Chevrolet is making a concerted effort to improve the quality of its car interiors, and the Trax has benefited from this initiative. We found that despite its low price, the materials don't look cheap. We like the more refined dashboard that's the first sign of improvements inside. It has a sleeker design that fits with the more high-tech list of features that come standard on every model. The touchscreen is also bigger, especially on the upper trims, and the driver-information display can grow to eight inches. As for the controls, you can use the touchscreen, but there are also a number of physical buttons and dials in the lower center console.
There is a fair amount of interior space now that the Trax is bigger than it used to be. Legroom has benefited significantly from the increased wheelbase length, giving those in the back a generous 38.7 inches, while the driver and front-seat passenger enjoy 41.9 inches. As for headroom, it is quite reasonable at 39.6 inches for those in the front and 38.1 inches for the second row. The seats inside the Chevrolet Trax are manually adjustable on all but the top-tier Activ trim, but getting in and out is relatively easy thanks to a good step-in height. Similarly, the driving position is good and supplies a great view of the road for a car this size.
|Chevrolet Trax Trims||LS||1RS||LT||2RS||ACTIV|
|Headroom Front Seat||39.6 in.||39.6 in.||39.6 in.||39.6 in.||39.6 in.|
|Headroom Back Seat||38.1 in.||38.1 in.||38.1 in.||38.1 in.||38.1 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||41.9 in.||41.9 in.||41.9 in.||41.9 in.||41.9 in.|
|Legroom Back Seat||38.7 in.||38.7 in.||38.7 in.||38.7 in.||38.7 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||55.7 in.||55.7 in.||55.7 in.||55.7 in.||55.7 in.|
|Shoulder Room Rear||54.3 in.||54.3 in.||54.3 in.||54.3 in.||54.3 in.|
|Hip Room, Front||52.1 in.||52.1 in.||52.1 in.||52.1 in.||52.1 in.|
|Hip Room, Rear||45.8 in.||45.8 in.||45.8 in.||45.8 in.||45.8 in.|
While there are some harder plastics and a few plain materials like a polyurethane wrapping for the steering wheel on most trims, the overall quality of the new Chevrolet Trax's interior marks an improvement over the previous model. Besides, a few harder surfaces are expected at this price point.
The base model comes with Jet Black/Gray upholstery with blue accents, with red accents replacing the former on the 1RS. Above this is the LT with its cloth/Evotex upholstery in Jet Black with either blue or yellow accents. The 2RS has Evotex upholstery only, with the Jet Black primary color enlivened by red accents. Finally, the Activ has Jet Black Evotex upholstery with yellow or Artemis accents, so there are quite a few different Trax interior colors depending on the trim.
Only the Activ gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel as standard.
Despite being one of GM's smallest SUVs, the cargo space in the Chevrolet Trax measures a spacious 25.6 cubic feet. With its 60/40 split-folding rear seat folded flat, total cargo space expands to 54.1 cubic feet.
All Chevrolet Trax models come with a front center console with armrest, including a storage area lower down. There are two cupholders alongside the gear shift lever, along with compartments in the doors for other small odds and ends.
The Trax has a modest list of features in its base guise with a focus on safety. As such, Chevy Safety Assist is included: forward collision avoidance, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning, a following distance indicator, and a teen driver system are all part of this suite. Along with this, you get a 3.5-inch driver-information display, cruise control, manual air conditioning, remote keyless entry, and a 12-volt power outlet. Both front seats are manually adjustable - six ways for the driver and four for the passenger. The 1RS adds remote start, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. Of these, only remote start is included on the LT, but it also gets a larger eight-inch driver-information display and automatic climate control. The 2RS includes all of these plus the heating functions. At the top end of the line, the Activ comes with everything mentioned and is the only model with an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat. All models can be outfitted with rear cross-traffic alert, lane change alert, and blind-spot monitoring, and only the LS doesn't give you the option of a sunroof.
The new infotainment screen in the Trax has a larger standard touchscreen and all the expected connectivity kit. On the LS, you get an eight-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM on a trial subscription, active noise cancellation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and four speakers. This only changes from the LT upwards, where an 11-inch touchscreen replaces the basic display, and you get six speakers instead of four. Wireless charging is only available as an option from the LT.
In testing, we found that a new Pixel 6a smartphone failed to connect via Bluetooth, but the same issue wasn't present with an iPhone.
With all the seats in place, there are 25.6 cubic feet of space in the trunk. Folding the back seats down expands this to 54.1 cubic feet.
There are five seating positions inside the Trax.
Just two cupholders are available inside the cabin, both located within the front center console. You can store bottles in the rear door pockets, but there is no rear center fold-down armrest with dedicated cupholders.