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The 2013 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 2013
For 2013, the base Matrix gets a new CD stereo that includes satellite radio, iPod connectivity and Bluetooth audio streaming. The uplevel S model gets a stereo with a 6.1-inch touch-screen.
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:
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:
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 safety features include:
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