Chevy Trax vs Honda CR-V – How Do They Compare?
The Chevrolet Trax appeals to those who love practicality, luxury and style in a compact SUV. We took one for a spin and experienced its 148-pound per foot of torque at an impressive 1850 revolutions per minute. We also found its turbocharged engine to be very responsive with minimal lag. It took us from 0-60 miles per hour in just 9.2 seconds with some very solid steering.
True Comfort, Style and an Array of High-Tech FeaturesThe Chevy Trax steers with minimal effort with its electric power steering that’s rack mounted. The ride is super smooth even over the bumpiest paths. Our group appreciated the ample interior space and immaculate airy cabin. It also comes with a rear view camera for additional visibility. If that’s not enough, we got to utilize this wonder's top-notch tech features. There were USB ports as well as 4G-LTE connectivity, and a gigantic touch screen. The Trax also serves as a space maximizer with its many interior storage nooks.
Chevy Trax vs Honda CR-VWe took the time to test drive the Honda CR-V, so we could compare these two rides. Here’s what we discovered.
Engines and fuel economy
- The Trax offered superb forward visibility via a cushiony ride with nimble handling. We also saved on gas, as this ride is very economic fuel wise.
- The Honda was also economic when it came to fuel. We liked the roomy rear and front seats, and found it to be just as spacious as the Trax.
- Both the Trax and Honda have automatic transmissions, and are smooth front wheel drives.
- The Trax has a turbocharged gas 4-Cyl 1.4-liter/83-engine compared to the Honda’s regular unleaded 1-4 2.4-liter/144-engine.
- The Trax has a wheelbase of 100.6 inches with the Honda slightly larger at 103.1 inches.
- We measured 168.5 inches in overall length for the Trax, and 179.4 inches for the Honda.
- The Trax has a maximum width without mirrors of 69.90 inches and the Honda comes in at 71.6 inches.
- With regard to design convenience, we were all happier with the slimmer Trax design, as we could maneuver better in congested areas. The Honda was a bit bulkier in design and also not as easy to park in tight spaces.
- After handling both vehicles, our designated test drivers confirmed that the Trax was easier to handle, as it had a tighter turning radius than the Honda. This made the Trax easier to handle.
- Our test drives prove the Trax to have several more noteworthy interior features compared to the Honda. The Trax had an alarm and an auxiliary power outlet, and the Honda came up short there. We also enjoyed the little high tech or telematics perks of the Trax, such as its USB ports, among other things.
- The Trax fans in our group were happy to see their favorite car beating the Honda hands down when it came to navigation and communication. The Trax had a top-notch navigation system with an onboard hands-free communications system.
- We loved the similar safety features of both cars. They both featured passenger, driver, rear head, side, rear body, and side head air bags. One fantastic safety feature of the Trax was the front disc rear drum brakes, a feature lacking in the Honda.