The Chevrolet Trax is a popular choice for buyers seeking a small crossover, but it is overshadowed by fresher competitors. We like that the Trax comes with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration and versatile cargo-carrying ability. But this subcompact crossover is missing active safety systems and driver aids that are standard or easily available on rivals like the Kia Seltos, Mazda CX-30 and Toyota C-HR. Moreover, the all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer is less-expensive, roomier and includes the safety features not available on the Trax. We think buyers will find more to like in that newer model. Find a Chevrolet Trax for sale
How Much Does a 2021 Chevrolet Trax Cost?
For 2021, the Trax is available in just two trims: LS or LT.
The Trax LS starts at $21,400, plus a destination fee of $995, and includes remote keyless entry, 4-way manual-adjust driver's seat, single-zone air conditioning, and a compass. The Chevy Trax's infotainment system bundles a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration and a 6-speaker AM/FM audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth streaming, and two USB inputs. As with other new Chevrolets, the Trax includes the subscription-based OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi.
The higher-trim Trax LT ($23,200) adds cruise control (optional on the LS), remote vehicle start, cloth/leatherette upholstery, LED daytime running lights, luggage rack, cargo cover and tinted rear windows.
All-wheel drive (AWD) is optional on either trim for $1,500. A six-way power driver's seat is optional on both trims. The LT model can be had with keyless entry and start, plus heated front seats.
What is available and well worth the $495 is the Driver Confidence Package for the LT model that bundles blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors.
2021 Chevrolet Trax vs the competition
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer -- The name may be familiar, but this Trailblazer is all-new. It is lower priced than the Trax but roomier, better equipped, and has more advanced safety features -- many of them standard. One key difference is that it uses a 3-cylinder engine vs. the Trax's 4-cylinder.
2021 Kia Seltos -- Another all-new subcompact SUV, the Seltos boasts an adventurous attitude, roomy cabin and impressive driving manners. Most models come with all-wheel drive as standard and feature a strong suite of advanced safety systems.
2020 Honda HR-V -- Though not the freshest of the bunch, the Honda HR-V continues to appeal with its easy everyday manners, efficiency, and extremely versatile cargo-carrying ability. Used HR-Vs are also readily available.
2020 Mazda CX-30 -- All-new and slightly larger than the Mazda CX-3, the CX-30 is among the best-looking and most fun-to-drive subcompact crossovers available. It also comes with a full suite of safety systems.
Used Buick Encore -- The Buick Encore is mechanically very similar to the Chevy Trax but has a bit more of a luxury vibe inside and has more comfort and convenience features. Used models with average mileage can be found for $10,000 to $15,000.
Autotrader has 261 New Chevrolet Trax cars for sale, including a 2019 Chevrolet Trax LT, a 2020 Chevrolet Trax LT, and a 2020 Chevrolet Trax Premier.