2021 Chevrolet Trax

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2021 Chevrolet Trax
2021 Chevrolet Trax

Key specs

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The good:

  • Visibility
  • Ride quality
  • Tall seating position
  • Multimedia features

The bad:

  • Weak acceleration
  • Noisy engine
  • Small side mirrors
  • Lack of advanced safety features

2 trims

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  • LS


  • LT


Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Chevrolet Trax trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat subcompact SUV
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Turbo 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • 7-inch touchscreen standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Blind spot warning available

2021 Chevrolet Trax review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Chevrolet Trax?

The Chevrolet Trax is a subcompact SUV that can seat up to five people. It’s powered by a 155-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that drives a six-speed automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive models are available. Competitors include the Kia Soul, Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V

What’s New on the 2021 Chevrolet Trax?

A Midnight Edition and Sport Edition, both with black exterior accents and 18-inch gloss-black wheels, are now available for the LT trim level. 

What Features in the 2021 Chevrolet Trax Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hot spot (subscription required after data trial)
  • 60/40-split, folding backseat
  • Fold-flat front passenger seat

Available features include: 

  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert

Should I Buy the 2021 Chevrolet Trax?

The Trax offers good visibility, a tall seating position and rides well, but you must put up with its weak, noisy engine. A lack of advanced safety features isn’t great, either. The all-new 2021 Trailblazer is another small SUV option within the Chevrolet family.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Great little car

I rented a Trax while out of state and loved it.I used it for 4 days and 1,200 miles later I decided once home I was going to purchase one. Two days ofter I was home I purchased one and headed out of town during a Michigan winter storm. Thankfully I purchased the all wheel drive offered as an option this little car was dragging its under side while going through 7 inches of snow. It’s a peppy little car but I still get 38mpg on the highway and 29 mph around town. The drivers seat is pretty comfortable- it’s rear mirrors are in a good location- it AC and heater work great - I have yet to have any issues with 11,000 miles on it . I use it driving about 450 miles per day I can choose any vehicle I want but than the cost per mile goes up I have had larger more expensive cars in the past but I finally found a good little car I can travel in for my job. The better mileage and cost of gas my company pays for so now I am receiving 70 % more to put in my pocket with the money I am saving. And driving that many miles each day on average says a lot for the Chevy Trax.


Do not confuse with checks of the past!

Leased a Trax…longest three years of my life. Bad ride, hopeless in snow, poor mpg! Poor acceleration, uncomfortable seating (even with power drivers). Hit a deer and body man said parts for Trax expensive and difficult to get.


Sonic discontinued so I stepped up. Great buy!

I purchased my 2021 Trax LT FWD almost a year ago. I drive a lot for work and at 47,000 miles, no problems. I was coming from a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic with 175,000 miles, no problems. I felt the Trax was basically a Sonic converted to a Crossover. Would it be be nice to have the lane keeping features. Yes, but wasn’t a deal breaker for me. I hear they plan to discontinue the Trax, get one while you can. Highly recommended!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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