CHEVROLET TRAX

Chevrolet Trax

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How much does the Chevrolet Trax cost to run?

The 1.7L diesel is the most economical Chevrolet Trax to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Chevrolet Trax 1.7L diesel costs £30.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band C.

It does almost 63 MPG on average, which means it will cost £10.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Citroen C4 Cactus 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Jeep Renegade 1.6L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 15, which is lower than the MINI Countryman 1.6L diesel, but higher than the Fiat 500X 1.6L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Citroen C3 Aircross has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.7L diesel
mpg53.2 - 62.7
emissions120 - 139
tax£145.00 - £30.00
insuranceGroup 15

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Chevrolet Trax: How big is the boot?

The Chevrolet Trax has a below average boot space (356 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 2 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 3 large bags or 3 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Renault Kadjar hatchback is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 4 large bags with its 647 litres.

Is the Chevrolet Trax easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Citroen C4 Cactus), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill three quarters of the space.

If you don’t park in the street that much, then the Trax is fine. It will go in to an average street slot, giving you a gap of 552mm to swing in and out. But if you street park a lot you may want to look at the Dacia Sandero Stepway.

Which Chevrolet Trax has the best performance?

The fastest Chevrolet Trax from 0-60, is the 1.7L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 300 lbs/ft torque and 130 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 9.4 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the BMW X1 2.0L diesel, which will beat your Chevrolet Trax to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.7L diesel
zeroTo629.4 - 10.5
torque300
bhp130

What size caravan or trailer, can the Chevrolet Trax tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Chevrolet Trax 1.7L diesel which has 300 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1200kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.