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2019 LS Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $21,300
2019 LS All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $22,800
2019 LT Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $23,200
2019 LT All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $24,700
2019 Premier Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $27,600
2019 Premier All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $29,100


The 2019 Chevrolet Trax, Chevy's subcompact crossover, enters its fifth model year with a choice of three trims, one engine, and front- or all-wheel drive. There’s an impressive roster of safety equipment, and this is the only vehicle in its class with ten airbags.

What's New for 2019

Mechanically unchanged for the 2019 model year, the Trax is now available with three new metallic paint colors: Satin Steel Metallic, Dark Copper Metallic, and Pacific Blue Metallic.

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Choosing Your Chevrolet Trax

Chevrolet has made it easy for Trax customers to choose their car. There’s only one engine and transmission across the range, though buyers can pick from three trim levels and a choice between front or all-wheel drive – the latter increasing each model’s price by $1,500.

Fed to the road through a six-speed automatic transmission, the 1.4-liter turbocharged gas engine generates a modest 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is rated by the EPA at 25 miles per gallon city, 33 mpg highway, and 28 combined on front-wheel-drive models; AWD models drop to 24/30/27 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety is a key area of focus for the Trax, with ten airbags including side-curtain, knee, and rear thorax ‘bags. Stability control and a rearview camera are standard, as are daytime running lights. Chevrolet’s OnStar emergency services facility is integrated into every model, though a subscription is required.

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The LS is affordably priced at just $22,295 (all prices include the $995 destination charge), or $23,795 with all-wheel drive. However, its specification is fairly basic, with hubcaps covering steel wheels and a modest six-speaker AM/FM stereo. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto run through the seven-inch color touchscreen system, which also controls the single-zone air conditioning. LS-spec Trax models have keyless entry with a panic alarm, automatic lights, and steering wheel controls for the audio and phone.

For $495, the Tint and Cruise Package lives up to its name by darkening the interior glass and adding cruise control. Otherwise, upgrades are restricted to aftermarket accessories like a bike carrier mount ($240) and all-weather floor liners ($140).

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The Trax LT costs $24,195 for FWD models and $25,695 for AWD models. The $1,900 price hike over the LS brings a number of welcome upgrades, including the deep tinted glass and cruise control from the LS options list. A remote vehicle starting system is fitted as standard, the interior fabrics are upgraded to better-quality cloth, and a SiriusXM radio joins the stereo setup. LT buyers also get LED head- and taillights, with heated outside mirrors and skid plates flanking alloy wheels.

A number of options are available on LT which come as standard on flagship Premium models. These include a power sunroof and a seven-speaker Bose audio system, combined into the Sun and Sound Package ($1,400). The Driver Confidence Package ($495) bundles rear cross-traffic alert, rear park assistance, and blind-spot monitoring, while the LT Convenience Package ($450) adds two spare keys, keyless start, keyless entry, and a six-way power driver seat. It’s even possible to soup up your Trax by ticking the $1,350 Redline Edition box on the order form. Highlights here include 18-inch aluminum wheels with red accents, plus black finishes to the grille, mirror caps, beltline moldings and Trax badge.

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At $28,595 or $30,095 with AWD, Premier models show the Trax at its most luxurious. The equipment from the aforementioned Driver Convenience and Sun and Sound Packages come as standard, while significant upgrades over LT include keyless start and 18-inch wheels. Safety is bolstered by lane departure warning and an auto-dimming inside rearview mirror; two spare keys are also provided.

There’s only one option on Premier models: the $500 Midnight Edition. The standard leatherette seat trim is dyed to match the unique Mosaic Black metallic paint which extends across body-color door handles, while Midnight Edition floor mats complete the look.

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The Premier trim pushes pricing for the 2019 Chevy Trax toward larger and better competitors, whereas LT models maintain affordability without the privations of the LS trim. For $495, the Driver Confidence Packages introduces valuable safety aids, which buyers increasingly expect on their crossovers.

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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The 2019 Chevrolet Trax is back as the cheapest way to get into a Chevy crossover, with a surprisingly spacious interior, available all-wheel drive, and a great size for navigating and parking in urban streets. On the other hand, this is about as plain as plain can get, and you may want to shop around the segment before you make your decision.

Best Value

The whole point of the Trax is that you want a small, cheap SUV, and if you wanted to spend some money, you'd be looking at the article for the Buick Encore. With that in mind, you'll want to keep it cheap, but don't go too cheap. The best trim level is just too basic, so stepping up to the LT is a good move.

With the LT you'll get a seven-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED and Halogen taillights, cruise control, and remote start. We'd also go with the LT Convenience Package which adds quite a few niceties for only $450. With that, you'll stay under $25,000 which should keep you happy.

  • Model: 2019 Chevrolet Trax LT
  • Engine: 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Output: 138 hp / 148 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
  • Fuel Economy: 25 City / 33 Hwy
  • Options: LT Convenience Package ($450, two spare keys, six-way power driver seat, keyless entry and start, deluxe cloth and leatherette seating, leather-wrapped steering wheel)
  • Base Price: $24,195 (including the $995 destination charge)
  • Best Value Price: $24,645


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The Chevy Trax isn't a performance car. The 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque feels a bit underpowered, especially on the highway. Unfortunately, this miserly power doesn't give equally miserly gas mileage, as you'll manage an EPA-estimated 25 miles per gallon city, 33 mpg highway, and 28 combined.

All-wheel drive is an optional feature, which also provides disc brakes for the rear wheel over the drums given to the front wheels. The real calling card of the Trax though is the fact that it's got a taller ride height over standard hatchbacks, and it has a fairly cushy suspension that does well on our rutted city streets. All in all, you're not buying this car with any expectation of sportiness; if you're looking for that, check out the Mazda CX-3.


It's honestly hard to imagine a more plain looking compact crossover than the Chevy Trax. It's generic, and unabtrusive, blending into the background of the automotive landscape like a pair of sneakers that grandfather would wear. Bumpers and lower body trim are left unpainted to obviously save money, so no one thinks this is a premium vehicle, but at least this makes it seem a little more rugged. Inside it's a little less plain looking, with a swoopy dashboard with stitching on the Premier models and the cloth seats have some interesting patterns on them, however, it still feels pretty cheap across the board.

The Trax is comfortable, but options and trims can get surprisingly expensive. A fully-loaded Trax pushes past $30,000, but you'll never forget that you're in what is ultimately a cheap car. The cheapest models are rental car specials, with just a touchscreen, air conditioning, and a four-way adjustable driver seat. Higher specs get higher quality cloth or leatherette seats with further adjustability, cruise control, premium Bose audio, and seat heaters.

The Best and Worst Things

Chevrolet Trax

It's inappropriate to complain about the Trax being too small; the entire point of this vehicle is to be small. That being said, the largest benefit of the Trax is the amount of interior space it offers. While rear passengers may be uncomfortable over longer trips, but for short hops around town it'll be just fine with plenty of head room.

While it does have a some driver assistance features available, automatic emergency braking is missing. You can get forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, and lane departure warning, but most of the Trax's competitors have automatic emergency braking in their repertoire.

Right For? Wrong For?

The Trax is a good choice for elderly drivers. The tall driving position makes it great for older folks who find it harder to get in and out of sedans. Additionally, elderly drivers won't notice the lack of features and tend to appreciate simple, anonymous vehicles that come with the benefits of a factory warranty.

For those who like to drive, the Trax won't be your top choice.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Chevy Trax may be fairly cheap, but it won't let you forget it. It's generic, simple, and forgettable, but great for driving around town with available all-wheel drive and a surprisingly spacious interior for a subcompact SUV. That being said, if you want something nicer for not much more, you may want to look into the Buick Encore.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.4L I-4 / 138 HP / 148 ft.lbs.
6-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
26 / 31 / 28 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.4L I-4 / 138 HP / 148 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
26 / 31 / 28 Mpg
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
14.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
48.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
167.6 "
Exterior Width
69.9 "
Exterior Height
64.9 "
Front Headroom
39.6 "
Rear Headroom
38.8 "
Front Legroom
40.8 "
Rear Legroom
35.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
52.8 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,124 Lbs.
Wheel Base
101 "
Turning Radius
17.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Silver Aluminum / 16.0 " Silver Steel
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way / 8-way (6-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
6-way / 8-way (6-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Chevrolet Mylink Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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