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TOTD: You Pick - Chevrolet Trax or Honda HR-V?

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/19/2014 Karla Sanchez

We're surprised there wasn't a rumble at this year's New York show, as several rivals were all in the same place at the same time. Both the refreshed 2015 Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Camry glared at one another from across the Javits Convention Center, as well as the Ford 50th Anniversary Mustang and the 2015 Dodge Challenger. Even the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition stole a bit of thunder from the Mazda Miata 25th Anniversary Edition. As for the subcompact crossover segment, the Chevrolet Trax was lucky enough not to come face-to-face with the Honda HR-V just yet. But which are you more excited for?

The Chevrolet Trax wasn't even supposed to come to the U.S., but the unexpected success the mechanically-related Encore made the automaker think twice about skipping out on the U.S. market. With that said, the Trax could prove to be just as popular, if not more, than its fancier cousin. The Trax is powered by the same 138-hp, 148 lb-ft of torque 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 used in the Buick and Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic. That sole engine is mated to a six-speed automatic with TAPShift control. Although it's small, it can carry items up to eight feet long with the front passenger seat folded flat. © Provided by MotorTrend

Then there's the Honda HR-V, which the automaker confirmed will be in the U.S. by the end of 2014. Although we don't know too many concrete details, we do have a good idea of what we can expect. We've already seen the Japan-spec Vezel, which will look similar to the HR-V. Looking like a miniature CR-V, the HR-V is expected to get the Fit's 130-hp 1.5-liter I-4, which will come mated to a CVT. The HR-V will be built on the same Flexible Global Compact platform as the Fit, and Honda says it will be "very spacious, very fun to drive, and…very fuel-efficient."

Which subcompact crossover would you choose? Let us know in the comments below for today's TOTD.

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