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2015 Chevrolet Trax, Re-imagining The Compact SUV

The 2015 Chevrolet Trax is finally making it to Freeway Chevrolet dealership lots this fall. The compact SUV, already sold in Mexico and Canada, is built on the Gamma SUV platform, which also underpins the Opel Mokka and Buick Encore.

The Trax is short at 168.5 inches, has an average width at 69.9 inches,  but tall 65.9 inches. These dimensions give the Trax a large amount of interior and cargo space, even with the tiny footprint.

The Trax is positioned against a slew of recent entrants into the mall-SUV market that include the Kia Soul and Nissan Juke. The segment prioritizes versatility and affordability; so don’t expect to tear up the track.

A 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines powers the 2800-pound 2015 Trax. Power is sent to the front wheels, though all-wheel drive is an option. Chevrolet claims the Trax can reach 60 mph in 9.1 seconds with an EPA-rated 26 city and 34 mpg highway rating for the front-wheel model. The only transmission is a six-speed automatic.

While the Trax is aiming for affordability, it does so while offering a slew of great new technologies. The Trax will offer Chevrolet’s 4G LTE service, multiple USB ports and Wi-Fi hotspot capability. Siri Eyes Free capability and Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system and touch screen are also available.

Standard is a backup camera, multiple storage areas and remote keyless entry. Safety is a priority for the 2015 Trax, offering more airbags than its competitors.

The Trax will come in three trim levels, LS, LT and LTZ monikers. The differences between the trims are mostly cosmetic in nature. The LS is fitted with 16-inch steel wheels, while the LT is upgraded to 16-inch aluminum wheels. The LTZ comes with 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Slipping inside, seat materials and trim on the dash and doors differ from trim level to trim level. Price hasn’t been finalized, but is expected to come in below $20,000.

For more information, visit your Phoenix Chevrolet dealer today.