2017 Chevy Trax: Another Small Crossover

I’m still trying to figure out how we got to the place where small crossover SUV’s were the car du jour for the auto industry. Essentially, these are glorified hatchbacks, which US consumers wholly rejected. However, they seem to love these mini-truck versions. Lots of consumers like to sit up a little higher, claiming better visibility – but as a driving instructor, I know that’s because most drivers don’t really look far enough ahead to begin with. Really what you end up with is a more expensive hatchback with a higher center of gravity.

Don’t get me wrong, I love hatchbacks – but there’s something off about the proportions of these small crossovers. They are very short and stubby, making them look a bit like those caricature drawings you get done at the fair. The 2017 Trax has an all-new front fascia and rear valence, modernizing the look and bringing it in line with some of Chevy’s other offerings. It’s not a bad-looking car, per se – but this isn’t exciting to look at…

 

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