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This bite-sized crossover is essentially a stripped-down Buick Encore. Available in front- or all-wheel drive, the outdated Trax is powered by a 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic, a combination that doesn't deliver impressive performance or frugal fuel economy.
One consolation is that its compact dimensions make it easy to park in urban areas. The cabin is narrow, cramped, and low-rent, but at least the controls are easy to use. The pronounced engine noise and stiff ride don't help the experience, nor does the occasionally bumpy transmission. Typically priced in the mid-$20,000s, a Trax LT AWD costs almost as much as larger, more substantial compact SUVs, including Chevrolet's own Trailblazer. It's disappointing that FCW, and AEB with pedestrian detection, aren't available, and that BSW and RCTW are just optional.
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2015-2021
2015 Redesign Year
This bite-sized crossover, essentially a stripped down Buick Encore, is an ambitiously-priced budget model. Available in front- or all-wheel drive, the Trax has a 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder and six-speed automatic, which didn't deliver performance or fuel economy.
The cabin is narrow, cramped, and overall basic, with just a few niceties. Pronounced engine noise and stiff ride don't add to the experience. The Trax does feature the next-generation versions of OnStar and MyLink infotainment systems. Updates for 2022 include a boost in the engine's horsepower, now making 155 hp.
$23,500 - $26,575
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$21,725 - $27,725
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$19,075 - $23,625
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$16,975 - $20,675
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$15,225 - $17,625
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$13,225 - $16,175
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$11,450 - $13,775
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