The 2018 Chevy Trax vs The 2018 Ford EcoSport: The Smaller SUV with Big Ideas, For Sale Here in White Marsh!

When it comes to your next car, you might be thinking bigger than a sedan, you might be thinking of a much roomier and more capable SUV. However, you don't need a gas-guzzling inefficient behemoth, but something just the right size for your needs. In our small SUV comparison, we put the 2018 Chevrolet Trax head-to-head with another small SUV of its class: the 2018 Ford EcoSport. Interestingly, while they both have a lot of space and capability to offer, the Ford EcoSport fell short in in terms of available technological amenities and its engine efficiency.

The Chevy Trax vs Ford EcoSport: Highlights

  • While the Ford EcoSport is advertised as a fuel-efficienct SUV, it actually falls short in this area, in comparison to the Chevy Trax and gains and EPA-estimated 27 miles per gallon maximum whereas the Chevy Trax gains an EPA-estimated 33 cubic feet of maximum miles per gallon.
  • A driving factor (no pun intended) in fuel efficiency is the weight of the SUV and the Trax adds on a bit more efficiency with a 2,805-pound frame, about the same as a hatchback or subcompact sedan. The Ford EcoSport weighs in at 3,020 pounds in its base trim.
  • While both run on inline four-cylinder engines, the engine of the Trax has a greater power output, capable of 138 horsepower and generating 148 pound feet of torque, versus the 123 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of the Ford EcoSport, respectively.
  • Keeping a clear, distraction free view is important which is why all trims of the Trax come standard with steering-wheel mounted audio controls. This feature is standard on many SUVs, but is unavailable on the base trim of the EcoSport and has to be upgraded with a higher trim.
  • Finally, all trim levels of the Chevy Trax come standard with a navigation system, courtesy of OnStar®. This feature must be upgraded with a higher trim on the Ford EcoSport.

The Right SUV in Just the Right Size!

The 2018 Chevrolet Trax is just the right size with all of the "right stuff" that you need in an SUV for the journey ahead. Find yours today here at Koons White Marsh Chevrolet! We're located right here in White Marsh, MD at and our sales team can be reached during regular hours at (410) 931-8600. We hope to see you soon!

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