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Let’s Make Trax: Everything We Know About the 2024 Chevy Trax

In case you’re not familiar with the Chevy Trax, it’s a bite-size crossover that offers the best of Chevy in a compact package. When we heard about the 2024 Chevy Trax, you can bet we were excited to see what this nugget had to offer the big world of SUVs and crossovers.

We like the Trax because it’s not big and it’s not loud. It does its own thing and doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not. The Trax is the perfect vehicle to fit in with your everyday life without taking it over and demanding a lot of attention. It’s understated and refined, but not stuck up, either. If you, like us, want a compact SUV that is affordable but doesn’t compromise and is completely itself, then the Trax is for you.

When we heard that the all-new third generation of the Trax was set to arrive in 2024, we were eager to see if Chevy could improve on the already cute, useful little crossover. Its starting price of $20,400, plus its wide offering of fun colors ranging from cool Cati Green to striking Nitro Metallic Yellow, are attention-grabbing features in the best possible ways.

Something else we noticed right away is that the 2024 Trax is all grown up. Chevy increased the size of the crossover, making the vehicle eleven inches longer, two inches wider, and giving it three more inches of legroom. The cargo room has been stretched to incorporate an additional six cu. ft. of space for a total of 25.6. So while the Trax looks compact on the outside, drivers will have no problem enjoying an airy interior while making the most of every inch of space the Trax has to offer.

The Trax’s design seems to be taking noticeable style cues from its big brother, the Chevy Blazer. If drivers want more, they can choose one of the Trax’s five trim levels that each carry unique design elements and additional options, creating a ride that is completely their own.

Despite its small package, or maybe because of it, the Trax is eye-catching and head-turning in all the best ways. If you never considered a Trax before, now might be the time to trade in your full-size vehicle for a compact Trax that fits in perfectly while still standing out wherever it goes.

A close up of the 2024 Chevy Trax RS gear shift is shown.

Power, Performance, and Trims

Only Chevy could pack such a punch into such a compact crossover. The Trax boasts a standard turbocharged 1.2L I-3 engine, which brings along 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, creating a perfectly balanced ride at every turn. The Trax was designed for the everyday driver, delivering a noteworthy estimated fuel economy of a combined 30 mpg for endless adventure and countless fun, which means fewer stops at the pumps and more time spent getting where you want to be.

Thanks to the Trax’s increase in size, drivers will notice a wider stance and longer body accentuated with modern lines, and a sporty appearance that makes the Trax a versatile compact perfect for tackling everyday traffic.

The Trax has 5 trim levels to choose from for 2024, all starting under $25,000. Leveling up to the highest trim level, ACTIV, which begins at $23,900, includes 18-inch black aluminum wheels plus a black grille and additional interior features unique to the trim option.

For a larger wheel selection, the 2RS comes standard with larger 19-inch two-toned wheels, black badging with red interior accents, plus more standard features than the slightly lower trim, the 1RS. Drivers can also pick from the middle of the pack if they decide to go for the LT or 1RS, both of which include unique design features and additional standard options.

Whether you’re going for the entry-level LS or for the top-level ACTIV, drivers get a lot for their money thanks to the abundance of standard features and great technology that make the Trax stand on its own as one of the best all-around compact SUVs that Chevy has to offer.

Interior, Comfort, and Convenience

The Chevy Trax saw big changes in terms of size and design for 2024, so naturally drivers can expect a full refresh for the interior as well. The newly-organized dashboard is streamlined with an easy-to-access infotainment screen and controls that are placed within easy reach of the driver’s fingertips. The interior is modern and fresh without feeling overwhelming or intimidating. If you’re looking for a vehicle you can simply get in and drive, the Trax has you covered.

Because of the Trax’s increased wheelbase, drivers get more legroom, plus additional cargo space for daily essentials or spur-of-the-moment extras. The Trax is designed to fit five passengers along with split 60/40 second-row seating to make easy use of the increased cargo space. If you don’t need all that space for passengers, fold the back seats flat to enjoy a maximum cargo space of 54.1 cu. ft., an additional 6 cu. ft. of space from the previous year.

Even at the entry-level LS trim, drivers get a variety of standard features, ranging from Active Noise Cancellation and an eight-inch gauge cluster. This is an increase in size from previous generations that sported fewer standard features and smaller screens. Upgrading your trim level means unlocking additional luxury features like an increased 11-inch infotainment screen, remote start feature, and automatic climate control. Drivers can go wireless with the available wireless charging feature or stay connected easier than ever with the available Wi-Fi hotspot.

Whether you’re looking for a standard set of great creature comforts or you want to level up for more features, the Trax makes it easy and affordable to pick your level of convenience.

The infotainment screen of the 2024 Chevy Trax displays the feed from the backup camera.

Tech, Safety, and Driver Assist

As one would expect from an iconic brand like Chevy, the Trax comes fully loaded with advanced technology that ranges from connectivity and convenience to driver assist and safety features.

When it comes to convenient tech, the Trax has it down. The compact SUV offers standard wireless phone integration that allows drivers to effortlessly sync their smartphone with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto so they can bring along favorite playlists, podcasts, have access to apps, plus navigation to get them where they need to go.

Drivers who are tired of tangles of wires and chargers can tell them goodbye when they choose available wireless charging for their compatible smartphone. Simply place your phone on the conveniently located charging pad and let the Trax take care of the rest.

Drivers can also choose an available Wi-Fi hotspot, which makes it easier than ever to stay connected while they’re on the road.

As for safety, the Trax comes standard with Chevy Safety Assist. This is a suite of six systems that have drivers covered front, back, and side to side. The safety package includes:

  • Forward Collision Alert warns drivers of a potential crash.
  • Automatic Braking applies the brakes, or helps the driver apply them harder, if a crash is imminent and the driver hasn’t reacted quickly enough.
  • Front Pedestrian Braking detects a pedestrian and alerts the driver, even applying brakes to help avoid or reduce the severity of a crash.
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning alerts drivers if they accidentally begin to drift from their lanes.
  • Following Distance Indicator keeps a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, letting you know if you’re following too close.
  • IntelliBeam High Beam Assist helps take some of the worry out of night driving. The system can sense the lights of oncoming traffic and turn off your high beams automatically, then turn them back on after traffic has passed.

The Compact Trax Is Ready for Big Adventures

The all-new 2024 Chevy Trax is a small SUV that has a lot to offer. Thanks to its increased size and affordable price, drivers will have no problem finding something to love about the all-new Trax. If you wanted increased screen sizes or more cargo room, the Trax has it. The Chevy’s engine and noteworthy fuel economy make the Trax a great everyday driver that will get you where you need to go without fuss. Thanks to its user-friendly and streamlined design the Trax is more than just another sporty compact.

All in all, the 2024 Chevy Trax is the best to date. The easy-to-drive, fuel-efficient compact crossover offers user-friendly technology and responsive handling, making the Trax the full package when it comes to a well-balanced SUV.