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Auto review: 2024 Chevrolet Trax is more than 'Activ'e

Marc D. Grasso, Boston Herald on

Published in Automotive News

This week in Grasso’s Garage is the basic version of recently tested Buick Envista, the 2024 Chevrolet Trax Activ. Sharing the same frame and curves, the Trax offers consumers an excellent base price and an entry-level SUV option. Its space and utility are just some of the notable advantages that the Trax provides.

When selecting exterior paint colors, manufacturers focus on adding various tints and metallic flakes to create a unique or more attractive hue. Our Trax Activ tester was Cacti Green, one of the most unusual colors we've seen. Chevrolet, aiming to establish its own presence, offers the Trax Activ in six exterior colors, including Nitro Yellow and the re-released Marina Blue Metallic, a nod to Corvette aficionados.

Equipped with the popular EcoTech 1.2L Turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the Trax effortlessly accelerates, providing a pleasant, smooth, and quiet ride for its driver. Coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission, the 2024 Chevrolet Trax presents itself as an excellent, budget-friendly choice for a wide range of buyers. The standard features of our test model included front-wheel drive, SiriusXM Radio, an 11-inch color LCD display, keyless remote start, and a heated steering wheel. Additional options such as a sunroof package and driver confidence package were available, totaling $1,690. The Trax is offered in various models: LS, 1RS, LT, 2RS, and Activ.

Chevrolet's entries in Grasso's Garage this year have been attractively priced and appealing, and have truly delivered a wow factor. Buick's Envista impressed us, and now the Trax is a similar, albeit more basic, version about which, frankly, I'm having a hard time finding anything to criticize. Maybe I should just say that Cacti Green color is an acquired taste ... and I'm a guy who prefers green cars!

2024 Chevrolet Trax ACTIV


MSRP: $23,900

MPG: 28 city / 32 highway / 30.2 as tested

As Tested: $26,685

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