2021 Chevrolet Trax safety features
The smallest crossover in Chevy’s lineup, the Trax, was created for urban dwellers, young drivers, and small families. With its compact dimensions, the Trax can slide in and out of traffic easily and it’s a dream to park, especially if you compare it to its bigger siblings such as the Suburban. Today we’ll take a look at how safe the Trax is to drive and what safety features can future owners expect to benefit from.
But before we get into that, let’s browse through Trax’s other specs. First, it's worth mentioning that the Chevy Trax comes in two trims only, the LS and the LT, both of which are powered by a tried-and-true 1.4-liter ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine that can deliver 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a responsive 6-speed automatic, the engine is more than enough for Trax’s dimensions.
The base model comes with Front-Wheel-Drive and All-Wheel-Drive is available as an upgrade.
Now on to safety scores and features.
The IIHS has submitted the Trax to its battery of tests and awarded it a Good general safety score, the highest in their repertoire. On top of that, the NHTSA also awarded the Trax a maximum of 5 stars out of 5 on its tests, making it a great pick for buyers that put safety first.
The Trax LS is the base model and comes with ten airbags, a rear vision camera, rear child security door locks, and the StabiliTrak® electronic stability control system which adjusts the brakes plus engine torque when it registers potential dangers or emergencies. In doing so, it helps increase driver control and minimize the risk of an accident.
The Trax LT comes with every safety feature under the LS trim, plus it makes the Driver Confidence Pack available. With it, future owners can benefit from three important safety features:
- Side Blind Zone Alert – a system that with the help of radar and sensors sends an alert when the driver wants to change lanes and a vehicle is already driving in that lane in the driver's blind zone. Meant to prevent accidents while changing lanes, the system is highly useful on the highway and especially helpful inside the city where lane changes are extremely frequent
- Rear Park Assist – a car meant to be driven mostly inside the city had to have the Rear Park Assist system to help its drivers park it more easily
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert – another system meant to help urban dwellers, the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert sends an audio notification when you’re backing away from a tight parking spot that obstructs your view and there’s oncoming traffic behind you coming from the side.
With its superb safety scores and high-tech safety features, the 2021 Chevrolet Trax is one of the safest crossovers on the market. Come test drive it today at O'Neill's Chevrolet Buick in Avon, Connecticut to see how it handles on the road.