The 2017 Honda HR-V vs. The 2017 Chevrolet Trax

Honda HR-V

2017 Honda HR-V

Chevrolet Trax

2017 Chevrolet Trax

The 2017 Honda HR-V and the 2017 Chevrolet Trax could both be on your list of small crossovers to drive if you’re shopping for a vehicle in the Chicagoland area. Either one will provide impressive efficiency and versatility, and either one can be equipped with the latest high tech features. It might seem like a tough choice, but when you start to look a little closer at the details, you’ll see some major differences.

Powertrains and Efficiency

Whether you want power or efficiency, you’ll find a clear winner in this comparison:

  • The Chevrolet Trax earns an EPA estimate of 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission*. It’s equipped with a standard 138 hp 1.8L four-cylinder engine, and with all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission, it gets 24 mpg city/31 mpg highway according to EPA estimates*.
  • The Honda HR-V makes more power than the Trax with its 141 hp 1.8L four-cylinder engine, and it earns up to 28 mpg city/34 mpg highway according to the EPA with continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive*. The all-wheel drive model achieves 27 mpg city/31 mpg highway with CVT according to EPA estimates*.

Comfort and Convenience

The Honda HR-V offers more space in some key dimensions, including in the cabin. You’ve got more front and rear legroom in the front-wheel drive HR-V. The HR-V also offers more cargo space in both the front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models, with up to 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space with seats folded down, and 24.3 cubic feet with seats in place. The Trax is only able to fit up to 48.4 cubic feet of cargo with the seats folded down, and up to 18.7 cubic feet with seats in place.

Plus, the Honda HR-V offers standard features like hill start assist and cruise control, while the Trax is missing those in the most basic trim level.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

Visit us here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake to test-drive the latest Honda HR-V. We’re your leading Elgin area Honda dealership, and we’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, just a short trip from anywhere in Chicagoland. Stop by today and we can help you find the right crossover for you and your family.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.