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No, the 2024 Chevrolet Trax crossover was never meant to compete with the Ford Bronco. But it has long options, driver assist, and safety features that rival the base Bronco. And no trim costs over $25,000. A base Bronco has an MSRP of $32,300. But the 2024 Trax is only a few numbers shy of competing with the Bronco, even though we know that’s a stretch. So here’s what we found.

How many 2024 Chevrolet Trax trims and what are they?

Front angle view of redesigned green 2024 Chevy Trax small SUV, the cheapest new Chevrolet car
2024 Chevy Trax | Chevrolet

First off, the Trax comes in five flavors, LS, 1RS, LT, 2RS, and ACTIV. According to Chevrolet, every Trax, no matter the trim, comes with:

  • Chevy Safety Assist with six advanced safety and driver awareness technologies
  • Larger infotainment screens — a standard 8-inch-diagonal system and an 11-inch-diagonal screen on LT, 2RS, and ACTIV trims
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • LED headlamps
  • 17-inch to 19-inch wheels
  • Four-wheel disc brakes
  • Active Noise Cancellation

Most trims feature:

  1. Push-button start, 
  2. Automatic climate control, 
  3. Wireless phone charging. 
  4. Cruise control is also standard equipment on all models and Adaptive Cruise Control is available on some trims.

Each trim has distinctions:

  • 17-inch steel wheels are standard on LS, and 17-inch machined aluminum wheels are standard on LT. LS and LT feature a clean design with bright trim on LT. 
  • RS trims offer additional exterior trim accents and an RS badge. The 1RS trim includes unique 18-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels and the 2RS features 19-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels.
  • The new ACTIV has a monochromatic look including titanium chrome accents and a rear skid plate motif. It also features unique black 18-inch wheels.

What are the 2024 Chevrolet Trax safety and driver-assist features?

2024 Chevrolet Trax
2024 Chevrolet Trax crossover interior | GM

Inside, the Trax offers plenty of distinctions and unique accents including:

  • LT comes with black seats with Sky Cool Gray accents
  • 2RS features red accents on the seats and a racing-inspired flat-bottom steering wheel
  • ACTIV also has Evotex seats with yellow accents
  • RS and ACTIV trims feature black bowtie emblems

Additional standard and available content include:

  • Center console with ergonomically optimized shifter location
  • An electronic parking brake opens up more storage space in the console
  • Four bottle holders and two cupholders
  • Heated front seats, steering wheel, and outside mirrors are standard on 1RS, 2RS, and ACTIV and available on LT. Heated front seats and outside mirrors are available on LS
  • Remote start standard on 1RS, LT, 2RS, and ACTIV and available on LS
  • Automatic climate control, push-button start, and added rear-seat USB ports on LT, 2RS, and ACTIV
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat on ACTIV
  • Available sunroof

For safety and driver assist technology, the Trax has:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • IntelliBeam auto high-beam control
  • Following Distance Indicator

What are the differences between the Trax and base Bronco?

2024 Chevrolet Trax
2024 Chevrolet Trax crossover | GM

The obvious differences between the Trax and Bronco are powertrain and off-road chops. Bronco’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline four-cylinder engine has 300 hp. The Trax’s 1.2-liter turbocharged inline three-cylinder comes in at less than half, with 137 hp. There is no four-wheel drive available on the Trax. Of course, the Bronco has 4×4 with Part-Time Selectable Engagement. And the only transmission available is the six-speed automatic, whereas the Bronco offers a seven-speed manual transmission and a 10-speed automatic. 

The Trax wheelbase is right between Bronco’s two-door and four-door numbers. Its track is two and one-half inches narrower than the Bronco’s, and about the same difference in overall width. Ford specifications show the four-door Bronco is about a foot longer than the Trax, but ground clearance is only an inch difference. 

2024 Chevrolet Trax
2024 Chevrolet Trax crossover | GM

As far as capacity, cargo volume is almost the same at 100 cubic feet, between the Trax and four-door Bronco. Being slightly larger, most interior dimensions favor the Bronco by a couple of inches here and there. But the Trax does offer more second-row volume in every dimension. 

Look, we knew the 2024 Trax would come in shy of many of the engine and performance numbers of the Bronco. But it has the brawny looks and sizes up well for a mostly smaller overall crossover. And there is that price difference. In all, it’s worth thinking about whether all of the off-road prowess is necessary for your needs. If not, then you should compare the Bronco and Trax more closely.  


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