If you live mainly in the city and are looking for a small crossover SUV with a bit of plush, then the Chevrolet Trax 2021 and the Ford EcoSport 2021 are two options worth considering. Both are starting at around $20,000 MSRP, so let’s see how they fare.
2021 Chevrolet Trax vs 2021 Ford EcoSport : Features:
When looking at the powertrains, the Ford EcoSport 2021 comes with two engines. A turbocharged 1.0L I3 with 123 hp and 125 lb*ft of torque, or a turbocharged 2.0L I4 with 166 hp and 149 lb*ft of torque. Both are linked to a six-speed automatic in either front-wheel drive as standard or all-wheel drive. The Chevrolet Trax currently comes with a single-engine, a turbocharged 1.4L I4 that is relatively reliable, carrying over 200,000 miles if you take care of it and change the oil earlier than required. This unit has 138 hp and 148 lb*ft of torque and is linked to a six-speed automatic in North America, in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
On the interior, you get very decent options at this price point. With the Trax, you can get most of the premium safety features. To list a few, rear parking assistance, blind-spot monitors, and alerts when other cars pass by while reversing, a respectable amount of comfort options such as heated front seats, cruise control, and keyless start. Cargo space is decent, 18.7 cubic feet with the seats up and 48.4 cubic feet with the seats folded down. The infotainment has Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth connectivity, so that’s covered too.
Owners are pleased with the Chevrolet Trax. Easy to drive, especially in the city. Adequate power, not slow but not a race car either, decent fuel economy, roomy, especially in the front if you are on the taller side.
To summarize, the Chevrolet Trax is a smooth, relaxing ride filled rim to rim with top of the line features you will have to see for yourself! Come in today for a test drive at York Chevy Buick in Brazil, Indiana, “We are not number one, you are!”
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