The 2018 Chevrolet Trax may not be quick, and its interior material quality may leave a lot to be desired, however, it is a worth a consideration for anyone looking for an affordable Suburban runabout. It offers up-to-date technologies, is easy to park, and is easy to drive. Furthermore, it offers a respectable seating capacity, offers plenty of standard features for the money, crash test scores are excellent, and offers plenty of storage slots. The Chevrolet Trax 2018 release date should be expected sometime in early 2018.
Following in the footsteps of the Buick Encore, which shares the same platform as the Trax, the new model continues to offer exemplary performance despite a growing list of other vehicles in its class that are better equipped and reek of freshness.
For starters, the new Chevrolet Trax 2018 comes with a significantly bigger footprint at an affordable price point. It is well-suited for people looking for a vehicle that combines maximum utility with efficiency and towing capacity. But as a disclaimer, those living in tight urban areas may find its massive size a minus for them.
Even with such a glorifying review, the Chevrolet Trax isn’t without foibles. Some of the most notable ones include an impressive interior material quality and design, modest cargo space relative to its competition, and a sluggish performance behind the wheel.
That said, alternatives in the subcompact crossover class available include the segment-leader – the 2018 Mazda CX-3, the Fiat 500X, and Honda HR-V. There’s no flicker of doubt that the Chevrolet Trax 2018 offers a healthy complement of standard features, relatively roomy seating, and impressive crash test ratings, however, these rivals are also leaders in their own way and deserve your attention as well.
2018 Chevrolet Trax Review of Trims
Three trims, as of this writing, are available for the 2018 Chevrolet Trax: LTZ, LS, and LT. both the LT and LS are further divided into 1LT and 1LS respectively. Exterior Chevrolet Trax colors: Mosaic Black Metallic, Summit White, Silver Ice Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic, Brilliant Blue Metallic, Crimson Metallic, and Black Granite Metallic. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.
2018 Chevrolet Trax Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard features available for the base model include a rear cargo cover, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, sixteen-inch steel wheels, a rearview camera, a seven-inch touchscreen display, full power accessories, automatic headlights, a fold-flat front passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, smartphone app connectivity, USB ports, a six-speaker audio system, Siri Eyes Free voice controls, Bluetooth connectivity, a six-speaker sound system, an auxiliary audio jack, and GM’s OnStar telematics system.
Some of the features bundled by the Trax LT model include a 110-V power outlet, heated exterior mirrors, a rear privacy glass, roof rails, alloy wheels, satellite and HD radio, LED lighting (taillights, foglights), remote engine start, and cruise control.
The 2018 Chevrolet Trax LTZ is the top-of-the-line model that comes with features such as a premium leatherette upholstery, rear parking sensors, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, heated front seats, a six-way power driver seat, and a rearview auto-dimming mirror.
Options available here include a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, a six-way power driver seat, and an upgraded Bose audio system.
2018 Chevrolet Trax Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the new 2018 Chevrolet Trax is a 138 horsepower – generating turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine. Torque output stands at 148. Transmission pairing is by the six-speed automatic transmission system. 2018 Chevrolet Trax 0-60 mph stands at about 10 seconds, although Chevy is yet to make them available.
In terms of fuel consumption, the AWD version should be expected to check in at 24/31/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 26/34/29 mpg with the FWD version.
Some of the safety features available for the vehicle include side curtain airbags, stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, rear drum brakes, a rearview camera, automatic crash notification, OnStar emergency communications, and front-seat side airbags.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 4.6 in. (100.6 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 11.2 in. (167.2 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.9 in. (69.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 93 ft³
Cargo volume: 19 ft³
Curb weight: 2805 lbs
Top Speed: 117 mph
0-60: 9.4 sec
MPG: 26/34 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Granite Metallic, Brilliant Blue Metallic, Crimson Metalllic, Cyber Gray Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic and Summit White
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2018 Chevrolet Trax Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new vehicle will most likely go for sale sometime in early 2018. Pricing is yet to be announced, but the base MSRP should begin from around $20,300, and around $26,730 for the LTZ 4dr SUV.