Only one engine is offered in the Trax, and it's a gas saver. The turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder makes 138 horsepower, a low number for this segment, and it's buzzy and unrefined. Around town, the engine's turbocharger provides a decent amount of low-end punch. The six-speed automatic trans. A front-wheel-drive Trax Premier required a languid 9.3 seconds to reach 60 mph in our acceleration testing. A firm ride and steady handling give the Trax a feeling of solidity, and quick steering makes it agile in parking lots and urban areas. There's less leaning in corners than you'd expect given the Trax's tall stature. The Trax's brakes are among the strongest in its class, and the pedal feels firm and confidence-inspiring. PA BRANDED TITLE
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