2025 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2024 Subaru Forester Review

Picture of the 2025 Chevrolet Trax

2025 Chevrolet
Trax

MSRP*: $20,400 to $24,300
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2024 Subaru
Forester

MSRP*: $27,095 to $37,395
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MPG - City 28 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 MPG 28 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 54.1 ft3 69.1 - 74.2 ft3
Engine
  • 137-hp, 1.2-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 137 hp 182 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,500 - 3,000 lbs
Exterior Length 178.6 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 71.8 in 71.5 - 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.9 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 40.2 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.6 - 39.6 in

*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 Forester, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Forester 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 Forester, 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 Forester, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Trax is about the same width as the Subaru Forester. The Chevrolet Trax is slightly shorter than the Subaru Forester, which may make it easier to park.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Trax has a lot less horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

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

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 Forester. The Chevrolet Trax has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Forester.