The exterior is higher and boxier than some of it’s competitors. It’s not as sleek as a CX-3 or as refined as a Nissan Qashqai. But it has height on its side. One of the biggest reasons to head to SUV territory is the height - it’s easier to do carseats up in a higher car - and the Trax has height over length, while still tapering up at the back for a bit of sportiness.
Inside the car looks good, with features like a piano black finish around gearshift and centre console which lifts the design and makes it feel more premium. It’s all clearly set out so is functional as well.
The seats in this top spec are leather-look, so it’s not real leather and it doesn’t look like it. The leather that you get in some of the other competitors in their top-of-the-range models aren’t the highest quality anyway, and you might want to opt for fabric here.
The steering wheel is leather though, and does feel great under the hands which I think is important because it’s the thing you’re touching every time you drive the car. There’s a small sunroof at the front and Holden's managed to make the dash and doors look quite premium compared to some other cars. They’re soft, not hard and plasticky looking.