Spec-sheet brawl: Chevrolet Tracker vs. Volkswagen T-Cross vs. Geely Coolray

Which value-for-money crossover are you taking?
by Leandre Grecia | Aug 20, 2021
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The subcompact crossover segment just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The latest addition to this continuously growing list is the Chevrolet Tracker. Seeing as it’s yet another feature-packed, bang-for-your-buck small SUV, we’ve decided to pit it against two other value-for-money offerings: the new Volkswagen T-Cross, and the segment-dominating Geely Coolray.

We’ve selected the top-of-the-line variants of all three vehicles in this bout. The Tracker has the biggest price tag at P1,242,888, while both the T-Cross and the Coolray are priced at P1,198,000.

In terms of performance, the Coolray’s 1.5-liter turbocharged in-line-three gasoline engine is clearly the most potent, churning out 175hp and 255Nm of torque. The Tracker gets a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbopetrol generating 116hp and 175Nm, while the T-Cross packs a 1.5-liter nat-asp four-banger capable of 111hp and 145Nm.

Size-wise, however, the numbers vary a bit. The Coolray is the longest and widest among the three, measuring 4,330mm and 1,795mm, respectively. The T-Cross has the longest wheelbase, though, at 2,651mm, while the Tracker stands the tallest at 1,627mm.

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When it comes to extra tech, the Coolray is ahead of the pack, but not by a lot. It has active park assist and blind-spot monitor features while the other two don’t, but all three still have ABS with EBD and electronic stability control. Traction control is only available in the Chevy and the Geely, while only the T-Cross gets an autonomous emergency braking function. The panoramic sunroof, meanwhile, is available in all three crossovers.

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This one’s pretty tight on paper, then. If you had to pick, which would you get? You can check out the full specs below. Don’t forget to answer the poll afterwards, too.

Chevrolet Tracker 1.0T LT Redline Edition AT

Volkswagen T-Cross 180 MPI SE AT

Geely Coolray Sport DCT

Price (Philippine Peso) 1,242,888 1,198,000 1,198,000
Drive FWD FWD FWD
Seating capacity 5 5 5
Engine Type 1.0-liter turbopetrol in-line-3 1.5-liter gasoline I4 1.5-liter turbopetrol in-line-3
Power (hp) 116 111 175
Torque (Nm) 175 145 255
Fuel tank capacity (liters) 40 43 45
Transmission 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 7-speed dual-clutch
Brakes (Front/Rear) disc/disc disc/disc disc/disc
Wheels 17-inch alloy 17-inch alloy 18-inch alloy
Tires 215/55 R17 205/55 R17 215/55 R18
Front suspension independent MacPherson strut independent MacPherson strut independent MacPherson strut
Rear suspension torsion beam torsion beam torsion beam
Seat material leather leather + fabric leather
Infotainment system 8-inch touchscreen 9.2-inch touchscreen 10.25-inch touchscreen
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto yes/no yes/no no/no
Push-to-start ignition yes yes yes
Panoramic sunroof yes yes yes
Parking assist reversing camera with parking sensors reversing camera with parking sensors auto-park assist with 360-degree-view camera
Autonomous emergency braking no yes no
Airbags 5 6 6
ABS w/ electronic brakeforce distribution yes yes yes
Traction control yes no yes
Electronic stability control yes yes yes
Blind-spot monitor no no yes
Dimensions (mm) 4,270 x 1,791 x 1,627 4,218 x 1,760 x 1,599 4,330 x 1,795 x 1,609
Wheelbase (mm) 2,570 2,651 2,600

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ILLUSTRATION: Echo Antonio
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