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The Ford EcoSport vs. the Chevrolet Trax

Black 2019 Ford EcoSport SE model
2 Chevrolet Trax1

Crossovers continue to be a prominent option for both expanding families or singles who want a little more space. They are the perfect combination of practical, stylish and functional, offering drivers benefits of both SUVs and sedans. Two popular models on the market are the Chevy Trax and the Ford Ecosport. See how the vehicles compare below so you can make the best decision for you and your family.


A major benefit of crossovers is the fact that they are compact enough to easily navigate the roads. The Chevy Trax is 167.2 inches long, 69.9 inches wide and 66 inches tall. If you’re looking for a vehicle to easily navigate the tight traffic in Chicago, the EcoSport is the better option. It is 5.9 inches shorter in length, .4 inches narrower and roughly .9 to 1.2 inches short in height. Despite this, the EcoSport offers 1.6 extra inches of ground clearance, making it ideal for those weekends away from the city spend driving on rough terrain.

Interior Space

While crossovers aren’t known for their size, consumers want their car to maximize the interior space. The interior of the Chevy Trax has 39.6 inches of headroom, 40.8 inches of legroom, 54.1 inches of shoulder room and 51.7 inches of hip room. If you’re looking for more head and legroom, the Ford EcoSport is the superior choice, beating out the Chevrolet Trax by .1 inches in headroom space and 1.9 inches in legroom space. This is especially impressive considering the body of the Chevy Trax is larger than the body of the Ford EcoSport. These small details make all the difference when it comes to interior comfort.

Engine Strength

Powerful engines are always ideal, especially when it’s backed with stop-start technology. The Chevy Trax comes with a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The Ford EcoSport comes with two different engine options including the 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine and the 2.0-liter engine. The EcoSport offers a more powerful engine option and even has enough power to pull a small trailer, making it ideal for all of your adventures.

All factors considered, the Ford EcoSport offers more bang for your buck over the Chevrolet Trax. If you’re interested in test driving this popular crossover model, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Hawk Ford St. Charles today.