2020 Chevrolet Trax vs. Its Competition

2020 Chevrolet Trax
Byron Hurd Byron Hurd Contributor

Small crossovers are hot and automakers are rushing to offer new vehicles to tempt first-time buyers.

The Chevy Trax and Buick Encore are mechanically related, the Encore just drapes nicer materials inside.

The Ford Ecosport is a relatively new model for Ford, even though it already feels like an old vehicle.

The Nissan Kicks is front-wheel drive only, but it's nicer to drive than we expected.

The Mazda CX-3 offers all-wheel drive and a stylish exterior, but it's tight inside.

The Honda HR-V is a must-drive for anyone shopping the class, it offers a flexible interior and handsome exterior, although it can be expensive.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Chevy Trax crossover has a low price for a tall ride height–and not much else.
The 2020 Buick Encore was a good choice for city slickers, but it’s showing its age in all the wrong ways
The 2020 Ford Ecosport is not particularly good value, not particularly efficient, and not particularly good.
The 2020 Honda HR-V oozes with practicality, though gas mileage and safety equipment have room to improve.
The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is stylish but impractical for a crossover SUV.
The 2020 Nissan Kicks is a quirky and cute crossover that’s inexpensive, but some of the details just feel cheap.
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Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy31 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged Gas 4-CylTurbocharged I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall Station WagonsCompact CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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