When it comes to small SUVs, the Chevy Trax and Ford EcoSport both offer great fuel economy and ample amenities, but the Ford EcoSport is the better pick between the two. Here’s a look at why the EcoSport outclasses the Chevy Trax.
Both vehicles feature an economical engine. However, the Ford EcoSport offers Auto Start-Stop Technology to help conserve fuel when idling.
If more power is on the docket, choose the EcoSport’s 2.0-liter Ti-VCT with Intelligent 4WD. It delivers 166 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque, while the Trax puts out 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque.
The Ford EcoSport features more legroom for both front- and rear- seat passengers than its Chevy counterpart, with 36.7 inches in the back. Hip room is also wider for rear passengers, giving passengers more space to stretch out.
The Ford EcoSport also boasts more cargo room than the Trax. The EcoSport has 20.9 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats or 50 cubic feet of cargo room with the 60/40 split seats folded down.
Both SUVs house a top-of-the-line infotainment system to connect passengers to their favorite digital services. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are available in both as well as 4G LTE Wi-Fi® capabilities and a handy mobile app.
However, the EcoSport has greater connectivity thanks to two extra systems. Ford MyKey® helps teen drivers develop good driving habits by programming restrictions into the key to set audio levels, top speeds, and a seatbelt mandate. The innovative Ford+Alexa brings the power of Amazon’s Alexa on the road. With Alexa, you can control your smart home devices, order items off Amazon, add things to your shopping list, dictate and send text messages, receive traffic updates, and get local weather reports. That functionality isn’t available on the Trax.
The EcoSport offers more power, more room, more advanced technology — and a better price tag. The Chevy Trax has a starting price of $21,300 while the Ford EcoSport starts at $19,995.
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