High clearance and also versatile seating placements are amongst the Matrix's continuing to be noteworthy qualities. 2 trim levels are offered: base and also step-up XR. A special-edition M-Theory package tries to recover several of the XRS' luster with upgraded wheels, paint and also brakes-- though it's more program than go, as Toyota's high-performance 1.8-liter inline-four is gone from the picture. Toyota will restrict M-Theory manufacturing to 2,500 units.
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An electronic stability system as well as six-CD stereo are among the significant options.
The Matrix hatchback is improved a system just like the one made use of for Toyota's preferred Corolla sedan. Measuring 171.3 inches long generally, the Matrix has a 102.4-inch wheelbase as well as stands 61.6 inches tall. Base wheels determine 16 inches in size. The M-Theory version includes 17-inch alloy wheels, four-wheel-disc brakes, a rear looter and also a strut tower brace under the hood for reduced body roll.
The Matrix seats approximately 5 people. With the back seats folded up, freight capacity measures 53.2 cubic feet. Conventional devices consists of a/c, intermittent wipers, a CD player as well as a tilt guiding wheel. The XR includes remote keyless entrance, a sporting activity guiding wheel, driver's seat height adjustment, and power home windows, locks as well as mirrors.
Under the Hood
The 1.8-liter four-cylinder generates 126 horse power. Either a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission can be installed.
Side-impact and also side curtain air bags are optional. Optional anti-skid brakes are disc/drum on base as well as XR versions, and also all-disc with the M-Theory. A digital stability system is likewise optional.
The Matrix is elegant, strong and nicely designed, however it's somewhat noisy. It's quiet sufficient when cruising, yet the engine could growl and also whimper during acceleration. Roadway sound is also obvious. The engine teamed with the automatic transmission doesn't have much pizzazz, either. Automatic-transmission equipment modifications are recognizable yet not irritating.
Stability excels, as well as it's simple to keep the Matrix on program. It guides with even more precision as well as less wheel vibration than the Corolla, however still falls short of stimulating.