Chevrolet Trax (2013 – 2015) Review

Chevrolet Trax (2013 – 2015) At A Glance


+Small SUV to rival the likes of the Yeti. Should be competitively priced and well equipped. Sister car to the Vauxhall Mokka.

-Another market niche that is about to become very crowded.

Insurance Groups are between 8–15
On average it achieves 85% of the official MPG figure

The new Chevrolet Trax is the sister car to the Vauxhall Mokka and will go on sale in the UK in Spring 2013 with prices expected to start at around the £15,000 mark.

At just under 4.3 metres long the new Trax is similar in size to the popular Skoda Yeti and like the Yeti it will come with both two and four-wheel drive. Engines include a 1.4-litre Turbo with 140PS plus a 1.7-litre diesel with 130PS and 300Nm of torque. Both come with six-speed manual while there's a six-speed automatic available. There will also be a 1.6-litre engine but this will only be available as front-wheel drive.

Inside, Chevrolet is promising room for five adults along with a 358-litre boot - that's more room than a Ford Focus offers. There will be extra space under the boot floor, a 60/40 split rear seat and a front passenger seat that folds flat for extra carrying space.

Top models get Chevrolet MyLink as standard, an infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen. Alongside this will be a navigation app for smartphones that projects the roure culated by the phone onto the system’s touchscreen.

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Real MPG average for a Chevrolet Trax (2013 – 2015)


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Average performance


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28–56 mpg

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Can you recommend an automatic 4wd vehicle with decent load space?

"I have a 2010 Mercedes-Benz B180, bought 18 months ago when an automatic gearbox was dictated for health reasons. I need to change to a small 4WD as I live in the New Forest, so roads are narrow and edges rough and ready. I have two gun dogs and in the summer carry boxes of flowers for weddings. I realise that it was a mistake to even consider a car with low profile tyres, as the walls of the tyres are splitting with the sometimes uneven terrain. My mileage is fairly modest, at around 12,000 a year, so possibly petrol as opposed to diesel? And unfortunately I think I will have to stay with the automatic, although living on a hill can present problems as in last winter. Your advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated."
The only small automatic 4x4 is a derivative of the Suzuki Jimny that doesn't offer a very nice drive. After that, there's the much dearer Nissan Juke 1.6DIG-T CVT 4x4 and the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross CVT 4x4. Then you're up to quite big SUVs such as Mazda CX-7s, Honda CR-Vs, KIA Sportages, Hyundai ix35s and Toyota RAV-4s. Or you could think along the lines of a Renault Captur, which is a 2WD SUV available with a dual clutch automatic transmission: There's also the Peugeot 2008 available with an EGS, and the Vauxhall Mokka/Chevrolet Trax 2WD automatics. This gap in the market will be filled eventually by cars such as the Ford EcoSport and new models from Toyota and Honda.
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