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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 Available in front- or all-wheel drive, the outdated Trax has a 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission, a combination that doesn't deliver impressive performance or particularly 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 add to 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 are not available.
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2015-2020
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.
$20,000 - $26,000
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$18,725 - $23,550
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$17,475 - $21,025
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$15,850 - $18,675
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$12,950 - $15,275
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$11,200 - $13,175
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