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So I spent some time with the Encore in February. We were actually considering but the price point kid of soured us. No matter, from the Encore I learned that the interior of these diminutive crossovers is sublimely spacious. I'm talking about enough headroom to satisfy your favourite six footer... Leg room is a touch pinched, but would you rather wobbly knees or a bouncing brain?
 

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wobbly knees or bouncing brain, tough choice. I would just consider going for a bigger vehicle to be honest. If it's that bad it might be time to move on
 

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wobbly knees or bouncing brain, tough choice. I would just consider going for a bigger vehicle to be honest. If it's that bad it might be time to move on
sure if your shuttling around a backseat full of six footers, but if its for a short jaunt or dinner with friends its more than useable...
 

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It is pretty spacious inside especially when you see how small it looks from the outside.

You thought that the Trax was overpriced? I also assume that you are referring to the Canadian model.
 

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A couple of thoughts about space I gained during 2 month using the trax. The space is functional. I hauled already a lot of stuff, 5 or 6 full shopping bags from the grocery, 10 bags of playground sand (18 KG each) + two big plants from the Garden Centre, Large toy boxes for my wife's daycare, 2 golf bags + push carts, etc, etc. Of course not all at once. I do this with or without flipping the small rear seat flat. It never complained or never fit. Usually the Hat tray needs to come off. What I noticed is that flipping the rear seats down requires adjusting the front seat forward and pushing the head rests all down. For myself, I am 6'1" tall. I always have headroom enough. I don't need to push my seat all the way back, I cal leave it half way and still have a relaxed sit and still people in the back have enough legroom. The Space in the Trax is well thought out.
About the Price: In Canada I payed for the 2LT AWD model $32000.- Can.
This is All wheel drive, disk brakes all around, ABS, Aluminum Wheels, Bose Stereo, OnStar, Automatic 6Speed transmission, Electric adjustable driver seat, etc.
Try the competition with such package....
 

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thats a good range of things that you have transported with your trax. what other vehicles in the segment have you also driven if any in this segment?
 

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No I said Encore in the OP, first sentence ;) Thank you for that rmouthaan, you're our resident expert for the time being :D I found the Encore to be very inviting space wise no surprise the Trax is just as willing!
 

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This is the first SUV for me. I have driven a Grand Am GT for 12 years before this.
As you know the grand Am doesn't have a fifth door but a trunk. I transported a lot with this car during the years.
Yes the interior space amazes everyone. I had a 12 year old girl asking me how I fit in this small vehicle. I opened the driver side door and said to her: " here, take a seat". She got in and got her answer.
 

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This is the first SUV for me. I have driven a Grand Am GT for 12 years before this.
As you know the grand Am doesn't have a fifth door but a trunk. I transported a lot with this car during the years.
Yes the interior space amazes everyone. I had a 12 year old girl asking me how I fit in this small vehicle. I opened the driver side door and said to her: " here, take a seat". She got in and got her answer.
thats great to hear.
i got to drive the Mini Countryman and this was also the case, it looks small from the outside but once you get in you discover how big it really is
 

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A couple of thoughts about space I gained during 2 month using the trax. The space is functional. I hauled already a lot of stuff, 5 or 6 full shopping bags from the grocery, 10 bags of playground sand (18 KG each) + two big plants from the Garden Centre, Large toy boxes for my wife's daycare, 2 golf bags + push carts, etc, etc. Of course not all at once. I do this with or without flipping the small rear seat flat. It never complained or never fit. Usually the Hat tray needs to come off. What I noticed is that flipping the rear seats down requires adjusting the front seat forward and pushing the head rests all down. For myself, I am 6'1" tall. I always have headroom enough. I don't need to push my seat all the way back, I cal leave it half way and still have a relaxed sit and still people in the back have enough legroom. The Space in the Trax is well thought out.
About the Price: In Canada I payed for the 2LT AWD model $32000.- Can.
This is All wheel drive, disk brakes all around, ABS, Aluminum Wheels, Bose Stereo, OnStar, Automatic 6Speed transmission, Electric adjustable driver seat, etc.
Try the competition with such package....
Thanks for letting us know about this. One of the things that worries me about these smaller CUVs is that there won't be enough room to actually fit stuff in it. So that you can fit most stuff you want to transport and you have enough head room is a good sign.

Does the Trax have any more or less room than the Buick Encore? That is the other one that I am considering but it seems small to me.
 

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That's why I always like to test drive vehicles and really see if it will work for me or not, only so much you can find out about them online that won't be as good as seeing one in person
 
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