2022 Chevrolet Trax vs. Its Competition

2022 Chevrolet Trax
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Small, inexpensive SUVs are the gateway to new cars for many, but the gulf between acceptable and great is wide indeed.

Honda’s HR-V is more car-like than most, and its expansive interior makes it a practical choice.

The Mazda CX-3 delivers unexpected driving thrills and boasts attractive styling, but it’s in its final year on sale.

Hyundai’s Venue is well thought-out and priced right.

Look to the Nissan Kicks for its good value and perky personality.

And if you’re set on the Trax, be sure to shop the closely-related Buick Encore.

It’s not much more costly in practice, and it’s a lot more refined.

2022 Chevrolet Trax2022 Chevrolet Trax
#15 in Small SUVs
2022 Buick Encore2022 Buick Encore
2021 Honda HR-V2021 Honda HR-V
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2021 Hyundai Venue2021 Hyundai VenueGet Your Price2021 Mazda CX-32021 Mazda CX-3Get Your Price2021 Nissan Kicks2021 Nissan Kicks
#14 in Small SUVs
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Quick Specs
4.5
The 2022 Chevrolet Trax is a budget-friendly crossover SUV that feels as cheap as its price tag suggests.
4.7
The 2022 Buick Encore doesn’t offer the safety or luxury bona fides it needs to stand out.
5.0
The 2021 Honda HR-V leans into hatchback practicality, but its fuel economy and standard safety gear lag.
6.3
The 2021 Hyundai Venue courts bargain shoppers with department-store space and quality.
6.2
The 2021 Mazda CX-3 is a small but well-equipped crossover available in only base Sport trim.
5.2
The 2021 Nissan Kicks is a small crossover for a small budget but it comes packed with features and value.
MSRP From     
$21,400$24,600$21,220$18,750$20,790$19,550
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy31 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas 4-CylTurbocharged I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Station WagonsMidsize CarsCompact CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door LSFWD 4-Door PreferredLX 2WD CVTSE IVTSport FWDS FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2022 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2022 Buick Encore2022 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2021 Honda HR-V2022 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2021 Hyundai Venue2022 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2021 Mazda CX-32022 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2021 Nissan Kicks