2009 Toyota Matrix
There are 6 user reviews for the S AWD 4-Spd AT trim shown below
- AWD, fold down seats
- MPD. OEM Tires, Paint, Seat Comfort, Blind Spots
Purchased As New
I purchased a 2009 S AWD in July 2009 and now have 40,917 miles on the clock. Mechanically, the car has been great. No breakdowns or recalls. The car also provides excellent all weather traction. On the down side, the gas tank is small, only 13 gallons which limits long drive range. I am getting 22 mpg in the city driving and 27 on the highway. The 2.4 ltr motor w/AWD is a thirsty. The car is plagued by blind spots in the rear. Be sure to check for this when you test drive. Also, the dash rattles a bit. Another gripe is the standard wheel covers which a just cheap. For a car with a sticker price of $21K plus, alloy wheels should be standard. I am not sure of the cars overall value. I paid a lot for AWD and the independent rear suspension. Overall, I would recommend the AWD Trixie as an alternative to Subaru, but at times I wish I would have purchased the VW Rabbit. Lastly, the standard Goodyear tires were horrible, I mean horrible in the rain and were incredibly loud. I just changed them out for Bridgestone Turenzas w/Serenity which are much better in the rain and far more quite....read morehide
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- Comfortable front & back; awesome hauling capacity; peppy little car.
- Seat fabric shows water spots.
Purchased As Used
I love this car! I bought it used from the dealer loaner inventory with 20,000 miles on it; traded in a VW beatle convertible. I don't like big cars/trucks but I wanted something that I could haul around dogs, bikes, landscaping supplies, etc. This car is perfect. Rear seats fold flat; so does front passenger seat (folds forward). I brought home five 8' landscaping timbers in this car.
My seat fabric is gray and for some reason it shows water spots. Weird. Looking for something to remove spots and spray on as a protectant.
My gas mileage is around 31mpg. I had hoped for better, but my daily commute is back roads over a PA mountain. Highway driving with cruise control was close to 40mpg.
More power than my VW bug. Quieter too (obviously, since not a convertible). My Matrix has a sunroof, which is nice. I may add splash guards and front cover.
Looking forward to having AWD for PA winters.
This is my first Toyota and I am hoping for that legendary dependability! So far, so good....read morehide
2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- like everything about it
- 17 inch goodyear eagles
Purchased As New
i have been driving this new matrix s for 1000 miles and love it traded my 05 tacoma pickup.which was great except for 15 miles per gallon i had the six with a 6 speed and it took hi test gas.i have been averageing 24.5 miles on thruway.this matrix is awesome handles like a sport's car.i own a 1994 mazda rx7 twin turbo and this is almost as much fun to drive plus it is comfortable.i live in buffalo ny and would prefer different tires than the eagles that came on it i never liksd goodyear tires.does anyone know which tires would be a good replacement for these...read morehide
7 out of 31 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- good fuel economy ,good looking, handles well
- rough ride, very noisy inside during drive, poor view out back window, cheap tires
Very noisy ride, sounds like sitting in a tin can driving, may be do to AWD, no response from Toyota, may be do to cheap tires(HARD)
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- excellent MPG, Traction control, Aux input, Power output, roomy,
- Needs to come with alloy wheels standard =(
For my very first car, ever, the 2009 Toyota Matrix gives me everything I looked for in a car. Slick look, high MGP, excellent standard sound system. I am very proud of my car and drive it everywhere.
33 out of 133 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- MPG, Roof Rack, Heated Mirrors, Opitron Guages, Fold Down Seats, Deep Glovebox, VST & TRAC
- Lousy 1 inch deep console, left foot hump, no numerical keyless entry, armrest, no lighted mirrors
Downsized from an 02 Ford Explorer. Off the bat, the 09 Matrix has greatly exceeded my expectations. First off, I ordered the car with extras: leather seats, 'darker' tinted windows, backup sensor, Perma Plate protectant. Uniquely original design for '09: dramatic outlines all around; SUV to CUV/stationwagon functionality. However, with 17" tires, VSC, AWD, 2.4 liter 158hp engine and 162lb feet torque (double cams), electronic steering, the car slices easily through traffic, and corners like butter. Handles road bumps with a rock solid chassis. Excellent fuel at 20/26 variable plus or minus 3 mpg either way. 5 Star metallic paint! "Black Sand Pearl".
Deceptive from the outside, the Matrix has great cargo capability with the front and back seats folded. I'm 5'11, seating legroom front/back 5 stars. Deep glovebox, Dramatic dash, gated auto, iPod & 115v inputs. With extra leather, comfortable seats! Heated mirrors. VST & TRAC (optional) TPMS lights...read morehide
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