2019 Chevrolet Trax

2019 Chevrolet Trax
Save up to $8,014
2019 Chevrolet Trax
Save up to $8,014

What’s new

  • No significant changes for 2019
  • Part of the first Trax generation introduced for the 2015 model year

Pros

  • Offers appealing passenger space for its size
  • Plenty of features for the price

Cons

  • Fuel economy falls short for the class
  • Less cargo space than some rivals
  • Slow acceleration from the underpowered engine
  • Ride quality is choppy on the freeway


Which Trax does Edmunds recommend?

The Trax is already a bit slow, so we'd stick with front-wheel drive unless we lived somewhere we regularly needed the extra traction of all-wheel drive. From there, we think the LT is the best choice. It adds some extra conveniences such as cruise control and roof rails, and it has more options to choose from. The Driver Confidence package adds some extra active safety features that are worth having.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

When the Chevy Trax premiered, it was an early member of a new segment with very little competition. Things have changed, though, and for 2019 it's just another drop in the bucket. While we found the seats comfortable and the interior easy to use, we disliked the underpowered engine and the rough, noisy ride. It did recently receive some technology updates to make its infotainment and connectivity features more competitive, and it offers a good number of features for its price. However, if you carefully consider your priorities for a subcompact crossover, you're likely to find something else that better suits your needs.

The all-new Hyundai Kona is better to drive, as is the Mazda CX-3 that also sports an upscale interior. The Honda HR-V can deal with all sorts of cargo needs, and if you require a small, all-weather AWD runabout, the Subaru Crosstrek is very capable. Chevy certainly hit the market sooner than most competitors, but compared to the current roster of options, the Trax isn't as refined or as purposeful.

Trim levels & features

The 2019 Chevy Trax is available in three trim levels: LS, LT and Premier. The base LS trim has enough standard equipment not to feel stripped down, but the LT adds more practical features and has access to several option packages. The Premier trim not only gets interior upgrades, but it also has added active safety features.

All three trims are powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine (138 horsepower, 148 ft-lb of torque). Also standard is a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional. Front-wheel-drive models have front disc brakes and drum brakes in the rear, and all-wheel-drive models get disc brakes at all four corners.

The base Trax LS comes with 16-inch steel wheels (alloys if you upgrade to all-wheel drive), automatic headlights, power-adjustable manual-folding side mirrors, keyless entry and a rearview camera. Inside you'll find a 60/40-split folding rear seat, driver power lumbar adjustment, cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, air conditioning, OnStar communications (with a 4G LTE connection and a Wi-Fi hotspot), a Chevy MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, two USB ports and a six-speaker sound system.

Moving up to the LT gets you roof rails, upgraded headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, heated mirrors, remote vehicle start, cruise control, upgraded cloth upholstery, and a storage drawer under the passenger seat. The infotainment system receives satellite radio, and a 110-volt outlet is added for the backseat area. Alloy wheels are added with front-wheel drive.

Four major packages are offered for the Trax LT. The LT Convenience package adds premium cloth upholstery with simulated-leather inserts, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, and a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat. The Driver Confidence package includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors. Opting for the Sun and Sound package gets you a seven-speaker Bose stereo system and a sunroof.

Another option for the Trax LT is the Redline Edition, an appearance package that adds black body accents and 18-inch alloy wheels painted black with — surprise, surprise — a red line around the circumference.

The top-tier Premier trim comes with all of the LT's packages (aside from the Redline Edition), as well as 18-inch wheels, foglights, full faux leather upholstery, an auto-dimming mirror and heated front seats. It's also the only trim that gets forward collision and lane departure warning systems. The only option package for the Premier is the Midnight Edition, which, more surprises, comes with black paint and black interior and exterior trim pieces.

Driving

Braking performance is average for the class, and steering is precise if numb. Otherwise, the Trax falls behind the segment in terms of performance and handling. The small engine struggles to accelerate, and the tires protest in even moderate turns.

Comfort

Comfortable seats are the high point. Beyond that, the Trax's ride quality exhibits quite a bit of choppiness, and there's a fair amount of road noise. Many competitors offer a better ride quality and a more pleasant driving experience.

Interior

A smart interior layout makes the most of the Trax's relatively small — but still competitive for the segment — interior space. Visibility is good, the controls are straightforward, and getting in and out is pretty easy.

Utility

Cargo volume is less than what some competitors offer, with maximum cargo space of only 48.4 cubic feet. The rear seats are at least easy to fold, and the fold-flat front seat provides extra space for longer items.

Technology

Chevy's MyLink system is easy to learn, and combined with OnStar, provides a robust set of features. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard, as is Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity. Only the Premier trim gets a full suite of active safety features, but some are available on the LT.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Chevrolet Trax.

Performance
Lee zenoniani,07/28/2018
I have had the car for two years and have found the perform to be excellent. This is not s high perform car but jump up to 60 with out any effort. My mpg has been great, 30 over all and 33 on trips. Yes there is some road nois but I didn't pay 30000 either.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$21,200
MPG
25 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 4900 rpm
MSRP
$23,100
MPG
25 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 4900 rpm
MSRP
$24,600
MPG
24 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 4900 rpm
MSRP
$22,700
MPG
24 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 4900 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Trax safety features:

Side Blind Zone Alert
Warns the driver if a lane change might result in a collision with another vehicle.
Forward Collision Alert
Lets the driver know to apply the brakes to avoid a collision with the vehicle in front.
Lane Departure Warning
Sounds an alert if the driver drifts out of the lane without activating a turn signal.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover19.8%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Chevrolet Trax vs. the competition

2019 Chevrolet Trax

2019 Chevrolet Trax

2018 Honda HR-V

2018 Honda HR-V

Chevrolet Trax vs. Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V, like the Trax, is a bit slow and noisy. However, the HR-V has excellent fuel efficiency and is surprisingly practical. Smart packaging means that there's more room for people and stuff than you'd think, and the HR-V can adjust to swallow a lot of cargo.

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Chevrolet Trax vs. Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox is the Trax's big brother. It's larger in every dimension and more powerful. The interior is roomier and more comfortable, and there's more space for cargo. The Equinox's base engine is still pretty uninspiring, and as you start adding options to the Equinox, it can get very pricey.

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Chevrolet Trax vs. Buick Encore

Think of the Encore as a luxury Trax. It's much quieter and more comfortable, and it has the option of a more powerful engine. Those elements alone make for a more appealing package, and if you swing the higher price, we think the Buick version is the better choice.

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2019 Chevrolet Trax for Sale

Chevrolet Trax 2019 LT 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
New 2019
Chevrolet Trax
LT
MSRP$26,045
Est.Loan: $459/mo
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Silver Ice Metallic 2019 Chevrolet Trax LT AWD 6-Speed Automatic ECOTEC 1.4L I4 SMPI DOHC Turbocharged VVT 2019 Chevrolet Trax LT In Silver Ice Metallic.3024 HighwayCity MPG
Chevrolet Trax 2019 LT 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
New 2019
Chevrolet Trax
LT
MSRP$27,690
Est.Loan: $490/mo
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Red Tintcoat 2019 Chevrolet Trax LT AWD 6-Speed Automatic ECOTEC 1.4L I4 SMPI DOHC Turbocharged VVT 30/24 Highway/City MPG Price includes: $1,500 - General Motors Consumer Cash Program. Exp. 10/31/2018, $1,000 - Chevrolet Bonus Cash Program. Exp. 10/31/2018, $750 - Chevrolet Select Market Bonus Cash. Exp. 10/31/2018
Chevrolet Trax 2019 LS 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
New 2019
Chevrolet Trax
LS
MSRP$23,795
Est.Loan: $424/mo
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2019 Chevrolet Trax LS AWD 6-Speed Automatic ECOTEC 1.4L I4 SMPI DOHC Turbocharged VVT Gray Metallic 30/24 Highway/City MPG We have been serving our community for the last 61 years and it is our pleasure serve you. * We make every effort to provide accurate information, please verify options, Color and price before purchasing. All prices are special internet prices only. All financing is subject to approved credit. All prices are excluding freight. Internet prices include all applicable rebates and incentives. Additional rebates and incentives, such as Military, College Graduate Programs Or first-time buyers, may apply to those who qualify. Internet pricing may not be compatible with special factory financing. Internet prices are valid based on manufacturer incentive program time periods and cannot be extended by the dealer, which vary by model. See dealer for details. *Internet Pricing may not be available with special financing, and may not qualify with lease offers. **All prices do not include registering state TAX, Title, License and a $699 processing fee ** * MSRP is the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of the vehicle. Unless specifically indicated in the advertisement or customer added options, MSRP does not include taxes, fees or other charges. Actual dealer pricing may vary. Consult your dealer for more information and complete details. * The dealer advertised price may not reflect specific dealer offers, and may be subject to certain terms and conditions as indicated in the advertisement. Consult your dealer for more information and complete details. * Images and options shown are examples, only, and may not reflect exact vehicle color, trim, options, pricing or other specifications. Price includes all factory rebates and incentives.Tax, Tag, Processing Fee and Freight is additional on all new cars. Some customers may not qualify for all rebates listed. Price includes: $1,500 - General Motors Consumer Cash Program. Exp. 10/31/2018, $1,000 - Chevrolet Bonus Cash Program. Exp. 10/31/2018, $750 - Chevrolet Select Market Bonus Cash. Exp. 10/31/2018

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More about the 2019 Chevrolet Trax
2019 Chevrolet Trax Overview

The 2019 Chevrolet Trax is offered in the following submodels: Trax SUV. Available styles include LS 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), LT 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), LT 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), LS 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Premier 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and Premier 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

What do people think of the 2019 Chevrolet Trax?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Chevrolet Trax and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Trax 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Trax.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Chevrolet Trax and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Trax featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2019 Chevrolet Trax?
2019 Chevrolet Trax Premier 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2019 Chevrolet Trax Premier 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,460. The average price paid for a new 2019 Chevrolet Trax Premier 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $6,432 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,432 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$24,028.

The average savings for the 2019 Chevrolet Trax Premier 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is21.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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2019 Chevrolet Trax LT 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2019 Chevrolet Trax LT 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,635. The average price paid for a new 2019 Chevrolet Trax LT 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $5,692 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,692 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$19,943.

The average savings for the 2019 Chevrolet Trax LT 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is22.2% below the MSRP.

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2019 Chevrolet Trax LS 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2019 Chevrolet Trax LS 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,235. The average price paid for a new 2019 Chevrolet Trax LS 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $5,993 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,993 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$16,242.

The average savings for the 2019 Chevrolet Trax LS 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is27% below the MSRP.

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2019 Chevrolet Trax LT 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2019 Chevrolet Trax LT 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,135. The average price paid for a new 2019 Chevrolet Trax LT 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $6,437 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,437 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$17,698.

The average savings for the 2019 Chevrolet Trax LT 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is26.7% below the MSRP.

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2019 Chevrolet Trax LS 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2019 Chevrolet Trax LS 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,735. The average price paid for a new 2019 Chevrolet Trax LS 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $8,014 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,014 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$15,721.

The average savings for the 2019 Chevrolet Trax LS 4dr SUV AWD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is33.8% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Chevrolet Trax?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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