Buick Envista vs. Chevy Trax

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Automotive Content Editor

Meghan Carbary has been writing professionally for nearly 20 years. A published journalist in three states, Meghan honed her skills as a feature writer and sports editor. She has now expanded her skill-set into the automotive industry as a content writer for Auto Credit Express, where she contributes to several automotive and auto finance blogs.


, Automotive Content Editor - March 28, 2024
2024 Chevrolet Trax front three-quarter view

Buick and Chevrolet may be part of the General Motors family, but they still compete against one another. In the subcompact SUV segment, Buick offers the Envista, while Chevrolet has the Trax. The subcompact SUVs share the same platform and a lot of components, but they have some differences that could have you leaning toward one option.

In this brief comparison, we’ll look at the key differences and similarities between the Envista and Trax when it comes to price, size, interior, technology, and cargo capacity. In the end, we’ll help you decide which subcompact SUV is the right choice for you.

Buick Envista vs. Chevy Trax Price

2024 Buick Envista

The cheapest Buick Envista is the Preferred trim which costs $23,495, while the most expensive Buick Envista is the Avenir which is priced at $26,695. The cheapest Chevrolet Trax is the LS which has a starting price tag of $21,495. The most expensive Chevrolet Trax costs $25,395 for either the 2RS or Active trim.

When comparing two entry-level models to one another, there’s a $2,000 difference in price between the Buick Envista and Chevrolet Trax. At the top of the range, the two subcompact SUVs are separated by $1,300 in the Trax’s favor.

Despite being the pricier of the two SUVs, the Buick Envista is available with better lease deals than the Chevrolet Trax. When purchasing one of these two SUVs, the Trax is available with slightly better financing rates.

Buick Envista vs. Chevy Trax Specs

With the Buick Envista and Chevrolet Trax sharing the same platform, it’s not surprising to see that both SUVs have similar dimensions. The Trax is 178.6 inches long, 71.8 inches wide, and 61.4 inches tall. The Envista is slightly larger with a length of 182.6 inches, a width of 71.5 inches, and a height of 61.2 inches.

On the performance front, both the Trax and Envista come with a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine. In both vehicles, the engine makes 137 horsepower and 162 ft-lb of torque. Both SUVs are only available with front-wheel drive and come with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Buick Envista vs. Chevy Trax Interior

2024 Buick Envista Interior

Unsurprisingly, the Buick Envista and Chevrolet Trax have a similar amount of interior design. The Trax has 99.8 cubic feet of passenger space, while the Envista has 97.5 cubic feet of passenger space.

Both SUVs even have similar interior designs. Shoppers will find that both subcompact SUVs are available with dual screens that are integrated into a single trim piece, physical controls at the bottom of the center console, flat-bottom steering wheels, and hefty gear shifters that are slightly angled toward the driver. Where the two SUVs differ from a design standpoint are the air vents and dashboards, and some standard features.

Buick Envista vs. Chevy Trax Technology

2024 Chevrolet Trax Dashboard

Chevrolet offers the Trax with a standard eight-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, four audio speakers, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. The SUV is available with an 11-inch touchscreen and an eight-inch digital instrument cluster.

The Buick Envista comes with an 11-inch touchscreen, an eight-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless smartphone connectivity, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, and multiple USB ports as standard.

Buick Envista vs. Chevy Trax Cargo Space

2024 Chevrolet Trax Cargo

The Chevrolet Trax’s slightly larger interior becomes apparent when it comes to cargo space. The Trax offers up to 25.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 54.1 cubic feet of total cargo space.

The Envista, which has a sportier design than the Trax, doesn’t offer the same cargo space. The SUV has 20.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and a total of 42 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded.

Which Is Better: Buick Envista vs. Chevy Trax

The Buick Envista and Chevrolet Trax are closely related to one another. They share the same platform, powertrain, and available tech features. The main things that separate the two SUVs include price, exterior design, and cargo space.

For most shoppers, the Trax stands out as the better option. It’s more affordable than the Envista, has a roomier cargo area, and is available with similar tech features. Most drivers will want to save money by going with the Trax.

While the Envista loses this comparison, there are a few reasons why shoppers may want to purchase the subcompact SUV over the Trax. The Envista comes with more impressive tech features and has a sharper exterior design that makes it look like something from Italy. It’s a little too closely related to the Trax to justify the higher price tag, though.

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, Automotive Content Editor

Meghan Carbary has been writing professionally for nearly 20 years. A published journalist in three states, Meghan honed her skills as a feature writer and sports editor. She has now expanded her skill-set into the automotive industry as a content writer for Auto Credit Express, where she contributes to several automotive and auto finance blogs.


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