Compared to some of its rivals such as Jeep Renegade or Mazda CX-3, the Chevy Trax offers more space inside the cabin and better fuel economy. As well, it is relatively affordable, a good choice for everyday city driving and a capable SUV. The current model has been upgraded with more tech features such as improved 7-inch screen and the range-topping trim levels have gotten more safety features. Its styling has been slightly refreshed for 2017 model year, so the upcoming 2019 Chevy Trax will majorly arrive as a carryover.
2019 Chevy Trax engine, performance, and fuel economy
The Chevy Trax will return with the same engine as the previous model and there is one single option. It is a familiar 1.4-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine which is able to produce 138 horses and 148 pound-feet of torque. This engine is coupled to the same 6-speed automatic gearbox. It comes with standard front-wheel drive system while the all-wheel drive configuration is also available. As far as the fuel economy is concerned, the standard front-wheel drive model gets 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. When paired with all-wheel drive system, the Trax is rated at 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
Design of exterior and interior
The 2019 Chevy Trax will carry over the same design as the current model which was refreshed last time as the 2017 model year. So, it now features more contemporary and bolder look with a wider stance. However, it has kept its taller proportions which some find not so appealing, especially when you are looking at the rear end of the vehicle. The base model comes with black steel wheels and mirrors while the range-topping trims will get more chrome details for more luxurious appearance. They also feature larger 18-inch aluminum wheels while the base model comes with 16-inch steel wheels. Furthermore, both headlamps and large taillights are available with quality LED lighting.
Stepping into the cabin, 2019 Chevy Trax offers a pleasant and generally modern. All the passengers have sufficient room even the rear ones despite its dimensions. However, the seats are a bit firm but in general enough comfortable. The driver’s seat is a 4-way manual adjustable as well. The base model comes with the cloth while the Premier models have synthetic leather upholstery. Speaking of the cargo, the Chevy Trax has the room of 19 cubic feet. But if you fold down the rear seats, you get the room of 48.4 cubes.
Equipment of the 2019 Chevy Trax
The 2019 Chevy Trax will be offered in LS, LT, and Premier trim levels. The base model includes air conditioning, power features, a 7.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, two USB ports, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, 10 airbags, and stability control. The LT model will add cruise control, alloy wheels, tinted rear windows, and remote start. Furthermore, the Premier will come with heated front seats, synthetic leather, a power moonroof, lane-departure warning, Bose speakers, and forward-collision warning.
Release date and price
The 2019 Chevy Trax is set to go on sale later this year. The price shouldn’t differ from the current and it starts at $21,200.