Used Chevy Trax
Designed to blend the best qualities of a sedan and SUV, the Chevy Trax (1st gen) is Chevy’s take on the widely popular subcompact design. Smaller than a traditional SUV with enough interior customizability to hold more cargo, the Trax offers better fuel economy and handling compared to its larger cousins. At the same time, its flexible interior will hold more than smaller sedans.
The idea behind the Trax is adaptability for drivers, families and individuals alike. The interior includes four folding seats (passenger front and rear seats) to increase the amount of space that is available to carry large items. The total cargo capacity rivals many larger SUVs without the additional loss of fuel efficiency. The small body profile also makes the car more maneuverable on the road or in tight spaces.
The Trax’s offerings have remained largely consistent since its introduction in 2013. A 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine offers 138 horsepower with 148 pound-feet of torque. Coming in both forward and all-wheel drivetrain options, the SUV’s smaller size offers a combined fuel rating of 33 MPG. Three trim versions are available with increasing upgrades to the vehicle’s interior, infotainment system, and exterior accessories like larger wheels, roof rails, and automatic safety systems.
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2017 Chevy Trax
The 2017 model year presented an opportunity for a mid-cycle refresh for the Trax. Much of the basic specs and features remained the same, but the SUV got an updated look both inside and out.
The exterior redesign included a new look that streamlined the front and narrowed the headlights. The grille was reshaped into a dual-port design while the fog lamp mounts became more pronounced. Additional technical upgrades included better halogen headlamps, daytime LED lights, stacked rear lights, and new 18in aluminum wheels on the LTZ trim. The dashboard and interior instrumentation was also updated.
The infotainment system gained Apple CarPlay and Android Auto comparability in addition to the normal Bluetooth connectivity. Using the same seven-inch central display, the extra compatibility introduced enhanced voice support and additional apps such as Apple or Google Maps navigation.
2016 Chevy Trax
The 2016 model of the Chevy Trax saw little tweaks and changes. The US model retained the same three trim levels that ranged from the LS, LT, and LTZ packages. The engine was the same 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder unit as well.
Package upgrades expanded on the SUV’s basic infotainment setup powered by MyLink and exterior accessories. The upper trims added larger 18in wheels, roof rails, fog lamps, and heated mirrors to the outside. Interior perks included leather upholstery, power drive seat, and an upgraded Bose seven-speaker audio system.
2015 Chevy Trax
The 2015 model year marked the introduction of the Trax to the US market. Chevy brought the SUV over to the US to compete in the growing subcompact market already dominated by the likes of Ford, Toyota, and others. Options for the 2015 Trax remained largely the same as previous years but were somewhat more limited in terms of performance over the LS, LT, and LTZ trims.
Doing away with the three engine options from previous years, Chevy used a 1.4L four-cylinder engine capable of producing 138 horsepower using the same six-speed transmission as previous years. Drivetrain options came in both forward and all-wheel-drive versions. The exterior design also remained unchanged, offering the same 6.2in of ground clearance and small-but-tall profile that maximized the interior space for passengers and cargo.
Inside, the car kept the 7in touchscreen and MyLink infotainment system. Great infotainment and Bluetooth/USB functionality included onboard apps such as Pandora, OnStar 4G LTE wireless hotspot, and Siri voice control.
Safety features included a standard 10 airbag system that featured traditional front driver/passenger and side airbags. Chevy’s StabiliTrak provided stability control for the all-wheel drivetrain. For parking, the SUV included a rearview camera and parking sensors that kicked in at slow speeds.
2014 Chevy Trax
The 2014 Chevy Trax remained unchanged in most markets and was still unavailable in the US market. Engine options were the same 1.4L/1.6L gasoline and 1.7L Diesel four-cylinder engines from the previous year. The same set of trims also remained the same during this model year.
2013 Chevy Trax
The Chevy Trax originally started its production run outside of the US with the 2013 model. Designed as a smaller, more contained SUV for European and Asian roads, it was initially sold in countries like Germany, South Korea, Lebanon, Canada, and Mexico. Smaller compared to other Chevy SUVs, the Trax promised better handling, safety, and fuel efficiency while keeping some of the extra space.
The initial run came with a few different engine and drivetrain options depending on the particular country. Standard options included a 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder, 1.6L four-cylinder, and a 1.7L Diesel engine. Forward-wheel drive was standard and the only option for the 1.6L engine. All-wheel drive was available on the 1.4L and 1.7L Diesel engine.
One notable selling point of the Trax was the adaptive interior space meant to maximize cargo. Passenger seats folded flat to open up the entire space beside the driver seat. A basic infotainment system using Chevy’s MyLink came with a seven-inch display and Bluetooth connectivity for smartphones.
Trims differed depending on the country but generally came down to four different packages: LS, 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ. For the baseline trim, the LS came with many of the advance interior features such as the MyLink infotainment system, standard set of driver/passenger front and side airbags, Bluetooth connectivity, and rear folding seats.
Moving up, the trims progressively added more external and internal features such as six-speed automatic transmissions, four-wheel disc brakes, theft alarms, cruise control, and larger wheels. The 2LT model was intended to feature more automated features, adding a remote starter, rear backup camera, leather upholstery, and ultrasonic parking assist. For an SUV that almost drove itself, the 2LT was a great consideration.
For people not satisfied with the basic features, the LTZ package upgraded the offerings with larger 18in aluminum wheels for extra ground clearance. Chrome accents along the lift gate and door handles added some visual spice to the exterior. For extra comfort, the interior also featured heated seats, self-dimming rearview mirrors, and leather console accents that created an upscale look around the vehicle.
Although the 2013 Trax wasn’t sold in the US market, it isn’t unheard of to find a used import.