Our cities and neighborhoods have changed, and in case you haven’t noticed, things have started to become tinier, from our devices to our homes and, yes, the roads and parking spaces.
For anyone who’s driving therefore, it presents a new challenge: big vehicles may become a lot harder to drive in more urban areas, and the demand for smaller or more compact vehicles may go up.
Chevrolet steps up to the challenge by designing Trax 2015, a small crossover SUV, which it calls “engineered for urban adventures.” This simply means that despite its small size, it should be packed with a lot of punch. But does it?
Let’s check out the condensed reviews of some of the experts.
Car Connection has a comprehensive review on Chevrolet Trax 2015, giving it a score of 7.6. It obtains the biggest score of 9 in the Features department. One of the biggest advantages of the vehicle is the roominess, which is a beautiful irony to its size. It can comfortably sit 4 adults. It is also loaded with excellent features such as a keyless entry, a huge touchscreen display, and a WiFi hotspot with 4G LTE connection. It is available in three trim levels with an option of an all-wheel drive for an additional $1,500 fee. The LTZ, which the website calls as top of the line, has various seat adjustment options, leatherette trim, and heated fronts seats. For those who love music, you’ll love the Bose comprehensive speakers attached.
But it scored the lowest in performance. It tends to become noisy and it becomes sluggish once the numbers are pushed toward the ideal highway speeds. They also have slight issues with the car’s acceleration, which can be dragged by more than 250 additional pounds when it’s all-wheel.
Edmunds, on the other hand, gives the car a C rating. First, it praises the car for being an example of a “city vehicle for the twenty-first century.” Just like Car Connection, it applauds the amount of space the car offers. It also points out that the vehicle has a good fuel economy.
But the reviewers also have problems with the noise and sluggishness. When they tested the vehicle’s acceleration, it took about 10 seconds to do so, which is quite slower than the other similar models—this even if the vehicle comes with 6-speed automatic transmission and a 4-cylinder 1.4 liter engine with 148 pound-feet torque and 138 horsepower.
Both Car Connection and Edmunds agree that Chevrolet Trax 2015 isn’t really pretty—that is, it leans toward being boring.
Compared to other similar types of cars such as Nissan Juke and Fiat 500X, physically, Chevrolet Trax isn’t the most impressive. If you’re constantly traveling on highways, you may find the acceleration and the noise bothersome.
When it comes to price, it is comparable to a Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V. At around $20,995, it’s not too bad, considering this is a Chevy.
But we believe that the winning ticket for this car is its suitability to urban living. It’s small but has enough space for 5 passengers, including the driver, without compromising leg room and comfort. It has a few perks too to keep you happy while driving.