It's an ok compact SUV.....if you maintain it well
A little more than 2 years ago I bought a used 2017 Chevy Trax LT AWD, with a 1.4L engine. In addition, this vehicle was in a wreck which got hit on the rear end of the vehicle. However, the vehicle was fixed before purchasing it and I bought it with a fair price, with 49k original miles. Now the Trax has 97k miles and has had his fair amount of issues. Additionally, at 60k miles the turbo was leaking antifreeze and had to replace it with the valve that was attached to it. Also, I had some minor issues on the AC controller which h I had to have those replaced, and sooner or later I'm going to have to replace the blower motor since it's making a weird sound when it's on. This vehicle has treated me good since I've been keeping up with the regular oil changes (I usually buy Mobile 1 oil and filter, advance full synthetic) and I usually change also the air filter every 15k-30k miles. Also I've done 2 tune ups with new spark plugs and coils. To be honest if yiu do the regular maintenance you won't have any issues especially the engine and transmission. Furthermore, in a couple of days I'll be replacing the break pads, and also just FYI the 1.4L engine has a timing chain, so if you do the regular oil changes it will last forever. Soon I'll be replacing the gaskets and water pump since it's about to turn 100k mikes. All in all, I give it a 4.0-4.5 overall rating, space if very bad you can't fit regular size adults in the rear seats!
2017 Chevrolet Trax: A Mechanical Misfortune
I'm sorry to say that my experience with the 2017 Chevrolet Trax, which I bought new with only 10 miles on the odometer, has been nothing short of a mechanical nightmare. It's a tale of constant breakdowns and hefty repair bills, which has left me deeply disappointed and filled with regret. Take note that proper maintenance was being done on or before all scheduled times. The first major issue reared its ugly head at the 90,000-mile mark when the engine simply gave out. For a car that was relatively new and well-maintained, this was a shock. After shelling out a small fortune, I had the engine replaced with a new Version 2 on the engine. This was the only silver lining in an otherwise dark cloud. The newer engine was markedly better than the original, performing well under various conditions. However, the honeymoon with the new engine was short-lived, as at 105,000 miles, the transmission failed. This was a gut punch, especially considering that the car was only used for regular commuting and not for any heavy-duty driving. After another pricey repair, I was back on the road, hoping the worst was behind me. But alas, at 190,000 miles, the second transmission failure occurred. It was clear that the transmission was simply not up to the task of handling even the basic weight of the car. The frequency of these significant issues was far beyond what any car owner should reasonably expect. It's also important to note the design of the engines in the Trax – they are simply not built to be easily rebuildable, adding to the hassle and expense of any potential repair work. It's a design flaw that does the customer no favors. In conclusion, even though the Version 2 engine is a great improvement, the overall experience with the 2017 Chevrolet Trax has been disappointing. The recurring transmission issues, coupled with the unexpected engine failure and the design flaw, make this a car I would not recommend to anyone. Not even to my worst enemy. Proceed with caution if you're considering this model. Proper maintenance was performed on or before scheduled times.
I have had this vehicle for less then 6months...and have repaired a leak(ran hot shut off on me) got it fixed so I thought!!!... and less then a month its leaking again...replaced the water pump and seems that when I use my air conditioner it's a issue...and when you try to get it done correctly by the dealership...they can only tell you I dont know but you have to pay $300 to take a guess!!?? & have to put it on a diagnostic test...for a leak?? It's to many things that are electrically connected every thing works on a sensor...and I dont travel far so I'm not understanding why it's a leak after less then 6months of owning the vehicle.. Chevy take your time it's not only about the look make sure it works properly!!! Under the hood!!!