2015 Chevrolet Trax | new car review

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 by
2015 Chevrolet Trax
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AEDAED 72,000 - 89,000
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  • Last modified: December 11, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 70%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

Sharing its underpinnings with its Aveo and Sonic siblings, the 2015 is classified as a . However, standing at 1,674mm tall and with dimensions more akin to a hatchback, it is probably best described as a hatch in stilettos.

Pros

Decent looks and an extremely spacious interior.

Cons

On the pricier side of the mini SUV segment.

Looks

Clearly a member of the Golden Bowtie family, the 2015 Chevrolet Trax follows the design doctrine of its larger sibling, the Chevrolet Captiva. With taut headlamps and pronounced shoulder lines, the Trax is a good looking vehicle, albeit, a slightly feminine one. However, compared to its Nissan Juke, Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport rivals, the Trax stands out like a Kardashian would at a department store.

2015 Chevrolet Trax side

Feels

Just as you wouldn’t judge a book by its cover, judging the 2015 Chevrolet Trax by its 4,280mm long structure, isn’t the right thing to do. Though it may not look very spacious from the outside, the American SUV is home to seating for five, two glove boxes, 6 cup holders and a bunch of cubby holes all around the cabin. Additionally, there’s also a mighty impressive 1,371 lites of boot space that is made available once the second row seats are stowed away.

2015 Chevrolet Trax interior

Engineering

More than adequately equipped for an entry-level SUV, the 2015 Chevrolet Trax is fitted with an array of safety, comfort, and convenience features. While tire pressure indicators, steering controls, and StabiliTrak work towards keeping the driver and passengers’ safe at all times, Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system that offers USB connectivity, Bluetooth streaming and the capability to enjoy photos and videos, ensures every trip is an enjoyable one.

2015 Chevrolet Trax top

What’s on offer?

Under the hood of the 2015 Chevrolet Trax, resides a 1.8 litre 4-cylinder engine that is mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission and delivers 140 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque to either a Front Wheel Drive (FWD), or an all-wheel-drive (AWD) layout. However, unlike most other AWD workings, the Trax is a little different; engaging AWD when accelerating from a standing start and transforming to a FWD layout when travelling at speeds in excess of 5 km/h to increase efficiency.

2015 Chevrolet Trax front

Verdict

Unlike the Renault Duster, the 2015 Chevrolet Trax isn’t a statement of being financially frugal, and unlike the Nissan Juke and Ford EcoSport, it is actually designed by a team who attended art school. So if you’re after a mini SUV and want something that looks good and won’t break the bank at AED 72,000, then I’d highly recommend the Trax; but please, don’t get the one with racing stripes.

2015 Chevrolet Trax rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Chevrolet Trax
Engine/ Cylinders1.8 litre 4-cylinder
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
140 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
200 Nm @ 3,800 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic
DriveFront Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h11.0 secs
Top speed180 km/h
PriceAED 72,000 - 89,000

2 Responses to 2015 Chevrolet Trax | new car review

  1. sidhique Reply

    November 16, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    a slightly feminine one. However, compared to its Nissan Juke, Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport rivals, the Trax stands out like a Kardashian would at a department store. 🙂
    is it a female car?? 🙁

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      July 20, 2015 at 10:58 am

      Hi Sidhique,

      Hope you’re well.

      This comment must have got lost in the flood of all the others coming in, sorry about that. The Trax isn’t a feminine car per se but its soft curves do connote that. Having driven it though, I can tell you it’s a cracker of a car!

      Regards,

      Zaran

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