2022 Chevrolet Trax

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Chevrolet Trax highlights

Customer rating


  • Roomier and more versatile than it appears
  • Plenty of features for the price


  • Slow acceleration
  • Choppy ride quality

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 30 highway, 26 combined

Pricing for current inventory

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The microsized 2022 Chevrolet Trax delivers macro value

Subcompact sport-utility vehicles deliver the promise of essential transportation, easy maneuvering, and an ability to conjure parking spaces from thin air. We don’t expect much sport or utility out of mini SUVs, but the 2022 Chevrolet Trax is an exception on the latter. A smartly designed interior maximizes the small footprint with nearly 50 cubic feet of cargo space and ample passenger room. It’s easy to park and maneuver, with especially good outward visibility, doesn’t require contortions to get in or out, and its seats are surprisingly comfortable.

An engine upgrade for 2022 gives the Trax more power, although acceleration is still best described as leisurely. The fold-flat front passenger seat was also inexplicably discontinued, reducing a bit of versatility typical of earlier models. The Trax has been among today’s most affordable pocket-sized city hoppers. But buyers who can stretch their budgets may want to consider the more dynamic Mazda CX-30, rugged Jeep Renegade, or even the slightly bigger intra-family rival Chevy Trailblazer.

All Chevrolet Trax years

New for 2022

  • Trax trims have been upgraded with Front Seat Heaters as standard equipment this year.
  • Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.

Explore Chevrolet Trax details

LS 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Tow Hitch
  • Turbo Charged Engine

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 40.8"/R 35.7"

Head room

F 39.6"/R 38.8"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




5 reasons to buy the 2022 Chevrolet Trax

What We Like

Versatility: The Trax is small, but the cabin is big. It offers more passenger space than its Honda and Mazda peers and its foldable 60/40-split rear seats add cargo flexibility. With nearly 19 cubic feet behind the rear seats when upright, the Trax offers useful luggage space, and its 48 cubic feet of maximum cargo space — about the size of two washing machines — is impressive for a car that measures the same length as a Volkswagen Golf.

Comfort: Small cars demand sacrifices, but the Trax makes smart compromises. Its tall ride height and high roof make it easy to get in and out, and there’s adequate headroom and legroom, even for taller rear passengers. The soft seats remain comfortable even during long stints, aided by driver’s side power adjustments.

Value: The 2022 Trax packs a lot into its small and versatile package. The base 2022 Trax LS comes equipped with 16-inch wheels, a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto smartphone integration, and even a Wi-Fi hotspot, although that requires a cellular plan.

However, we recommend looking for the next-step-up LT trim, which offers even more features like upgraded upholstery, cruise control, and available driver aids.

What Needs Improvement

Performance: Expectations for a subcompact economy SUV should be tempered. That said, the Trax falls short of even some standard baselines. With just 155 hp from the small four-cylinder engine, you’ll need patience while accelerating to highway speeds. Passing maneuvers also require some planning. Handling isn’t a strong point either, even though small vehicles like the Trax often make for some fun in corners. For enthusiastic driving in a similarly sized package, buyers can look to the Mazda CX-30 or Ford EcoSport.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Trax an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Chevrolet Trax 5th out of 8 among Subcompact SUVs.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Chevrolet Trax is $423, compared to an average of $444 for Subcompact SUVs and $619 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Chevrolet Trax owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.4 times per year, compared to an average of 0.5 times for Subcompact SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 9% for the Chevrolet Trax, compared to an average of 8% for Subcompact SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

2022 Chevrolet Trax trims

Curious how Chevrolet Trax trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities


  • 155-hp, 177-lb-ft of torque 1.4L
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Side Airbags
  • Rear View Camera
  • Alloy Wheels


2022 Chevrolet Trax FAQ

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