Sometimes smaller is better! This new subcompact SUV is squarely geared toward young families and active singles and it works! The small size of the Chevy Trax 2015 also makes it perfect for city and urban use where street parking is at a premium and traffic makes a larger SUV a hassle. Here is my 2015 Chevy Trax review.
Chevy Trax 2015 Review: Seven Things I Like About The New Chevrolet Trax
1 – USE OF POWER
Under the hood is a surprisingly spry 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that has 138 horsepower. As with most SUV’s in this market, the 2015 Trax offers the option of all-wheel drive. For the most part, the system is designed to send power to the front wheels during normal driving, with as much as 100 percent of engine output capable of being given to the rear axles in the event of a loss of traction. From a performance perspective, however, the Trax splits the torque 50/50 when sending the SUV off the line in order to improve grip and stop wheel spin. In everyday, basic terms this a great feature is bad conditions.
2 – USE OF GAS
You might expect a small vehicle like the Trax to consume an equally small amount of fuel – and you’re right! The Chevrolet is rated at 24 mpg in stop and go driving and 31 on the highway, even when equipped with all-wheel drive. With gas prices soaring, this is one of my favorite features of my 2015 Chevy Trax Review.
3 – SPACE
The Trax is pretty darn comfortable for as many as four adults due to its well thought-out interior and relatively high roof line. In addition, it offers respectable performance when it comes to hauling cargo. A split-folding rear seat allows the Trax to take in up to 48 cubic feet of gear, which is very good considering its tiny wheelbase. With a full load of friends and family along for the ride, the Chevrolet SUV still delivers 18.7 cubic feet of room between the seat back and the tailgate. That is a little larger than the trunk of an average full-size sedan- a great family car!
4 – STYLE
Built on the same platform as the Buick Encore, the Trax is small but sleek. It is obviously designed to give some Subaru’s a run for their money. I had more than one person stop me on the street and ask what this Trax was. I don’t mind admitting that I liked how it looked in person.
5 – FEATURES
The 2015 Chevrolet Trax might not be a luxury car, but it’s got more than its fair share of high end features available for those buyers who want to spend a little more cash. One of the best add on options is the Chevrolet MyLink touchscreen interface – a system that connects mobile phones to the SUV in order to facilitate the streaming of music as well access to hands-free phone calls and built-in Internet-enabled apps like Pandora radio. The Trax can also be ordered with a 4G LTE mobile hot spot. That will take care of the Internet connectivity for you and allow you to enjoy these streaming and data-enabled services without the need to link another device.
6 – SAFETY
The 2015 Chevrolet Trax might be a small SUV, but it comes standard with plenty of airbags for safety. It has dual forward airbags, a knee airbag for each front passenger, seat-mounted side impact airbags for the first two positions, side curtain airbags that run the full length of the vehicle’s passenger compartment, and an additional set of seat-mounted side impact airbags at the rear. The Trax also features electronic stability control and traction control. In addition, it has the OnStar system, which can automatically notify first responders of the vehicle’s location in the event of a serious accident.
7 – UNIQUE
The 2015 Trax doesn’t have much real competition. In fact the only real contenders are the Hyundai Tucson and the Kia Sportage, two other affordably-priced small sport-utility options. But for my money, the Trax is fresh and offers a lot more potential bang for the buck than either of these two contenders. The 2015 Trax is a solid ride that should be at the top of the list for any family searching for an everyday hauler.
My 2015 Chevy Trax review vehicle had the “LT Plus Package” which included a power drivers seat, leather trim sections, and parking assist. The sticker price came in at $23,815. Learn more at www.chevrolet.com/trax-small-suv