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Drivers near Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township, PA, need a car fit for city living. A small SUV may be just what you’re looking for.

The 2022 Chevy Trax is one such vehicle. Its safety ratings help it stand out in a competitive class, not to mention also help keep you safe on crowded city streets! Let the team at Baierl Chevrolet walk you through the safety awards and honors that the Trax has earned this model year. Reach out to us to learn more!


One organization that assigns safety ratings to the Chevrolet Trax is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). They put cars through a battery of crash tests to ascertain safety scores across a range of categories. These scores are then averaged into an overall safety score.

The 2022 Trax has earned a perfect NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating for its front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) models. The SUV scored a perfect five stars on frontal crash and side crash tests and four stars on the rollover test as well.


The Chevy Trax was also tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This organization is known for assessing cars in a series of seven “crashworthiness” categories while also evaluating items such as LATCH seat belts, headlamps, and driver-assistance features.

The Trax earned a perfect score of “Good” on five of those tests. On the sixth and seventh tests—small overlap front (passenger side)—the SUV earned a score of “Acceptable.” The high overall score indicates that this Chevy is well-engineered to help keep you safe.


There are many factors that contribute to the 2022 Chevy Trax’s high safety ratings. For one, it’s built strong, and in addition, it has a plethora of standard and available driver-assist technologies.


One of the main components of vehicle safety comes down to airbag efficiency. Luckily, the 2022 Chevrolet Trax comes equipped with enhanced airbag coverage. There are 10 airbags in total, including head-curtain airbags for all rows in outboard seating positions as well as:

  • Frontal airbags for driver and front passenger2021 Chevy Trax red overview shot active safety features
  • Knee airbags for driver and front passenger
  • Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for all outboard seating positions

In addition, the Trax also includes the passenger sensing system, which automatically switches off the front-passenger-seat frontal and knee airbags if no one is in the front passenger seat. The system will illuminate a status light if the airbags are off.

Of course, seat belts are the first line of defense when considering the safety of the Chevy Trax. Passengers in any seat should wear a seatbelt at all times. For passengers who need car seats or booster seats, the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) System keeps the car seats secure as well.

All these safety-enhancing components are on a foundation of a high-strength steel safety cage. Safety is baked right into the 2022 Chevy Trax. This small SUV is built strong right off the assembly line.


Excellent crash test ratings are exactly what you want. Luckily, there are ways to help prevent or mitigate an accident in the first place! The 2022 Trax offers plenty of available active safety features in its driver-assist suite.

These technologies will boost your awareness of the roads, other vehicles, and pedestrians around you. These rely on a system of cameras and sensors and can give you the alerts you need to avoid or mitigate an accident. Driver-assist features in the Trax include:

Standard Rear Park Assist

When you’re in reverse, this feature provides distance alerts for objects behind your vehicle to help you avoid a potential collision.

Standard Rear Vision Camera

The 2022 Chevy Trax comes standard with the Rear Vision Camera, which shows you an image of the area directly behind your vehicle when you’re in reverse at low speeds. Guidelines appear over the image to help with reversing and parking.

Standard StabiliTrak®

This standard safety system includes Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control for more secure handling in tough conditions. This system also includes Hill-Start Assist capability. When you’re stopped on an incline, your Trax will automatically hold the brake for you as you switch to the gas pedal, so you don’t roll backwards down the hill.

2021 Chevy Trax touchscreen infotainment system

Standard OnStar® Safety and Security Coverage

For three months after purchasing a new 2022 Chevy Trax, drivers get OnStar® coverage. This service includes:

  • Emergency Services: Connect with an OnStar® emergency-certified advisor 24/7
  • Automatic Crash Response: Built-in vehicle sensors can detect if a collision has occurred and automatically call OnStar® services for assistance
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance

Available Side Blind Zone Alert

If a moving vehicle is detected in your blind spot, this available feature provides a side-mirror visual alert. This extra assurance makes it safer to change lanes, especially in heavy traffic.

Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert

We’ve all been there: It’s a rainy evening, and you’re trying to back out of a spot in a crowded parking lot. In the past, this driving situation may have led to white knuckles and snail-like slow maneuvers.

Now thanks to available Rear Cross Traffic Alert in the 2022 Chevy Trax, you can escape the parking lot stress-free. Get an alert for detected cross traffic behind your vehicle when you’re in reverse and get extra peace of mind.


We hope you enjoyed this closer look at the 2022 Chevy Trax safety ratings! This urban SUV may be the perfect crossover for your Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, adventures. If you want a closer look at the Trax model’s advanced features, read the rest of our Chevy Trax reviews or simply stop by our showroom.

Book your Trax test drive today at Baierl Chevrolet. Our sales experts will answer all of your questions and get you behind the wheel for some hands-on experience!


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