2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited vs 2021 Chevrolet Trax Comparison in Shingle Springs, CA

When you're looking for more power in a smaller package, a crossover compact SUV is the best way to go. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek has everything you're looking for from award-winning safety and standard symmetrical all-wheel drive to the powerful BOXER® engine and intuitive technology features. At a price that won't break the bank, the 2021 Crosstrek has a smaller price tag than segment competitor, the 2021 Chevy Trax. Continue reading to see the side-by-side comparison.

Subaru Crosstrek interior features

As a longer vehicle, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek has the 2021 Chevy Trax beat when it comes to interior space. The Crosstrek offers more headroom and legroom, plus considerably more passenger volume with 100.9 cubic feet compared to the 92.8 cubic feet in the Trax. Plus there's an abundance of cargo space in the 2021 Crosstrek with 55.3 cubic feet of space versus only 48.4 cubic feet of the 2021 Trax. The Subaru Crosstrek is also the clear winner when it comes to comfort. A 6-way adjustable driver's seat is standard on the Crosstrek while only available on the highest trim of the Trax. All but the entry-level 2021 Crosstrek comes with heated front seats, and that's just one more feature that's only found as an available upgrade in top-of-the-line Chevy Trax models.

Subaru Crosstrek technology specs

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Chevrolet Trax: Technology

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek gives you three exciting sound system options as opposed to only two from the 2021 Chevy Trax. The entry-level Crosstrek offers a 4-speaker audio system, while the higher trim levels have a 6-speaker system. You have the available option of the exhilarating Harman Kardon® 8-speaker premium audio system on the higher trim levels as well. The 2021 Crosstrek keeps you connected with the standard 6.5-inch STARLINK® multimedia display or the available 8-inch display with voice activated navigation. The 2021 Trax only offers a standard 7-inch display across the trim levels.

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Subaru Crosstrek performance specs

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Chevrolet Trax: Performance

The name Subaru is synonymous with performance and the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is a perfect example. With better off-road capabilities than the 2021 Chevy Trax, more power, and better handling across most terrains, the Crosstrek also gets better gas mileage. The 2021 Crosstrek generates 152 horsepower compared to only 138 horsepower from the Trax. Symmetrical all-wheel drive comes standard on the Subaru Crosstrek and, while all-wheel drive is available on the Chevy Trax, it lowers fuel economy considerably.

Subaru Crosstrek safety features

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Chevrolet Trax: Safety

Renowned for its longevity on the road and it's durable build, Subaru is known worldwide for it's award-winning safety. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek was the recipient of the five-star crash rating from the National HIghway Traffic Safety Administration and was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. While the 2021 Chevy Trax was awarded five stars from the NHTSA, it was not recognized by the IIHS as a Top Safety Pick due to a lack of safety features that come standard on the Subaru Crosstrek.

Subaru Crosstrek driver assist specs

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Chevrolet Trax: Features

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek offers four trim levels plus a fuel-efficient hybrid option that is not available on the 2021 Chevy Trax. A sporty roof spoiler and convenient raised roof rails come standard on the 2021 Crosstrek while on the 2021 Trax you have to upgrade trim levels to get the roof rails. The Crosstrek provides available LED Steering Responsive Headlights and available LED fog lights for safer night driving, neither of which are available on the Chevy Trax. The available Subaru EyeSight® offers a large array of driver assist features that simply are not offered by the Chevy Trax.

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Chevrolet Trax: Value

With all of the standard and available features that the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek offers that the 2021 Chevy Trax does not, it may surprise you to learn that the Crosstrek has a lower price across all comparable trim levels than the Trax. Come to Shingle Springs Subaru today to see the difference for yourself and take the 2021 Crosstrek for a test drive.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek2021 Chevrolet Trax
$22,245Starting MSRP*$22,395
145 lb.-ft.Torque148 lb.-ft.
34 Highway / 27 CityFuel Efficiency w/ Automatic Transmission (MPG)32 Highway / 24 City
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
Standard FeatureRoof RailsAvailable Upgrade
100.9 cu. ft.Passenger Volume92.8 cu. ft.
20.8 cu. ft.Cargo Space18.7 cu. ft.
55.3 cu. ft.Maximum Cargo Space48.4 cu. ft.
2021 Top Safety PickIIHS AwardsNone

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.