Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. The Toyota matrix is a compact wagon marketed towards the younger and hipper generation of buyers. General Motors issued a recall for the same problem on 2003 and 2004 Pontiac Vibes with power windows at the same time. The former is offered with either a five-speed or four-speed , while the larger engine is equipped with either a manual or automatic five-speed transmission.
Front and rear carpeted floormats are also optional for the lower trim level. A drop down menu will appear. In normal conditions, the optional all-wheel drive system in the S trim sends all the power to the front wheels, helping the vehicle behave like a front-wheel drive vehicle until conditions warrant a change. You can buy an oil filter at any auto shop. The trade-off, however, is that when it was new, reviewers said that taller drivers might feel cramped behind the wheel, but those of average height should be just fine.
I'm really digging meeting people. The Sport-Package-equipped S trim is also described by a few reviewers as a tad better behaved on the back roads, while both trims, with their compact size, are lauded by reviewers as a hoot to drive around town. And free is good, right? The base Matrix gets a 1. Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. This doesn't cost anything additional. In a practicality test, Motor Trend was able to haul more cargo in the Matrix than in a with 61. What Owners Think Poor rearward visibility, underpowered and noisy engines, and some less-than-desirable handling characteristics have soured more than a few owners and tire-kickers on the 2011 Matrix.
Fueling time varies with hydrogen fueling pressure and ambient temperature. While it did have standard air conditioning, it left out features like color-keyed mirrors and door handles, blacked out window frames and power mirrors. Always properly secure cargo and cargo area. The standard L trim is powered by a 132-horsepower, 1. Safety features were somewhat lacking and so in 2005, optional features like airbags and stability control were offered. The transmissions available in 2010 carry over for this year as well.
Be a responsible owner and check out the owner's manual as soon as possible. These commissions help support our ability to spend time providing additional content. On the positive side, gauges are found by the majority of reviewers to be well-lit, though inscrutable markings can be a bit distracting. The S trim is powered by a 158-horsepower, 2. Changing the air filter regularly can benefit your car in a lot of ways, such as optimum gas mileage, reduced emissions, improved acceleration, increased engine life, and more. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. The 2009 models have less interior space than the preceding years, with a total of 48.
Matrix makes loading kids, dogs and miscellaneous cargo a cinch. The interior styling is fantastic and the quality is evident all around. Although identical mechanically, and nearly as much internally, the Matrix and Vibe had different sheetmetal and exterior trim designed by their respective brands. Engine power was good enough for the vehicle though many drivers could feel it strain as it climbed up inclines. Curb weight measures the weight of the car with all of the standard equipment and amenities while passengers, cargo or any other separately loaded items are not taken into consideration. The top-shelf S trim adds a standard folding front passenger seatback, remote power door locks, simulated alloy dashboard accents and phone pre-wiring, as well as two additional speakers.
The transmissions available in 2010 carry over for this year as well. Options for the S trim include 17-inch alloys, tilt-and-slide power moonroof and a Sport package for the all-wheel drive model that includes front and rear underbody spoilers and fog lamps. Build quality and styling have always been some of the highlights of the vehicle, and many drivers have been more than satisfied with its extremely comfortable driving. This recall only applies to models equipped with power windows. There are two four-cylinder engines and available all-wheel drive.
The 2006 drop in power was due to new testing standards, and not a change in the engine's actual performance. For more information on mpg, please see. The S trim is available with all-wheel drive and features a more powerful 2. Much like its predecessor, the vehicle provides an above-average performance all around. Optional features included alloy wheels, a sunroof, and a body kit.
A final detail, noticed by nearly all reviewers, is a distinct raucousness found in both engines on acceleration. This type of car is also commonly referred to as a. According to the owner's manual, you must do this every 5,000 miles or 6 months, while you are draining the old engine oil. Though not quite as well known, nor with the same impressive sales record as its cargo-challenged brethren, the Matrix does manage to fill a niche in the family-oriented compact-wagon market. You can inspect and change your car filter every 30,000 miles or 36 months if you only use your Matrix for city driving, but you must do this every 5,000 miles or 6 months if you often drive on dirty or dusty roads. This Toyota Matrix generation marks it the first time it is sold in. Sales of the Matrix were discontinued in the United States in 2013, and in Canada in 2014.