2024 Chevy Trax Offers Budget-Minded Transport, Completely Revamped Aesthetic + Attitude

Front 3/4 view of Chevrolet Trax RS in Crimson Metallic parked on a street. Pre-production model shown. Actual production model may vary. Available in spring 2023.

Holding onto a very popular spot here at Jim Butler Chevy of St Louis as one of the most budget-friendly vehicles out there, the Chevy Trax is in a position that gains itself a very healthy amount of positive attention. Many customers who are looking for the perfect new SUV are still asking us if the features on board and overall performance are still up to par. We are happy to report that the incoming model has been met with rave reviews of its stature and accommodation, seeing a thorough refresh of an already-stellar offering.

The Car and Driver team was drawn immediately to the new model’s larger size, lower price, and better appearance both inside and out. It boasts a significantly longer wheelbase, greater length, and a lower roof height, and the proportions are quite a change from the tall model it replaces. The new Trax is also slightly larger than the Trailblazer, which is Chevy’s other subcompact SUV, with a front-wheel drive option offered only. The single-engine option is a turbocharged 1.2-liter inline-3 with 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic. 

The base-level Trax LS will be one of the least expensive SUVs out there, and many consumers who have undergone massive changes in their lives over the past two years will take up great reassurance in this fact. When a car hits all the right metrics regarding price, it’s important to look at what equipment is offered as standard, and this is where the Trax really shines. You’ll be obtaining all your visual goodies on an 8.0-inch infotainment screen and enjoying the benefit of driver assistance features such as lane-keep assist and automatic high beams. 

The RS Trim boasts a sportier appearance along with 19-inch wheels, and the Active trim offers up a faux skidplate to protect the valuables on the underside as well as chrome accents that step things up an awesome notch visually. Higher trim levels throw in the luxury-rich extras such as the larger 11.0-inch touchscreen, adaptive cruise control, automatic climate control, a sunroof, and a power driver’s seat. 

We know full well that the competition in the form of the Hyundai Venue, Kia Seltos, and Nissan Kicks will be decked out and ready for the holidays, and feel that the brand-new Trax displays what it takes to edge forward in the race for a well-cultivated driver’s favorite. The Consumer Reports review team claimed that this incoming model boasts the ideal size, attractive interior design, and competitive enough price to terrifically top the list. With looks that draw a hefty amount of influence from its relative in the form of the Blazer, we guarantee you’ll love the prominent grille, slim LED daytime running lights, and newly lower roofline. 

With its sleek, well-connected infotainment and bonus additives such as red interior accents, the 2024 Trax will make the daily commute purposeful and constantly fresh: for large metro areas such as us right here in St Louis, you’ll be happy with the addition of a cyclist-and walker-friendly standard AEB with pedestrian detection. 

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