With its 2009 redesign, the hatchback remains true to those roots: A larger engine raises the performance bar a few notches, but utility is still the name of the game. For the cost of a base model with power accessories and cruise control, many competitors throw in alloy wheels, larger engines or better stereos. The gauges and stereo controls have first-rate quality, too, and panel fit is generally excellent. With its recent redesign, as an early 2009 model, the Matrix was given a lower, sportier stance, yet similar proportions to the previous version. All five seats have head restraints, and active head restraints are standard up front. Parents will appreciate the clearly marked top-tether anchors, accessible by flipping up plastic covers in the cargo floor behind the seat.
Crash-test ratings are good but not class-leading; in federal testing, the Matrix earns four- and five-star ratings for side impact but five stars for frontal impact. Actual down payment and resulting monthly payments may vary depending upon type and use of vehicle, regional lender requirements, and the strength of your credit. For those who want a grocery-getter with a bit more cargo space than their last sedan — including my grandparents, who own the outgoing Matrix — there are a lot of competitors that do it for a lot less cash. Check with your dealer for exact monthly payment. The Toyota Matrix is a hatchback with 5 doors and a front mounted engine which supplies its power to the front wheels.
If you're shopping the 2010 Toyota Corolla Matrix against other small cars, you'll find a number of smaller features that aren't included in all the vehicles. Power mirrors, tilt and telescoping steering, and an auxiliary input jack—items that aren't always standard on small cars—are standard on the base model. When the seats are folded, the cargo area becomes a veritable deck. I drove a front-wheel-drive Matrix S with a manual transmission. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties. Legroom is better in back.
Standard features include all-disc antilock brakes, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for both rows. Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. Fold either or both portions of the split rear seatback forward and you'll find generous room for stuff, but with the seatbacks up in place, there's not a lot of grocery space. Dollars rounded to the nearest whole dollar. The xB has an iPod port standard. This information is supplied for personal use only and may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the express written consent of Chrome Data. Reviews of both engines are average, although the more powerful 2.
The S upgrades to power windows and locks, a useful 115-volt power outlet good for laptops, cruise control, and a flat-folding front passenger seat, plus other dress-ups. At highway speeds, road and wind noise are considerable, but the engine stays unobtrusive. Other options include a navigation system, a moonroof and a premium stereo. Background image courtesy of Thibaut Nagorny, via unsplash. Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies.
They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car. The steering wheel starts to feel a bit jittery around 75 mph, but at slower speeds it retains a secure, on-center feel. The rear load floor is covered in durable plastic, as are the second-row seatbacks. The climate controls are simple but awfully clunky, and the ceiling is a vast canopy of mouse fur. The five-speed manual has a solid, hefty feel.
For those who must have automatic, the 2. Latch child-seat anchors are located in the outboard rear seats. A 132-hp four-cylinder comes only on the base model, and manual or automatic transmissions are available with either engine. The 2010 Toyota Matrix is essentially a tall hatchback version of the Corolla sedan; though it's shorter and a bit easier to park, it has an interior that's more easily reconfigured for larger cargo items. Safety is quite strong for the 2010 Matrix. But there's decent legroom and plenty of headroom. Fitting five adults in the 2010 Toyota Matrix is a stretch; it just doesn't have enough shoulder space to fit three people across, but there's decent legroom and plenty of headroom.
All-wheel drive is optional on the Matrix S. With its recent redesign, as an early 2009 model, the Matrix picked up a lower, sportier stance, yet retained similar proportions to the previous version. The is easy to use, it has a user-friendly interface and Please take a look at the to see it in action. Power mirrors, tilt and telescoping steering, and an auxiliary input jack—items that aren't always standard on small cars—are standard on the base model. Stab the gas pedal to match revs as you downshift, and the response can be tepid. Crash-test ratings are good but not class-leading; in federal testing, the Matrix earns four- and five-star ratings for side impact but five stars for frontal impact.