Here’s Your 2024 Chevy Trax Trim guide

June 14th, 2024 by

A green 2024 Chevy Trax ACTIV is shown parked near a Chevy Trax for sale.

Shopping for a new vehicle isn’t as simple as purchasing a pair of pants. For example, if you find a pair of jeans you like, behind it would be identical pairs that vary in size. With a vehicle, just because you say you’re looking for a Chevy Trax for sale, that doesn’t mean every Trax model is built equal. There are five trims for the 2024 Chevy Trax, including the LS, 1RS, LT, 2RS, and the ACTIV, which is three more trims than the year before. Because of this, many of you are looking for a comprehensive trim guide to set you on the right track. That’s what we’re here to provide you with today, so keep on reading to gain a better understanding of which trim is right for you.


The LS is the base trim for the 2024 Chevy Trax, and it starts at an MSRP of $20,400.[a] When shoppers are looking for a car, such a low starting price turns heads, and often, the first impressions people have of vehicles begin with their base trims since that’s the most effective way of saving money on a brand-new vehicle. The LS not only exceeds first impressions but continues to impress the further you look into its feature set and base-level performance.

There’s one powertrain across the board of trims, meaning you can save almost $4,000 over the top-end trim, and you’ll get the same powertrain, drivetrain, and fuel efficiency ratings. Running the show is a turbocharged 1.2L I-3 engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. For the price of the 2024 Trax’s base trim, the 137 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque is an ample showing, coupled with more than respectable EPA-estimated ratings of 28 MPG in the city, 32 MPG on the highway, and 30 MPG combined.

The Trax LS also has the same cargo space and interior dimensions as the other trims in the selection. With a seating capacity for five passengers and a passenger volume of 99.8 cu.ft., the perception of the size of the Trax is accentuated by its 39.6 and 41.9 inches of front head and legroom, along with 52.1 and 55.7 inches of hip and shoulder room, respectively. In the second row, there are 38.1 and 38.7 inches of head and legroom, along with 45.8 and 54.3 inches of hip and shoulder room. Every 2024 Trax trim, including the LS, has a minimum of 25.6 cu.ft. of space and a maximum of 54.1 cu.ft. with the rear seats down.

Exterior dimensions reveal identical measurements across the board, barring one exception: the LS and 1RS are ever-so-slightly shorter, with a height of 61.42 inches to 61.7 inches on every other trim. However, every Trax model is 71.8 inches wide (without mirrors) and 178.6 inches long, along with front and rear track widths of 61.5 and 62.13 inches, respectively. The amount of ground clearance each trim has is a minimum of 7.3 inches, and every trim, such as the LS, has a wheelbase of 106 inches; the LS also comes with 17-inch steel wheels.

As for the features that come standard with the LS, it’s incredibly impressive for a base trim—even more so considering the 2024 Trax’s price range. The 2024 Trax includes features like Active Noise Cancellation, which helps keep the cabin quiet when driving faster, like on the freeway. The 2024 Trax LS also comes with an 8-inch infotainment center complete with amazing features like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Standard on all models is the Chevy Safety Assist suite, which features Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, a Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam automatic headlights, ensuring the Trax LS is ready to keep you and your loved ones safe at all times.


The 1RS is the direct follow-up to the LS, so naturally, it comes with a few upgrades. In the 1RS case, the upgrades are not only mechanical but from a visual standpoint, too. For example, the 1RS has various aesthetic enhancements, like red accents around the interior, an exclusive grille, and badging reserved for both RS trims: the 1RS and 2RS, the latter of which we’ll discuss momentarily. The 1RS and 2RS also utilize a black Chevy logo on the grille, as opposed to the more traditional gold seen on both the LS and the LT, which we’ll also discuss soon.

The 1RS also replaces the 17-inch wheels from the LS and replaces them with 18-inch wheels complete with a two-tone design. As we mentioned, the upgrades the 2024 Trax 1RS brings over the LS also include mechanical functions. What do we mean by this? For starters, the 1RS comes standard with the LS Convenience Package, which is optional for the LS. The LS Convenience Package that comes with the 1RS includes features like heated front-row seats, carpeted floor mats for the back row, heated power-adjustable outside mirrors that match the color of your exterior, and a remote start system to top it all off. Not to mention, a heated steering wheel comes with the 1RS and not the LS.

The 1RS is also the first trim of the bunch to allow for the Sunroof Package, which adds a sizable power-adjustable sunroof to your cabin, allowing for more fresh air and sunlight on days that deserve to be enjoyed to their fullest. Combined with all of the features and performance we mentioned with the LS, the 1RS is a solid upgrade for those willing to throw a bit more money down, as the 2024 Trax 1RS has an MSRP of $22,100.[a]

The black interior and dash in a 2024 Chevy Trax is shown.


The LT is the second and only other trim carrying over from the last generation Trax models, the LS is the other. The LT’s purpose remains the same, and that’s to provide a legitimate upgrade over the LS for an MSRP of $22,300.[a] How does the 2024 Trax LT compare to the LS and the freshly arrived 1RS? There are multiple ways the LT begins to feel like a more premium model. Although performance is identical to the preceding trims in the list, the interior has a more modern design philosophy, most notably from a technological standpoint. Allow us to explain.

When you sit in the driver’s seat of a 2024 Trax, it’s a fantastic experience no matter how you slice it. However, in the LT, you’ll immediately notice a few upgrades if you recently sat in one of the lower-tier trims; even looking at pictures does it justice. The differences we’re speaking of include a larger and more luxuriously sized infotainment center that measures 11 inches diagonally as opposed to the 8-inch screen in the previous two trims we’ve mentioned. However, that’s not all: the LT also replaces traditional gauges with a digital and sleek array courtesy of a high-quality 8-inch Driver Information Center located behind your steering wheel.

Buying the LT also means you can opt for the LT Convenience Package. The LT Convenience Package has more of a focus on luxury, with four stand-out features including heated front-row seats, a heated steering wheel wrapped in genuine leather, a keyless open system so that your car unlocks if you have the fob on you, and heated power-adjustable outside mirrors, mimicking some of the best features from the LS Convenience Package.


The 2RS is the natural extension of the 1RS, including the 1RS feature set with a few other enhancements. The 2RS also has some of the best LT features carried over, like the 11-inch infotainment center and the 8-inch Driver Information Center. The 2RS starts at an MSRP of $23,900 and has a few tech upgrades over the 1RS, including additional USB ports with a focus on power delivery for charging your devices, which is shared with the LT, along with the availability of features like Adaptive Cruise Control to go along with the standard Following Distance Indicator.[a]

The 2RS has Evotex seating, which isn’t even available with the LT. For those unaware, Evotex is a synthetic leather material that looks the part but is easier to clean, and less costly than genuine leather. Also upgraded over the 1RS are 19-inch tires instead of the 18-inch set in other trims. These tires are all-season, so they’re built for various types of climates. Another small yet welcomed addition to the 2RS is a standard front passenger seatback map pocket, which is helpful for the occasional long trip. The 2RS, like the LT, also allows for the inclusion of a wireless charging pad for your phone.

A red 2024 Chevy Trax RS is shown parked near two people walking.


The ACTIV is a trim that also starts at an MSRP of $23,900, like the 2RS; however, there are some differences.[a] For example, the Activ comes with 18-inch wheels with a distinct black grille embedded with chrome accents to create a grille exclusive to the Activ that’s unlike anything you can get with the other trims. As for the 18-inch wheels, it’s the only of the bunch to be completely black without a two-tone design or steel and is instead crafted out of aluminum. The exterior beautifully comes together with the black Chevy bowtie emblem from the 1RS and 2RS, as discussed earlier.

With the ACTIV, you’ll get an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, which is the only trim to not only offer a seat with power-adjustable controls but, as an extension, it’s the only trim that comes standard with one. Along with the 8-way adjustments, the driver’s seat in the 2024 Trax ACTIV comes with 2-way power-lumbar controls. With the ACTIV, you’re getting the most feature-complete trim, and if you combine it with your choice of optional packages, you can get behind the wheel of one of the most incredible Trax models ever built.
Which Trim Should You Buy?

With five trims to choose from, you may be wondering which trim you should buy. The truth is that the price difference between trim levels isn’t as widespread as some other vehicles on the market, so upgrading trim levels is easier to recommend to people. However, the base Trax is a phenomenal option for people who want to save money because it’s a fantastic automobile that provides exceptional value. Because of this, there’s no wrong answer on which trim you should buy, but you should also keep in mind that if you’re looking for features like power-adjustable seating, you have no choice but to get the ACTIV. No matter what, the 2024 Trax is a great vehicle, and we hope you found this trim guide helpful.

[a] MSRP may change without notice. See dealer for complete details.