View The New 2023 Chevrolet Trax in Columbia, TN
The Chevy Trax is a strong candidate for your shopping list if you’re searching for a compact crossover that offers plenty of interior space to let your friends and family ride in comfort. City driving is a breeze thanks to the Trax’s smaller dimensions compared with most other SUVs, while its efficient engine gets the job done on the highway. Here’s a look at what we’re expecting the 2023 Trax to offer when it hits our Columbia showroom.
2023 Trax Engine and Performance
We expect the 2023 Trax to be a carryover model, which means it will retain the same powertrain as the 2022 model. This setup consists of a turbocharged, four-cylinder engine that puts out 155 hp, which is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive comes standard, but all-wheel drive is available as an optional upgrade. If you want the Trax to cope with driving conditions in all weathers, it’s well worth paying extra to add all-wheel drive (AWD).
The Trax’s powertrain is ideal if you prioritize fuel efficiency. In front-wheel drive, the Trax manages a more than respectable 32 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg on city roads. If you step up to AWD, these figures drop slightly to 30 mpg and 23 mpg, respectively.
The Trax’s powertrain and fuel economy offer the perfect balance if you’re looking for a vehicle for your daily commute. The engine has enough power to accelerate around town with good fuel efficiency to keep your gas costs modest at the pump.
Chevy Trax Cargo and Passenger Capacity
We’re also expecting the Trax’s interior to remain largely unchanged in the 2023 model. Chevy’s smallest crossover features seating for five people across two rows. There’s enough room in both rows to accommodate adult passengers, and the two sets of LATCH connectors in the rear row make it easy to install child seating.
If both rows are in use, you’ll have approximately 18 cu ft of storage at the rear. To give you an idea of how much space that is, you should comfortably be able to carry a large load of groceries from the store or two or three big suitcases for a trip out of town. If you need a little more space and you can afford to give up the second row, you can create around 48 cu ft of cargo capacity by folding the rear seats flat.
In its base setup, the Trax’s cabin features cloth upholstery. You can give it a more upscale feel by adding synthetic leather upholstery and power adjustments for the driver’s seat. These extras can really make the Trax feel like you’re riding in one of its more expensive competitors.
Trax Infotainment and Safety Features
The Trax has an impressive list of features, especially for an SUV with a base MSRP of just over $21,000. The entertainment system is called Infotainment 3, and it features a 7-inch screen and six-speaker stereo. Several connectivity options are provided, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. The Trax’s Wi-Fi hotspot will help you to stay in touch with your friends, relatives, or work colleagues while you’re on the go.
Several important safety features are available as optional upgrades to help make your job behind the wheel a little easier. You can add rear parking sensors to assist you when maneuvering this Chevy crossover into a tight parking spot. Blind-spot monitoring and a rear cross-traffic alert help you identify vehicles approaching you from all angles, including those areas that you can’t see too well from the driver’s seat.
Chevrolet Trax Trims
Chevy keeps it simple with its trim offerings for the 2023 Trax. There are just two trims to choose from: LS and LT. The LT trim costs nearly $2,000 more than the LS, but it gives you the option to add several upgrade packages that aren’t available in the base trim. We don’t have a finalized price for the 2023 Trax yet, but we don’t expect the MSRP to increase much from the $21,400 price tag for the base 2022 Trax.
The base LS trim has cloth upholstery and keyless entry for accessing the cabin. You can opt for the Tint and Cruise package, which adds cruise control to the Trax’s safety features. An additional $300 will also get you the remote start feature, which can be helpful if you want your Trax’s cabin to reach a comfortable temperature before you get inside.
The LT trim has cruise control and remote start as standard features. You also gain cloth upholstery with a synthetic leather trim and heated exterior mirrors. Optional seating upgrades include synthetic leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. There’s also an upgrade package that gives you access to safety features like blind-spot monitoring and rear parking sensors.
What’s Next for the Trax?
The 2023 Trax marks the ninth year for the first-generation Trax, which debuted for the 2015 model year. Speculation is growing about what Chevy intends to do with its smallest SUV for future model years. Some industry experts suspect that 2023 could be the last model year for the Trax, since Chevy may want to focus on strengthening the position of its other subcompact SUV, the Trailblazer. If these rumors turn out to be true, 2023 could be your last opportunity to get your hands on an all-new Trax.
If you’d like to know more about any of the Trax’s features or what Chevy’s plans for this crossover are, feel free to contact us today. Here at Stan McNab Chevrolet, our team of auto experts is standing by to answer your questions and help you through the buying process. We can organize a test drive in Columbia so you can experience for yourself how the Trax performs on the road. In addition, our finance center can take care of your auto loan application or new lease agreement.
To protect your new Trax going forward, you can rely on our professional Chevy service center. Our auto technicians can handle routine maintenance tasks, such as oil changes and tire rotations, and more complex repairs. If you require Chevy parts from an original equipment manufacturer, you’ll be able to order them from our parts center.