2017 Chevy Trax is a Mini-SUV with Big-Time Fuel Efficiency Numbers
Just because the Chevy Trax is only a few years old, doesn’t mean this unique mini-SUV hasn’t achieved a big-time following. For 2017, Chevy is releasing an updated version of the Trax that’s sure to broaden its appeal and convert more drivers than ever before to the cult of Chevy Trax excellence.
The 2017 Chevy Trax might be a mini-SUV but it’s remarkably spacious inside. With room for two riders up front and three passengers in the back, you won’t have to sacrifice your spot in the carpool if you opt for the Trax’s compact, utilitarian feel. The cabin provides ample legroom and headroom for even the tallest teen–there’s even room to spare when you need to cart around some extra cargo during weekend excursions. Fold the Trax’s rear seats down and you’ll end up with an impressively spacious cargo area of 48.4 cubic feet.
Our favorite thing about the Trax’s interior, however, is its suite of stellar technological features. From the 7.0-inch dashboard touchscreen command center to the vehicle’s Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, the 2017 Chevy Trax boasts the latest and greatest of GM’s innovative tech. Best of all, the vehicle comes standard with its own 4G LTW connectivity via a Wi-Fi hotspot. No matter where you go, you’ll always feel connected in the Trax.
Outside, the Chevy Trax has some of the sharpest design features we’ve seen on any car in the segment. The 2017 model includes upgrades on the vehicle’s grille and rear, plus available halogen reflector headlamps and an option to spring for 18-inch aluminum wheels. (The 2017 Trax comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels.)
Under the hood, the Trax continues its reputation for excellence with an Ecotec 1.4-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The ultra-quiet, efficient engine is capable of producing up to 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 model is available with either all-wheel or front-wheel drive–front-wheel drive comes standard–and mileage ratings that are sure to please even the pickiest drivers.
The new Trax’s official fuel milage numbers are 25 city/33 highway/28 combined. You’ll get about 14 gallons per fuel tank, making this latest Chevy vehicle a top efficiency contender in the mini-SUV market.
The 2017 Trax’s other notable features include keyless start and keyless open, a standard five-year OnStar Basic Plan for access to roadside assistance, ten standard airbags, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, a rear camera and park assist.