2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Chevy Trax Comparison Information in Huntington Beach, CA

Getting around Southern California requires a vehicle that's reliable, durable, and versatile, something that safely carries your family yet gives you a smooth, comfortable ride. Something like the crossover 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. With standard All-Wheel Drive, world renowned safety, and a powerful BOXER® engine, we think the Crosstrek is your best bet, but we also know there are a lot of crossover SUVs out there to choose from. To help you make your decision, we've put together the comparison below against the 2021 Chevy Trax. When you've finished reading, stop into the McKenna Subaru showroom and speak to any of our friendly team before taking a test drive.

Subaru Crosstrek utility specs

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Chevy Trax: Utility & Comfort

Right from the get-go, it's obvious the 2021 Crosstrek delivers more size than the 2021 Trax, which means more comfort for you and your passengers. Nearly ten cubic feet larger than the Trax, the Crosstrek offers more rear head- and legroom and significantly more passenger volume. You also get more cargo volume in the Crosstrek, 20.8 cubic feet behind the rear seat and a vast 55.3 cubic feet when the rear seats are laid flat, compared to the 18.7 and 48.4 cubic feet in the Trax. Plus the Crosstrel comes with standard roof rails for even more cargo room; if you want this feature on the Trax, you have to spend more as they only come on the highest trim level.

Inside the cabin, the Crosstrek is still the clear-cut winner when it comes to comfort. The standard driver's seat is a manual 6-way so you can find your personal comfort zone easier, while the Trax only offers a standard 4-way manual driver's seat. The 6-way seat is an available option and will cost you more. Heated front seats are standard on all trim levels of the Crosstrek except the base model and you can upgrade to an available heated steering wheel. On the Trax, heated front seats are merely an available option and a heated steering wheel isn't even offered.

Subaru Crosstrek technology features

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Chevy Trax: Technology

While the standard infotainment display screen in the Chevy Trax is half an inch larger than the Crosstrek's 6.5-inch screen, that's where it ends. If you jump up trim levels on the Crosstrek you not only get an 8-inch screen but you also get standard navigation, a feature not offered on the Trax. And only the 2021 Crosstrek offers the available Harman Kardon® Premium audio system on the higher trim levels. The Trax only comes with a six-speaker setup.

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Subaru Crosstrek performance specs

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Chevy Trax: Performance

The 2021 Crosstrek starts off with the base model 2.0L 4-cylinder BOXER® engine that generates a hefty 152 horsepower and 145 lb/ft of torque. If you're looking for more power, check out the Crosstrek Sport or the Crosstrek Limited for a 2.5L 4-cylinder BOXER® and get a robust 182 horsepower and 176 lb/ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard on the base model while the upper trim levels are paired with a CVT automatic transmission.

The 2021 Chevy Trax only has one engine option, a 1.4L turbocharged engine that delivers 138 horsepower and 148 lb/ft of torque. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, this vehicle comes standard with Front-Wheel Drive but you can opt for All-Wheel Drive if you're willing to spend more and see a drop in gas mileage. The Crosstrek offers standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for better traction and performance on wet or muddy roads.

Subaru Crosstrek safety specs

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Chevy Trax: Safety

Subaru is known the world round for their solid safety features, which is why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the 2021 Crosstrek five stars in the crash safety tests and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named it a Top Safety Pick. While the NHTSA awarded the 2021 Trax five stars as well, it didn't perform well enough for the IIHS to hand it any awards. One of the safety features that makes the Crosstrek so safe are the available LED Steering Responsive headlights, a unique design where the headlamps follow the direction the car is turning for better cornering vision. This is a feature not available on the Trax.

Subaru Crosstrek driver assist features

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Chevy Trax: Driver Assist Features

While the 2021 Crosstrek and Trax share some available driver assist features such as Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, only the Crosstrek offers the available EyeSight® technology. This includes Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-Collision Braking System, and more. Reverse Automatic braking is another feature only available on the Crosstrek, a system that will alert you and automatically engage the brakes if it detects a potential obstacle behind the vehicle while you're in reverse.

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Chevy Trax: Value

These two vehicles are very similar in their starting MSRP with the Chevy Trax only $150 more than the Crosstrek. However, once you start adding features onto the Trax that already come standard on the Subaru, it's obvious that the Crosstrek is the better value for your dollar. The Crosstrek also comes in an economic Hybrid version, something not offered by the Trax. Drop by McKenna Subaru today to learn more about the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek before taking 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)30 Highway / 23 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.