2015 Chevrolet Trax LT FWD

Small, practical urban crossover.

  • Likes
  • Ease of driving
  • utility
  • Dislikes
  • Limited rear visibility

Chevrolet's pint-sized crossover is aimed at urban practicality. With its 100-inch wheelbase and tiny 1.4-liter engine, the Trax should have a small environmental and literal footprint.

Based on the Chevrolet Sonic platform, which it shares with the similar Buick Encore, the Trax is spacious inside yet takes up little space on the road. With its tiny engine, it is not particularly sporty, but the ride quality with the base 16" wheels is surprisingly supple.

Though the Chevrolet Trax shows its subcompact roots in the interior's preponderance of hard plastics, it provides lots of storage, plenty of ways to connect and interact with mobile devices, and standard onboard 4G LTE connectivity. This should make it a worthy choice for city folk who want to make the most of their time spent in traffic.

Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, 2-year/24,000-mile scheduled maintenance, roadside assistance

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Specs

Base Price: $22,445

As Tested: $22,445

  • 26 / 34 mpg
  • EPA
  • 138 hp
  • Horsepower
  • Engine: 1.4-liter inline-4 turbo
  • Horsepower: 138 hp
  • Torque: 148
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • Curb Weight: 2,805 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 100.6 in
  • Length: 168.4 in
  • Width: 69.9 in
  • Height: 65.2 in
  • Turning circle: 36.7 ft
  • Brakes: front discs/ rear drums with ABS
  • Suspension: Front MacPherson strut, rear torsion beam
  • Traction: stability control and traction control standard,
  • EPA City: 26 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 34 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 29 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: Not yet rated

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