The 2017 Chevy Trax is sub-compact SUV. It comes with improved style and functionality compared to the previous model. It has gained a lot of popularity making it one of the best selling cars in the U.S market. It’s affordable and offers state of the art technology thanks to the brilliant engineering.
The SUV also has lots of standard equipment .It competes well with rivals like Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Subaru XV Crosstrek and Jeep Renegade. The car comes either as a front-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive.It is designed to offer more comfort than sport.
2017 Chevy Trax – Exterior and Interior Redesign
The 2017 Chevy Trax is fitted with 18-inch aluminum wheels that are shorter at wheel base. It is taller and wider than the previous model. The spokes are of different design compared to the previous model. The new 2017 Trax has a stretched hexagonal shape. In addition, it comes with headlights that are shorter.
There is LED signature lighting in the front and the rear. In addition, the fog lights are different from the outgoing model since they are less sunk. The hood is not elongated giving it a stylish shape. The taillights have a different layout of the lens. The all wheel drive version is higher compared to the front wheel version.
The interior has undergone many changes. The dashboard has a 7-inch color touch screen with chrome trimming. There is an option of touch and physical controls. It also comes with My Link infotainment system and a multimedia system. There is a new instrument panel that displays driver’s information. Further, the SUV comes with key less entry and start. It also offers a WIFI hot spot which can connect as many as seven wireless devices like; tablets, smart phones, laptops etc.
The driver features include a rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitor, forward-collision warning, automatic braking and lane-departure warning. Other driver assistance features include; an electric-boost power steering, a rear camera and electronic stability control. It also has a leather-wrapped steering wheel and premium vinyl upholstery.
The Chevy Trax 2017 has a cargo space of 18.7 cubic feet but when the rear seats are folded, there cargo space increases to 48.4 cubic feet. This makes it easy to accommodate items that are long since the front passenger seat can also be folded.
2017 Chevy Trax – Engine and Performance
The 2017 Chevy Trax is powered by 1.4-liter, turbo-charged four-cylinder engine. It works with 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine produces 138 hp and 148 lb-feet of torque. The standard version has front wheel drive and can be updated to an all wheel drive.
To move from 0-60km/h, the front-wheel drive takes 9.4 seconds while the all-wheel drive takes 9.7 seconds. The estimated fuel economy is 24 mpg in the city, 31mpg on the highway and a combined 27mpg for the all-wheel drive. However, the front-wheel drive offers 25mpg in the city, 30mpg on the highway and a combined 28mpg.
2017 Chevy Trax – Price and Release Date
The 2017 Chevy Trax is expected to go on sale by the end of this year. The approximated retail price is $23,953 for the front-wheel drive and $24,405 for the all-wheel drive.This is a car that offers better driving experience and it is worth the price.