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Chevrolet Trax to Start at $20,995 in US Market
Left Lane News
October 1, 2014
By: Justin King


General Motors has announced pricing and launch details for the US-market Chevrolet Trax.

The compact model has spent the last year in Europe, Canada, Mexico and select Asian markets, but not in GM's home market.

When it does arrive in the US, the Trax base model will fetch $20,995 (including freight). Packages will include LS, LT and LTZ, along with an all-wheel-drive configuration that adds $1,500 to any trim level.

GM's 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will serve as the standard powerplant, producing 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. EPA fuel efficiency estimates are said to be 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

"Trax is positioned to be a strong competitor in the emerging small-SUV market, which is expected to grow more than 80 percent in the next few years," says Chevrolet car marketing director Steve Majoros.

US buyers will get the first chance to pick up the Trax in January.
 

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I was thinking around $18,500-$18,995...
 

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Interesting, it is priced at $18695 before incentives as a base price in Canada, this is rare that we are cheaper than the US.
 

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What will Buick say when the rebadged Encore has an encore? Awful as a Buick and now a cheap and worthless product as a Chevrolet. But there is the wonderful dogpile brown and dark grey interior combination that might mask the vomit you want to expel riding in it.
 

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If they'd offer a powertrain closer to 180hp, I'd be inclined to get one for the wife. Pricing looks to be solid though. Probably about $1-2K less than the equivalent Buick. The Buick is a sharp ride though.
 

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How bad? The Encore has pretty good fit and finish, so hopefully this will too.
They were Mexican production spec (that plant has been producing for two years now). Pieces didn't match up properly. The cut out on the plastic showed. Where the plastic met the seats where your thighs would be, the plastic pieces projected out very far and weren't flush with the seats.

Just awful.
 

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The Escape starts at $22,610, the Subaru Crosstrek starts at $21,995, the Jeep Compass starts at $18,795, and the Jeep Patriot starts at $16,395, so the Trax needs to have a lot of standard equipment for it to make sense.
 

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I was hoping for slightly lower pricing, but guess it's fair enough. What I'm most interested in is the standard/optional equipment roster. I also think that by the time these are on the lots the quality should be better(give them the chance to build some and get it down pat). I want to check these out when they finally show up and see if it's really any good because so far pictures aren't cutting it. I like the running footage on the Chevy site but in person is better.
 

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Meh. The price isn't "bad" but only a half step down from the base prices of larger, more powerful crossovers. Plus that interior is disappointing (the exterior front isn't great either). I hope they sell well though.
 

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For that price GM should have improved the dash and the radio, which is the same POS that's in the Sonic.
They also should have given it the tune to 148HP standard, as should the Cruze

GM=Lazy sots
 
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