2017 Chevrolet Trax Review

2017 Chevrolet Trax Review - Late in 2014, our experts welcomed a Chevrolet Trax to compete versus five of its own peers in a comparison exam. Although its own roomy inner parts and also incredibly comprised handling satisfied us, the Chevy's economical log cabin and "terminally plain" exterior layout eventually permitted that down. When the dust settled and ball games were actually logged, the Trax ended up in 6th place among six.

 Scurrying Control panel
Fortunately, our most damning objections have actually gone to least mostly taken care of in Chevy's refresh from the Trax for the 2017 version year. A brand new dash is actually smartened along with information like offered contrasting sewing, chrome emphases, and also an analog speedometer that nestles around a brand-new 3.5-inch electronic information display screen. A strengthened 7.0-inch MyLink touchscreen infotainment system adds both Apple CarPlay as well as Android Automobile compatibility as well as now also consists of a tangible button for quantity command, and also a quartet from added difficult switches. Sadly, the brand new dash panel's strengthened identified premium comes at the cost from in 2015's lidded dashtop-mounted storage space container and also second glovebox. At the same time, the Trax's door panels remain to be actually edged in affordable plastic, and also the front traveler backside does not have an inboard armrest.

2017 Chevrolet Trax Review

As in the past, the slab-sided Trax's hatch ready for reveal a class-competitive 19 cubic feets of packages area behind its own 60/40-split rear seat. The back backside may accommodate pair of easily as well as 3 in a dash. Folding up the rears grows packages area to 48 cubic feet, while a fold-flat front end traveler backside extras more convenience. Recently available protection and also convenience features include blind-spot surveillance, lane-departure precaution, and also rear cross-traffic and forward-collision sharp units, as well as a distance key along with push-button start. Each of those items happens specification on the $26,995 Trax Premier, plus all are readily available as optional extras on the midline, $23,795 Trax LT. None of these components is delivered on the bottom-of-the-barrel, $21,895 LS.

Really, Definitely, Generically Fine-looking
No matter the trim, all 2017 Chevrolet Trax styles wear Chevy's beautiful, if relatively general, company skin. The new mug leaves behind a visual impression that the Trax is actually both taller and greater than in the past, although both dimensions are actually the same. Total size, nevertheless, is actually down through 1.3 inches.

While base Trax LS versions make do with a set from basic halogen-bulb fronts lights as well as daytime running illuminations, LT as well as Premier examples lesson factors up along with a pair from projector-beam headlights and LED managing lightings. A brand-new rear bumper as well as gently changed taillights accomplish the 2017 transformation.

2017 Chevrolet Trax Review

Traxadaisical Efficiency
Despite its rejuvenated looks, the 2017 Chevrolet Trax is actually dynamically unmodified starting with last year. Drive remains to come courtesy of a 138-hp 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder motor-- the Trax doesn't receive the more recent, 153-hp 1.4-liter super that's offered in its sister auto, the Buick Encore-- mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel ride is standard, as are rear drum brakes; nonetheless, four-wheel drive and also a collection from back discs may be put on any Trax trim for $1500. Good low-end torque-- the Trax's maximum from 148 lb-ft is readily available at 1850 rpm-- helps in low-speed velocity. As rates boost, however, the little bit of plant experiences perilously overworked, especially when outfitted with all-wheel drive.

The final all-wheel-drive 2017 Chevrolet Trax our company evaluated, in the aforementioned evaluation test, had an indifferent 9.8 few seconds to connect with 60 miles per hour, and we possess no need to think a 2017 model will be actually any quicker. Regardless of how many steering wheels are steered, however, the Trax sips fuel faster compared to perform competitors like the Honda HR-V as well as the Mazda CX-3. Front-wheel-drive Trax designs are ranked at 25 mpg in the city as well as Thirty Three mpg on the road (down from the 2016 style's ranking from 26/34 mpg), while all-wheel-drive variations register figures from 24/30 mpg (below 24/31).

As before, the Trax rides pleasantly good enough, especially when outfitted with the LS or even LT's 16-inch steering wheels and tires. (We found that the Premier's 18-inch tires as well as unnoticeable tires permit a reasonable quantity from impact cruelty right into the cabin during our ride through Chicago.) At the same time, easy steering and restricted body system roll contribute to the Trax's nimble steering experience, and also a high H-point and also reduced beltline boost the car's sense from maneuverability.

No doubt, the 2017 Chevrolet Trax is a noticeable improvement over last year's model, as its own rejuvenated styling and dash, and also added protection features, put a good layer of gloss on some of the automobile's duller elements. Still, the Trax labors versus its staying uninspired aspects, chiefly its own stretched powertrain.

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