2019 Chevy Trax Review

The 2019 Chevy Trax is a great little first car or for those on a budget. It is available in 3 different trim levels, the LT, LS, and the Premier model. There are very few changes from the 2018 models, with color choices being the main ones. It comes standard with front-wheel drive and AWD as an option.

Engine and Power

The Trax comes with a 4-cylinder turbocharged 1.4-liter engine. The transmission is a 6-speed automatic, which helps the car get approximately 30 MPG on the road (26 in the city and 31 on the highway using front-wheel drive). Putting out close to 140 horsepower, the Trax is still quite nimble with standard 16-inch wheels. The wheel base is 100 inches with a total length of 167 inches.


The price for the LS model varies from roughly $21,000 to $23,000. This is the base model that comes standard with cloth seating, air conditioning, and FM-AM radio. Moving up to the LT model will get the additions of Sirius satellite radio, higher quality cloth seats, and heated mirrors. Pricing will vary from roughly $23,000 to $25,000. The Premier model adds 18-inch wheels, sunroof, and heated front seats. Prices range from roughly $27,000 to $29,000. WiFi is standard on all models as well as the Chevy My Link system.


The changes from the 2018 version are very slight, with the Premier model sporting a new symbol on the rear hatchback. The red color scheme was deleted and 3 new colors were added: metallic blue, copper, and satin steel.

Safety Features

Standard safety features on the LS model include 10 airbags, hill assist, electronic traction with stability controlling, and automatic headlights. Panic brake assistants and OnStar are also included. The Premier model includes a lane changing warning, front collision alert, and alerts for blind zones as standard equipment. The LT model can be upgraded with these features as an option. It also has a rear-facing camera with parking assist. Child safety locks are also included as standard equipment.


The 2019 Trax is designed for 5 passengers with a lot of cargo space. With the rear seats in the upright position, there’s almost 20 cubic feet of cargo area. When the seats are folded down, it increases to almost 50 cubic feet. The Trax is designed to give the driver a good view in all areas. Power windows and a rear defroster are also standard features.

Legroom for the front passengers is over 40 inches with the rear receiving about 36 inches. It has a tilt steering wheel with controls for the infotainment center on it. Remote engine start, cruise control, and power mirrors are also included as standard features. The infotainment center uses a 7-inch touch screen, which is compatible with both Apple and Android phone systems.


The quality of the Trax is good without any squeaks or rattles when driving. It is a solidly built car that has Chevy dependability. With the OnStar system built in, help is always just a call away if something would ever go wrong. The vehicle comes equipped with a 3-year warranty.

The front suspension uses MacPherson struts with the rear using a torsion beam type suspension.

The driver’s seat is designed to help support the back to help avoid pains when driving long distances. There is an on-board communication system that has hands-free operation. Even though this car won’t win any drag races, it is a good vehicle that gets decent mileage with great dependability and safety features.


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