2021 Chevrolet Trax

Original MSRP Range
$21,400 - $23,820
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
23 - 24 MPG City / 30 - 32 MPG Hwy
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2021 Chevrolet Trax

What We Like

  • Standard 7-inch touchscreen
  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Onboard 4G LTE and Wi-Fi

What We Don't

  • Fewer active safety features than most competitors
  • Less spacious than rivals
  • Starting price on the higher end
  • Design and features lag fresher vehicles


Expert Rating

3.2/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.0/ 5

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What's New in the 2021 Chevrolet Trax?

The former top-line Premier trim is dropped, leaving just LS and LT models. The Midnight Edition with black accents is available for LT. See the 2021 Chevrolet Trax models for sale near you

Which Trax is the Best?

The Chevrolet Trax is a popular choice for buyers seeking a small crossover, but it is overshadowed by fresher competitors. We like that the Trax comes with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration and versatile cargo-carrying ability. But this subcompact crossover is missing active safety systems and driver aids that are standard or easily available on rivals like the Kia Seltos, Mazda CX-30 and Toyota C-HR. Moreover, the all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer is less-expensive, roomier and includes the safety features not available on the Trax. We think buyers will find more to like in that newer model. Find a Chevrolet Trax for sale

How Much Does a 2021 Chevrolet Trax Cost?

For 2021, the Trax is available in just two trims: LS or LT.

The Trax LS starts at $21,400, plus a destination fee of $995, and includes remote keyless entry, 4-way manual-adjust driver's seat, single-zone air conditioning, and a compass. The Chevy Trax's infotainment system bundles a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration and a 6-speaker AM/FM audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth streaming, and two USB inputs. As with other new Chevrolets, the Trax includes the subscription-based OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi.

The higher-trim Trax LT ($23,200) adds cruise control (optional on the LS), remote vehicle start, cloth/leatherette upholstery, LED daytime running lights, luggage rack, cargo cover and tinted rear windows.

All-wheel drive (AWD) is optional on either trim for $1,500. A six-way power driver's seat is optional on both trims. The LT model can be had with keyless entry and start, plus heated front seats.

Trax Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Trax AWD 4dr LS$22,020 / $21,2274 Cylinder Turbo15523 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Trax AWD 4dr LT$23,820 / $22,9624 Cylinder Turbo15523 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Trax FWD 4dr LS$21,400 / $20,6294 Cylinder Turbo15524 / 326-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Trax FWD 4dr LT$23,200 / $22,3644 Cylinder Turbo15524 / 326-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Chevrolet Trax Safety

Is the 2021 Chevrolet Trax a Safe Car?

The Trax formerly offered active safety systems like forward-collision warning in top-line models, but not for 2021. Note that this feature, along with automatic emergency braking, is either standard optional on almost every other subcompact SUV, including the newer, less-expensive 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Similarly, you cannot get lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist or active cruise control in the 2021 Trax, but they are easily found in rivals.

What is available and well worth the $495 is the Driver Confidence Package for the LT model that bundles blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors.

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5 Year Cost to Own

$36,415 ($0.49 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Corrosion3 Years/36,000 Miles
Rust-Through6 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Maintenance1 Year/1 Visit

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Driver's Confidence Pkg
  • Midnight Edition


2021 Chevrolet Trax vs the competition

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer -- The name may be familiar, but this Trailblazer is all-new. It is lower priced than the Trax but roomier, better equipped, and has more advanced safety features -- many of them standard. One key difference is that it uses a 3-cylinder engine vs. the Trax's 4-cylinder.

2021 Kia Seltos -- Another all-new subcompact SUV, the Seltos boasts an adventurous attitude, roomy cabin and impressive driving manners. Most models come with all-wheel drive as standard and feature a strong suite of advanced safety systems.

2020 Honda HR-V -- Though not the freshest of the bunch, the Honda HR-V continues to appeal with its easy everyday manners, efficiency, and extremely versatile cargo-carrying ability. Used HR-Vs are also readily available.

2020 Mazda CX-30 -- All-new and slightly larger than the Mazda CX-3, the CX-30 is among the best-looking and most fun-to-drive subcompact crossovers available. It also comes with a full suite of safety systems.

Used Buick Encore -- The Buick Encore is mechanically very similar to the Chevy Trax but has a bit more of a luxury vibe inside and has more comfort and convenience features. Used models with average mileage can be found for $10,000 to $15,000.

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