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2018 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2018 Chevy Trax

With each passing model year, the Mazda CX-5 routinely ranks among the most popular crossover SUV options in its class. For the current model year, the compact Mazda crossover SUV arrives at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom with several important improvements and upgrades, which should solidify its spot at the head of the class. Consider an examination of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2018 Chevy Trax. Both vehicles have a lot to offer, but the Mazda option is able to offer better performance scores than the Trax as well as exponentially more towing capacity and interior cargo volume than its Chevy competitor. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is currently available at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom and customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 833-241-6312.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 offers clear advantages over the 2018 Chevy Trax. Available interior space is going to be the largest disparity between the two crossover SUVs. Both models have space for up to five passengers. However, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is able to accommodate much more cargo. When properly configured, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 can offer nearly 60 cubic-feet of cargo volume. On the other hand, the 2018 Chevy Trax tops out at fewer than 50 cubic-feet of interior cargo volume. Additionally, owners of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 can also tow light trailers weighing up to 2,000 pounds. This is more than the class average and significantly more than what can be towed by the 2018 Trax, which does not have a stated towing capacity contained in its specifications.


2018 Mazda CX-5


2018 Chevy Trax

2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 1.4-L, 4-Cyl.
187/188 Horsepower/Torque 138/148
2,000 lbs. Towing N/A
59.2 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Space 48.4 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

Both the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2018 Chevy Trax each offer a single powertrain for its buyers. Under the hood of the 2018 version of the Mazda crossover SUV is a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque that is attached to the automaker’s SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. Gwatney Mazda of Germantown can choose between front-wheel-drive and i-ACTIV AWD®. On the other hand, the 2018 Chevy Trax powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed automatic. The 2018 Trax has a peak output of 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque.



A head-on photo of the 2018 Mazda CX-5.
A rear photo of the 2018 Mazda CX-5.
An interior photo of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 showing both rows of seating.
An interior photo of the front seats of the 2018 Mazda CX-5.
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