www.autobytel.com If you are in the market for a practical and affordable family vehicle then the 2012 Toyota Matrix should be considered. The Matrix was redesigned for the 2009 model year but Toyota has decided to give this 5-door hatchback a couple of upgrades along the way. On the outside the Matrix got more aggressive front and rear bumpers along with sporty wheels. On the inside the 2012 Matrix gets some minor upgrades too including better materials, a leather steering wheel, and Bluetooth. The base price on the 2012 Toyota Matrix is 845 with the top of the line AWD model costing 715. There are 2 different engine types offered on the 2012 Toyota Matrix. The first is he smaller 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy for this engine is 26 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway. The larger engine is a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 158 horsepower and 162 lb-ft. of torque. This larger more powerful engine gets 21 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway. Out back the 2012 Toyota Matrix features 60/40 split folding rear seats. With the seats down there is ample cargo room at 49 cubic feet. Toyota is known for making quality vehicles and the Matrix has been around for some time now with no major problems. This hatchback comes with a great 60 month/60k mile powertrain warranty. There is also some good technology in the Matrix which is really a simple economical car. The gauges look great and the …
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FOR PRICING & SPECS ON THIS CAR VISIT: www.kbb.com Toyota Matrix. In terms of coolness, four-door wagons tend to score pretty low. People often assume that practicality and style are mutually exclusive but that need not be the case. Take the Toyota Matrix for example. It is a reasonably priced, practical little car that offers eager handling and a stylish exterior, proving that buyers dont have to choose between utility and fun. Welcome to our comprehensive Kelley Blue Book review of the Toyota Matrix. Beyond its modern design the Toyota Matrix proves exceedingly practical. A roomy, flexible interior and available all-wheel drive help the small wagon adapt to the varying needs of drivers with active lifestyles. For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news visit www.kbb.com today.
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