Small but mighty is a great way to describe the 2022 Chevy Trax, which is marketed as “the small SUV that’s larger than life.” Chevy’s marketing strategy is certainly on point with this exceptional SUV that makes an outstanding daily driver thanks to its maneuverability, capability, and efficiency. But there’s more to a daily driver than how it handles and its fuel economy, right? Of course, and that’s what inspired this closer look at what makes the Trax a fun, remarkable daily driver, from its more powerful engine to its outstanding warranty coverage and beyond!
#1 It’s More Powerful
Daily drivers don’t need the power of a sports car, but they certainly need enough power and torque to make them quick to accelerate, responsive to handle, and fun to drive. You’ll find this trifecta on the Trax after Chevy redesigned the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine for 2022 to add 12 percent more horsepower and nearly 20 percent more torque. The redesigned engine now delivers 155 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, which makes the new Trax more agile and gives you a more responsive experience in the driver’s seat.
#2 It’s Efficient and Capable
The 2022 Trax may be small in size, but it’s plenty capable, as we’ve seen from its 1.4-liter turbo engine. The small SUV comes standard with front-wheel drive, but you can boost its capability by opting for all-wheel drive, which only slightly decreases the Trax’s efficiency. The front-wheel drive Trax averages 24 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway, while the all-wheel drive model averages slightly less at 23 MPG city and 30 MPG highway.
#3 It Maximizes Convenience
Chevy seems to think of it all when it comes to your convenience behind the wheel. You’ll find this is especially true on the LT Convenience Package that adds keyless open and keyless start to the SUV, both of which eliminate the need for you to dig out your keys anytime you want to unlock the doors or start the engine. The package also adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a power driver’s seat with six positions, both of which are designed with your comfort in mind.
#4 It’s Got Loads of Style
The Trax is available in two trims – the LS and LT. The LS comes standard with a rear vision camera and the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system that’s housed on a 7.0-inch color touchscreen display. The LT adds a touch of luxury and convenience features with cloth and leatherette seating, cruise control, remote vehicle start, and roof rack side rails that can be outfitted to haul everything from luggage to bicycles and other gear.
You can truly set yourself apart in the Trax by opting for one of the Special Edition models – either the Midnight or Sport Edition. The Midnight Edition puts the Trax in stealth mode with its Mosaic Black Metallic exterior, Jet Black interior, and 18-inch gloss-black aluminum wheels. You’ll find black skid plates and Chevy bowtie emblems in the front and rear, as well as black beltline moldings and door handles. These same features are included on the Sport Edition and give the Trax a sportier design both inside and out.
#5 It Has Plenty of Storage
Daily drivers are like your home away from home as you navigate your commute to and from work, run errands, or venture out of town. Because you spend so much time in your vehicle, personal items like sunglasses, bags, garage remotes, charging cables, and other items can quickly accumulate. Chevy remedies this by equipping the Trax with plenty of interior storage compartments, from the built-in storage bins in the doors to the storage drawer under the front passenger seat that allows you to conveniently and safely stow important items out of sight.
What happens if you’re hauling bulkier items like backpacks, luggage, groceries, or gear? The Trax gives you four possible seating configurations with rear flat-folding seats or 60/40 second-row split-folding seats. These options allow you to configure the cabin to your needs and optimize the available 48.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the driver’s seat.
#6 It Gives You Peace of Mind
With the Trax as your daily driver, you don’t have to think twice about your safety, thanks to the SUV’s high-strength steel safety cage, 10 standard airbags, and rear vision camera. If you want even more protection, Chevy makes its suite of safety and driver-assist tools readily available. You can add the Side Blind Zone Alert that monitors the blind spots around the Trax, Rear Cross Traffic Alert that monitors traffic crossing the rear path of the SUV, and Rear Park Assist that takes the guesswork out of parking. These features work together to maximize your safety wherever the road takes you.
#7 It Keeps You Connected
Your daily commute doesn’t have to be boring, thanks to the Trax’s exceptional infotainment and connectivity tools. The 7.0-inch color touchscreen display is standard across the lineup and is home to the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System that allows you to easily sync your smartphone using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Once synced, you’ll have access to your apps and have the ability to make phone calls, respond to text messages, and listen to your favorite music. You can also use the center display to turn the Trax into a mobile hotspot, thanks to the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that keeps you connected when you need it most.
#8 It Gives You the Confidence You need
Chevy believes that you should have confidence in your daily driver, especially when it’s your primary means of transportation. When you’re behind the wheel of the Trax, you’ll have plenty of confidence since the SUV is part of Chevy’s Complete Care program. This program takes the stress out of your first maintenance visit by covering your first oil and filter change, tire rotation, and multi-point inspection.
Chevy continues to build confidence in the Trax by offering an exceptional warranty program that mitigates the financial burden of costly repairs. Every new Trax comes with a 3-year or 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and a 5-year or 60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. Chevy also includes a 6-year or 100,000-mile anti-corrosion policy that protects the Trax’s body and sheet metal components from rust and corrosion.
Whether you’re making your daily commute, running errands in the city, or heading out of town, you’ll also have access to Chevy’s 24-hour Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation. This 5-year or 60,000-mile program is a great safeguard against the unexpected. You’ll have access to help around the clock whether you run out of fuel, need a jump-start, have a flat tire, require a tow, or lock your keys inside the SUV.
Where Will the Trax Take You?
Are you looking for an outstanding daily driver that’s not only efficient but also capable and powerful? The 2022 Chevy Trax is the ultimate small-size SUV because it proves that you don’t have to sacrifice efficiency for capability or affordability for luxury. Chevy truly gives you everything you need and more in the Trax, and that’s why so many drivers are turning to the SUV that easily proves itself as small but mighty.