LT, 2RS, and ACTIV, and base prices range from $21,495 to $24,995.
The Trax features a 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine that is down slightly in peak power versus last generation’s 1.4-liter with 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque but fuel efficiency is up to 28 miles per gallon city, 32 mpg highway, and 30 combined – worth about two hundred dollars in fuel savings per year. Power is routed to the front wheels while all-wheel drive is notably absent from the options list.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The new Trax is 11 inches longer (178.6 inches) overall, rides on a six-inch longer wheelbase (106.3 inches), and sits two inches wider (71.7 inches) than the previous model. It also sits four inches lower, which cuts into the rear passengers’ headroom slightly. Still, its greater overall size is able to provide rear passengers with 38.7 inches of rear legroom, a gain of three inches versus the previous generation, and 54.3 inches of rear shoulder room, about 1.5 inches more. The cargo area is also larger and measures 25.6 cubic feet behind the second row and 54.1 cubic feet with the seat backs folded, comparable to the Honda HR-V.
All Trax trims feature automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a following distance indicator, lane keep assist, and an HD rearview camera display.
The Driver Confidence Package is just $250 and adds blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert. The LT trim additionally offers adaptive cruise control for just $400 more.
The IIHS or NHTSA has not yet rated the 2024 Trax.
The base LS trim is well equipped with an eight-inch HD infotainment touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM, a Wi-Fi hotspot, two USB ports (one being a Type C), and a 12-volt power outlet. An 11-inch touchscreen, two additional USB charge ports, and two more speakers (for six total) are featured on the LT-and-up trims where wireless charging is also available through the respective Convenience packages.
2024 Chevrolet Trax LS – MSRP From $21,495
The LS trim features 17-inch wheels, LED headlights with automatic high beams, body-color door handles, tinted windows, power windows, locks and mirrors, cruise control, and a capless fuel filler. The LS Convenience Package ($995) brings a remote engine start, heated mirrors, body-colored mirror caps, heated seats, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
2024 Chevrolet Trax 1RS – MSRP From $23,195
The 1RS trim features 18-inch machined wheels, painted black mirrors, a black grille insert, black emblems and red RS badging, red accents across the dashboard, red stitching for the flat-bottom heated steering wheel, and the features of the LS Convenience Package. A power sunroof is available for $795.
2024 Chevrolet Trax LT – MSRP From $23,395
Think of the LT trim as an upgraded LS trim with signature LED daytime running lights, roof rails, 17-inch gray painted machined aluminum wheels, silver-painted lower bumper trim, an eight-inch digital gauge cluster, an automatic climate control system, upgraded interior door trim with contrast stitching, and gloss black interior trim. For a bit of flair, the blue interior accents can be replaced with yellow for no cost. Proximity entry, heated mirrors, and heated front seats can be had through the LT Convenience Package for $595.
2024 Chevrolet Trax 2RS – MSRP From $24,995
The 2RS trim takes the styling of the 1RS trim and adds 19-inch black machined alloy wheels, synthetic leather seating with red contrast stitching, and the notable features of the LT trim.
The Driver Confidence Package and a Sunroof remain available.
2024 Chevrolet Trax ACTIV – MSRP From $24,995
The ACTIV trim wears unique 18-inch black wheels, black bow-tie emblems, a trim-specific front bumper with a body-color crossbar, and dark chrome lower front and rear bumper trim, and features an eight-way power driver’s seat. The Driver Confidence Package and a Sunroof are still offered.
Compare Trax Trims Side-By-Side
The Chevrolet Trax faces an uphill battle to rebuild its brand but this well-equipped and stylish redesign is an impressive step in the right direction. We like the LT trim with the optional Convenience Package because of its long list of desirable features and reasonable price.