2017 Chevrolet Trax vs. Its Competition

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Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The 2017 Chevy Trax is one of a new wave of suddenly hot subcompact crossovers.

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

The Mazda CX-3, also new, delivers more sporty fun and similar dimensions.

The Jeep Renegade is also fun, and its Trailhawk model adds off-road prowess.

The Fiat 500X shares its structure with the Renegade, and it's space makes it the most practical Fiat on the market.

The Mini Cooper Countryman and Nissan Juke are sportier but smaller, while the Subaru XV Crosstrek is larger and more car-like.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Chevrolet Trax may lack power and style, but it's a smart package for city dwellers thanks to a useful hatchback shape, thrifty fuel economy, and a low price.
Think of the 2017 Honda HR-V as a Fit with all-wheel drive and a little more headroom. It's not as fun as it could be, but it makes a lot of sense.
The 2017 Jeep Renegade is the smallest Jeep you can buy, appealing both to commuters and off-roaders, but its design can outshine its performance.
The 2017 Mazda CX-3 keeps the most attractive features from last year: its price and its handling.
The 2017 Subaru Outback is an extremely versatile, rugged, compact SUV that's relatively efficient compared to other crossovers.
It may be less mini than before, but the Mini Countryman now does a much better job of feeling like a proper crossover.
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Turbocharged Gas 4-CylRegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
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Special PurposeSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDCompact CarsSmall SUV 4WDMidsize Cars
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FWD 4-Door LSLX 2WD ManualSport FWD *Ltd Avail*Sport FWD2.0i ManualCooper FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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