If you’ve been looking for a crossover that seats five passengers, the 2019 Chevrolet Trax is probably already on your short list. This subcompact crossover is small and nimble, yet still offers plenty of interior space. Customers of the Moscow Chevrolet dealership report they appreciate the standard and available state-of-the-art technology features. The comfortable seats keep the driver and passengers relaxed, even on longer trips.
The 2019 Ford Edge is another popular five-seat crossover. This midsize crossover is larger than the Chevrolet Trax. If you’ve been considering buying the Chevy Trax or the Ford Edge, read on as we compare the two vehicles side by side to determine which one is right for you.
Buyers who choose the 2019 Chevrolet Trax will save money compared to 2019 Ford Edge buyers. The starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the Chevrolet Trax is $21,300. The Ford Edge has an MSRP that starts at $29,995. So, you can get behind the wheel of the Trax for a lot less. The MSRP isn’t the price you can expect to pay at a dealership like the Moscow Chevrolet dealer. We use these figures here as an objective way to compare the cost of the two vehicles.
The 2019 Chevrolet Trax is more fuel efficient than the 2019 Ford Edge. The Trax’s standard turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/31 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and 24 mpg city/29 mpg highway with all-wheel drive. The Edge’s base turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit only returns 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and 21 mpg city/28 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.
The 2019 Chevrolet Trax measures 167.7 inches from bumper to bumper, compared to 188.8 inches for the 2019 Ford Edge. The Trax’s smaller size makes it more maneuverable and easier to drive around the city than the Edge. The Trax is also narrower than the Edge (69.9 inches for the Trax versus 75.9 inches for the Edge), which means it will be easier to park the Trax in crowded parking spaces.
The driver and passengers will be more comfortable in the Trax’s seats than in the Ford Edge. Edmunds called the Trax’s seats the model’s high point. The Car Connection didn’t like the flat seat cushions found in the Ford Edge.
Both the 2019 Chevrolet Trax and the 2019 Ford Edge come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, only the Trax comes with standard Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity.
The Trax’s MyLink infotainment system features outstanding graphics and a responsive touchscreen. Automobile Magazine wrote this about the Edge’s infotainment system: "... the infotainment screen’s chunky graphics look dated and using it presents a steep learning curve – there are too few buttons on the center stack and too many on the steering wheel."
In the End
Both the 2019 Chevrolet Trax and the 2019 Ford Edge are good crossovers. When you examine categories such as price, fuel economy, handling and comfort, the Trax has the edge over the Edge.