Thoroughly upgraded for the new model year, the 2024 Chevy Trax represents the first model year of the Bow Tie brand’s second-generation subcompact crossover, introducing a bevy of exterior, interior, and powertrain revisions. Today, we’re taking a closer look at said powertrain updates.
- New single-scroll turbocharger with updated calibration
- New, stiffer forged steel crankshaft
- Revised PCV tube design with new crankcase pressure sensor
- Improved hardware and retuned harmonic balancer for improved quietness
- Improved 0-60 mph performance (GM-estimated at 8.6 seconds)
All these enhancements help bring total output to 137 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 162 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 to 4,000 rpm. The new Trax also boasts improved fuel economy over the previous-generation 2022 Trax.
In case you missed it, here’s the breakdown on the refreshed 2024 Chevy Trax. The exterior is all-new, and features proportions that are longer, lower and wider than before. A new set of dual-tier headlights – which serve as the Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) – can be found on top of the front fascia, while the actual headlamps are mounted just below.
In regard to the interior, the 2024 Trax boasts an extra three inches of rear legroom and a 12 percent increase in cargo room over the first-gen model. In addition, the entry-level crossover is available with a suite of safety features, including multiple advanced safety and driver awareness technologies via Chevy Safety Assist. Moreover, Active Noise Cancelation and Adaptive Cruise Control are available on most trims, while lower trims feature an eight-inch diagonal infotainment screen, and LT, 2RS and Activ trims get an 11-inch screen.
As for structure, the 2024 Chevy Trax rides on the GM VSS-F vehicle set. Production officially kicked off on February 13th, 2023 at the GM Changwon plant in South Korea. Pricing for the starting 1LS trim level starts at $21,495, which includes the destination freight charge.