The 2018 Chevy Trax


The Chevrolet Trax remains mostly unchanged for 2018. This rather unremarkable CUV is not terrible. But it's not really special, either, except for two features that make it stand out. The Trax is one of the tallest CUV's on the market with a height of 66.5". It's even slightly taller than a Jeep Renegade. The Trax is one of the most narrow CUV's available, too, which makes it especially good for driving in the city where parking space is limited. Here are the answers to questions you may have on the 2018 Chevy Trax.

1

Is the Chevy Trax an SUV or CUV?

The Chevrolet Trax is a subcompact CUV or crossover SUV. That means it is a small SUV built on a unibody frame like a car. An SUV is built on a separate frame like a truck. One of the biggest benefits of a CUV is that it rides like a car. The Trax is a good example of a subcompact CUV that is very maneuverable and provides a smooth ride with comfortable seating for driver and passengers.

2

Does the Trax have room for six?

The 2018 Chevy Trax only has room for five, including the driver.

3

How much room does the Trax have for supplies?

The Trax has over 48 cubic feet of cargo room if you fold the back seats down. With the seats in place, there are about 19 cubic feet of space.

4

Are there multiple trims available for the 2018 Chevy Trax?

The 2018 Trax is available in three trim levels and two special edition packages. The trims are the LS, LT, and Premier. The special edition packages are the Midnight package and the Redline package.

The Trax LS is a base model that doesn't come with any unique features. The LT comes with some nice extras and a reasonable price tag. The Premier has lots of bells and whistles, but you pay a premium price for a CUV that only has a few more extras than the LT.

The Midnight special edition, which is available with the Premier trim package, adds a nice touch of class. It is black on black, with Mosaic Black Metallic on the outside and Jet Black leatherette seats on the inside. It also has black door handles, black Chevy bowties on the front and back, a black liftgate applique, black beltline moldings and 18" black aluminum wheels.

The Redline special edition is available only on the LT trim. It includes Jet Black Deluxe Cloth and Leatherette seats and the Jet Black interior, but you can choose between Mosaic Black, Summit White, and Silver Ice Metallic exterior colors. The Redline package also includes a black grille with black surround, black Chevrolet bowties on the front and back, black beltline moldings, a black Trax badge with red outline, black mirror caps and 18" black aluminum wheels with red accents.

5

Is the Trax an all-wheel-drive vehicle?

The 2018 Trax comes standard with front-wheel drive; however, you can get an all-wheel-drive Trax for $1,500 more than the FWD model. All trims are available with AWD.

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How much does a 2018 Chevy Trax cost?

Chevrolet Trax LS's have an MSRP of $21,995 if you get it with FWD or $23,495 if you get it with AWD. A FWD Trax LT has a starting MSRP of $23,895. The FWD Premier starts out at $28,295.

A 2018 Trax LT Redline special edition costs an additional $1,800. The Trax Premier Midnight special edition costs an additional $500.

7

Is the 2018 Chevy Trax a fuel-efficient SUV?

The FWD 2018 Trax models get 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. AWD models get 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

8

Does the 2018 Trax come with any standard hi-tech features?

The 2018 Trax comes with Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system with a 7" display screen, OnStar 4G LTE, a rear vision camera, StabiliTrak electronic stability control and a 3.5" monochromatic Driver Information Center. The LT and Premier trim come with Remote Start, but LS and LT trim come with Remote Keyless Entry. Premier trims come with Keyless Open, and Keyless Start systems The LT and Premier trims come with Sirius XM Satellite Radio and cruise control.

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Are there other small SUV's that are better than the Trax?

There are better subcompact CUV's out there. If you really want a Chevrolet, take a look at the Sonic hatchback. It has 19 cubic feet of space with the seats up and 47.7 cubic feet with the seats down, is easy to maneuver, comes with a good infotainment system and has a very reasonable price. A 2018 Sonic LT starts out at $18,670. It also gets better mileage with 26-28 mpg in the city and 35-37 mpg on the highway.

If you aren't partial to Chevrolets, look at the Kia Soul. The Soul ranks #1 among compact cars and #2 among hatchbacks and small cars. It is very comfortable and roomy, seats five and gets 24-26 mpg in the city and 30-31 mpg on the highway. A 2018 Soul has an MSRP of only $16,100.

The Mazda CX-3 is another good competitor. It is the #1 subcompact SUV. It has room for five and gets 27-29 mpg in the city and 32-34 mpg on the highway. The CX-3 isn't quite as roomy as the Trax, with only 12.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seat and 44.5 cubic feet with the rear seat folded flat. It is a little cheaper though at $20,110 to $25,165 starting MSRP.

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