AutoGuide published a review on the Chevy Trax as it prepares for its American debut. Here I've pulled out some of the more interesting parts, IMO. I'll post a link to the full article at the bottom of this post as well. Enjoy!
As far as changes to the American model from the Canadian one:
Chevrolet changed more under the skin than anywhere else by reinforcing the Trax to handle the IIHS small overlap crash test.
On the interior space:Other changes performed to the mechanics of the Trax for emigration to the U.S. market include re-calibrated steering for greater effort and on-center feel as well as stiffer damper settings to give it a larger, more planted feel.
On technology:The Trax looks smaller from the outside than it really is thanks to its tall roof and short length. With the roof set so high, there is plenty of headroom in both the front and rear seats with 38.8 inches in both cases. With an acceptable 35.7 inches of rear legroom, adults do fit in the back of the Trax, but the seats aren’t the most comfortable. In fact, none of the seats in the Trax are particularly comfortable. After a few hours behind the wheel of the Trax, I found my legs beginning to get sore.
The verdict:Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system and a rearview camera are both part of the Trax standard equipment list. Better still, any trim level of the Trax can be equipped with what’s quickly becoming my favorite new car feature: Onstar’s 4GLTE WiFi streaming service.
The Good: Engine, transmission, surprisingly roomy, price.The 2015 Chevrolet Trax is very competitive with the current crop of subcompact crossovers. I might even go so far as to say it’s the best… Anyone interested in buying a Trax might be best served to wait until the spring when a few of these new competitors are on the market to see just how well the Trax really stacks up to the competition.
The bad: Looks, interior finish, seat comfort.