2018 Chevrolet Trax


The 2018 Chevrolet Trax is a small SUV that combines affordability and ingenuity into one convenient ride. It can be tough finding a car that is well-rounded enough to fit almost anyone’s needs, but Chevrolet has set the standards high. If you need something stylish, spacious, sporty, and spender-friendly then the 2018 Trax will always hit the mark.

Not too big and never too small when it comes to the subcompact class of vehicles, the 2018 Chevrolet Trax hits the line hard and with style to appeal to the masses. With its versatile cargo space, competitive pricing, and a large list of features available for the standard model, the 2018 Trax will be difficult for any other car in its class to outshine.

Starting At

$21,000

138

Horsepower

33 MPG

Highway Fuel Economy

5 Stars

Safety Rating

New Chevrolet Trax Style

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Style

The style of the 2018 Chevrolet Trax is fairly straightforward. It gives you all the style elements you want from an SUV such as smooth and modern detailing, without crossing the line to force it to be anything but what it is. This may seem boring to some, but in reality, it gives the Trax an appearance that anyone can look at and appreciate.

Upgrading to the Redline edition, which is new to the Chevrolet Trax this year, gives the 2018 Trax a sportier look which elevates some of the more mainstream features. Some additions for the Redline edition are exclusive upholstery and wheels, as well as exterior blackout components.

Overall, there is nothing bad to be said about the style of the 2018 Chevrolet Trax.

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New Chevrolet Trax Upgrades

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Upgrades

The 2018 Chevrolet Trax comes with three trim levels each better than the next. The first level is the LS which has all the standard features you could ever desire, but the LT and Premier trims transform the 2018 Trax from good to outstanding.

In its upgraded form, which will cost a few thousand extra, the 2018 Chevrolet Trax has the latest in safety, convenience, and comfort technology. The rear vision camera evolves into a full-on alert system with forwarding collision alerts, blind spot alerts, and parking assist. The 7-inch infotainment gets a sound boost with SiriusXM satellite radio and a 7-speaker sound system from Bose. The seating also gains a lot of improvement by going from warm cloth to downright spicy heated leatherette. Interior color options include a classic Jet Black, or a variety of combinations like Jet Black with Light Ash Gray or Jet Black with Brandy.

The addition of the power sunroof for the Premier trim level really makes the cabin feel twice as breathable, and the keyless open and start creates a whole new level of convenience in your hectic lifestyle.

Although the 2018 Chevrolet Trax comes standard with everything you need, sometimes the option to spoil ourselves is greatly appreciated.

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New Chevrolet Trax Performance

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Performance

When it comes to performing within its class, the 2018 Chevrolet Trax gives exactly what you need. Unless you are looking to take laps around the track, the 1.4L turbo engine offers a fair 138 hp that should be satisfactory for everyday cruising. The fuel economy of the 2018 Trax is also quite fair with 33 mpg highway.

Having a compact design really gives the 2018 Trax amazing maneuverability that makes driving through urban environments a breeze, and even fun at times. With a standard 6-speed automatic transmission and electric steering, the Trax is so responsive that you will barely notice a turn since it will be as smooth as butter. The Trax also includes all-wheel drive with every one of its trim levels, adding an attractive feature that will not only give it a performance boost but also added value. If that doesn’t feel like enough to keep you in control though, the Trax has StabiliTrak – a control system which acts automatically and instantly to help you when there is a noticeable difference between the path you think you’re going, and the one you are being steered towards.

Performance is more than just speed and handling though; the 2018 Chevrolet Trax lives up to Chevrolet’s usual safety standards by receiving top scores all around on its safety testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Overall, it was awarded five stars for crash performance and safety.

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New Chevrolet Trax Features

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Features

The 2018 Chevrolet Trax is known for its affordability for an SUV of its class. The list of what comes standard with the 2018 Trax is fairly extensive and hits every category including technology, safety, comfort, and convenience. When it comes to getting the most value out of your new vehicle, the features that come standard are incredibly important.

The standard feature that is most likely to thrill is the infotainment system. With no extra pain to your wallet, you will get a 7-inch color touchscreen with Chevrolet MyLink capability. With this engaging feature, you not only get your standard AM/FM radio but also Bluetooth with smartphone connectivity. This way either Apple or Android enthusiasts can blast the music list they personally made while voyaging the city streets. This system also has voice-activated technology to aid in hands-free texting and calling to stay connected and safe at all times.

Almost as impressive as the infotainment are the versatile cargo options and comfortable seating arrangements. The seats for the standard model have a warm cloth upholstery that looks as nice as it feels; fitting up to five adult-sized passengers. The rear seats are bench style and have folding capability. The versatility comes with the 60/40 split where you can fold down 40 percent, 60 percent, or 100 percent of the rear seats in order to increase your cargo space. This will get you up to 48.4 ft³ of pure cargo space for all the camping gear, beach chairs, or shopping bags you need to bring along.

When it comes to safety, the 2018 Chevrolet Trax offers 10 airbags, a passenger sensing system, and a rearview camera with its standard features. You will also have a tire pressure monitoring system to be sure you won’t be at risk for any flats because nothing feels more perilous than being stranded at night due to a preventable flat tire.

Generally, you will never really need much more than the 2018 Chevrolet Trax can offer in its affordable standard model, which is just one of the ways the Trax really knows how to hit a driver’s heart instead of their wallet.

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