The 2024 Chevy Trax is one of Chevy’s most affordable vehicles for this upcoming year. As a subcompact SUV, it’s one of the smallest SUVs you can get but still offers some of the capabilities of larger SUVs. While the Trax is often marketed to adventure-seekers with its athletic lines and sporty stance, families with two to three children should really consider this affordable and practical vehicle. Not every family is interested in the massive full-size and three-row SUVs offered by Chevy, like the Tahoe, Traverse, or Suburban. Without question, these are great vehicles that are extremely comfortable and safe. However, they’re just too much car for some drivers.
If you have a family and know you’ll be keeping it small, but you want something bigger than a sedan, the 2024 Chevy Trax is a great vehicle to check out. It packs a tremendous amount of family-friendly features into a really attractive price point. Chevrolet has made some fun upgrades to the 2024 rendition. Plus, with several lineups appealing to a range of drivers’ styles and needs, it can appeal to a variety of consumers. Here are some features of the 2024 Trax that should make parents take notice.
An Affordable Price
First off, the price cannot be denied. Chevrolet has always prioritized making the Trax an affordable option, and the 2024 model is no exception. With an MSRP starting at just under $22,000, this is a great purchase for a family pursuing financial goals. You know that the costs add up when you have kids. From health insurance to school supplies to birthday party decorations and countless new toys they “must have,” there’s always something to buy for the family. When costs add up, you have to find ways to save elsewhere. An affordable car can mean keeping thousands in your pocket (which will inevitably go to someone’s college savings fund or next school field trip).
Active Noise Cancellation
The new Chevy Trax features active noise cancellation, which relies on inaudible sound waves put out by the vehicle’s own speakers to eliminate certain noises, like those from the tires and the engine. This feature is nice for anyone but a true gift for parents of young kids. Parents of babies know that sometimes, there’s nothing but a car ride that will help a baby fall asleep, but a noisy car can get in the way, so this feature will be a huge perk to parents looking to help newborns doze off.
Even younger kids like to nap in the car sometimes, and what parent doesn’t like the sweet sound of a quiet back seat (instead of screaming over who stole whose toy)? Once the kids are out, you want them to snooze until you get to your destination, and active noise cancellation increases the chances that they do just that. Active noise cancellation isn’t only a bonus when you want your kids to nap in the car. For some families, car time is some of the only precious quality time they get together. A quiet cabin means you can hear backseat passengers better, have a more functional conversation, and catch up with your kids.
A Wire-Free Environment
The 2024 Chevy Trax features wire-free charging for your devices. A tangle-free front area not only looks nice but is also safe and practical for parents with small children. Kids are always reaching for, grabbing, and sometimes chewing on things they shouldn’t, including cords. Having wire-free charging means you can eliminate any and all hazardous cords in the front seat area. It still gives you the opportunity to keep your devices powered, which comes in handy when you need to call the school principal to say you’re running late for drop-off, but please don’t leave for the field trip without your kids.
Split Folding Rear Seat
On those days you aren’t transporting more than one backseat passenger, but you need extra storage space, you can use the 60/40 split-folding capability of the back seat to open up more room. If you have a family, then you know that trips to the grocery store and similar businesses can mean you fill up your trunk fast. Between bulk-size packages of toilet paper and potato chips, there’s a lot to lug home, and while the 2024 Trax does have a generously-sized trunk, you’ll be glad when you can fold down the back seat and make more room.
Teen Driver Technology
When your young kids one day grow into teens (we know––you shudder at the thought), they’ll want to drive a car. While you (probably) can’t stop them from doing that, you can encourage them to be the safest drivers they can be. The Teen Driver Technology in the Chevy Trax lets you do things like limit the speed and music volume of the vehicle when a teenager is behind the wheel. It also produces teen driver reports so you can see how your teen has been doing.
Parents know that getting in the car with kids is a whole production. You’re getting car seats in place, making sure everyone has their coloring books and snacks, dealing with fights for shotgun, and more. You can worry about one less thing with the remote start feature of the 2024 Trax. It lets you start the car before you get in, so once you’re in, you can use your hands for all of the other busy work of getting kids ready for a car ride.
Many think of the roof rack on the 2024 Trax as an adventurous-friendly feature. However, if anyone needs extra storage, it’s parents, and having those racks on top means more room in the trunk for family essentials. You can add a roof box to your roof racks and have instant extra storage that’s perfect for game day snacks and other kid-friendly essentials.
Rear Cargo Shade
The rear cargo shade in the 2024 Chevy Trax is a bonus for anyone, but it’s especially useful for new moms who might need to transport chilled milk or formula in a cooler. The rear cargo shade helps keep this critical product cool on long drives.
Fuel Family Fun in the 2024 Trax
The Chevy Trax might look ready for a camping trip or day at the lake at first glance, but once you get to know it better, it becomes clear that this is the perfect subcompact SUV for a small family. It’s loaded with features that help make parent life a little easier. From noise cancellation technology that makes for those perfect car naps to tons of cargo options like split-folding rear seats and roof racks that make that Costco run a bit easier, this car was built for busy families.
There’s no denying that the low MSRP also makes this an ideal family vehicle. Parents are always looking for ways to save for their children’s futures so that they can provide them with the best opportunities and experiences. A car like this is thousands of dollars less than many of its competitors––that’s practically one semester of college tuition (for now). The Chevy Trax should be on your list of cars to take for a test drive if you have between one and three children and want a high-quality, affordable, subcompact SUV.