2017 Honda HR-V vs 2017 Chevy Trax


2017 Honda HR-V

Base Engine 1.8L 4-Cyl.
Horsepower 141 hp @ 6500 rpm
Fuel Economy(MPG) 28 city / 34 hwy *
Cargo Capacity (Seats in Place) 24.3 cubic feet

2017 Chevy Trax

Base Engine 1.4L 4-Cyl.
Horsepower 138 hp @ 4900 rpm
Fuel Economy(MPG) 25 city / 33 hwy
Cargo Capacity (Seats in Place) 18.7 cubic feet

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As subcompact crossover SUVs, the 2017 Honda HR-V and Chevy Trax have economical designs. Powered by the i-VTEC engine that's paired with the Real Time All-Wheel Drive, the HR-V offers better performance than the Trax. This Honda model also has sophisticated digital technology such as a satellite-linked navigation system with live traffic feeds.



The 2017 Honda HR-V is driven by the 1.8 L i-VTEC engine that's capable of producing up to 141 horsepower at 6,500 RPM. Made from aluminum alloy, this four-cylinder engine uses multi-point fuel injection for powerful combustion. The ECO Assist System improves the efficiency of the vehicle's signature powertrain. This fuel-saving feature includes the ECON button and Eco Coaching. Having a displacement of 1.4 L, the Chevy Trax offers a turbocharged engine with a maximum output of 138 horsepower at 4,900 RPM. Although it's quite powerful for its small size, this turbo engine isn't as efficient as the i-VTEC engine. When equipped with the Real Time All-Wheel Drive, the Honda HR-V is ready to embark on off-road adventures. This signature driveline also comes with the Intelligent Control System, which is linked to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with the Sport Mode. Even though it's available with a traditional AWD, the Chevy Trax isn't as versatile as the Honda HR-V.


The Honda-Linked Satellite Navigation System is available in the Honda HR-V EX-L NAVI. This advanced navigation unit shows 3-D renderings and delivers turn-by-turn directions. You can also use a predictive search function to quickly find directions to your destination. With HD Digital Traffic service, you'll be aware of local gridlock. Although it has the MyLink infotainment system, the Chevy Trax doesn't come with navigation technology. Equipped with SiriusXM Satellite Radio, both of these crossover SUVs deliver great entertainment on the road. Additionally, the HR-V offers access to HD Radio and Pandora Internet Radio. Rated at 180 watts, the vehicle's audio system includes six speakers that are strategically installed to emit high-quality acoustics in a small cabin. Thanks to the Honda HR-V's Bluetooth HandsFreeLink technology, you can conveniently handle phone calls while keeping your hands on the steering wheel. It's also possible to use the car's Bluetooth connection to stream audio via compatible MP3 players and smartphones. The signature HondaLink technology also lets you sync mobile devices with the vehicle's infotainment system.


You can turn on the 2017 Honda HR-V's powertrain with the push of the Engine Start/Stop button. With the push of one button, you could also engage the vehicle's electric parking brake. To adjust the car's automatic climate control system, simply tap the electrostatic touch screen in the central console. The Chevy Trax doesn't have such an advanced HVAC system. Additionally, both crossover SUVs are available with heated front seats. Featuring an automatic up/down function, the HR-V's driver's power window can also be easily opened and closed. Offering leather upholstery for all of its seats, the Honda HR-V has a more luxurious interior design than the Chevy Trax, which has leatherette upholstery.

Come to our Continental Honda dealership and check out a large selection of 2017 Honda HR-V models. You'll have the chance to test drive the HR-V LX, EX and EX-L NAVI trims. After you ride in this Honda crossover SUV, you should compare it to the 2017 Chevy Trax.   CONTACT US TODAY

* 25 city/33 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 6-speed manual transmission models. 28 city/34 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT Automatic models. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD CVT Automatic models. 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.