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2020 Chevrolet Trax

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Chevrolet Trax highlights

Customer reviews

4.3 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4.5 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

26 city, 31 highway, 28 combined

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Style, practicality, and features to match

As one of the trailblazers of the compact SUV movement, the Trax is still in its first generation but was refreshed back in 2017. With a peppy engine, available all-wheel drive, and a sporty Redline Edition (LT trim) boasting a blacked-out theme, it's made for young drivers, small families, and empty-nesters alike. If you're into the finer things in life—or projector headlamps, sunroofs, and available leather-wrapped steering wheels —don't look any farther.

All Chevrolet Trax years

New this year

  • Tow Hitch features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The LS trim now comes with Alloy Wheels as standard equipment.
  • The LT trim now comes with Remote Start as standard equipment.

Explore Chevrolet Trax details

LT 2WD 4D Sport Utility

5 reasons to buy the 2020 Chevrolet Trax

1. Infotainment

Regardless of the trim level, every 2020 Chevrolet Trax has lots of infotainment tech loaded ready to go. For example, the base LS is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and packs an auxiliary input and two USB ports to allow the easy connection of devices. The subscription-based available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot means everyone onboard can get online. And if you're an audiophile, move up to the LT, which bundles a Bose® seven-speaker stereo.

2. Sporty looks

The Trax is proof that crossovers don't have to appear pedestrian or purely utilitarian. Projector headlamps and signature LED daytime running lights (LT and Premier) inject some styling to the front end. Shopping for an LT? You can opt for a special Redline Edition boasting red accenting; smoked side mirror caps, grille and emblems; and Jet Black deluxe cloth and leatherette upholstery.

3. Abundant tech features

2020 Chevrolet Trax Review: Dash | CarMax

The 2020 Chevrolet Trax has a robust suite of technology features. This includes driver-assistance features as part of the Driver Confidence Package offered on the top-of-the-line Premier (optional on the LT). Moreover, the LS trim includes a seven-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which means you can always stay connected with your favorite tunes or podcast.

4. Comfort and convenience

2020 Chevrolet Trax Review: Front Seats | CarMax

The 2020 Chevrolet Trax doesn't skimp on creature comforts and practicality. The front passenger seat can lie flat to accommodate items up to eight feet long when the second row is also folded. Premier grades get a leather-wrapped steering wheel, which is available on the LT. This means you're bound to find a 2020 Chevrolet Trax that suits your need.

5. One practical engine

2020 Chevrolet Trax Review: Engine | CarMax

Thanks to the turbocharger, impressive power is squeezed out of the diminutive engine. The 1.4L four-cylinder achieves an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined for the AWD model and 28 mpg combined for the 4WD model, so going on road trips is going to be more enjoyable than ever.

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This good-looking SUV has plenty of luxury touches throughout and the available all-wheel drive makes it a great companion if you regularly have to tackle rain and snow. As standard on 2019–2020 models, you'll find great features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, an available Wi-Fi hotspot, and more. Climb to the top tiers of the Encore and you'll find more features to make every drive a breeze. This is a great option if you want something a little different that's easy to drive around town.

The 2017–2020 Buick Encore has these standard features, and more:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity

  • Tinted rear glass

  • LED daytime running lights

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.3 out of 5

4 customer reviews
5 Stars2
4 Stars1
3 Stars1
2 Stars0
1 Star0

RepairPal reliability rating


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.

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2020 Chevrolet Trax trims




More about 2020 Chevrolet Trax

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Black Cherry Metallic

  • Mosaic Black Metallic

  • Nightfall Gray Metallic

  • Red Hot

  • Satin Steel Metallic

  • Silver Ice Metallic

  • Stone Gray Metallic

  • Summit White

Interior details

  • Seats five adults

  • 18.7 cubic feet of storage space behind the second row

  • 48.4 cubic feet of storage space behind front seats when the second row is folded

  • Chevrolet Infotainment System with a seven-inch touchscreen

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity

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