When it comes to the interior of small vehicles (not just crossovers), automakers are forced to get creative. They need to figure out how to make a smaller space feel like a big space. The answer to that? Creating a highly-configurable cabin that’s able to fit many different lifestyles. Let’s take a look at the five examples Chevrolet provides various personas, and talk about how the cabin molds to suit each lifestyle.
This will also give you a few authentic examples of what the Trax is able to fit inside its cabin for storage.
A full-size cooler, camping tent, multiple bags, extra gear, and shoes can all fit inside the Trax, if the back seats and front passenger seat are folded down. That’s what we see on Chevy's Trax web page, at least. Need space for the front passenger? Simply take a smaller tent — since that’s what appears to require the front seat to fold down — or strap it to the roof with some optional roof racks.
With all four seats up, the trunk’s 18.7 cu.-ft. of cargo space is enough to fit any supplies an artist might need. Or even a fishing pole and some tackle gear, just angle the pole so it runs on top of the seats and up the center of the cabin. Who says you can't create and relax at the same time. If you find your inspiration in the natural landscape, the Trax gives you easy access to vistas off the beaten path.
With one rear-seat folded down, a full-size acoustic guitar will fit. Then, you still have the middle and one rear outboard seat up for the rest of the band to sit. And that 18.7 cu. ft. of trunk space can fit your amp and some extra gear, too.
Take the back middle seat and one of the rear outboard seats and fold it down, and you have room for fold-up chairs in the center, a cooler, and extra sports supplies. Everything you’d need to take your kid to a game and watch them play.
With both rear seats folded down, you can fit a full taken-apart bicycle in the back, along with a spare set of shoes and a backpack.
Obviously, these aren’t official labels for the configurations. Just the examples Chevy has created, which provide great real-world examples to consider. More importantly, it shows that whatever type of life you live, the 2017 Trax has a configuration on the inside to support it.