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It’s always nice to find an SUV that will meet all your needs for a reasonable price. The Chevrolet Trax seems to fit that bill with a starting price just above $20,000. Still, every driver is different. Is the Trax still a good value after you add a few extra features?

Before any fees, the Chevy Trax starts at $20,400. For added convenience, some drivers might also want to add a keyless entry pad for $295. If you frequently use your car for large grocery runs, you may way to spend $175 on the collapsible cargo organizer. 

While the 2024 Chevy Trax LS has lots of standard advanced driver’s aids, it never hurts to have extra. The Driver Confidence package is reasonably priced at $395. This bundle includes rear parking sensors, lane-departure warning with blind-spot monitoring, and rear-cross traffic alert. 

For drivers looking to save money on regular detailing, there’s an Interior Protection package for $515. It includes all-weather floor liners engineered to trap water and dirt, plus a durable cargo liner. With all of these options added and excluding the destination charge, your Trax LS will only be $21,780.

The LS Convenience package is arguably less necessary, but it does add things like heated front seats and remote start. Purchasing this will add $995 to your total bill. 

Standard equipment for the Chevy Trax LS

Each Chevy Trax trim is powered by a new 137-hp turbocharged three-cylinder engine that’s paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine earns an estimated 28/32 mpg city/highway. The Trax is also built with advanced noise-cancellation technology and rides on 17-inch wheels. 

Following its latest redesign, the Trax can no longer be optioned with all-wheel drive. However, that redesign also granted the Trax an extra 11 inches of length. Second-row passengers now have nearly 39 inches of legroom and the Trax’s total cargo capacity is up to 54 cu-ft.

Inside, the Trax LS has five two-toned black and gray seats with cloth upholstery. Standard tech features include an 8-inch center touchscreen with wireless smartphone integration. The standard safety suite is programmed with forward collision warning, Teen Driver, automatic emergency braking, a rear-seat alert, and some lane-keeping assist features. 

A well-equipped Chevy Trax is still affordable

While we’d consider the LS trim’s optional safety package a must-have, the others are largely dependent upon personal preference. Given that, we’d say that most shoppers can be satisfied purchasing a Chevy Trax close to its starting MSRP.

The Chevy Trax 1RS trim’s upgrades are mainly cosmetic, with the exception of its 18-inch wheels. This model also has standard heated seats and starts at $22,100. Starting on this trim level, you can get the sunroof package for $795.

For the LT trim and above, that package also includes a wireless charging pad. The Chevy Trax LT features an 11-inch center touchscreen with better graphics, complemented by a digital instrument cluster. Remote start and automatic climate control are also standard features. 

The Chevy Trax 2RS is an upgraded version of the 1RS, featuring a heated steering wheel and faux leather seats. According to Chevy, the RS variants are the only ones that be optioned with the Fountain Blue paint color. You’ll pay at least $23,900 for the Trax 2RS.

That’s the same price as the Trax Activ, which has exclusive exterior styling elements and 18-inch black aluminum wheels. We’re glad that the Trax is more attainable than ever, despite all of its great changes and features for this model year


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