2022 Chevrolet Trax

MSRP $21,400 - $23,200

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2022 Chevrolet Trax Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 25, 2021

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The 2022 Chevrolet Trax is offered in two trims, the same as last year. Prices for the 2022 Trax start at an MSRP of $21,400 and thus see no change from the 2021 model even though it comes with two changes - a new 155 hp, direct-injection turbocharged inline-4 engine replacing the old naturally aspirated inline-4 unit. While the flat-folding front-passenger seat has been discontinued.

2022 Chevrolet Trax

The rest of the car is the same as the 2021 Trax, it comes with an FWD drivetrain as standard with AWD as optional. Dimensionwise and mechanically there is no change thus you get the same spacious interior on offer. Although the cabin quality isn't at par with the competition. Speaking of which, the 2022 Trax rivals the likes of Buick Encore, Ford EcoSport, and Honda HR-V.

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Pros

AWD option

Sensible pricing

Small footprint

High seating position

Cons

Lack of advanced and key safety features

Low fuel efficiency

Low-rent interior

What's New?

New 155 hp, 1.4-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4 is standard.

Flat-Folding front passenger seat has been discontinued.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$21400

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

engine type

horsepower

155 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

177 lb.-ft. @ 2000-4000 rpm

transmission

6 speed Automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

100.6 in.

length

167.2 in.

width

69.9 in.

height

64.9 in.

curb weight

3124 lbs.

ground clearance

6.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

92.8 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/NA/32 mpg

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

LS$21,400 onwards

LT$23,200 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Chevrolet Trax in Shadow Black color
Shadow Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine and Performace

9.0

Pricing and Features

8.0

Features

7.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

5.5

Exterior

6.5

Safety

6.0

Competition

7.0

Final Verdict

6.5

7.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.0

Overall Rating


The 2022 Chevrolet Trax is an extra-small crossover SUV that's the smallest — but not the most affordable vehicle — in Chevrolet's lineup - Edmunds

The 2022 Chevrolet Trax is available in two trims with prices starting at an MSRP of $21,400, before the $1,195 destination. That said, Chevrolet does offer leasing and financing options for the 2022 Trax. If you fall under GM's well-qualified buyers and take finance with GM Financial then you can have the 2022 Chevrolet Trax at 0% APR for 72 months or get a $1,000 cash allowance.

The 2022 Trax is powered by a new with direct injection making 155 hp while the 2021 Trax's engine did not have direct injection. The interior carries forward everything except for the flat-folding front passenger seat. On the safety front, there have been no changes either and the advanced driver-assist features will continue to be a part of the Driver Confidence Package.

2022 Chevrolet Trax SUV front angle view
2022 Chevrolet Trax SUV rear angle view

7.0/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

5.5/10
Interior

6.5/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition

6.5/10
Final Verdict


2022 Chevrolet Trax Buying Advice

Priced at a starting MSRP of $23,820, The Chevrolet Trax LT trim with AWD is the one to get. We would also recommend getting the optional Sport Edition package for 18-inch wheels, Black exterior accents and sportier appearance, the LT Convenience pack, and the popular Driver Confidence package for the driver-assistance features. 

 

2022 Chevrolet Trax Features

7.0/10

The 2022 Chevrolet Trax is available in the same two trim options as its predecessor namely LS and LT. But do get a new powertrain for the 2022 model year, however, the rest of the car is pretty much the same as the 2021 model, Even with the new powertrain, the 2022 Trax is priced at a starting MSRP of $21,400 which is the same as last year. As standard, a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine and FWD drivetrain are found in the 2022 Trax and have the option of an AWD drivetrain as well for $620 extra.

In terms of options and packages, there are a few on both trims, but the LT comes with better options which include the popular LT Convenience package, Midnight Package, Redline Edition, Driver Confidence Package, and Premium Seat Package. The Redline and Midnight packages offer cosmetics enhancements while the rest of them offer more convenience and safety features.

The LT Convenience Package gets you a power-adjustable driver's seat. The Driver Confidence Package adds rear parking sensors, a blind-spot monitor, and a rear cross-traffic alert. The Premium Seat Package adds simulated leather upholstery with heated front seats. While optional for the base trim is the remote start and cruise control.

Trims

LS

LT

MSRP

$21,400

$23,200

MSRP (AWD) $22,020

$23,820

Features

Remote Keyless Entry

Adds or upgrades to 'LS'

 

Halogen reflector headlamps w/ automatic On/Off

Heated power outside mirrors

 

Front intermittent wipers

Halogen projector-beam headlamps

 

Rearview camera

LED Daytime Running Lamps and taillights

 

3.5-inch driver information display

Roof-mounted side rails

 

7-inch infotainment touchscreen w/ 6-speaker audio system

Deep-tinted rear windows and liftgate glass

 

60/40 split-folding rear bench seat

Remote engine start/Ignition

 

4-way manual driver seat w/ power lumbar control

Cruise Control

 

Cloth seat trim

Silver-painted front and rear skid plate

 

Body-color power-adjustable outside mirrors

Front passenger under-seat drawer
 

Rear child security door locks

 
 

Tire-Pressure monitoring system

 
 

16-inch painted-aluminum alloy wheels

 

2022 Chevrolet Trax Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The 2022 Chevrolet Trax lineup gets a new 1.4-liter turbocharged Inline-4 engine which makes 155 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, which replaces the previous anemic 138 hp, 1.4-liter inline-4. The new engine now includes direct injection which results in a 12% boost in power and bumps up the torque by up to 20%. The engine is paired to a 6-speed automatic and power goes to the front wheels as standard.

The 2022 Trax can be had with an AWD as well by paying an additional amount of $620. The performance figures aren't out yet so we do not know how performance has improved, but the 2021 model year did the 0-60 sprint in 9.3 seconds and the standing quarter-mile in 16.9-seconds. With the improvement in power and torque, we do expect it to perform similar to the Buick Encore which gets the same engine.

2022 Chevrolet Trax Driving View

The 2022 Trax is a tallboy although contrary to popular belief it exhibits lesser body roll and remains planted even during high-speed rides. Part of the credit comes to the firm suspension setup. While the smaller footprint coupled with the light steering wheel makes the Trax easy to maneuver in city traffic or tight spaces.

As for the brakes, the 2022 Trax gets ABS on all four corners with the front being disc while at the rear you get drum brakes. The braking is consistent and the brake bite is powerful enough to bring this small SUV to a halt in no time. The brake pedal is progressive and feels firm.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Trax

2021 Ford EcoSport

2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Buick Encore

MSRP

$21,400

$20,396

$21,020

$23,200

Engine

1.4-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

1.0-Liter Turbocharged inline-3

1.8-Liter Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

1.4-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

CVT

6-Speed Automatic

Power

155 hp @ 5,600 RPM

123 hp @ 6,000 RPM

141 hp @ 6,500 RPM

155 hp @ 5,600 RPM

Torque

177 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

125 lb-ft @ 6,000 RPM

127 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM

177 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

0-60 mph (sec)

TBA

11.2

9.9

8.5

Quarter-mile (sec)

TBA

18.2

17.6

16.6

Top Speed (MPH)

TBA

125

125

120

Among the rivals, the Honda HR-V is the only SUV with a naturally aspirated engine inline-4 engine while the rest of the SUVs offer a turbocharged either inline-4 or inline-3 engine. As for the price, the Buick Encore commands the highest premium while the Ford EcoSport has the lowest base price.

Among the SUVs here the Chevrolet Trax and the Buick Encore are the most powerful followed by the Honda HR-V and Ford EcoSport in that order. The acceleration timing figures also follow the same sequence with the Encore being the quickest and the EcoSport trailing all the other SUVs.

2022 Chevrolet Trax Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The 2022 Chevrolet Trax with the new turbo-four engine gets an EPA estimated gas mileage of 24 MPG in the city, 32 MPG on the highway, and 27 MPG combined. When compared to the 2021 Trax, the city and highway figures have dropped by 2 and 1 MPG, respectively. That said, the 2022 Trax when equipped with AWD, returns 1 MPG less in the city, 2 MPG less on the highway, and 1 MPG  less combined compared to the FWD model. 

Models

2022 Chevrolet Trax

2021 Ford EcoSport

2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Buick Encore

MPG (City)

24

27

28

25

MPG (Highway)

32

29

34

30

MPG (Combined)

27

28

30

27

Fuel Capacity (gal.)

14.0

13.8

13.2

14.0

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined) (mi.)

336 / 448 / 378

373 / 400 / 386

370 / 449 / 396

350 / 420 / 378

The 2022 Chevrolet Trax continues to offer a 14.0-gallon fuel tank allowing it to have a range of 378 miles combined. However, the Ford EcoSport and Honda HR-V which are available with smaller fuel tanks but offer better MPG figures allowing them to get a better range than the Chevrolet Trax. The Buick Encore on the other hand offers the same combined MPG but loses out in highway and gains in the city MPG compared to the Trax.

2022 Chevrolet Trax Interior

5.5/10

The 2022 Chevrolet Trax uses much of its interior space quite well - The Car Connection

There are no changes to the interior of the 2022 Chevrolet Trax, except for one thing. For 2022, Chevrolet has discontinued the flat-folding front-rear passenger seat as there were many consumer complaints about its functionality on the 2021 model. Apart from that, everything else in the interior has been carried forward. The cabin is quite spacious and can easily accommodate five adults, but the rear occupants might feel a bit cramped. Thus the most comfortable seating is two both in the front as well as the back.

2022 Chevrolet Trax Dashboard

Talking about the seating, the LS trim is offered with cloth upholstery seats and the LT trim will get cloth/leatherette upholstery seats and a small storage drawer under the front passenger seat. Also standard is single-zone air-conditioning (manual) on both trims. The 2022 Trax will come with 18.7 cubic feet of cargo space. While a 6-way power driver's seat and heated front row are available options included in the LT Convenience package and Premium Seat Package.

2022 Chevrolet Trax Cargo Area

In terms of infotainment, the 2022 Chevrolet Trax comes equipped with a 7-inch center-mounted infotainment touchscreen running the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 interface. The system supports connectivity options such as Bluetooth, AUX, and USB through which the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto could be enabled.

2022 Chevrolet Trax Infotainment

The interface has pre-installed in-vehicle apps like Spotify, the Weather Channel, Pandora, and Marketplace. An optional Wi-Fi hotspot is available. Both the trims feature a 6-speaker audio system as standard.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Trax

2021 Ford EcoSport

2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Buick Encore

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.6 / 54.1 / 40.8

39.6 / 53.3 / 42.9

39.5 / 56.8 / 41.2

39.6 / 54.2 / 40.8

Rear (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.8 / 52.8 / 35.7

37.5 / 51.3 / 36.7

38.3 / 54.5 / 39.3

38.8 / 52.5 / 35.8

Cargo Volume (cubic feet)

18.7

20.9

24.3

18.8

In terms of the cabin space, the Honda HR-V followed by the Ford EcoSport does offer more space across both rows and also more cargo space compared to the Chevrolet Trax. While the corporate cousin of the Trax, the Buick Encore offers marginally more rear legroom and cargo space.

2022 Chevrolet Trax Rear Seats

Interior Features:

  • 3.5-inch driver's multi-information gauge cluster
  • Power lumbar control
  • 60/40-split folding rear seats
  • Manual tilt and telescoping steering wheel

2022 Chevrolet Trax Exterior

6.5/10

Chunky and upright, the 2022 Trax sports a small footprint and short overhangs - Kelley Blue Book (KBB)

On the exterior, the 2022 Chevrolet Trax remains unchanged retaining all the cosmetic features like the 16-inch painted aluminum wheels, halogen reflector headlamps, and body-colored power mirrors while the LT trims enjoy updated tech like the LED DRLs, LED taillights, and silver-painted skid plates on the front and rear.

2022 Chevrolet Trax Front Three-Quarter View

Aesthetically, the 2022 Trax doesn't look pleasing and modern at all when compared to some of its contemporaries. However, Chevrolet offers exterior customization packages like the Redline trim, Midnight trim, and Sport trim which add larger 18-inch wheels, black exterior accents, black skid plates, black grille, and emblem making it look sportier and less boring. 

Models

2022 Chevrolet Trax

2021 Ford EcoSport

2021 Honda HR-V

2021 Buick Encore

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,124

3,021

2,906

3,237

Length (in.)

167.6

161.3

170.4

168.4

Width (in.)

69.9

69.5

69.8

70.1

Height (in.)

64.9

64.8

63.2

65.3

Ground Clearance (in.)

6.2

N/A 7.3

6.2

Wheelbase (in.)

100.6

99.2

102.8

100.6

Lengthwise the Honda HR-V is the longest SUV among all which inherently gets it the longest wheelbase too. Also, the HR-V boasts of the highest ground clearance among the SUVs here. The Chevrolet Trax is slightly smaller in length than the HR-V but it is wider and taller with its wheelbase smaller by 2.2-inches than the latter. 

2022 Chevrolet Trax Rear Three-Quarter View

Exterior Features:

  • 16-inch painted aluminum alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights
  • Roof rails
  • Halogen reflector headlamps (Base) and Halogen projector-beam headlights (LT)
  • Front intermittent wipers
  • Rear parking sensors

2022 Chevrolet Trax Safety

6.0/10

The 2022 Chevrolet Trax has not yet been tested by the IIHS, but they have given the 2021 Chevrolet Trax the highest rating of "Good" in five out of six parameters. While the 2022 Trax has been tested by the NHTSA where it got the perfect score of 5-star in overall safety ratings.

2021 Chevrolet Trax IIHS Crash-Test

Sadly, the Chevrolet Trax doesn't offer adequate standard driver-assistance tech and other safety features. Most of the advanced safety tech is bundled into the Driver-Confidence Package as optional extras and is only available on the LT trim.

Safety Features:

  • Rear Vision camera
  • Rear child security door locks
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (Optional)
  • Rear parking sensors (Optional)

2022 Chevrolet Trax Competition

7.0/10

2022 Chevrolet Trax vs 2021 Ford EcoSport

The Ford EcoSport comes with a smaller engine making less power which in turn isn't a match to the more refined and powerful engine of the Chevrolet Trax. However, the EcoSport does gain in terms of better MPG numbers and combined range.

2021 Ford Ecosport

Move inside, and between both the tallboys the Ecosport offers more interior as well as the cargo space and is also priced much lower than the Trax. Albeit with the slight compromise in performance, the EcoSport still is a better option. 

2022 Chevrolet Trax vs 2021 Buick Encore

The Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax are quite similar in the engine, cargo, and fuel efficiency. But the Encore is more refined and performs well on the undulated roads. In short, both share a similar platform and mechanical instead it's the overall package that differs.

2021 Buick Encore

The Buick Encore offers a premium cabin compared to the budget-grade interior you see in Trax. The Chevrolet Trax boasts a lesser price tag than the Encore but there is a lot of cost-cutting done to achieve that.

2022 Chevrolet Trax vs 2021 Honda HR-V

On paper, the Chevrolet Trax loses to the Honda HR-V in every aspect, but that's entirely different when it comes to the on-road performance. All that goes to the new turbocharged inline-4 engine which is more powerful and quicker than the less powerful Naturally Aspirated engine on the HR-V. Although HR-V's engine is more fuel-efficient than the Trax's.

2021 Honda HR-V

On the inside, the HR-V being bigger in dimension offers more cabin and cargo space which is a major advantage over cramped Trax. Thus between the two if you prefer a turbocharged engine and better performance go with the Trax else overall the HR-V is the better of the two.

2022 Chevrolet Trax Final Verdict

6.5/10

The 2022 Chevrolet Trax addressed the previous big issue of the anemic engine with the Trax by offering the turbocharged engine. However, everything else has been carried forward, which shows Chevrolet is going down the tried and tested path. That said, its competition does have a more feature-rich package in case of the Buick Encore or get the same amount of features for a lesser price which is what the Ford EcoSport offers. While the Honda HR-V proves to be an all-rounder with decent performance, good gas mileage, and a spacious cabin. Thus before putting your money on the Trax we suggest looking at these compact SUVs.


FAQs on the 2022 Chevrolet Trax:

What are the changes to the 2022 Chevrolet Trax?

There are two changes done to the 2022 Chevrolet Trax. A new 155 hp, 1.4-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4 is now standard and the flat-folding front passenger seat has been discontinued.

How much to pay for the 2022 Chevrolet Trax?

The 2022 Chevrolet Trax starts at $21,400 for the base LS trim and $23,200 for the LT trim. While AWD on both the trims costs $620 extra.

Does the 2022 Chevrolet Trax get AWD?

Yes, the 2022 Chevrolet Trax offers AWD for $620 extra over the base price of both trims.

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