Ford EcoSport vs. Chevy Trax

If you are shopping for a used car in Illinois, we’re confident Hawk Auto can put you in just the vehicle you’re looking for.

If you happen to be in the market for a compact SUV, two of our best-sellers are the Ford EcoSport and the Chevy Trax, and here’s a quick rundown of the outstanding features of both.


Ford EcoSport

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The EcoSport joined the Ford family in 2018 and immediately began turning heads. Whether you’re headed for work, running errands in Chicago or heading on a retreat to the mountains, the EcoSport will get you there in style. Equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes and an antilock braking system, front-vented discs and brake assist, you can feel free to take this car on all of your adventures knowing you will be safe the entire way. Plus, the interior is spacious and comfortable, allowing you to enjoy your ride whether it’s for minutes or hours.


Choice of engines

The EcoSport is one of the few subcompact SUVs to offer you a choice of trim levels and engines. Both the EcoSport S and EcoSport SE come with a 1.0L EcoBoost® engine with Auto Start-Stop technology. Turbocharged and featuring direct injection, it delivers enough power to get you anywhere you want to go. And the SelectShift® 6-speed automatic transmission ensures you’ve got the right gearing for any Chicagoland drive.

Also available is for both the S and SE is an optional 2.0L TI-VCT I-4, and either engine will give you an estimated 29 MPG/highway.

A flawless ride

The EcoSport is small enough to easily navigate through traffic but still provides plenty of interior room for five and up to 50 square feet of cargo space. The rain-detecting variable intermittent wipers will automatically turn on when the skies open up unexpectedly. Plus, you’ll never have a problem backing out or switching lanes again, thanks to the backup camera and the BLIS blind spot sensor. And as the miles glide by beneath you, you can easily stream audio throughout the entire car thanks to Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity.

Chevy Trax

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In a rapidly growing area of the automotive world, the Chevy Trax compact SUV has a great blend of features and qualities that make it stand out. With room for five, the Trax offers competitive space and a responsive and efficient drivetrain, while Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration is standard throughout the line.


Plenty of zip

Powered by a 1.4L turbocharged ECOTEC® 4-cylinder engine, the Trax has just the right amount of get-up-and-go while giving you an estimated 26 MPG/city and 31 MPG/highway. And for extra driving confidence when road conditions are not ideal, the Trax offers an available all-wheel-drive system, an important feature for Chicago winter driving.

Plenty of room

With eight different seating configurations, the Trax has room for items up to eight feet long with the front passenger seat folded flat, giving you plenty of space to carry extra-long cargo.

Plenty of entertainment options

With its ability to mirror your smartphone on its 7-inch MyLink infotainment center, the Trax allows the driver to bring along navigation, music and text messages in a format that’s both safe and easily accessible.

For good measure, with its built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi, the Trax gives its passengers instant access to the Internet, allowing use of phones, laptops or tablets anywhere a signal is available.

All things considered, the Chevy Trax combines the fuel efficiency of a compact with the roominess and capability of a larger SUV.

Whatever you need in a pre-owned vehicle, we’re sure to have it at Hawk Auto.

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