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Auto Evolution has test driven the Trax and they have a pretty favorable opinion of the crossover that is new to the US. One of the things that they point out is the ample cargo space.

The low and wide boot makes it easy to pack up stuff and there’s plenty of room for all sorts of luggage, even with the seats up. With the rear seats folded, the Trax offers more space than a Nissan Juke and that’s one advantage people looking for a car in this segment will be looking for.
They admit that the Trax isn't the cheapest in the segment, but it does come with alloy wheels, air conditions and Bluetooth connectivity, which is a bit of conciliation. It does come in at $21,000 in the US.

Performance doesn't get the best reviews though.

Don’t expect this to be a driver’s car though as the steering is very light, thought out for city dwellers. The engine range is also very limited, the US customers getting just the 1.4-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with FWD or AWD setups and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The rest of the world also has access to a diesel 1.7-liter engine and manual boxes.
Check out the full article here --> http://www.autoevolution.com/news/2015-chevrolet-trax-tested-a-new-crossover-hits-the-us-93602.html
 

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They mention road noise but from the times i've been in a trax, i haven't found it to be bad enough that it has to be known, there's a level of road noise expected with a vehicle like this.
 

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Yeah, when it comes to road noise everyone has a different view towards it. It would be nice if someone could test the road noise while taking one for a test drive. Find out how much dbs the Trax is creating from inside the cabin.
 

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I also think that there is a level where it is bearable, and then there is a level where it is too much. I haven't had the chance to drive in the Trax yet, so I can't say for sure. You just need it to be at a point where it isn't overpowering conversation or music.
 

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I also think that there is a level where it is bearable, and then there is a level where it is too much. I haven't had the chance to drive in the Trax yet, so I can't say for sure. You just need it to be at a point where it isn't overpowering conversation or music.
Road noise from a vehicle at worst shouldn't be anywhere close to overpowering conversation or music. Even driving on the freeway at 90mph+ with all your windows rolled down doesn't get close to accomplishing that.
 

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I think that you might have to speak more loudly or turn up the music a bit to drown out the road noise. You would be able to know the difference if you could turn the road noise on and off and see how much it interferes with your music or convoc.
 

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I think its a combination of the suspension system and also insulation. Only other thing I can think of that would affect it is how tight and in place all the parts of the vehicle are. If everything is locked in tight then things shouldn't be able to vibrate to make noise.
 

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I think its a combination of the suspension system and also insulation. Only other thing I can think of that would affect it is how tight and in place all the parts of the vehicle are. If everything is locked in tight then things shouldn't be able to vibrate to make noise.
thats not road noise. road nosie is noise from your car 'interacting' with the road. not noises your car makes because its on the road like vibrations
 

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thats not road noise. road nosie is noise from your car 'interacting' with the road. not noises your car makes because its on the road like vibrations
Are those not the same thing? Noise is vibration. Your car interacts with the road and vibrates or has more 'clunks' or whatnot. I'm not really sure how you are trying to differentiate the two.
 

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what is the deal with the trax having no diesel option in the united states? i find that to be confusing at best, criminal at worst
 
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