2018 Hyundai Kona
2018 Chevrolet Trax

When comparing two compact SUVs like the 2019 Hyundai Kona vs. 2019 Chevrolet Trax, you'll want to consider what's going to enhance your overall drive around Elgin. If you're looking for the right vehicle that'll provide space for up to five passengers and all of your belongings, look no further than the Kona. Learn all about what this impressive and mighty compact SUV has to offer in this comprehensive guide.


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Distinction in Performance: Kona vs. Trax

When we glance at performance features in the Kona vs. Trax, you'll note some key distinctions that'll make the difference when you think about what your drive near Streamwood will encounter. Certain important highlights that assist the overall function of your ride are:

2019 Hyundai Kona

2019 Chevrolet Trax

2.0-L I-4 engine


1.4L I4 engine

6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual


6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

147 hp


138 hp

30 MPG

Combined MPG

28 MPG

With a larger engine size and more power, it's amazing that the 2019 Kona still saves you more fuel than the Trax. Coupled with the fact the Hyundai offers AWD in certain trim levels makes the Kona a vehicle worth testing on any road.

The 2019 Hyundai Kona also has a minimum ground clearance of 6.7" over the Chevy's 6.2." When you're closer to the ground in the Trax during winter, that can mean getting stuck in the snow. While they share the same type of transmission style, the Hyundai's lighter vehicle weight over the Trax means you'll zip around the Schaumburg roads with true ease.

2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate
driver in 2019 Hyundai Kona

Interior Benefits and Pricing

The Hyundai vs. Chevrolet compact SUV comparison sizes up the cabin in each vehicle to see what'll maximize your drive. The Trax falls short in terms of legroom for front passenger and driver with its offer of 40.8." The Kona provides 41.5" of legroom, almost one whole inch more of space over the Trax. There's also more hip room in the back for Hyundai passengers at 52.2" over the Chevy's 50.7." Your family won't be on top of each other while you drive around the Chicagoland area.

The sticker price for each vehicle shows a different story too. The base price for each compact SUV is:

  • 2019 Hyundai Kona - Starting MSRP $19,990
  • 2019 Chevrolet Trax - Starting MSRP $21,300

Not only will the 2019 Hyundai Kona provide wider hip space in the back and more legroom in the front, but it'll cost you over $1,000 less for the overall convenience.

The Hyundai Kona will provide more interior cargo volume too. You'll get 19.2 cu.ft. of cargo volume over Chevrolet Trax's 18.7 cu.ft. Also, certain Kona models are equipped with advanced cabin features like:

  • 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar adjustment for comfortable riding
  • Optional tilt-and-slide power sunroof
  • Heated front seats
  • 7-inch color touchscreen display
  • Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay™ capabilities
  • Monitor in your rear view with parking guidance
  • A slew of technological safety features like blind spot, rear cross-traffic, and forward collision warnings
interior of 2019 Hyundai Kona
parked 2019 Hyundai Kona

Test Drive the 2019 Kona SUV at Elgin Hyundai

See the difference for yourself when you step behind a 2019 Kona today at Elgin Hyundai. Schedule a test drive online or view the latest Kona inventory before you visit the showroom. If you're ready to start your vehicle buying journey, apply for financing before you come in.