10 Chevy Trax Facts

The All New Chevy Trax
The All New Chevy Trax

We went to the State Fair of Texas last weekend to check out the brand new Chevy Trax! The Trax showcased at the State Fair Auto Show is Orange Rock Metallic with the Light Titanium interior. Getting pictures with a cell phone was a little challenging because the incredibly bright lights of the Auto Show, but we tried our best to capture a few angles. The pictures on the Chevrolet website are much more fun to look at and will give you a much better overall picture about the Chevy Trax.

While roaming around the Auto Show, testing out the features of all of the Chevy models and searching for the little Chevy buttons*, a Chevrolet rep gave a brief overview of the Trax which we stuck around to listen to.

Here are the 10 Trax Facts that we learned at the Auto Show!

  1. Smallest of the Crossovers but still seats 5
  2. 8 different seating configurations
  3. 15 Storage areas with a two tier glove box, lots of little cubbies and plenty of cupholders
  4. Fold flat front seat and 40/60 split back seats
  5. 4 cubic feet of trunk space when the back seat is folded down
  6. On demand AWD that switches automatically to FWD when not needed
  7. 1.4 ECOTEC engine increasing power generation while enhancing fuel efficiency
  8. Select iPhone users can call and text with their voices using Siri Eyes Only
  9. Available in 10 exterior colors and 3 interior selections! *Our favorite combination is Black Granite Metallic exterior with the Jet Black Leatherette*
  10. MSRP starts at $20,995 with a 5 year/100k Powertrain Warranty
The Trax is the smallest of the Crossovers, but still seats 5.
The Trax is the smallest of the Crossovers, but still seats 5

We’re excited to experience the 2015 Chevy Trax for ourselves! Head out to the State Fair and check out the Trax for yourself! We would love to hear what you think of it!

*Side note about the Chevy buttons. We found these little buttons in the cupholder of the Trax and on the display by the Chevy reps. The rep told my son, who is 4, that it was part of a scavenger hunt and if he collected all 5 buttons he would get a Big Tex button. Sold. My son spent the next hour looking for the rest of the buttons. Sadly, little brother wasn’t having anymore of the scavenger hunt and we had to leave before he found the rest. I’ll probably have to take him back by himself to hunt for the rest of the buttons! Either way, it was fun hunting for the buttons!

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The State Fair of Texas: Sept.26 – Oct.19

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It’s back! The State Fair of Texas: A Great Texas Tradition returns Friday, September 26! The State Fair is one of the Metroplex’s best events for the fall. There is really something for EVERYONE at the State Fair! Live music at the Chevy Main Stage, an auto show for car and truck lovers, a Midway for the kids, shopping, and 2014 Big Tex Choice Award winning food like the Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil!

Entertainment

The Chevy Main Stage has a great line up this year that includes Kyle Park and Kool & The Gang! You can check out the full Chevy Main Stage line up here. The best part about the Chevy Main Stage Entertainment is that it is included with your Fair admission!

If live music isn’t your thing, don’t worry the State Fair has plenty of other entertainment options for you! The Pan-Am Arena hosts 3 of the most popular Fair attractions, Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show, Pig Races, and Ostrich Races. These shows are held daily, check your fair guide for specific times.

Thrill seekers won’t want to miss the BMX Bike Stunt Show! This group of all-star stunt riders perform their daring tricks on four different ramps that are set up next to the crowd. Over by the Auto Show exhibits, your family will find the MAPAPA African Acrobats! These acrobats are sure to wow your family with their balance abilities and amazing acrobatic stunts.

Wind down your evening by taking in one of the two night shows at the Fair. The Starlight Parade features fun floats, creative costumes, and lively characters making their way through the fair grounds. The water and laser show, Illumination Sensation, is located on the 700 ft. esplanade reflecting pool. Both of these nighttime shows are wonderful ways to end your day at the State Fair.

Food and Drinks

Honestly, we could devote an entire post to the tasty treats of the State Fair, but for today we will keep it simple and try to contain ourselves. The State Fair of Texas is known for the Big Tex Choice Award competition for the Most Creative and the Best Tasting Fair dish. This year’s top honor of Best Tasting goes to Clint Probst for his Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil and Justin Martinez took home the award for Most Creative with his Original State Fair Brew- Funnel Cake Ale. Be sure to check out all of the Big Tex Choice contestants and see if you would have made the same call the Judges made! Don’t forget to check out the Beer and Wine gardens for a nice place to relax while sipping on the perfect chilled beverage! There is plenty to snack on at the State Fair, so take your time and share with a friend! If all else fails, you can always come back again!

2014 Big Tex Choice Award Finalists
2014 Big Tex Choice Award Finalists (photo from bigtex.com)

Auto Shows and Chevy Ride and Drive

It’s no secret that our family loves visiting the auto show at the State Fair! We love looking at the latest models from the different manufacturer’s and comparing the features and benefits of different vehicles. This year we are looking forward to paying a visit to the Chevy models that will be out on display including the 2015 Chevrolet Stingray and the 2015 Colorado Z71. We haven’t seen the Chevy Colorado in a few years and we are very excited to see what has changed on the 2015 model. Along with the Stingray and the Colorado, the 2015 Chevy Trax and the 2015 Chevy Silverado HD High Country will be in attendance.

The one event that our family will not miss this year is the Chevy Ride and Drive at Chevy Park Plaza. Chevy Park Plaza is located northeast of the Top o’ Texas Tower and the Midway and is tons of fun for the whole family! Fair guests, 18 or older with a valid driver’s license can take one of 6 Chevy models for a test drive on a special test drive track! Don’t miss this great opportunity to take a unique test drive and put your favorite vehicle through the paces!

Take your pick from one of these 6 amazing vehicles:

2014 Silverado Crew Cab

2015 Silverado HD Crew Cab

2015 Camaro Coupe

2015 Suburban

2015 Tahoe

2015 Corvette Stingray

Chevy Ride and Drive Test Track
Chevy Ride and Drive Test Track

For more information about the State Fair of Texas, including discounted tickets and maps, please visit bigtex.com. Whatever you choose to do at the great State Fair of Texas, enjoy your time together with your family and your friends, because at the end of the day, that is what the State Fair of Texas is all about!