2017 Chevy Trax vs 2017 Honda HR-V
These crossover SUVs may be of small stature, but they have big features that keep them competitive with their larger siblings. The 2017 Chevy Trax and 2017 Honda HR-V are two compact crossover that stop at nothing to get the job done, whether that job is getting you across country as efficiently as possible or fitting in maximum amounts of gear and equipment into the back, you know you can always count on a crossover to do it all.
When it comes to which model is more effective, we took a look at the Trax's exterior, interior, and mechanics and compared it to the Honda HR-V's. While both vehicles have sterling reputations for reliability and engineering, we think the 2017 Chevy Trax really outshines the Honda HR-V in terms of technology and drivability.
|2017 Chevy Trax||vs||2017 Honda HR-V|
|1.4L EcoTec Turbo with VVT||Engine||1.8L 4-cylinder with EarthDreams Technology|
|Yes||Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility||No|
|25/33 MPG||Fuel Economy (City/Highway)||25/33 MPG|
Test Drive the 2017 Chevy Trax in Colorado Springs CO
The exterior of the 2017 Chevy Trax really walks the line between premium and practical. The body is stylish and bold yet its size measures perfectly for city driving, coming in at an overall length of 167.20 inches and an overall track width of 60.6 inches. On the flip side, the 2017 Honda HR-V is just a little bit longer and a lot wider at an overall length of 169.1 inches and an overall width of 69.8 inches, so if you are looking for a nimble vehicle that can grab that last parking space, we suggest the Trax. The new Trax also offers eight seating/cargo configurations and room for items that are up to eight feet long. Unfortunately, the 2017 Honda HR-V does not offer that extra length for long items, but to make up for it has a magic seat that can fold flat, leaving your cargo more space height-wise.
On the technical side, the 2017 Chevy Trax offers a state-of-the-art Chevrolet MyLink Audio system, which features a 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen, Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones, voice-activated technology, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capabilities. Also included on the base model of the new Trax is OnStar with built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, which was the first of its kind of the crossover market. The 2017 HR-V only comes standard with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and Bluetooth Streaming Audio featured on a 5-inch color LCD screen.
The 2017 Chevy Trax is truly an exceptional, well-rounded vehicle. If you would like to test drive the new Trax for yourself, be sure to call or stop by Al Serra Colorado in Colorado Springs.