2019 Chevrolet Trax Introduction

Ranked as a small urban crossover SUV, Chevrolet’s Trax competes in an overcrowded, if popular, field. Introduced as a 2013 model and facelifted for 2017, the Trax blends a small turbocharged engine with a low-budget selling price.

Little is new for the 2019 model year, except for three new body-color choices.

LS, LT, and Premier trim levels are offered. Developing 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque, the turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine mates with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive a $1,500 option for each trim level. All-wheel-drive models are equipped with all-disc brakes, while front-drive versions stick with rear drums. Needless to say, AWD can be a welcome benefit in harsh weather and on slick pavement.

Chevrolet offers two special Trax versions: a Redline Edition for LT trim, and a Midnight Edition that can be fitted on Premier versions. Two Driver Confidence packages also are offered, featuring such safety equipment as blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alerts, forward-collision warnings, and lane-departure warnings. Both packages are standard on the Premier trim.

1Dealer Discount applied to everyone.

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