2019 Holden Trax Doesn’t Impress, But It’s Still A Nicely Sorted Package

It may not be the prettiest, nor the best equipped subcompact crossover, yet the Chevrolet/Holden Trax, or Tracker as it’s known in Brazil and Russia, is still printing money for General Motors.

Unveiled in 2012 and facelifted four years later, the Trax uses the same platform as the Buick Encore, Opel/Vauxhall Mokka and Chevy Sonic/Aveo. And it goes up against the Ford EcoSport, Honda HR-V and Nissan Juke, to mention just a few.

The competition is by all means fierce, but how does the Chevrolet/Holden Trax feel like close to the end of 2018? CarsGuide decided to answer this question by taking a well-equipped model out and subjecting it to a family review, over the course of a week, during which it had to endure two kids and some Halloween shopping.

Also Read: Review: Chevrolet Trax Tries To Tackle Your Conflicting Feelings

According to the reviewer, the 2019 Holden Trax is a good car to drive, especially around town, and the nicely balanced handling, combined with the high-driving position, were much appreciated. The 1.4-liter four-banger is enough for the daily commute, but throw in some hills into the equation and the vehicle might feel underpowered at certain times.

The interior still looks modern, storage capacity is good and boot space is decent. Taller passengers won’t have to struggle for headroom even with the optional electric sunroof, and the fact that it can be had with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is definitely a plus.

While nobody will fall in love with it, it’s hard to deny that it’s a well sorted package. But is it the kind that should still be considered when buying a new subcompact crossover? Find out below.

 

  • Day_Trader

    I agree, she’s a nice package ❤️💕

  • Bash

    Im in love.

    • donald seymour

      Bash, the car is not that great.

      • Bash

        Oh what car?

  • Knotmyrealname

    8 cupholders? Really?

  • spooky

  • charlotteharry57

    At least it doesn’t have the hideous Blazer front end. Yet. It and the Equinox both get it shortly.

  • brn

    Good to know that it “does feel reliable”.

    ???

  • Christopher D Smith

    Just got one 2 weeks ago for my wife. I read some articles in here that pretty much bash one manufacturer over another. If you want to give a review of it maybe try staying neutral. For the price and the options it’s a very solid compact

Koenigsegg Agera RS1: An Amazing Hypercar With A $10 Million Price

If you love quirky vehicles that are also exceptionally fast, then you pretty much can’t do any better.

Despite Its Age, This 1991 BMW 850i Remains One Smooth, Sweet Ride

Today, 296 horsepower from a 5.0-liter V12 doesn’t sound like much, but it sure was enough in 1991.

Porsche 988 Imagines The Brand’s Next Mid-Engine Supercar

This is a take on what a Porsche rival to the likes of the 488 GTB might have looked like.

Tesla Seeks $167 Million In Damages From Whistleblower Ex-Employee

Tesla is seeking damages as reparations for the impact its ex-employee statements had on its share price.

Here’s Why Ford Should Bring The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor To America

Ford has its reasons not to bring the Ranger Raptor to the United States, but capability ain’t one of them.

Bugatti Chiron Hits 261 MPH, Sounds Like A Fighter Jet Taking Off

We still don’t know how quick the Bugatti Chiron is with the speed limiter removed, but it’s pretty darn fast as it is.

Can The Kia Stinger GT S Beat The Entry-Level Tesla Model S In A Straight Line?

We already know that the Kia Stinger is fast, but is it fast enough to challenge the Model S?.

Top Gear Dares To Tackle A Snowy Mountain In An Ariel Nomad

The Nomad can navigate some difficult terrain, but can make it in this challenging endeavor?.

Is The 2019 Toyota Yaris Good Enough To Challenge The VW Polo And Ford Fiesta?

The Japanese supermini is one of the most reliable commuters, but is the latest version more engaging to drive?.

Skoda Scala RS Hot Hatch Is Possible, Here’s How It Might Look Like

A Scala RS could be a powerful, and cheaper, alternative to the Volkswagen Golf GTI.