2021 Chevrolet Trax  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#55 of 2021 SUVs

#106 of all 2021 vehicles


The Trax, introduced by Chevrolet in 2015, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Trax has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 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 2021 Chevrolet Trax has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 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 2021 Chevrolet Trax is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Chevrolet Trax is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9256Kia SeltosHyundai KonaKia SoulHonda HR-VHyundai VelosterM. Outlander SportToyota C-HRMazda CX-30Buick EncoreChevrolet TraxMazda CX-3Nissan Rogue SportComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Chevrolet Trax with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 92. The 2021 Chevrolet Trax is safer than the 2021 Kia Seltos, the 2021 Hyundai Kona, the 2021 Kia Soul, the 2021 Honda HR-V, the 2021 Hyundai Veloster, and the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and less safe than the 2021 Mazda CX-30 and the 2021 Toyota C-HR. It is about as safe as the 2021 Mazda CX-3 and the 2021 Buick Encore.

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