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2017 Chevrolet Trax

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Chevrolet Trax highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Good passenger space
  • Ample standard features
  • Available all-wheel drive on all three trims

Cons

  • Bumpy ride on rough roads
  • Could use more cargo space
  • Subpar acceleration

Mileage (EPA estimate)

24 city, 30 highway, 27 combined

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A subcompact star, in & out of town

If your shopping list calls for SUV capability and city-friendly dimensions, the multi-tasking 2017 Chevrolet Trax is a test drive you'll want to take. When your active lifestyle dictates weekends away with friends, then plenty of cargo space and a comfortable cabin are essential, and happen to be two of the Trax' strengths. But it's not only a weekend marvel; the Trax is also a seriously smart choice for daily commuting and downtown errands thanks to some agile handling and extensively packaged trim levels. Looking for “the one"? Read on.

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What is new for the 2017 Chevrolet Trax?

  • The Trax is available in a new trim called the Premier.
  • The LTZ trim has been discontinued for 2017.
  • Trax trims have been upgraded with Blind Spot Monitor, Smart Key, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • Lane Departure Warning and Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.

2017 Chevrolet Trax trims

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

LX

  • Six-speed automatic transmission, remote keyless entry with panic alarm, four-way manual driver seat with power lumbar control, front bucket seats, cloth upholstery, single-zone manual climate control, two USB ports, auxiliary input jack, six-speaker sound system, steering wheel-mounted audio and phone interface controls, seven-inch color touchscreen, Bluetooth® audio streaming, 16-inch wheels, rearview camera, and more.

  • View all Chevrolet Trax LXs in stock

LT

  • Adds LED daytime running lamps, deep-tinted rear windows and liftgate glass, Sirius XM® satellite radio, 110-volt power outlet, silver-painted skid plates, cruise control, deluxe cloth upholstery, available remote vehicle start, and more.

  • View all Chevrolet Trax LTs in stock

Premier

  • Adds rear cross-traffic alert, rear park assist, fog lamps, body-color door handles, 18 in. aluminum wheels, keyless entry and start, seven-speaker Bose® premium audio system, heated driver and front passenger seats, leatherette seating, six-way power driver seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and more.

  • View all Chevrolet Trax Premiers in stock

5 reasons to buy the 2017 Chevrolet Trax

1. Road trip ready

2017 Chevrolet Trax Review: 5 Reasons to Buy #1 | CarMax

The 2017 Trax excels at being road trip worthy. With an EPA-estimated 33 mpg (front-wheel drive models with the standard engine) when highway driving, you'll get further between fill-ups.

Taking plenty of gear on a group adventure? The Trax has 111.5 cu ft of total interior volume, and a second row with 60/40 split-folding capability. With the smartphone integrations that come standard on all 2017 models, you'll also have access to your navigation apps and playlists, too.

2. Driver assistance packages

2017 Chevrolet Trax Review: 5 Reasons to Buy #2 | CarMax

For an enviable set of driver assistance aids that feature the latest technology, the 2017 Trax has two add-on packages available. The Driver Confidence package has the urban driver in mind, as it includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors. The Driver Confidence II package, available with the range-topping Premier trim, also adds forward collision and lane departure warning systems.

3. Tricked-out base trim

2017 Chevrolet Trax Review: 5 Reasons to Buy #3 | CarMax

It's great to find a vehicle that offers lots of features at the entry level and the refreshed 2017 Trax is a great example. Chevrolet has packed the LS base trim with worthy passenger conveniences and some great standard tech. In addition to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration now being standard, features like driver seat power lumbar adjustment, and a rear cargo cover are the small things that make a big difference.

4. Small footprint, big interior

2017 Chevrolet Trax Review: 5 Reasons to Buy #4 | CarMax

If you're after cargo space alongside the maneuverability to handle tight turns and parking in a pinch, then the 2017 Trax manages to tick all those boxes. Cargo space extends up to 48.4 cu ft with the rear seats folded flat. The Trax also features a 36.7-foot turning circle, and with a shorter than average wheelbase (just shy of 8.4 feet) you can feel confident that pulling into a busy parking lot is no problem for you and your Trax.

5. Fun exterior paint options

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Blend in, stand out, and show off your personality with one of the 2017 Chevrolet Trax's eight paint options. Yes, you could go for a sophisticated metallic finish in Nightfall Gray or Mosaic Black. There's more to the 2017 Trax though: four gloriously bright colors that feel like a full-on fiesta. From the stunning ocean-like color of the Blue Topaz Metallic option, to the bright citrus flavor of Orange Burst Metallic — the 2017 Trax has color options for every occasion and personality.

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Mazda's enticingly sporty CX-3 is a fun option for shoppers seeking a subcompact crossover. Its high-line profile and slick interior will please your passengers. The CX-3 is not just a pretty face, however, and delivers some attractive fuel-sipping figures for 2017–2019 models. With the 2.0L four-cylinder engine, 2017–2019 front-wheel drive models achieve an EPA-estimated 31 mpg combined.

The CX-3 seats five passengers, across three trim levels, with the option of folding back the rear row for 44.5 cu ft of storage. Keep an eye out for these standard features across the 2017–2019 base Sport model:

  • Seven-inch touchscreen interface

  • 60/40-split folding rear seats

  • 16-inch alloy wheels

  • Six-speaker audio system

  • Rearview camera

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2017 Chevrolet Trax is a great car for commuters because of its fuel efficiency. The car overall is a comfortable vehicle for long trips or daily drives.
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Above Average

RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Trax an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Chevrolet Trax 5th out of 8 among Subcompact SUVs.

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Chevrolet Trax features and specs

Premier 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Running Boards
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

1.4L

Horsepower

138

Torque (ft-lbs)

148

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

14

Wheelbase

100.6"

Overall length

167.6"

Width

69.9"

Height

64.8"

Leg room

F 40.8"/R 35.7"

Head room

F 39.6"/R 38.8"

Front tires

P215/55R18

Rear tires

P215/55R18

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

2017 Chevrolet Trax FAQ

More about the 2017 Chevrolet Trax

2017 Chevrolet Trax Review: Top Colors | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Blue Topaz Metallic

  • Crimson Metallic

  • Mosaic Black Metallic

  • Nightfall Gray Metallic (not available on LS trim)

  • Orange Burst Metallic (not available on LS trim)

  • Red Hot (not available on LS trim)

  • Silver Ice Metallic

  • Summit White

Interior colors:

  • Brandy with black accents

  • Jet Black

  • Light Ash Gray with black accents

All interior colors are available in cloth, deluxe cloth, and leatherette, depending on trim level.

Interior details

A practical interior that accommodates five, the 2017 Trax has soothing interior color options and three different seat fabrics (cloth, deluxe cloth, leatherette) — one for each trim level. The Trax has plenty of other passenger comforts, too, including a below-seat storage drawer and seatback pockets for keeping essentials on hand. For cold-season starts, the Premier trim benefits from heated front seats. If you often find yourself with a full load of cargo or passengers (and everything in between), the 2017 Trax with a rear 60/40 split-bench row and a fold-flat front passenger seat can mix it up with eight different configurations, accommodating whoever, or whatever you choose to haul.

Performance

A peppy crossover SUV to have as your day-to-day driver, the 2017 Chevrolet Trax has a zero to 60 time of 9.18 seconds for the standard forward-wheel drive models and 10 seconds for all-wheel drive models (according to the manufacturer, when new). Powering the Trax to achieve these figures is an Ecotec 1.4L turbocharged engine providing 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, and while you're unlikely to take it there, the 2017 Trax achieves a top speed of 116 mph.

Emissions

According to EPA estimates, the FWD 2017 Chevrolet Trax tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 313 grams per mile, while the AWD 2017 Chevrolet Trax has 334 grams per mile.

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