2017, 2018 Chevrolet Trax Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/ Holdback
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The Chevrolet Trax was an unexpected offering from a manufacturer more famous for its full-size sedans and SUVs when it first arrived in the United States for the 2015 model year. As a subcompact SUV, it is designed to combine the traits of two popular and fast-growing classes: the subcompact passenger car and the compact crossover SUV. As a small car, the Trax is nimble and fuel-efficient, not to mention inexpensive, while still offering a comfortable seating position and safety of a crossover SUV. For drivers who are looking for a small car, but don’t want to sacrifice features and safety, the 2018 Chevrolet Trax might just be the perfect fusion.
New for 2018The Chevrolet Trax was designed as a stylish modern vehicle from the start of its existence, and the recent updates have focused on making it an even more attractive, including a major facelift for the 2017 model year. The 2018 Chevrolet Trax adds the long-awaited Redline edition to the lineup. With blacked out elements like grille, wheels and mirror caps punctuated by sharp red accents, it adds another layer of style that makes the new Chevrolet Trax truly stand out from the crowd.
Small on the Outside, Big on the Inside
The 2018 Chevrolet Trax is the perfect compromise when it comes to being agile but still offering a comfortable space for all of its passengers. From the vantage point of the crossover’s tall seating position, drivers will find it very easy to control and navigate. The car has a short wheelbase, which makes it perfect for darting around corners in the city or through twisting roads in the countryside.
Inside, however, the Trax does not feel at all small. Despite its small frame, the interior is nicely arranged to give plenty of seating room to all five of the car’s passengers. The seats are spacious and nicely supportive, making the Trax a great vehicle even for longer road trips. That is also supported by its surprisingly large cargo area, which can accommodate up to 19 cubic feet of stuff even with the rear seats up, which easily matches some of the compact and even mid-size SUVs on the market.
From Basic to Loaded
The 2018 Chevrolet Trax comes in three different flavors, with the best one depending on your preferred approach to features and options.
- The Trax LS is the most basic model, and is perfect for drivers that are not interested in loading up on optional features. A rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen with MyLink and Wi-Fi, and air conditioning are standard features. There are no major options other than the optional all-wheel drive system.
- The Trax LT is the favorite for drivers that like to customize their car to their specifications. It adds alloy wheels, nicer cloth upholstery and satellite radio as standard, but it also offers plenty of packages to choose from. A sunroof with premium audio, a leatherette and power seating package, and an active safety suite are among the available choice. This is also the only trim that is available with the new stylish Redline appearance package.
- Drivers that just want an all-in package should go with the Trax Premier. It comes standard with pretty much all the features available on the LT, including a leatherette interior, heated seats, premium audio and so on. The only option to be added is an upgrade for the safety suite that adds warnings when you are drifting out of your lane or seem likely to collide with the car in front of you.
The 2018 Chevrolet Trax is a fun and stylish vehicle that hides a lot of value in its small exterior. Comfortable seats, good technology and a large cargo area make it a very useful all-around car while still delivering the agility and efficiency of a subcompact vehicle.
How to Calculate The Dealer Cost of a Chevrolet Trax
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Chevrolet Trax invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of all the options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Chevrolet Trax MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.