New 2019 Chevrolet Trax SUV
Chevrolet Trax SUV
The 2019 Chevrolet Trax subcompact-crossover SUV brings passenger space, generous equipment and fuel efficiency in an affordable package.
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Although the 2019 Chevrolet Trax is classified as a small SUV, it’s easier to think of it as a subcompact-crossover SUV. It’s in the same category as the Honda HR-V and the Toyota C-HR. When all-wheel drive is optioned, the Trax is fine for the weekend ski trip or reaching a somewhat remote hiking spot (6.2 inches of ground clearance isn’t particularly impressive). But just like a mountain bike is great for the rough terrain of pot-holed city streets, the Trax excels as an urban runabout. It has relatively generous interior space while still being small enough to make parking easy, a slightly raised driving position for good outward vision, offers advanced safety features, and comes with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
You'll Like This Car If...
Your needs and wants are wide-ranging: space, equipment, user-friendliness, a smattering of fun balanced with fuel efficiency. If that’s the case, your 2019 Chevy Trax awaits.
You May Not Like This Car If...
Resale values are important. The Trax doesn’t fare so well in this regard as rivals like the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3. This has a bearing on overall ownership costs, which turn out to be higher than much of the competition.
What's New for 2019
All models gain a revised MyLink radio with 7-inch touch screen, while the Premier Fresh exterior colors are available: Pacific Blue Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic and Dark Copper Metallic. Otherwise, the 2019 Trax is pretty much the same as the 2018 Trax.
At the core of the 2019 Trax is a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine providing a reasonable amount of push. This combines with perfectly acceptable steering, acceleration and braking, predictable driving manners, tight turning circle, and a small overall size to make the Trax workable for a variety of situations. Commuting, zipping around the city, shopping at the mall, or taking a long weekend break, this small crossover SUV provides comfortable and supportive front seats, as well as useful technology such as smartphone integration. The cabin isn’t particularly quiet on highway stretches, but it’s bearable.
APPLE CARPLAY AND ANDROID AUTO
If you’ve ever wondered: “Why can’t my car’s infotainment system work like my smartphone?”, well now it can. Through the Chevy Trax’s MyLink setup with its 7-inch touch screen, smartphone integration enables the use of navigation apps, music and text messaging. All in a safe and easily accessible format.
4G LTE WI-FI
An integrated 4G LTE Wi-Fi system brings fast access to the Internet using occupants’ phones, tablets or laptops (up to seven devices). Naturally, the Trax has to be in an area where it can get a signal for this feature to work.
The cabin of the new Trax isn’t at the top of the subcompact-crossover-SUV class in terms of overall aesthetics, but it’s still an agreeable and welcoming place. By providing more space for rear passengers and cargo than several rivals, the Trax puts an emphasis on practicality. Even so, soft-touch plastics are deployed, the shapes in general are attractive as well as functional, and the digital/analog instrument cluster is reassuringly modern. Maximum cargo space is 48.4 cubic feet and the front-passenger seat folds flat for greater versatility.
The 2019 Trax has a wide, confident stance to complement its overall Chevrolet family styling. LED lighting is available, making the Trax even more contemporary. The profile is well-proportioned with a character line that runs from the top of the front wheel up to the top of the large taillights. Those units are set either side of a sculpted tailgate. The basic LS trim has black side-mirror caps, while the top Premier trim sports chrome accents. In contrast to the steel wheels of the LS, the Premier comes with 18-inch alloys, along with several more upgrades.
Notable Standard Equipment
At the base LS trim level, the 2019 Chevrolet Trax still has plenty of features. A 7-inch infotainment touch screen, for example, plus a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, a pair of USB ports, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and no less than 10 airbags. The OnStar system comes with a 5-year subscription to basic services, automatic crash response, turn-by-turn navigation, and one month’s free trial (or three gigabytes, whichever comes sooner) of Wi-Fi.
Notable Optional Equipment
Many of the desirable extras that come standard in the Premier trim are available as options lower down the pecking order (but not necessarily as far down as the LS). These include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, Bose audio upgrade, power-adjustable driver’s seat, keyless entry/ignition, simulated leather upholstery, heated seats, and rear parking sensors. All-wheel drive is optional for all versions of the 2019 Trax.
Under the Hood
The Chevy Trax is propelled by a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. This is linked to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It’s a well-balanced pairing that brings decent power, satisfying responses and useful fuel economy. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is the default arrangement, while all-wheel drive (AWD) is also available, which is not always the case in this class of vehicle.
1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4
138 horsepower @ 4,900 rpm
148 lb-ft of torque @ 1,850 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 25/33 mpg (FWD), 24/30 mpg (AWD)
The 2019 Chevrolet Trax LS starts at $22,195, which is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) plus $995 destination charge. The intermediate trim is LT, from $24,095. A Premier version with all-wheel drive would go past the $30,000 mark. Our main complaint is that only the Premier trim comes with all the driver aids. Check out the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for the 2019 Chevy Trax. Since resale values for the Trax are average at best, the cost of ownership over five years could well be a few thousand dollars more than a Honda HR-V with a comparable level of equipment.
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Chevrolet Trax Consumer Reviews
February 13, 2018
Love My Trax! Sporty Look, Did Great in the Snow!
Felt compelled to write a review about the Trax. Have had my Trax since early September. Was concerned about reviews before I purchased...
November 29, 2017
Leased for 2 years, then purchased!
I love this car. My lease was coming due and when I looked at the 2017 model, I noticed they took away the places to hold your phones,...
August 29, 2017
So pleasantly surprised!
I was sold on getting a Buick Encore, but this car was sitting on the used lot, and I just had to drive it before I committed to the...
June 25, 2017
Loved my 2015 trax so I got a 2017
I loved my 2015 Trax but my wife wanted me to get the new safety features Now I have AWD, front collision warning, blind spot warning,...
June 05, 2017
My husband doesnt like how it sluggish with excelleration sometimes. And I wish there were more places to put things like your CDs and...
October 06, 2016
Surprising power and handling for a little car.
I am pleasantly surprised with the power from such a little engine. Very good build quality. Absolutely no issues with it. The only...
August 15, 2016
I have owned many cars SUV's and vans, but my life has changed in many respects. I am SO happy that my salesperson suggested the Trax...
July 18, 2016
Great for the money
I am a 54 year old man who has friends with trucks. I purchased the vehicle for the price and loved how high it sat. I always owned...
May 04, 2016
FIRST NEW CAR
I WAS CONVINCED I WANTED A FORD ESCAPE. MY FATHER TALKED ME INTO TEST DRIVING THE TRAX. I FELL IN LOVE AFTER THE FIRST MILE. EVERYTHING...
February 26, 2017
This is the car we bought
I test drove at least 15 cars before buying this one. Our other car is a Scion XB and this car compares well with it in both size and...
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