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2018 Chevy Trax

The 2018 Chevy Trax: At Its Lowest and Highest Trims

The 2018 Chevy Trax is the vehicle all other SUVs aspire to be. The 2018 Trax is a subcompact crossover SUV meaning it has all the best features of an SUV with the convenience and appeal of smaller car models. So, investing in a Chevy Trax means you will not only have the well-rounded space and performance of an SUV, but also the convenience of being able to glide through the congested city without worrying about touching elbows with the car next to you or struggling to fit in that ideal parking space. Not to mention it’s a truly vibrant and handsome model when it comes to its glossy clean exterior and intuitive, modern interior.

When it comes to cost, the 2018 Chevy Trax starts at $21,000 on the dot, and the top level Premier trim cost only $7,000 more. That being stated, even at its lowest the Chevy Trax offers more than many of its class will at that price point. Going through every feature type from performance to comfort, you will find that the 2018 Trax comes standard with a little of everything.You also don’t want to miss out on the upgrade possibilities though, so here is a compressive description of the 2018 Chevy Trax at its lowest and highest trims.


Performance Features

Performance is what makes the vehicle able to perform above any other. This includes engines, handling, towing ability, fuel efficiency, and everything else that makes it purr under the hood. When it comes to the 2018 Chevy Trax, under the hood is fairly simplistic in design, but it’s that simplistic nature that makes it a quality product. Never overcomplicating things, the Chevy Trax of 2018 only offers one engine that they have dedicated all their heart into. When it comes to automotive, it’s not how many engines they offer, but how much the engine they give can produce long-lasting results.



Every 2018 Chevy Trax comes standard with a front-wheel drive that can be upgraded with any trim for $1,500 more to an all-wheel-drive system. Not bad at all for such an intelligent system that really aids in off-roading and unpleasant weather. If you invest in the FWD, you gain 4-wheel antilock brakes standard, and for AWD you get 4-wheel antilock disc brakes instead. Whether you choose FWD or AWD, you will gain almost every performance feature the 2018 Chevy Trax has to offer. Also, it is important to mention the 3,000 pounds of max towing ability with the AWD.

No matter which trims or drive you to get the Chevy Trax comes with a 1.4L ECOTEC Turbo MFI engine which gives 138 hp, and 148 lb-ft of torque to keep drivers satisfied. Along with this, the 2018 Trax masters handling with standard power steering and suspension. As for the transmission, every trim comes with the six-speed automatic transmission.



As for the highest trim, if any differences do exist it is impossible to tell. The engine, steering, handling gear, towing and everything else is the same for performance besides FWD and AWD options.


Safety Features

Safety should always come first, and paying a hefty price for the best safety possible is truly disappointing. This is why it is so important to know exactly what the 2018 Chevy Trax can offer you at its best and worse.



If you buy the 2018 Chevy Trax standard, you will receive fourteen individual safety features without paying a cent more. The list includes but is not limited to 10 airbags, a rearview camera, five years OnStar basic plan, passenger sensing, tire pressure monitoring, and an electronic stability control system. Also included is a LATCH, or lower anchor and the tethers for children, system to secure children seats. Optional for this trim is cruise control, 6-way power driver seat, and adjuster deep-tinted glass. All of these features are fair for a lower level trim, but in the case of safety, the 2018 Trax may just be worth upgrading to the Premier trim just for the extra awareness features.



At its best trim, the Chevy Trax offers so many safety features you will feel like you’re in a bubble with the strength of a tank. Adding to the standard list the Premier trim adds alerts for forward collision, lane departures, side blind zone, and rear cross traffic. The 2018 Trax will also assist you with rear parking. LED lighting is also an upgraded feature that will keep your vision at a perfect 20/20 no matter the time of day. Lastly, this trim level offers an OnStar Guidance trial plan for anyone interested in extra assistance. Only you can judge whether these extra features are worth the price though.


Convenience and Comfort Features

Desiring the finer things in life is not a crime, and if you are willing to put in the extra money nothing should stop you from gaining those luxury features everyone knows they don’t require, but envy nonetheless. The 2018 Chevy Trax wants to give those that can’t afford the top of the line enough to satisfy and those who still need more the options to get more.



Even at its lowest, the 2018 Chevy Trax offers a beautiful and tech-savvy infotainment system.  A 7-inch touch color touch display with MyLink and smartphone connectivity is the standard for all trim levels. As for the sound of your favorite jams, this trim comes with a 6-speaker sound system. Also included is a 3.5-inch information center. Even the standard Trax has got you fully connected.

Moving from electronics, the standard comfort features for the Chevy Trax are limited to cloth seating, single-zone manual air, and remote keyless entry. It is admittedly not packed with luxury assets from the start, but it gives enough for contentment.



As for what the Chevy Trax of 2018 can offer, well that’s an entirely different subject. With the highest trim, you can get heated leatherette seats, the 7-speaker sound system by Bose, satellite radio, keyless start, power sunroof, front under seat storage, and a 110-volt outlet. A big upgrade that just may be worth the extra hit to the wallet if you can’t resist the call of luxury.

It would be unfair to discuss the lowest and highest trim without giving a shout out to the middle LT trim level that gives you a little bit of both worlds at $24,400. It is always an option for the most indecisive of drivers.


Choosing Your 2018 Chevy Trax Trim

The 2018 Chevy Trax offers a highly respectable starting point with amazing potential to grow. Especially when it comes to performance, the Chevy Trax leaves nothing out of the base trim, but with safety and comfort, there is plenty of room for improvement. In conclusion, the Chevy Trax is a perfect fit for anyone who just wants the basics, or for those who require the finer things. Whether you go low or high, the Chevy Trax will take you on the ride of your life.