One of Chevrolet’s major strengths is its SUV lineup. With the Tahoe and Suburban, the brand certainly has the full-size end of the spectrum covered. But when consumers think of smaller vehicles, they often turn to import models. Chevy execs aim to change that with the Chevrolet Trax, their diminutive entrant among small (and we do mean small) SUVs. At just over 167 inches long, the Trax is nearly 5 feet shorter than the Suburban.
But the small SUV segment is getting more and more sales action. That's because even a smaller crossover like the Trax offers good versatility versus a similar-sized sedan or hatchback, and its higher driving position gives a better command of the road. That’s the reason vehicles like the Trax, and key competitors that include Hyundai Kona, Kia Sportage, and Toyota C-HR, continue to gain in popularity. In the most recent J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, Trax outdid Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR, among other subcompact crossovers. With the exception of new exterior colors, the 2019 Trax is virtually unchanged from the 2018 model.