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By Cars.com Staff
November 3, 2011
The 2012 Toyota Matrix is a compact hatchback that can carry up to five people and plenty of cargo. It comes in a base version as well as an S trim. The Matrix competes with hatchback versions of the Kia Forte and Mazda3.
New for 2012 There are no changes for 2012.
Exterior The Matrix has an aggressive-looking front end that features a bulging hood, thin wraparound headlights and a small trapezoidal grille. Smooth bodyside moldings give the Matrix a modern appearance, and the hatchback's forward-swept D-pillars enhance the car's sporty shape.
S models can have an optional Sport Package that features 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear underbody spoilers and a rear spoiler. Exterior features include:
Available 16- or 17-inch wheels
Daytime running lights
Heated power mirrors
Available fog lamps
Interior Front sport seats and a three-person rear bench seat give the Matrix room for up to five people. The 60/40-split backseat can fold down when more cargo room is needed. Interior features include:
Available metallic interior accents
Front passenger seat folds down on S models
Standard power windows and locks
Standard cruise control
Standard CD stereo with MP3 jack
Under the Hood Base models are powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder mated either to a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The S comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder teamed either to a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.
All models are front-wheel drive except for the specially equipped all-wheel-drive S trim, which uses a four-speed automatic.
The base and front-wheel-drive S models come with a basic rear torsion beam suspension; the all-wheel-drive S model gets a more complex rear double-wishbone suspension. Mechanical features include:
Standard 132-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder with 128 pounds-feet of torque
Available 158-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 162 pounds-feet of torque
Safety Standard safety features include:
Front side-impact airbags
Side curtain airbags
Active front head restraints
Electronic stability system
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