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2024 Chevrolet Trax Is Bigger and Better

Now nearly the size of an Equinox, the Trax picks up some much-needed enhancements to its aesthetics and its cabin tech.

2024 Chevrolet Trax
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The Chevrolet Trax has always been a bit of an also-ran in the subcompact SUV space, coming up a little short against competitors such as the Hyundai Kona. But thanks to a raft of changes across the board, the 2024 Chevrolet Trax looks to shake off the specter of previous generations and reenter the segment swinging.

Chevrolet this week introduced the next-generation 2024 Trax crossover. It's a fair bit bigger than the last Trax, growing 11 inches in length and 2 inches in width. However, it picks up a sleeker silhouette, because the roof is now 4 inches lower than before. The rear legroom alone expands by 3 inches, while cargo capacity is up by about 12%.

In addition to those swollen dimensions, Chevy gave the Trax a new look, and it's pretty great. It bears more than a passing resemblance to other new Chevrolet SUVs, like the Equinox and Blazer. A split-headlight design blends in well with the front end's split grille, and the side features some interesting lines. The taillights give off some mild Nissan Rogue Sport vibes, but it's still a cohesive, modern look that should resonate well with buyers.

Inside, the 2024 Trax carries some traditional Chevrolet elements like circular air vents and sharp styling elements on the dashboard. More importantly, though, the Trax brings with it Chevy's latest cabin tech, including an optional 11-inch touchscreen running the latest version of the automaker's infotainment system. Depending on which of the five trims you pick up, a good deal of creature comforts are on offer, including a heated steering wheel, remote start, rear USB ports and automatic climate control.

On the safety front, every Trax comes standard with a suite of active and passive driver aids that includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning and automatic high beams. Adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and rear parking sensors are available, as well. GM's excellent Super Cruise hands-free Level 2 driving aid is nowhere to be found, however.

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The 2024 Trax gets its motive force from a 1.2-liter, turbocharged, inline-3 gas engine. It'll produce 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, and it mates to a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is not available, but that's no problem that a good set of winter tires can't solve.

Chevrolet will start delivering the Trax to dealerships in the spring of 2023. It'll start at $21,495 for a base LS, including an unspecified sum for destination. The 1RS will set you back $23,195, while the LT asks $23,395. At the top of the lineup, both the 2RS and Activ trims will cost buyers $24,995.