After a one-year hiatus, the Chevrolet Trax is back and fully redesigned. It’s a depressing fact but new cars across the board are more expensive than ever before. Even small crossovers can easily get into the unaffordable range, but the 2024 Chevy Trax bucks that trend with a sub-$25,000 price tag. So, does this entry-level crossover compromise too much to hit that price point? The review below features the new Trax on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
Trims and Pricing
The 2024 Chevrolet Trax is available in five trim levels: LS, 1RS, LT, 2RS, and Activ. The LT is expected to be the popular model, but we recommend the LS for most buyers. We’ll explain why below.
The entry-level LS starts at $21,495 (including a $1,195 destination fee) and is the value leader in the lineup. For just over $20K, you get 17-inch steel wheels, LED headlights, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and active noise cancellation. The Chevy Safety Assist suite of safety features is also included.
The Trax is focused on value, which is why we suggest checking out this most affordable trim. It comes with all of the basics and may be eligible for some options. Since all models are powered by the same engine, higher trims don’t have a performance advantage.
The 1RS ($23,195) adds some excitement to the Trax with a sporty grille and other styling flourishes. It includes 18-inch alloy wheels, remote ignition, heated mirrors, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.
For $23,295, the LT reverts back to the straightforward styling of the LS, but upgrades to 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition, automatic climate control, digital gauges, an 11-inch infotainment touchscreen, and rear-seat USB ports.
The 2RS, at $24,995, is the sportiest model in the Trax lineup and includes 19-inch alloy wheels.
The Activ model costs $24,995 and represents the rugged outdoors with a monochrome paint scheme and a faux rear skid plate. It adds 18-inch alloy wheels and a power-adjustable driver’s seat.
Options include adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a wireless charging pad.