I have to say that I think that the HR-V is looking more modern than the Trax. The Trax has a more traditional, and almost boxy look to it. It looks like a GMC to me. The HR-V used some more modern body sculpting and looks more sleek. It'll be an interesting rivalry though.
What other vehicles are in this segment? I think that the HR-V looks great, but I'm sure that there are others that are nice. I expect that there are a few more that have a bit more curb appeal than the Trax.