The Chevy Trax has plenty of charm and good looks for city driving, not to mention maneuverability and space to stretch. In this preview guide, we’ll look at what’s new for 2020 and what makes the Trax an enduring competitor in a crowded class.
What’s New for 2020?
Nothing new this year, except that the Midnight Edition package is no longer available. Besides that, a 2020 Chevy Trax is identical to its predecessor. Still, buying new is a great idea for the perks of a three-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Lots of Room
A lot of people hesitate to buy a subcompact sport utility vehicle thinking that space will be an issue. While this SUV has a small frame, the Trax makes very good use of the space inside. Put the Trax to the test and get in the back. You’ll find that entering and exiting the vehicle is easy. And once back there, even an adult will find enough leg- and headroom to sit comfortably. Hop up front and you’ll find even more space and large windows offering an expansive view that’ll remind you of why you bought an SUV in the first place.
The Trax offers up to 18.7 cubic feet of space behind the back seat. The second row folds down almost perfectly flat to expand the storage area to 48.4 cubic feet. Some of the cargo room has been sacrificed for comfortable rear seating, but the 2020 Trax still offers more storage space than either the Mazda CX-3 or the Toyota C-HR.
Turn On a Dime
When lanes and alleys are tight and parking spaces are narrow, the 2020 Chevy Trax thrives. The Trax boasts a tight turning radius, making U-turns and close quarters no problem at all. Steering is effortless and the cornering is superb.
Features and Trims
The 2020 Trax starts at only $21,300 but gives you a ton of features, including power windows and locks, 3.5-inch digital driver information display, rearview camera, and standard Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System that comes with 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hot spot, six-speaker stereo, and two USB ports. That’s a ton of features for an entry-level vehicle. But that’s not all. Not by a long shot.
Because if you want an upgrade, there’s two more trim levels: the LT and Premier. The 2020 Trax LT comes with everything the LS has, plus deluxe cloth upholstery, satellite radio, cruise control, remote start, household-style power outlet, and heated outside mirrors. You can also check the box for great packages, like the Convenience, Sun and Sound, Driver Confidence, and Redline Edition. Or simply step up to the Trax Premier to grab synthetic leather upholstery, six-way power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, seven-speaker Bose premium stereo, auto-dimming rearview mirror, sunroof, and fog lights. Also included are safety features like rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning. That’s plenty of Trax options for whatever you prefer.