The best of both worlds can be enjoyed from the seat of a 2012 Toyota Matrix.
If you are looking for a vehicle that can both thrive in the city and in the great outdoors, look no further than the 2012 Toyota Matrix. This vehicle is the perfect blend between the smaller Yaris and the larger Rav4. The great concept with a hatchback is that the car appears small on the outside but has amazing cargo volume on the inside. This is true with the Matrix which has fold-flat 60-40 split folding rear seats and fold-flat front passenger seat. Complete control as to what can fit into your car.
As mentioned above, the 2012 Toyota Matrix has amazing versatility when it comes to cargo space. Along with this great feature, the Matrix offers a very comfortable ride utilizing large bolsters that hold driver and front passengers firmly but gently in their seats. The gauges are modern and well lit up. There is a plethora of storage space to be found in the front and rear door pockets. For how small this car is, you will be surprised how much stuff you can fit into it. It is almost like a clown car.
The appearance of the 2012 Toyota Matrix is flashy and modern. With flashy wheels, sharp hood styling, bold colours, a spoiler and impressive front grille display this wagon/car inspired vehicle has attitude. The Matrix looks great in front of a city skyline as well as in front of the Rocky mountain backdrop.
As can be expected with a Toyota, the performance of the 2012 Matrix is exceptional. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. You are also getting electric power steering, a great suspension system and a sport strut tower brace to ensure you have a comfortable drive no matter how long the haul. The available trim levels are: Matrix, Matrix XRS and the Matrix AWD.
1.8L 4 cyl VVT-i: 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque
2.4L VVT-i: 158 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque
2012 Fuel Economy:
1.8L 4 cyl VVT-i: city 9.4 (25) and highway 7.35 (32)
2.4L VVT-i: city 11.76 (20) and highway 9.04 (26)
The Matrix was named a 2012 Best Overall Value of the Year by IntelliChoice. This comes at no surprise. This hybrid in the Toyota lineup sure has made an impact.