There is only one engine and transmission choice available for the 2020 Trax, but Chevrolet has chosen the drivetrain wisely. The Trax utilizes an extremely fuel-efficient 1.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. Despite its diminutive size, this engine makes 138 horsepower, plenty to pull the relatively light Trax through city traffic with its 6-speed automatic transmission. Its EPA rating of 24 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway is excellent for an SUV.
Buyers are offered a choice of three different trim levels as well as the option of front- or all-wheel drive. The LS trim is relatively basic, the LT trim occupies the mid-level, while the high-end Premier trim offers plenty of luxurious touches.
Buyers will likely be surprised by the level of standard equipment that comes on the base LS. An infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi hotspot technology, a rearview camera, power windows and door locks, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity and two USB ports.
The LT trim presents a more aggressive look, with several cosmetic enhancements that include additional exterior chrome trim, tinted rear windows, roof rails and a painted lower skid plate applique. The LT trim also includes heated exterior mirrors, cruise control, SiriusXM satellite radio and nicer cloth upholstery for the seats.
The Premier trim comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, even more exterior chrome, including chrome door handles, a 8-way power adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, leatherette seating surfaces, a leather wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a Bose premium sound system and rear park assist.
Safety features such as 10 airbags, a rearview camera, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, traction control and StabiliTrak electronic stability control are standard while the Premier trim adds a Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.