2020 Chevrolet Trax  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#62 of 2020 SUVs

#121 of all 2020 vehicles


The Trax, which Chevrolet introduced in 2015, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Chevrolet Trax is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2020 Chevrolet Trax has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Chevrolet Trax has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0456% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2052%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0456% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2052% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Chevrolet Trax is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Chevrolet Trax is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9161Hyundai KonaM. Outlander SportM. Eclipse CrossKia SoulHonda HR-VHyundai Elantra GTToyota C-HRFIAT 500LBuick EncoreMazda CX-30Chevrolet TraxNissan Rogue SportComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Chevrolet Trax with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 61 to 91. The 2020 Chevrolet Trax is safer than the 2020 Hyundai Kona, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the 2020 Kia Soul, the 2020 Honda HR-V, and the 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT and less safe than the 2020 FIAT 500L and the 2020 Toyota C-HR. It is about as safe as the 2020 Mazda CX-30 and the 2020 Buick Encore.

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