Read the full 2015 Chevrolet Trax Review at AutoGuide.comCanada appears to be the North American test-bed for small automobiles. The Smart Fortwo spent an entire generation in the Great White North before making its way to the U.S. market and Nissan offered the compact X-Trail crossover to Canadians before the introduction of the Rogue.
Before Pontiac died, the G3 (Wave) and G5 (Pursuit) were both offered in Canada before their subsequent introduction to American consumers. Picking up where its late corporate sibling left off, Chevrolet is now offering the subcompact Trax crossover for American consumption after a two-year run in the land of maple syrup and hockey.
With an overall length of 168.5 inches, the Trax slots in between its two main competitors, the longer Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the shorter Nissan Juke. Although taller than either of those vehicles, the Trax’s 6.2 inches of ground clearance is less than the Outlander Sport or the Juke, highlighting the little Chevrolet’s mission as more of an urban run-about than a mild off-roader.