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2021 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Trax

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2021 Subaru
Crosstrek

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MSRP*
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$21,400 to $23,820
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$22,245 to $27,995
Invoice* $20,630 to $22,962 $21,108 to $26,411
MPG - City 23 - 24 22 - 27
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 29 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Trax offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Crosstrek, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Crosstrek will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Trax.

Convenience
With the Subaru Crosstrek, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Trax, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Chevrolet Trax is a better financial choice over the Subaru Crosstrek, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Chevrolet Trax is much higher than that for the Subaru Crosstrek.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Trax is a little narrower than the Subaru Crosstrek, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Chevrolet Trax, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Crosstrek.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Chevrolet Trax doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Crosstrek.

Handling
The Chevrolet Trax has the same turning radius as the Subaru Crosstrek, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Trax has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Crosstrek.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Trax and the Subaru Crosstrek. The Chevrolet Trax has less cargo space than the Subaru Crosstrek, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Trax comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Crosstrek.