Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Just like the outside the interior shares its design with the Vauxhall Mokka.

That’s not to say it’s a carbon copy – in fact the cabin is far better differentiated from its brethren than the sheet metal – but it’s clear where the influences have come from.
Switchgear is shared, and the seats will be familiar to Mokka owners as well.

However the Chevrolet gains its now familiar motorbike-inspired instrument pack.

The digital speedometer is easy to read, as is the large rev counter next to it but there’s no doubt the Trax would have looked far classier with conventional instruments.

Otherwise it all looks good in here – there’s even a deep moulding pattern to the dash top. But while it looks like it could be soft touch, it’s not, with none to be found anywhere.

Particularly disappointing is the plastic used on the top of the doors which was already lightly scratched on our low mileage test example.

The MyLink volume controls, a pair of touch sensitive arrows, were frustrating too – we can’t help but feel that a conventional rotary volume control would have worked quicker and with more ease.

The first thing we noticed when assessing the Chevrolet Trax comfort levels was the narrow bolster of the front seats – certainly those with hips of a wider disposition can find the rear of the seat pinches them a little to hard.

However, there’s height adjustment for the driver’s seat and the steering wheel offers plenty of reach and rake movement. It’s just a shame it’s a lever rather than a ratcheted control for the backrest angle.

But by far the biggest issue with comfort for the Chevrolet Trax is the noise it makes, especially with the diesel engine installed.

There’s rattle (and vibration) at start up and this soon transcends into a booming tone over 3,000rpm and a drone on the motorway. It’s almost as if the firm has forgotten to install the sound-deadening.

When it comes to dealing with longer and larger changes in road surface, the Trax copes admirably, with a firm assurance to its responses.

However, sharper bumps are transmitted straight into the cabin, and despite offering some compliance, overall the sensation of the Trax is a sharp and edgy ride.