GM unveiled the 2024 Chevy Trax last October, debuting a brand-new entry-level crossover for the Bow Tie brand. While the next-gen crossover’s official fuel economy estimates have yet to be released in the U.S., fuel economy numbers for the 2024 Chevy Trax have been released in Canada, giving us a good idea of what to expect.
For those readers who may be unaware, the 2024 Chevy Trax features the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine, which is rated at 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Output is routed exclusively to the front wheels through GM’s six-speed automatic transmission, while under the skin, the crossover rides on the GM VSS-F vehicle set. All-wheel drive is not available for the 2024 Chevy Trax.
According to Natural Resources Canada, the governmental department responsible for natural resources, energy, minerals and metals, forests, and mapping in Canada, the 2024 Chevy Trax is estimated to consumer 8.3 L/100 km in the city, 7.4 L/100 km on the highway, and 7.9 L/100 km combined. This should equate to roughly 28 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway, and 30 mpg combined.
These figures can be compared to the previous-generation 2022 Chevy Trax, which is equipped with the turbocharged 1.4L I4 LE2 gasoline engine, rated at 155 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The 2022 Chevy Trax returns 24 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway, and 27 mpg combined. It’s also worth noting that the new Trax is longer, lower, and wider than the model which preceded it.
Further comparisons can be made to the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer, which, like the new 2024 Chevy Trax, is also equipped with the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine, returning 29 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 30 mpg combined. The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer also offers the turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine, which returns 29 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 31 mpg combined.
Check out the table below for a comparison breakdown:
|2024 Chevy Trax||2022 Chevy Trax||2023 Chevy Trailblazer||2023 Chevy Trailblazer|
|Engine||Turbo 1.2L I3 LIH||Turbo 1.4L I4 LE2||Turbo 1.2L I3 LIH||Turbo 1.3L I3 L3T|
|Transmission||6-speed automatic||6-speed automatic||CVT||CVT|
|Power (hp @ rpm)||137 @ 5,000||155 @ 5,600||137 @ 5,000||155 @ 5,600|
|Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)||162 @ 2,500||177 @ 2,000 to 4,000||162 @ 2,500||174 @ 1,600|
|City (mpg)||28 (est.)||24||29||29|
|Highway (mpg)||32 (est.)||32||31||33|
|Combined (mpg)||30 (est.)||27||30||31|