Why drive a subcompact crossover like the 2020 Chevrolet Trax? We can think of a number of very good reasons, such as a low starting price, great fuel economy, handling and maneuverability, and more. In this model guide, we’ll give you a good feel for the Trax and why it’s a stand-out vehicle for its class.
Those are probably two words you never would have associated with a subcompact vehicle, but for its class, the 2020 Chevy Trax is pretty spacious. For one thing, the Trax has the tall ride height and large windows that SUV owners crave. That expansive view is the reason to buy an SUV over a sedan. But beyond that, the Trax has comfortable and supportive front seats and a versatile cabin. Rear passengers have more room than they would in most subcompact crossovers. Or you can fold those seats down to create a 48.4-cubic-foot storage area. Even the front-passenger seat folds flat, so longer items fit fine. If the rear seats are in use, you still have a useful 18.7 cubic feet in the very back.
Stellar Fuel Economy
Because of its light weight and good engine, the 2020 Chevy Trax gets 26 city miles and 31 highway miles per gallon. Admittedly, that’s about average for the subcompact SUV class, but compared to almost every other non-hybrid class, this is some superior gas mileage. For example, the midsize Chevy Blazer seats the same number of people but only gets 21 city and 27 highway miles per gallon. Whether it’s to go green or save on fuel, the subcompact Trax is a better choice.
The 2020 Chevy Trax starts at $21,300, the midlevel LS trim at $23,200, and the top-tier Premier trim costs $27,600. And there’s more technology on even the base trim than you’d expect for a starter car. The Trax LS comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, manual-folding side mirrors, rearview camera, 60/40-split folding rear seat, driver's seat power lumbar adjustment, 4G LTE connection, Wi-Fi hotspot, 7-inch touchscreen, and 6-speaker sound system with two USB ports and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Trax LT comes with all that, along with roof rails, upgraded headlights, LED daytime running lights, heated mirrors, remote vehicle start, upgraded cloth upholstery, satellite radio, household-style 110-volt outlet, cargo cover, storage drawer, tinted windows, and cruise control. Finally, the Trax Premier adds 18-inch wheels, foglights, faux leather upholstery, auto-dimming mirror and heated front seats, forward collision, and lane departure warning systems. All are pretty affordable, so that you can get the right 2020 Chevy Trax for you, your driveway, and your wallet.