Chevrolet added the Trax to its U.S. model lineup for the 2015 model year, completing the nameplate’s North American availability following sales in both Mexico and Canada. Slotting in as a subcompact, five-door crossover utility vehicle (CUV), the Trax is set to receive a few minor changes and updates for the 2021 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that the 2021 Trax price has been reduced for models equipped with AWD.
Chevrolet communicated to dealers late last week that the 2021 Trax price was set to change, with AWD models getting an $880 price cut, dropping the drivetrain upgrade from $1,500 to $620. The new pricing for optional AWD would make the 2021 Chevrolet Trax the least-expensive AWD option in its segment.
The 2021 Trax price reduction is part of GM’s strategy to offer two vehicles in the subcompact CUV segment, with the other vehicle being the Chevrolet Trailblazer.
For now, the FWD Trailblazer starts at $19,000 (excluding destination), whereas the FWD Trax starts at $21,300 (excluding destination), making the Trailblazer less expensive than the Trax. However, once AWD is added to the mix, the Trax becomes the cheaper option, starting at $23,795 (excluding destination) for LS models, while the AWD Trailblazer starts at $24,495 (excluding destination) for LS models. The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer becomes the more premium option between the two when equipped with AWD.
With the up-and-coming 2021 Trax price cut, AWD Trax models will become even more affordable.
As a reminder, the 2021 Trax will be offered with a single engine option, namely the turbocharged 1.4L I4 LUV. Output is rated at 138 horsepower at 4,900 rpm and 148 pound-feet of torque at 1,850 rpm. The engine connects to the six-speed automatic MNK transmission.
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