Pontiac markets a related Vibe model. Its not in the Corolla price bracket. Ed Primary Use: Family transportation Amazing Car, Fun To Drive, Spacious Enough To Haul — This car is amazing, Im able to fit my bike in the back with no problem! The standard engine only delivers 126 horsepower, but it revs nicely. Vehicle Overview Toyota introduced its youth-focused Matrix as an early 2003 model. To support this concern, our brochure is printed on recycled paper with vegetable-based inks to be fully recyclable.
With more weight 185 pounds and slightly less power than the front-drive models 123 horsepower vs. And look good doing it. With the rear seats folded, cargo capacity measures 53. Style and affordability, comfort and utility, all in one package. Clear lens combination tail lamps provide a sportier appearance. Also can not complain about the fact that it is a Toyota Primary Use: Commuting to work Leased For 3 Years, Now Have Owned For 2, And Can't Find Anything New I Like Better. The driver will find that the cockpit is unlike that of other Toyota cars.
Available Only in Southeast Region. It Is A Basic Car Has Everything You Need But Not Everything You Would Want — I like this car simply because its a compact hatch back and it is very easy to drive and you don't have too many blind spots and maintenance is very cheap and it gets almost 30mpg so theres some of the highlight of that. Both are based on the same platform as the Toyota Corolla. Another part of it is the power-to-weight ratio. It's a nice little car, and very useful to tow along. Engine outputs have been revised in accordance with new testing standards developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers.
. Suspension, f: independent Suspension, r: independent Ground clearance: 5. At low revs the engine delivers no more performance than the standard 126-horsepower engine. Available Only in Southeast Region. The 126-horsepower engine seems a better match for the Matrix than the high-strung 164-horsepower engine. Last year 2005 the Matrix was revise with a new front bumper and grille that convey a more aggressive appearance. It have never once given us an issue.
Summary Toyota Matrix is a sporty wagon that offers utility and style at an affordable price. That's not surprising as it uses many components straight from the sporty Toyota Celica. Show full review Vehicle Overview Toyota introduced its youth-focused Matrix as an early 2003 model. One cool feature is the available 115-volt power outlet located in the front dashboard alongside a regular 12-volt outlet. A wide track, along with generous tires fill the wheel wells nicely, helping give the Matrix an aggressive look.
But I have seen men drive it. It has 138 hp which may seem underpowered for some, but I think this car has a lot of pep. Performance of the engines remains unchanged from 2005 models. Engine outputs have been revised in accordance with new testing standards developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The real power comes into play between 6000 and 8400 rpm, so you need to keep it wound up in the upper part of the rev range to tap into its performance. It's all but identical to the Pontiac Vibe, even down to the American Delco radio.
Available Only in Gulf States. The normal mode on the car is Overdrive and that may have something to do with it. It folds down flat very easily and we have hauled everything in it from trees to patio furniture. It corners nicely yet offers a smooth, comfortable ride. Highly recommend this car if you want a little more than Sedan but don't don't need more than 5 seats! On the other hand the car will get the job done and overall is at least average in its category. The brakes are effective as well. Pontiac markets a related Vibe model.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. It's practical, with a big cargo area that can be expanded by folding down the rear seats. With its high roofline, the Matrix offers plenty of headroom for tall drivers and passengers. Note that horsepower numbers are lower for 2006 models due to a change in how power is calculated. Take the base model Matrix.
The Matrix offers peppy acceleration, particularly around town. Dealers will replace the passenger side front air bag, free of charge. Matrix was designed for people who want a vehicle with a sporty image and high functionality. The cargo floor is finished in a hard ribbed plastic designed to offer easy cleanup. Driving Impressions Despite its boxy looks there is no denying that the Toyota Matrix is a sporty car. Automatic-transmission gear changes are noticeable but not bothersome. Remedy Toyota will notify their owners.
Available Only in Southeast Region. For vehicles located in the U. It is stick shift, which is a pain in city traffic. A new version of th. All-wheel-drive Matrix models offer superior traction on snow, ice and on slippery pavement. It is a great car with enough sportyness to appeal even to me! Available Only in Gulf States. Large items are no problem.