The 2021 Chevrolet Trax is a great daily driver.  Especially if you’re in an urban setting where space is tight.  But also, if you’re just wanting something smaller and more nimble to maneuver.

In either case, Trax is a capable subcompact crossover SUV that seats five adults.  And it can take four adults comfortably on a weekend road trip.  Meanwhile delivering great fuel economy.  However, depending on how your crew packs, you might need a luggage rack for that weekend getaway.

2021 Chevy Trax Top-3:

  1. Safety.
  2. The drive.
  3. Interior space.
2021 Chevrolet Trax driver profile and sky

LT trim w/ FWD


2021 Chevrolet Trax: What’s New

For 2021 Chevy adds a couple of special edition packages to its Trax offering.  So, you can add the Midnight Edition or the Sport Edition.

Additionally, the following exterior colors become available for the model year.  These are Midnight Blue Metallic, Crimson Metallic, and Shadow Grey Metallic.  But there’s one more, for an extra cost, you can get an Iridescent Peral Tricoat.

Finally, the bow tie brand includes a new premium seat package on the LT trim.  And that comes with full ‘leatherette’ seats that are heated in the front.

Trim Configurations And Prices

Keeping it simple for 2021, the Chevrolet Trax is offered in two trims.  There’s the base-model LS and the top-trim LT.

Trims And MSRPs:

  • LS $22,595
  • LT $24,395

But, if you want to add Midnight or Sport Edition packages then you need to go with the LT trim.

Engine, Transmissions, And MPG

Here too, Chevy keeps its sub-com sport-ute simple.  Because regardless of the trim configuration, Trax comes with the same peppy 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder.

And that engine puts out 138 horsepower with 148-pound feet of torque.  Furthermore, it’s matched with an efficient 6-speed automatic transmission.

So, you’re only decision here is whether you want an all-wheel-drive or front-wheel drive.

EPA Estimated MPG:

  • FWD 26/31
  • AWD 24/29


But it doesn’t matter which drive you pick.  Because when it comes to fuel economy you’re in great shape either way.  And depending on trim and transmission configuration the ’21 Trax has a curb weight of between 3,124 and 3,292 lbs.

What Does The 2021 Chevrolet Trax Look Like?

The subcompact looks like a Chevy crossover.  But not quite as aggressive looking as its slightly bigger sibling Trailblazer.

2021 Chevrolet Trax passenger rear upward angle - white LT trim

64.9 to 66″ overall height

Trax is handsome without special edition packages.  Of course, with a special edition package, Trax’s appearance takes on entirely new and sporty dimensions.

Exterior Dimensions: 

  • Wheelbase 100.6
  • Length 167.6
  • Width 69.9
  • Track:
    • front 60.6
    • rear 60.6
  • Height 64.9 to 66

*All inches

Inside The ’21 Chevy Trax

The 2021 Chevy Trax manages spacious comfort for a subcompact SUV.  And kudos to Chevrolet engineers who added a bit of an Easter egg inside Trax.

front seats and dash

92.8 cu. ft. passenger volume

So you can fold the front passenger seat down in Trax.  And with that, and the 60/40 backseat down you can haul cargo up to 8-feet-long inside the vehicle.

2021 Chevrolet Trax backseat - gray interior LT trim

60/40 split-folding backseat

Indeed with only the backseats down, Trax provides up to 48.4 cubic feet of cargo space.  And even with the backseats up there’s 18.7 cu-ft to store your stuff.

2021 Chevrolet Trax cargo area w. backseat partial down

Up to 48.4 cubic feet of cargo space

Plus Chevy provides plenty of storage nooks and tie-down hooks to secure your stuff as well.  Find Trax’s complete interior dimensions are below.

Interior Dimensions:

  • Headroom 39.6/38.8
  • Legroom 40.8/35.7
  • Shoulder room 54.1/52.8
  • Hip room 51.7/50.7

*All inches and front/rear.

Infotainment And Safety Technology

The ’21 Trax comes standard with a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen.  Plus 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay are available.

7-inch infotainment touchscreen in dash and climate controls underneath

Standard 7″ infotainment touchscreen

Almost all Chevy vehicles come with a similarly formatted infotainment touchscreen.  And in my opinion, Chevy strikes just the right balance of buttons, touch features, and a knob.  Making the user interface intuitive and easy to use.


Trax offers many of the high-tech safety features commonly offered across all vehicle makes and models lately.  But moreover, the 2021 Chevrolet Trax has a stellar 5-star Overal Vehicle Score for safety.  And that’s from NHTSA – the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Top-3: 2021 Chevrolet Trax

So my Top-3 for the ’21 Chevy Trax were easy picks.

  1. Safety: The 5-star Overall Vehicle Score is a big one.  Especially when we’re talking about a subcompact vehicle.  Because for smaller cars we want to be extra certain safety is a focus.
  2. The drive: Trax’s smaller stature also means you want to be able to maneuver the vehicle effortlessly.  And that you can do for sure.  Plus responsive acceleration keeps you in control.
  3. Interior space: The folding front passenger space is nearly worth the price of admission alone!  The rest of the inside is smartly yet comfortably designed to haul people and stuff.