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New and Improved Safety Features of the 2021 Chevy Trax

When it comes to a new car purchase, taking available safety features into consideration is always a good move. There is more to a car than just shiny headlights and cushy seats. Knowing what kind of measures a vehicle and its designers are taking to keep you safe while on the road is a good way of knowing whether or not a potential new car purchase is a good one. So in the case of the new 2021 Chevy Trax, what safety features are available, and what can they mean for a potential driver?

Whether you are an unattached professional looking to move forward in your career or you’re a loving parent who wants nothing more than for your family to be safe, knowing you are buying a vehicle that will safely get you from point A to point B is important. Lucky for you, the designers behind the new Chevy Trax agreed. That’s why they made every effort to put only the very best features into this year’s model.

Eyes on What’s Behind You

There are several safety features that are available with the new 2021 Chevy Trax that specialize in keeping an eye on what’s behind you. The road can be a dangerous place, and it’s important to keep tabs on everything around you at all times. Unfortunately, this can be difficult for even the best of drivers, which is why the Chevy Trax comes with so many safety features that are designed to essentially be the eyes in the back of your head.

First up, we have the standard rear vision camera. The feed from this camera shows up on the vehicle’s infotainment display when you are in reverse, and it gives you a clear view of everything that is hiding behind your vehicle. This is particularly useful when backing out of a parking space at your local shopping center – no more hitting those sneaky carts!

This rear vision camera is also really great for the times when you are backing out of your driveway. Have you ever worried about hitting a mailbox, a garbage can, or, heaven forbid, a stray child? Now you don’t have to harbor these worries any longer. Your Trax will show you everything behind you as you’re backing up, so you never have to worry about damaging a child’s toy or injuring somebody ever again. What a wonderful peace of mind!

The Chevy Trax also has an available system known as the Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which helps you watch out for vehicles behind you when you’re backing out into a road or parking lot aisle. Next time you’re backing out of your parking spot or driveway, you don’t have to worry about accidentally clipping the guy who was recklessly speeding down the road without watching for backing cars. Your car’s camera will show you these vehicles, and your Trax will even give you light-up indicators and audible beeps to alert you of an oncoming vehicle.

Finally, we have the available Rear Park Assist feature. This feature is designed to help you safely maneuver your way into parking spaces rather than out of them. Thanks to this feature, misjudging your vehicle’s length and side-swiping another vehicle that was parked too close to the line are a thing of the past. The Rear Park Assist feature will help you slowly and safely back your Trax into any parking space without ever breaking a sweat.

A black 2021 Chevy Trax is parked outside of a record store at night.

Seeing What’s Beside You

It’s one thing to be able to see what’s behind you, but it’s quite another to be able to see what’s beside you. For as long as cars have been around, we’ve had mirrors that are designed to help us see behind us. But what about that blind spot? How do we see what’s hiding there?

Until recently, we just had to scan the road in front of us and behind us, memorizing each and every vehicle that comes our way, and perfectly remember each of these said vehicles so that when we were ready to merge, we could find each vehicle and know that the way should, hopefully, be clear. Not so fun, am I right? Thankfully, with the available Side Blind Zone Alert system in the 2021 Chevy Trax, memorizing vehicles is a thing of the past.

While it’s still a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and all of the vehicles that are sharing the road with you, now there is a new technology designed to cover for our less-than-perfect memories. The Side Blind Zone Alert system, which is available with the 2021 Chevy Trax, is designed to monitor the areas directly to the left and the right of your vehicle and alert you if there is something beside you that you potentially cannot see. The Trax does this with light-up indicators on each of your side-view mirrors.

Next time you’re on the interstate and need to merge, you’ll know for certain what’s hiding in the lane next to you. Next time you’re sitting at a stop sign or stoplight and want to turn, you’ll know right away if there is another vehicle, or even a bicyclist or pedestrian, sitting in your corner blind spot. No longer do you need to worry about not being able to see through each and every part of your vehicle. Blind spots are now a thing of the past on the Chevy Trax, thanks to the Side Blind Zone Alert system.

Interior Safety is Important Too!

Fancy and sophisticated safety features are all fine and dandy, but they’re not the be all end all of on the road safety. There are other safety features a discerning car shopper should also take into consideration. This includes interior safety features and options.

When you drive home the 2021 Chevy Trax, you will also be driving home a vehicle that is expertly equipped with no fewer than ten standard airbags. These airbags will softly envelop you and every single one of your passengers if you are ever in a serious collision. Both the front seats and the back seats are covered by as many airbags as possible, so you can rest easy knowing that even if the worst should happen, you’re going to get home safely.

The 2021 Trax also comes with a durable steel frame that is essentially a safety cage for you and everybody else inside the vehicle. This high-grade steel is designed to protect you should something on the road go wrong. Whether you collide with another object or you end up rolling your own vehicle, this steel frame will keep you as protected as possible.

A white 2021 Chevy Trax is parked on a jetty at sunset.

What Are You Going to Do Next?

Now that you know exactly what safety features come with the new 2021 Chevy Trax, it’s time to make a decision. Is the Chevy Trax the vehicle for you? Can you depend on the Trax to get you and your passengers safely from Point A to Point B every single time?

If the answer is yes, then it’s time to take the plunge. Give your local Chevy dealer a call and ask them to give you a VIP tour of the new Chevy Trax. See for yourself exactly how each of these unique safety features work and commit to buying a vehicle that will keep you and your loved ones safe for many years to come.