2018 Chevrolet Trax vs. Its Competition

2018 Chevrolet Trax

The Chevy Trax is the shape of a scaled-down SUV, so it may pale against competitors with more style and personality.

The Honda HR-V has a more expressive shape and a surprising amount of interior room, complete with the versatile Magic Seat.

The Jeep Renegade gets all that brand’s reputation for toughness, and can actually do more off-road than many in the group.

The Mazda CX-3 is the sporty one, enjoyable behind the wheel at the cost of less interior space.

The Mini Cooper Countryman, new this year, is the largest Mini ever sold, and the only one this year to offer all-wheel drive.

The popular Subaru Crosstrek is new this year as well, blending more style into the brand’s usual practicality.

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2018 Honda HR-V2018 Honda HR-V
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2018 Jeep Renegade2018 Jeep Renegade
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2018 Mazda CX-32018 Mazda CX-3
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2018 Mini Countryman 2018 MINI Cooper Countryman
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Quick Specs
5.7
The 2018 Chevrolet Trax, Chevy’s smallest utility vehicle, is straightforward: it’s plain on the outside but practical inside, not particularly fast but adequately fuel-efficient.
6.5
The 2018 Honda HR-V blends great rear-seat flexibility and gas mileage, but it’s slow.
5.5
The 2018 Jeep Renegade mounts a spirited defense of its brand bona fides, but delivers a less convincing impression of a great economy car.
6.3
The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is an attractive small crossover pick thanks to its good looks. We’d ask for more room, but fear that would spoil the CX-3’s low price.
7.2
The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek smooths over the edges that we didn’t like with the last version. It’s smooth, quiet, and capable—all good things because it won’t be rushed.
6.6
The 2018 Mini Countryman has a new plug-in hybrid system but the mission is the same: Big Mini crossover with a bigger audience.
MSRP From     
$21,000$19,670$18,750$20,110$21,795$26,600
Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas 4-CylRegular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
EPA Class     
Special PurposeSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDCompact Cars
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door LSLX 2WD ManualSport FWD *Ltd Avail*Sport FWD2.0i ManualCooper FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticManual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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