Toyota Matrix XRS Part 2: Interior & User Experience- OnCars

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Toyota Matrix XRS Part 2: User Experience

A sporty that’s roomy and ready for life brings your way

The Toyota Matrix XRS can be considered the equivalent of a Swiss Army A tall, sporty-looking wagon on Toyota’s bland, but great-selling sedan, the Matrix XRS offers a of practical configurations and is loaded content for the dollar.

The footprint of the is a bit misleading as the small five-door has a lot of space inside. With its load floor and its flat seats — including the passenger seat — the offers up cargo space for your lifestyle may require. to load your mountain No sweat. Gotta run to Home for that home improvement While it won’t quite a 4×8 piece of plywood, the is up for it. Gotta carry your and 15 inflatable dolls? Well, you get the

Adding to its versatility is available AWD and towing capability. Ok, so it’ll tow 1500 lbs, but that’s 1500 more than of its competitors. So at least you can hook up the jet and head to the beach.

It’s not all and butterflies, however. There are a few to talk about. For one, the of the plastics in the cabin — on the dash — are. car-ish. Not exactly what you of Toyota. Granted this is an car, but that doesn’t it should feel cheap. To be some of its competitors are worse, but are better as well.

Then there’s the automatic which reminds me of an irritatingly ex-girlfriend. At least there’s a manual available. I won’t too much about the lack of or the lack of communication skills the steering, as this isn’t a performance car — although be forgiven for expecting more given the XRS badges and that front end.

No, this is about practicality and economy a little bit of flair. To that end other notable features a 115 volt auxiliary power a tilting and telescoping steering an available touch screen system and an optional JBL six in-dash CD, 440 nine speaker audio with MP3/WMA and Bluetooth How’s that for content?

Continuing with the plusses, plenty of space for front and passengers when the seats folded and the build quality cheap plastics aside seems very solid as expect from Toyota. — more important ever these days is a decent 21 city, 28 highway, the Matrix earning an Ultra Low rating to boot.

With its personality, the Matrix XRS is sure to buyers looking for an economical car is game for whatever life From everyday cargo duty to weekend getaways all your toys, this Army knife of cars is Add in the available AWD and Toyota’s reputation for resale and reliability, and it’s to make a case for the Matrix

Toyota Matrix XRS


Acceleration: Small engine by too much weight results in acceleration

— Handling: tires can’t overcome a lacking any kind of athleticism

Braking: Squirmy handling braking at or near the limit brakes are effective though

— Exterior: Aggressive end and XRS badging are misleading — narrow and short design for bad proportions

— Interior: A bit with lower quality than you’d expect the world’s largest car maker

— Comfort: Good front and rear — seating position as well

Space: Folding seats the front passenger’s) offer of space for cargo — space for four people


— Dynamics: stability control and softly-sprung conspire to keep the aggressive BFG from doing their but optional AWD will keep safe under all conditions

Technology: Stability control, airbags, etc. — all here


— Decent value as a small but not as a sport compact in the mold of the Si or Mazdaspeed3

— Mileage: If not in a hurry (and therefore on the it will return decent

Emotional Appeal

— thumpin’ factor: Looks win over some, but otherwise one is a flat-liner

— Fun to spank: Not even a but in all fairness, that’s just not its


Layout: Front / Front wheel drive

Toyota Matrix II
Toyota Matrix II


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