2019 Kia Soul Vs. 2019 Chevy Trax

2019 kia soul split screen with 2019 chevy trax

Subcompact crossovers are designed and engineered for drivers who don’t want to compromise between lean urban efficiency throughout the week and some impressive capability on the weekend. Often sharing a platform with a subcompact car, these micro SUVs give you ride-height, safety features, cargo-carrying ability and technology in a package that can be parked almost anywhere. Beyond simply being the ideal choice for a commute, however, they also open the freeway to you on the weekends – allowing you to explore your surroundings in comfort, confidence and style.

As arguably the first subcompact crossover the party, the Kia Soul has long been a favorite of drivers who want their vehicle to feel bigger on the inside than it does on the outside. With class-leading interior space, plenty of expressive configuration options and the top honors from the IIHS, the Kia Soul is an innovative leader and challenger in its class. Going up against the Soul today is the 2019 Chevrolet Trax. Let’s see how they compare!

2019 Kia Soul


2019 Chevrolet Trax

3 Engine options 1
201 horsepower (Exclaim!) Available horsepower 138 horsepower
28 (Exclaim!) Combined MPG 28 (LS FWD)
101.2 inches Wheelbase (higher = better ride) 100.6 inches
40.9 inches/39.1 inches Legroom – front/rear 40.8 inches/35.7 inches
61.3 cubic feet Maximum cargo volume 48.4 cubic feet
Top Safety Pick + (2018 model) IIHS safety designation No recommendation
Kia – Yes. Four years running J.D. Power Initial Quality Study mass-market leaders? Chevrolet – No
10 years / 100,000 miles Engine warranty 5 years / 60,000 miles
$13,555 - Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing* Starts at $21,300

The Pioneer of the Subcompact Crossover class Continues to Prove Its Dominance

Wow, it really isn’t a contest between the two models, is it? As you can see in the above chart, the 2019 Kia Soul completely surpasses the 2019 Trax when it comes to configurability, interior space, smooth handling, legroom, maximum cargo volume, safety and reliability.

What the Trax has that the Soul doesn’t is available AWD. Beyond that, there really isn’t any good reason for a driver to choose the Trax over the safer, more reliable, more cargo-friendly, more passenger-friendly and more configurable Kia Soul.

In fact, you can get the 2019 Kia Soul Exclaim and its thrilling 201-horsepower engine (which you won’t pay for at the pump, thanks to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission) at Friendly Kia for less money than the base model Chevy Trax. You’ll be cruising along in style, comfort and able to accelerate and pass confidently thanks to the 1.6L turbo engine.

You’ll also enjoy the confidence of knowing you spent less on a vehicle that is objectively better. For more information on the 2019 Kia Soul or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!

*Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing is as of the date of this page’s publication and not the date of its access. All pricing is at the discretion of Friendly Kia and subject to change without warning or notice. For current pricing, contact Friendly Kia today!