2024 Chevrolet Trax | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #419

2024 Chevrolet Trax | Talking Cars With Consumer Reports #419 1

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The newly redesigned Chevrolet Trax is almost a foot larger than the outgoing model and offers a tempting low price tag. We purchased the 2024 Chevrolet Trax 1LT for our test program, and discuss if the small price will compel buyers to look past the dull driving experience and uninspired cabin and overcome competitors including the Honda HR-V, Hyundai Venue, Kia Seltos, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and Nissan Kicks.

00:00 – Introduction
00:28 – 2024 Chevrolet Trax first impressions
02:17 – Driving dynamics
07:35 – Ride comfort
09:48 – Seat comfort
11:36 – Cabin design
13:17 – Controls
16:18 – Rear seat comfort
17:02 – Cargo space
17:22 – Lack of AWD
19:08 – Fuel economy

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38 Comments on "2024 Chevrolet Trax | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #419"

  1. InTo Chill | July 5, 2023 at 4:17 PM |

    FYI there’s many car upholstery specialists that can replace the hard foam with something softer for cheeeep.

  2. If this was a Toyota you guys would give it more positive reviews.

  3. With the Trax, GM has re-focused the purpose (existence) of Chevrolet: Provide a value, entry level vehicle (could be a first-time car buyer), who will eventually move to a Buick, then a Cadillac. In the late 60s after my parents married, their first car was a Bel Air. A few years later they bought a 77 Olds Cutlass, then a 1984 Buick Riviera, (mom got a 1990 Reatta) and then a 1994 de Ville. They (and many others) wouldn’t have stayed in the GM family if their familiarity with the brand didn’t start at the value purchase of a Chevrolet.

    • Yeah but now you can get any type of Toyota and then jump the Lexus. Sedans or SUVs. GM doesn’t have small cars or a depth of hybrids.

  4. cleo endara | July 5, 2023 at 4:39 PM |

    I like this group of reviewers. I would watch more of them.

  5. Ben's Eco Adventure | July 5, 2023 at 5:14 PM |

    The latest GM sales numbers came out today and they’re already moving a ton of these. For all its shortcomings, it’s a pretty compelling vehicle given the price.

    • Danger Daaku | July 19, 2023 at 11:31 AM |

      This. Price point. With used car prices still high, this makes so so much sense for a family to have this. Price-conscious buyers in a bind should go with this and enjoy driving under warranty. For many who are just in the market for a car to go from point A to B in an urban setting… this is a fantastic price point.

  6. Bruce Kalter | July 5, 2023 at 5:31 PM |

    What you guys (& some others) are missing is that the Trax is a small crossover — front wheel drive is fine. you want AWD, get the TrailBlazer for a bt more; it’s a mini-SUV. The Trax is lower, the TrailBlazer is taller w/ higher seating position. I think Chevy deserves credit for having BOTH of these cars.

  7. Million dollar question: How long will the tiny 1.2 three cylinder engine last ?

    • Nothing is forever and even Toyotas, Hondas engines will cease operation. Oil changes at 5k miles and heavy foot driving should be limited and 200.000 miles or more can be reached…….

    • It’s made by GM. How long do you think it will last? (And I don’t care about your cousin’s neighbor’s sister-in-law’s boss’s son who drove a Chevy for a trillion miles). What difference does it make anyway when the rest of the car is going to fall apart way before the engine?

    • It will last 200-300k miles if synthetic oil is used and it’s changed every 10k-15k miles.

    • Sure hope it’s better than Ford’s 1.0 Ecoboost. Many of those couldn’t even make it to 100k.

    • About 30001 miles.

  8. Because of the coolant intrusion issue, I traded in my 2019 ford escape 1.5L for the Trax. To be honest, im very happy with it.

    • What colour did u get?😅 I want the Harvest Bronze, but I have heard that it doesn’t look like the videos.

  9. They say Trailblazer is smaller than Trax, but it is considerably taller at 67″ vs 61″ for the Trax. In other dimensions it’s smaller.

  10. HereIgoAgain | July 5, 2023 at 10:05 PM |

    Congrats to GM for making the Trax. I hope they can address the issues that the panel mentions in the near future. Not a bad looking small UTE.

  11. ilovetotri23 | July 6, 2023 at 1:14 AM |

    I do use CR when making decisions on purchases. I have never watched a CR video like this before. I found it very interesting. As for the Trax, almost anyone who pays attention the statistics already knows how reliable it will be. Finally, the fuel economy numbers listed on the Chevy website would make this a hard pass! 30mpg? That is an awful number given the drive train. I remember when the cheapest cars had the best mpg.

    • Because to make it among the cheapest cars on the road, it uses old tech (6 speed auto) with new less expensive tech (3 cylinder engine). You don’t want that, spend an additional $5000 and buy a gas engine Toyota Corolla. Better gas mileage, better tech. Or spend $8000 more and get the Corolla Hybrid.

    • I’ve been watching the podcast off and on for the past few years, the team at CR is great. Always entertaining, almost guaranteed to laugh.

  12. For those that complain about this not having AWD, Chevy offering this as a value proposition alongside the Trailblazer that has available AWD is no different than what Hyundai is doing by offering the FWD only Venue alongside the Kona. I think they also forgot to mention that the Trailblazer has more cargo room than the Trax as another difference between the two.

  13. It is only offered with FWD to keep the price down, to give it more interior room than the Blazer with a smaller size, and using older tech like a 6 speed automatic. Overall an interesting car and depending on sales it could be a winner (along with the Buick Envista which is its twin). My question to CR is what other car at this price is this good? Is the Nissan Kicks a better car or worse? I think they rank it lower. So I understand the complaints, but the price point makes it hard to hate this car.

  14. coyle atkinson | July 6, 2023 at 1:57 PM |

    we have owned a 2RS Trax for 5 weeks now and im 6feet and she is 5 feet 3 and we are very comfortable with it ours has the digital dash 19 inch wheels and rides well. we traded a 23 Bolt in for this car

  15. Benjamin Page | July 6, 2023 at 11:05 PM |

    Finally a review of a car that people can actually buy.

  16. Joseph Panozzo | July 7, 2023 at 8:19 AM |

    Thank you for sharing your viewpoints. I want to like this vehicle, but the additional dealer markups on the price stopped me from buying.

  17. Nice to see a manufacturer put such a solid effort into an affordable model.

  18. It looks like they have a winner here in spite of a few shortcomings.😀

  19. CRV Garage | July 12, 2023 at 1:29 PM |

    Excellent vehicle. Really my only complaint is the lack of rear center armrest.

  20. Stephen David Bailey | July 19, 2023 at 10:20 PM |

    The two most comfortable seats I have experienced were in a 1985 Plymouth Horizon and a 1984 Oldsmobile 88. I drive a bought new 2002 Pontiac GP GTP. I have no reason to want to change it. $22k will keep my Pontiac going for

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