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2001 Chevrolet Tracker Review
An offroad buggy for everyone.
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When drivers think of sport utility vehicles, most think of large vehicles with massive interiors and massive engines. The 2001 Chevrolet Tracker looks almost like a toy compared to the behemoths that dominate this segment of the market. However, despite the small size and four-cylinder base engine, the Chevrolet Tracker offers good off-road performance. As petite as the Tracker might be, it gets through terrain that stops larger vehicles.
While the 2001 Chevrolet Tracker has a very utilitarian design, the comfort remains quite good. Passengers get a reasonable amount of room. The Tracker feels tight, but not cramped, for adults. In addition, air-conditioning marks a standard feature on all Trackers, which provides one of the biggest comfort amenities in a vehicle, but often gets overlooked in off-road vehicles. The Tracker does not offer a huge range of features, which is hardly surprising given the lack of interior space, but it manages to get just the right ones to make the ride pleasant. The perky little Chevrolet Tracker has a go-anywhere attitude.
Engines: 2.0-liter four-cylinder, 2.5-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Chevrolet Tracker, Chevrolet Tracker ZR2, Chevrolet Tracker LT
The 2001 Chevrolet Tracker offers a six-cylinder engine option. The original 1.6-liter, four-cylinder base engine gets discontinued this model year as well.
Depending on the body selection, the 2001 Chevrolet Tracker either measures 151.6 inches long or 162.6 inches long. In either case, it remains relatively small for an SUV. The two-door models have the shorter length. Only the Chevrolet Tracker LT, a four-door vehicle, measures 162.6 inches long. Exterior options seem pretty minimal. The 2001 Chevrolet Tracker and Tracker ZR2 come as convertibles or as hardtops.
All 2001 Chevrolet Tracker models have a surprising amount of room for both the driver and front and back seat passengers. The Tracker is not a huge vehicle, but adult passengers do not feel particularly cramped when seated in front or the rear. For such a performance-oriented vehicle, the 2001 Chevrolet Tracker offers a very competent selection of amenities. A front console, AM/FM radio and air-conditioning comprise standard interior equipment on all models. This might not sound impressive for some drivers, but air-conditioning frequently gets left out on much larger performance SUVs.
Performance & Handling
Offroad performance remains the main focus of the 2001 Chevrolet Tracker. The two-liter four-cylinder and 2.5-liter six-cylinder engines prove powerful enough to get the Tracker through very rough terrain. Four-wheel drive comes standard and further improves the SUV’s off-road ability. On roadways, the Tracker seems competent, but it is not exceptional. Even the six-cylinder engine option falls a little on the weak side in terms of acceleration and passing. Turning is adequate, but not particularly exceptional. The only real highlight of roadway performance concerns fuel economy, which reaches a high level, especially for a predominately offroad vehicle.
The 2001 Chevrolet Tracker has dual front airbags and electronic brake force distribution as standard safety equipment.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Good fuel economy for an offroad vehicle
- Surprisingly roomy interior
- Four-wheel drive
You Won't Like
- Weak build quality
- Tough competition
An offroad buggy for everyone.
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