2021 Chevrolet Trax vs. Its Competition

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Trax stands at one of the trendiest and most rapidly changing corners of the vehicle market—and it’s probably the model with the most dated design.

The Honda HR-V offers a very versatile interior but isn’t so much for putting people in the back seat.

The Jeep Renegade has an excellent, well-designed interior that feels larger than it looks like it might be on the outside, plus great styling, although its equipment and options can become expensive and overwhelming.

The Mini Cooper Countryman is a stylish, well-designed small hauler, although its interior can be on the noisy side and it’s more expensive than the others.

There’s definitely more verve in the Mazda CX-3, but it’s thin on features other than a decent infotainment system.

The Nissan Kicks is one of the best options in this group, and bargain-priced, but without all-wheel drive on option, its appeal is limited.

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Quick Specs
If you need a spacious new vehicle for the tiniest of parking spaces (and budgets), the Trax is an acceptable but mediocre contender.
The 2021 Jeep Renegade is the small off-road SUV that doesn’t know how to quit.
The 2021 Mazda CX-3 is a small but well-equipped crossover available in only base Sport trim.
The 2021 Mini Countryman trades some of its small car driving charm for a roomier interior.
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    
23 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy31 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged Gas 4-CylRegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDCompact CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door LSJeepster FWD *Ltd Avail*Sport FWDCooper FWDS FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift ManualCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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