The 2025 Chevy Trax is one of the only new cars in recent memory that is much less expensive than the one it replaces. The new Trax starts at $21,495 or $1400 less than the previous 2022 model. It is now Chevy’s entry-level car. In fact, it is the cheapest vehicle that General Motors sells in the United States. Even when fully outfitted, the 2017 Trax costs less than $27,000. We hate to admit it, but compared to modern new-car standards, that’s a steal.
This transformation of the Trax from a mediocre subcompact crossover into a benefit-focused pricing leader is comparable to what Nissan achieved via its Sparks just a few months back. This class of cheapo-utes, which also includes the Kia Soul and Hyundai Venue, promotes interior room and feature content above usual SUV characteristics like optional all-wheel drive and rough design (if you want those, Chevy will gladly sell you a Trailblazer). They all start in the low $20,000s and have front-wheel drive and Apple CarPlay as standard. This is how basic transportation will look in the future.
2025 Chevy Trax Design Concept
By that metric, the new Trax appears to be a success. The new Trax is far longer, lower, and broader than the original, uncomfortably tall Trax, giving it a wagonload appearance. With its hubcaps and lack of flashy trim, the standard LS model is ordinary, but the LT, RS, and Activ grade levels are reasonably elegant owing to beautiful wheels, creatively curved headlights and taillights, and unusual grille trim up front. A variety of vibrant paint colors are also available.
The 2025 Chevrolet Trax LT adds to the excitement. Some noticeable changes to this model include keyless entry, an 11-inch touchscreen screen, and machined aluminum wheels. Wireless charging pads and cruise control functions are also available. Unfortunately, it will be a smaller version rather than the Super Cruise or Ultra Cruise. The 2RS comes with 19-inch rims, a keyless entry, and a heated steering wheel. The top trim level is Trax Activ. The black wheels, 8-way power driver seat, and improved leatherette are highlights of this model.
The new Chevrolet Trax basic model remains the LS. The entry-level package includes an 8-inch touchscreen, an upgraded multimedia system, wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, and active noise reduction. You may add a rear cross-traffic alarm as an option. The 18-inch wheels and gloss mirrors are standard on the RS. The steering wheel isn’t, but its flat bottom makes the ride more sporty. A motorized moonroof can be an optional feature for the RS model.
2025 Chevy Trax Engine Specs
The 2025 Chevy Trax is powered by the same engine as its sister, the Chevrolet Trailblazer. A 1.2-liter turbocharged engine with 137 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque powers subcompact crossovers. Those aren’t particularly impressive outputs, but they’re more than enough power and twist for the little Trax. Power to the front wheels is sent via a six-speed automatic gearbox. The 2025 Chevrolet Trax AWD might be available early next year. One of the vehicle’s stronger points is its gas mileage. It has a combined fuel economy of 31 mpg. Of course, the all-wheel drive reduces the rating by one or two points. The powertrain is covered by a 5-year or 60,000-mile warranty.
For the time being, the 2025 Chevrolet Trax does not use the Trailblazer’s 1.3-liter I3 engine. It might be a backup plan for the initial lineup update. Furthermore, the Trax hybrid is not a possibility for a variety of reasons. The first is the company’s lack of interest in such systems. merely just shrinking the Bolt EV, Chevrolet introduces it as a tiny SUV with a zero-emission drivetrain.
2025 Chevrolet Trax Price
The 2025 Chevrolet Trax will be released with prices starting at $21,500. The RS is $23,200, with the 2RS adding $1,800. The MSRP will rise with a 1.3-liter engine and AWD. For the time being, the Trax appears to be a good buy when compared to competitors and their prices/offers.