The current generation of this subcompact crossover may be one of the oldest models in the segment, but the latest reports are suggesting that the 2020 Chevrolet Trax is about to continue in the same way. The company’s entry-level model is a typical small crossover, though it offers surprisingly spacious seats for the class. The current generation has been around since 2015 and already received an update. Therefore, we presume that the 2020 Chevrolet Trax won’t feature any notable change.
We could see a couple of additions in terms of standard equipment, and maybe even one or two new color options. Other than that, things are about to remain the same. Count on the same design, which has been updated a couple of years ago, as well on the same powertrain. Since there are no bigger changes to come, we count that the release date will be scheduled for a typical time of year.
2020 Chevrolet Trax Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Chevrolet Trax is about to carry on in the same way. This model has been introduced five years ago. It rides on a well-known Gamma II platform, which means it shares a lot of mechanical parts with models like Buick Encore and Chevy Trax. Still, it comes with its own aesthetics, which became less distinctive after the facelift that happened two years ago. For that occasion, we have seen a lot of new parts on both ends of the crossover.
Of course, more of them came to the front end. For example, there are new headlights, with new LED projectors, new grille, new bumpers etc. The new face looks a lot alike Chevy Malibu and similar models. The rear end also received a couple of novelties, including new taillights. As we already mentioned, no changes are expected for the next year, though new color options sound possible.
Like most vehicles with Chevy badge, the Trax also features an interior design that is a kind of mixed bag. So let’s start with good things first. The thing we like most about this crossover is ample interior space. Despite the size, it comfortably accommodates two adult persons in the second row, while the front seats are very comfortable, even for longer journeys. On the other side, the cargo area isn’t that spacious.
Many rivals offer more, but 19 cubic feet behind rear seats seems more than enough for daily use. The overall cargo volume goes around 48 cubic feet. Also, many drivers complained about the lack of small storage areas through the cabin.
When it comes to the overall interior quality, things are typical for Chevy. There are some areas that feature hi-quality materials, but there is also a lot of hard plastics. All in all, the cabin looks good, but many rivals feel more upscale.
When it comes to standard equipment, there is a chance to see a couple of novelties for the next year. Still, we don’t expect to see anything significant, so the list of standard equipment will remain largely the same. All models come standard with a 7-inch touchscreen and Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system, which is very intuitive. Also, the list of standard equipment includes features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and a six-speaker audio system. In higher trims, you can also get things like satellite radio, a seven-speaker Bose premium audio system, and a sunroof. Some of these could become standard in the next year.
When it comes to safety features, the list of standard equipment is super-short and includes a rearview camera only. We hope that the list could be expanded for a bit. Currently, the list of optional safety systems includes blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning.
2020 Chevrolet Trax Engines
Like the current model, the 2020 Chevrolet Trax will also come with just one powertrain options. Of course, we are talking about the 1.4-liter turbo-four unit, which is good for about 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. Such amount of power seems okay for a daily ride, but most rivals offer better driving dynamics and overall performances. Not only that this engine lacks character but also features quite unimpressive fuel economy. It goes around 26 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Rivals like Mazda CX-3 and Toyota CH-R feature notably higher mpg ratings.
2020 Chevrolet Trax Release Date and Price
The 2020 Chevrolet Trax won’t come with too many novelties. Therefore, we have no doubt that the launch date will be scheduled for the end of the year. Also, we count on a pretty much same price tag. The current model starts at around 21.300, while range-topping models can go all-away up to 30.000 dollars.