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2024 Chevy Trax Remains Affordable Yet Excellent W/ Colorful Accents, In-Car Tech, and Massive Storage

Buyers here at Jim Butler Chevy of St Louis are more budget-minded than ever this year, and how can we blame them?! One of the biggest challenges in today’s auto market is finding a vehicle that fits your budget but still offers cutting-edge features and an engrossing daily drive. The 2024 Chevy Trax comes in with an excellent value proposition and significant changes to the powertrain, interior, and technology. The 1.2 liter turbocharged inline 3-cylinder engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

The auto review team had four adults on board and didn’t pose any struggle off the line or after a stoplight. Wheel sizes vary from 17 inches on the base LS trim to 19 inches on the 2RS, and the absorption of surprise bumps on the road was rated as excellent. They had a chance to drive each trim level, and even the base LS boasted accessible charm and excellent drive quality. Some of the best included in-car technology come in the form of standard automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance with lane departure warning, and automatic high beams.

Other available equipment that will keep a watchful and keen eye on your journey is adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, and blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic warning. The LS and 1RS trims come with an 8-inch touchscreen display and analog gauges, with a very responsive and easy-to-navigate interface. Aligned with current frequent requests from drivers to offer up outstanding technology features, it also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration with wireless connectivity.

Trims from the LT and up raise the bar with the 8-inch all-digital instrument cluster, and a larger 11-inch infotainment screen with the updated user interface. This system is backed by Google software, with navigation just as easy as you would find on any current smartphone. The Trax’s cargo area resides at 25.6 cubic feet, offering a much greater amount of space than previous models. There’s room in the back for a fully-fledged weekend trip for four, and more than enough space to conquer the errand-running duty each day for groceries and more.

All trims are good for an EPA rating of 30 mpg combined, and other design accents have quite obviously taken cues from the other Chevy compact success story, the Trailblazer. With a spacious and appealing interior, available features that go above and beyond, and during-drive comfort that you’ll always look forward to, the 2024 Trax has undergone the additives to make it even more appealing when the bottom line means most. The review team was most impressed with the Trax’s Safety Assist bundle of useful aids on every single model.

Also taking a few sporty styling cues from the sporty and resurrected Blazer, the Trax is eager to navigate quick turns in always remains stable on winding roads. This year’s model also ditched the rear drum brakes for 4-wheel disc brakes on each trim level, and you’ll enjoy full coverage with a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, and 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain overage. The Motor Trend experts on duty reflected after their test drives that the new Trax boasted “appealing comfort and segment-leading versatility”, along with praise for its interior capacity.

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