2021 Ford EcoSport vs Chevy Trax
The 2021 Ford EcoSport and Chevy Trax are city-friendly runabouts with lots of sporty potential. These subcompact crossovers offer all-wheel drive, comfy cabins, and an impressive array of tech gear. Our comparison guide is here to help you learn more about each model. By the end, you’ll be ready to choose the crossover that’s right for you.
Budget-Friendly Price: 2021 Ford EcoSport
With its low MSRP, starting at $19,995, the EcoSport will help you save a chunk of change. Depending on how much you put down and the terms of your loan, it may even help you save money on your monthly payment.
Of course, the Chevy Trax is also pretty thrifty. Chevrolet’s subcompact crossover starts at $21,400.
Trim Models and Options: 2021 Ford EcoSport
When you’re shopping for a new subcompact crossover, it’s the EcoSport that ultimately offers you more trim model options. The EcoSport is available as the base S, mid-grade SE, sporty SES, and upscale Titanium.
The Chevy Trax, on the other hand, is only available as the base LS and mid-grade LT. Unfortunately, if shoppers want a sportier ride or a classier cabin, they’ll have to look elsewhere.
Comfort and Convenience: 2021 Ford EcoSport
Not only does the EcoSport cost slightly less than the Trax, but it also comes standard with a few extra features, including cruise control. And the EcoSport’s upper trim models offer features you can’t get at all on the Trax, such as leather upholstery and a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system.
On the other hand, the EcoSport and Trax have a lot of features in common. For example, both subcompact crossovers offer infotainment systems with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology. And both models also include touch-screen infotainment interfaces. Also, both crossovers will impress you with their roomy, supportive seating.
Fuel Economy: It’s a Tie!
EPA ratings vary according to which crossover powertrain you select. In their thriftiest forms, however, the 2021 Ford EcoSport and Chevy Trax tie for first place.
With its base engine and front-wheel drive, the EcoSport earns up to 28 mpg combined (27 city/29 highway mpg. The Trax also earns its best EPA ratings with its base engine and front-wheel drive: 28 mpg combined (26/31 mpg).
The 2021 Chevrolet Trax has a lot of what drivers want in a subcompact crossover, including parking-friendly exterior dimensions and a thrifty price. But the 2021 Ford EcoSport ultimately has more to offer, and it does so at an even lower price. That’s why Ford’s little crossover is our first choice.