2019 Chevrolet Trax
Ratings & Reliability
This bite-sized crossover, essentially a stripped-down Buick Encore, is an ambitiously priced budget model. Available in front- or all-wheel drive, the Trax has a 1.4-liter, turbo four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission, a combination that didn't deliver either impressive performance or particularly frugal fuel economy. The cabin is narrow, cramped, and basic overall, with just a few niceties. The pronounced engine noise and stiff ride don't add to the experience, nor does the occasionally bumpy transmission. The Trax features the next-generation versions of OnStar and MyLink infotainment systems. At $26,000-plus, our Trax LT AWD tested car cost as much as larger, more substantial compact SUVs.