5 Cool Facts about the 2015 Chevy Trax
Chevrolet may be known for its large and powerful trucks and muscle cars, but it is also an innovator in the world of small cars, with offerings like the Volt and the Spark. Now Chevy is introducing a vehicle that combines those strengths: The compact SUV known as the Trax.
The Trax has already gone on sale in many markets, but it will be available throughout the country within the next month.
So if you’re looking for a Chevy dealer, Albany NY‘s DePaula Chevrolet offers the best prices on the widest selection of vehicles. We encourage you to take a test drive of the 2015 Chevy Trax as soon as it becomes available so you can see for yourself the wonderful advantages this new vehicle has to offer.
Until then, here are five cool facts you might not know about the 2015 Chevy Trax:
It Has a Single Engine Option
The 2015 Chevy Trax only has one engine option, but drivers won’t feel deprived. The new Trax comes with a 1.4-liter Ecotec turbocharged engine that puts out 138 horsepower and 148 pounds per feet of torque. The engine comes with a wide RPM range of between 1,850 and 4,900 RPM for greater power and versatility.
The same engine has been used in the Chevrolet Cruz, Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Encore. The Chevy Trax shares the chassis and drive train for the Encore, but the two models are stylistically unique.
The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and the vehicle has a MacPherson strut front suspension and compound crank rear suspension for improved handling and performance.
There are 8 Possible Seating and Storage Options
Though the Chevy Trax is small in overall size, it is surprisingly big on interior space. The standard configuration seats five passengers comfortably and provides 18.7 cubic feet of storage space in the back.
The 60/40 split, flat-folding rear seat and the flat-folding front passenger seat allow you to play with the configuration, giving you eight possible combinations for seating and storage. If you fold down the rear seats and the passenger seat, you will have a full 48.4 cubic feet of cargo space for everything from furniture to sports gear.
For comparison, the Nissan Juke offers 10.5 cubic feet of space behind the rear seat and a total of 35.9 cubic feet. The Kia Soul offers 18.8 cubic feet behind the rear seat and a total of 49.5 cubic feet. The Jeep Renegade offers 18.5 cub feet behind the rear seat and a total of 50.8 cubic feet of space.
There are also 15 interior storage compartments to provide even more space for your personal effects, such as a storage area under the cargo floor.
Packed with Interior Features
The Chevy Trax offers some of the best interior features, creating a better driving experience. The Chevy MyLink Infotainment system is standard, and it comes with a 7-inch color touch screen to manage the controls, such as the radio and Bluetooth connectivity.
It also includes access to Pandora, Stitcher and TuneIn radio. A USB port also allows users to play their iPod or other devices, as well as to upload photos and videos to the MyLink system. Satellite radio is available as an option.
The OnStar system is standard, as is a Wi-Fi hotspot for Internet connectivity. The Trax is also the first of its class to include Siri Eyes for free, allowing iPhone owners to use voice controls for calls, text messages and more.
The Trax Includes Multiple Safety Features
The Trax isn’t just a strong performer; it also offers a safe ride for your whole family. Ten airbags come standard on the 2015 Chevy Trax, including front and knee air bags for the driver and passenger, front and rear thorax air bags, and side curtain airbags.
Other safety features that come standard on the new Trax include a rearview camera, safety belt pretensioners in the front seat, electronic stability control, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, and cornering brake control.
Additional safety features are available on certain trim packages, such as rear parking assist on the LTZ and LT trims.
Extremely Fuel Efficient
The 2015 Chevy Trax is more fuel efficient than you might expect an SUV to be. Thanks to its relatively light weight and its advanced automotive technology, the Trax is expected to get great fuel efficiency.
For the all-wheel drive model (which is available for an extra $1,500), the fuel economy is 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Front-wheel drive models are expected to get another gallon or two for fuel consumption.
Fuel economy is also helped by the electric power steering system, which only uses fuel when the steering wheel is turned. That means you’ll be using far less fuel when you are driving on straightaways going to work, idling in traffic or running errands.
There is a lot more to learn about the 2015 Chevy Trax, such as the options available on its various trim levels and its full range of mechanical features. We invite you to come to the top Albany Chevy dealership, DePaula Chevrolet, to learn more about the Trax and see its quality for yourself.
The 2015 Chevy Trax has an MSRP of $20,995, which is a bargain for everything it offers. You will love the performance and agility the smaller size offers, but you’ll also enjoy a comfortable ride. The Trax is also flexible enough to help you carry whatever cargo you might need in your day-to-day life or during longer road trips. You won’t find many other models that offer you everything the Trax does at the same price. In fact, the Trax has few competitors in its segment.
Visit DePaula Chevrolet to learn more about the 2015 Chevy Trax or other quality Chevrolet vehicles. We offer affordable financing and quality warranty coverage, helping you to get the vehicle you need at a price you can afford. Learn why we are the top Albany Chevy dealer for so many.