With Chevrolet Trax, the bowtie brand now has an offering in the subcompact crossover market segment. Built in South Korea and offered in some 66 countries around the world, Trax makes its debut in the U.S. market for the 2015 model year.
Look closely and you’ll see more than a passing resemblance to Buick’s Encore. However, with a starting price some $4,000 less, the Trax is less luxurious than the Encore. But don’t take this to mean the Trax is sparsely equipped. When it comes to the features Chevrolet’s product planning team thinks will attract young buyers to the model, the diminutive Chevrolet crossover is packed with an abundance of high tech comfort and convenience equipment.
However, the model does lack some of the latest high tech safety features, so there’s a bit of a tradeoff in that regard. Still, the Chevy is cute, versatile, and returns reasonable fuel economy.