2015 Chevrolet Trax vs. Its Competition

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The 2015 Chevy Trax enters a market segment that's just about to explode with new entries.

Right now, only the (pricier) MINI Cooper Countryman, refreshed for 2015, and the (larger) Subaru XV Crosstrek offer five doors and all-wheel drive in vehicles smaller than compact crossovers.

But in the next 12 months, we'll see the Honda HR-V, the Mazda CX-3, the Jeep Renegade, and the Fiat 500X as well.

The HR-V offers the supremely flexible Magic Seat interior, perhaps giving it the best packaging.

We'd expect the CX-3 to be the most fun on the road, like other Mazdas in their segments.

And the Fiat 500X offers sexy TV ads and perhaps a different-than-the-rest Italian flair.

At the other end of the spectrum is the Jeep Renegade, which has super-boxy styling and can actually be optioned up to ‘Trail Rated’ off-road capability.

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Quick Specs
The 2015 Chevrolet Trax offers a useful hatchback shape in a smart package that's more practical than it is stylish.
The 2016 Honda HR-V smartly trades a little of the Fit's fuel economy for exuberant styling, more headroom, and optional all-wheel drive.
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is stylish, well-equipped, and one of the most fun-to-drive vehicles in its segment.
The 2015 Jeep Renegade is a smart blend of ruggedness and livability that works as well in crowded cities as on muddy roads.
The mildly updated 2015 MINI Countryman is a versatile compact crossover, one of the smallest on the market, that maintains MINI's character and fun-to-drive spirit.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged Gas 4-CylRegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Special PurposeSmall SUV 2WDCompact CarsSmall SUV 2WDCompact Cars
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS2WD 4-Door Manual LXFWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
AutomaticManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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