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2012 Toyota Matrix
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The 2012 Matrix is a 4-door, 5-passenger wagon, available in 5 trims, ranging from the L 5-Spd MT to the S AWD 4-Spd AT.
Upon introduction, the L 5-Spd MT is equipped with a standard 1.8-liter, I4, 132-horsepower engine that achieves 26-mpg in the city and 32-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard. The S AWD 4-Spd AT is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 158-horsepower engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 4-speed automatic transmission is standard. See more... See Less
|Cargo space back seats & trunk area||Add foot-operated inside latch that can open the hatchback|
|Mirrors & depth perception are outstanding, very easy to park||Fabric - difficult to clean if soiled - leaves stain|
|I love the lift back style for carting supplies||Audio system is very average - not very clear at mid / low volumes|
|I was first attracted to sporty style & dependability||Parking brake is too loose - can go on with slightest direct bump|
|Cargo space - lots of it||The back seats make noise when driving over speed bumps|
|Fold down rear seat - to expand cargo space||Driver's seat comfort. can't go up or down and lumbar zone is not adjustable|
|Dashboard is easy to see & understand||Rear visibility - small rear window|
|The outside appearance is very nice||Color choice - more choices need to be made available|
|Handling on the road very fun to drive||Suspension is marginal, bottoms out on speed bumps.|
|Gas mileage is higher than rating in city||Headlights do not automatically turn off|