If you’re looking for a smaller SUV, the 2020 Chevrolet Trax should be on the radar. Packed with safety and technology features, this petite SUV packs quite a punch. The Trax’s key to success is straight-forward – offer consumers an easy to navigate SUV that is all-weather worthy and receives great fuel economy. Add the fact that it’s offered in three, easy-to-configure trims, and you’ll quickly discover why this compact SUV is quickly growing in popularity.
The Chevrolet Trax received a mid-year upgrade in 2019, so there is nothing new about the 2020 edition. However, there are three new exterior colors to choose from, and additional driver convenience and safety systems have been included for 2020. The Chevrolet Trax receives its power from a 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces a conservative 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. This fuel-efficient engine returns an EPA-estimated 33 miles per gallon on the highway, and 25 mpg in the city with a paired six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive variants drop slightly to 30 mpg highway, and 24 mpg in the city.
A surprising benefit of this compact crossover SUV is its cargo space. With the rear seats folded down, consumers have an impressive 48.4 cubic feet of storage. The Trax also can fold-down front seats, which expand loading space to more than eight-feet. The 2020 Chevrolet Trax is offered in three trim levels including the LS, LT, and the Premier.
The base LS is well-equipped with standard features including power windows, cloth bucket seating, and rear 60/40-split seating. It rides on 16-inch wheels, includes power door locks, body-color door handles and features a remote keyless entry system. A seven-inch touchscreen infotainment center is standard with the base and includes OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity. In the safety department, the Trax LS is loaded with 10 airbags, features daytime running lights, rear child security door locks, a rear-view camera, and tire pressure monitoring system. The LS can also be upgraded to all-wheel drive for a nominal charge.
The second trim is the LT and introduce several creature comforts that enhances your driving experience. The upgrades start on the exterior by adding deep tinted glass, LED taillights, halogen headlights, and power-adjustable exterior mirrors. The LT rides on 16-inch wheels, includes roof-mounted side rails, and an underbelly shield, for those who enjoy some off-road adventures. On the inside, a cool storage compartment underneath the front passenger seat, remote starting system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and remote starting system provide consumers added value. The LT can be spiced up with a Sun and Sound Package, Driver Confidence Package, or the Redline Edition for aesthetic enhancements that will make a statement.
At the top of the mountain of Trax trims is the Premier. This range-topper is packed to the gills with enhancements including 18-inch wheels, exterior chrome accents, a power sunroof, illuminated visor, six-way power-adjustable and heated front seats which feature leatherette trim. Additional safety features are packed into the Premier including lane departure warning, rear park assist, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert systems.
The 2020 Chevrolet Trax
is a unique entry into the compact SUV segment. It’s one of those quirky yet practical SUV’s that is suited best for consumers looking for the cargo capacity of a SUV with the practical struggles of living in an urban jungle. The Trax looks exceptional on paper but is best appreciated by visiting a local Chevrolet dealership to explore how well this compact SUV drives.