July 17th, 2020 by

First released in 2015, the Chevy Trax is a compact SUV perfect for younger drivers or anyone looking for an SUV with a tiny footprint. While it may not have the luxury features of its larger cousins, the Chevy Trax is still a great buy for many people. If you’re looking for a small SUV, here are some reasons why you should give the Chevy Trax a test drive.


The 1.4L four-cylinder engine delivers more than enough power for city and highway driving. You can expect to get around 138 HP and 148 lb/ft of torque, which more than enough for overtaking and speedy highway driving. The small engine also delivers impressive fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.

While not specifically designed for off-road driving, you can convert the Trax into a respectable little off-road car with the addition of all-wheel drive. This option is relatively affordable, and even if you’re not planning to hit any trails soon, you’ll appreciate the extra traction on slippery or wet roads.

Plenty of Safety Features

The Chevy Trax has received good safety ratings from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Authority and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The NHTSA rated the Trax 5/5 overall, with the Trax scoring 5/5 on most tests, while the IIHS rated the Trax’s safety features as “good.”

In addition to standard safety features like airbags, the Trax comes with several appealing extras that can enhance the safety of your trip. The Driver Confidence Package provides blind-spot monitoring and rear parking sensors. The higher trim models come with this package as standard, and you can also add lane-departure and forward-collision warnings.


Despite being a compact SUV, the Trax offers impressive cabin space, both in the front and in the back. There’s plenty of headroom and legroom for everyone, and there’s even a relatively roomy cargo area in the back. If you need extra space, you can fold the back seats down to create 48 cubic feet of space. The seats have a 60/40 split, so you don’t have to choose between your friends and your gear.

High-End Technology

The Chevy Trax comes with all of the technological conveniences you’d expect from a modern car, including Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay integration, USB ports, and a proprietary infotainment system.

The MyLink system stands out as one of the best-designed infotainment systems out there. It’s bright, user-friendly and has a customizable interface. The navigation system works relatively well, and you can send an address directly from your phone without having to enter it again. And since the system is customizable, you can install any apps you like to cater to your particular needs.

Overall, the Chevy Trax is a great compact SUV with useful safety features, excellent fuel economy, and a responsive drive. If you’d like to see how good it is for yourself, give us a call to book a test drive at Graff Chevrolet in Okemos today!

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