First breaking cover in October of 2022, the 2024 Chevy Trax debuts an all-new generation for the entry-level crossover, complete with a new design, new exterior dimensions, more interior room, a new engine, and more. When GM Authority got behind the wheel earlier this year, we called the 2024 Chevy Trax “legitimately good,” praising the crossover’s styling, comfortable cabin, and nimble driving dynamics. Now, Car and Driver is echoing those sentiments and placing the 2024 Chevy Trax on its 10Best Trucks and SUVs list.
The publication highlights the 2024 Chevy Trax for its larger dimensions, with the latest model growing 11 inches in terms of overall length compared to the preceding model. The Trax’s 106.3-inch wheelbase is also highlighted for matching that of the Honda CR-V, the latter of which considered to be a class larger than the new Trax, while the Trax’s 37-percent increase in cargo volume behind the rear seats combines with three inches of extra rear legroom to make the interior feel surprisingly roomy for a vehicle in this segment.
The publication also enjoyed the way in which the Chevy Trax drove, saying that the crossover offered “solid competence” with regard to steering and brake feel, both of which were considered to be above average.
Vehicle acceleration was also considered to be quite adequate, with the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine rated at a maximum of 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, all of which is sent to the front wheels through the GM six-speed automatic transmission. The sprint to 60 mph was measured at 8.8 seconds, which, although a bit slow by modern standards, gets the job done – and quietly too, as the publication states that standard active noise cancellation system helps to lower cabin decibel levels by a considerable margin.
Further interior features include standard wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Wi-Fi, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen. An 11.0-inch screen is offered higher in the range.
“In nearly every aspect, the Trax is both better than we expected and better than it need to be, a textbook way to earn a place on this list,” Car and Driver writes.