2004 toyota Matrix

2004 toyota matrix: The Toyota Matrix is part automobile, part wagon, component minivan, part SUV. Toyota also calls it a CUV for small energy car. We're unsure whether the acronym will catch on, but the Matrix shows up to have caught on. Matrix was introduced in 2002 as a 2003 model, and Toyota marketed nearly 30,000 of the portable wagons in the very first fifty percent of the 2003 fiscal year. Matrix is based upon the Toyota Corolla and is constructed in California at a plant jointly had with General Motors.

Matrix is targeted at younger buyers that want a car with a sporty image and high functionality. Toyota claims the Matrix incorporates the design and efficiency of a cars with the capability of an SUV and the cost of a compact sedan. It does, undoubtedly, accomplish all those purposes, otherwise according to cars, SUVs, and also small sedans achieve their corresponding objectives.


2004 toyota matrix


We located the Matrix offers peppy acceleration, specifically around community. It corners perfectly yet offers a smooth, comfy trip. Matrix is practical, with a large cargo location that can be expanded by folding down the rear seats. As well as it's definitely elegant.

While the high-performance XRS design has drawn some attention with its high-revving 180-horsepower engine, we favored the 130-horsepower models for their more unwinded, a lot more enjoyable attitude.

LINEUP

Toyota Matrix is readily available in 3 trim lines: the typical Matrix, XR, and also XRS. 2 engines are available. Front-wheel-drive (2WD) and all-wheel-drive (4WD) variations are readily available.

Matrix and Matrix XR are powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine ranked at 130 horsepower with two-wheel drive and 123 horsepower with four-wheel drive.

The base Matrix ($ 14,670) comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission as well as lots of features, consisting of a/c and also an AM/FM radio with CD player. (Location charge of $485 is not included in these maker's suggested list price.) A Power Bundle ($ 480) adds power home windows, power door locks, as well as remote keyless access.

Side-impact air bags ($ 250) as well as anti-lock brakes with elecronic brake-force distribution ($ 300) are optional, but we advise them extremely for their capacity to conserve lives.

Matrix XR ($ 16,180) adds ABS with EBD, power door locks, power windows, and the remote vital fob in addition to a back home window wiper. A wider range of optional tools is readily available for the XR as well. Bonus Value Plan 1 ($ 270) includes cruise control, haze lights, as well as front as well as rear looters. To this, Bonus Value Plan 2 ($ 880) includes 16-inch alloy wheels and also power moonroof.

A five-speed manual transmission is basic on Matrix and also Matrix XR. An automatic transmission and four-wheel drive are alternatives, but just for the base and also XR designs. (Transmission adds $800, while 4WD includes another $1,465 to the list price.).

Matrix XRS ($ 18,750) is a high-performance design powered by a 180-hp version of the 1.8-liter engine. XRS is available only with front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission. It features 16-inch alloy wheels and anti-lock brakes with digital brake-force circulation. XRS gets four-wheel disc brakes, preferable to the back drum brakes found on the various other versions.

WALKAROUND

Toyota Matrix is based upon the same system as the Toyota Corolla, although it looks significantly different. The Matrix likewise shares much in common with the Pontiac Vibe. GM as well as Toyota created the vehicles jointly, saving money for both business as well as enabling each to supply the automobiles at an inexpensive cost. Matrix and Ambiance do not look alike, nevertheless, as their styling was created separately by Toyota and also Pontiac.

The Matrix is 3 inches taller however 8 inches shorter in size compared to a Toyota Corolla. It uses the very same wheelbase however a bigger track. These measurements offer the Matrix an one-of-a-kind position. It reminds us rather of the Ford Focus hatchback, which is somewhat smaller. It is also comparable in size to the Chrysler PT Cruiser, although the Matrix has slightly less interior storage space capability due to its reduced roofline.

And also it's mostly the roofline that draws the eye. In a reverse wedge form, the roofing inclines down at the back while the belt line along the reduced side of the side home windows inclines up, producing a sleek wedge shape to the windows.

The tailgate opens up equally as in an SUV or minivan, and the frameless home window can be opened independently for fast accessibility.

The front of the car has a deliberate looking nose with a reasonably high hood line accentuated by a huge grille. Engine air conditioning is accomplished via a huge aperture under the front bumper which includes two tiny foglights.

A wide track, along with generous tires fill up the wheel wells perfectly, aiding offer the Matrix a hostile appearance. Altogether it's an auto that looks substantial despite its relatively tiny size.

INTERIOR

Being in a Toyota Matrix is rather like sitting in an SUV, with upright seating and also a powerful view of the road ahead.

The chauffeur will discover that the cabin differs from that of various other Toyota automobiles. 4 husks before the steering wheel house deeply set evaluates. The determines glow red whatsoever times, even throughout the daytime, as not enough ambient light reaches them. Chrome edges accentuate each sheath and also fake cleaned aluminum trim is utilized to border turn on the control panel and also door panels.

The combined radio and also CD player sits straight to the right of the instrument sheaths, while the heating and also air flow controls are quickly below. If the radio buttons as well as the general un-Toyota appearance of the trim seems familiar that's since the inside is almost similar to the Pontiac Vibe, even to the American Delco radio.

The shifter is likewise right there, just a couple of inches from the steering wheel. It's comfortably situated greater than a foot off the flooring in a placement that's ended up being fashionable in high-performance rally autos in addition to the Lexus RX, a luxury SUV.

There's 15 cubic feet of cargo area behind the back seats. The back seat is split 60/40 as well as pressing a button flips the seat down conveniently to provide a completely level flooring with the ability of holding 53 cubic feet of cargo. The cargo floor is finished in a hard ribbed plastic designed to supply easy cleanup. An XR 4WD model we drove featured a carpeted freight floor covering ($ 56) that did a much better job of maintaining cargo from moving about, nonetheless. The freight floor showcases four slots which contain movable hooks that can be made use of to restrain goods. There are numerous other tie-downs positioned along the sides. Storage space compartments as well as freight nets offer proprietors with maximum energy. All this makes the inside as flexible as any station wagon and also much better than a lot of SUVs. Even the front traveler seat can be folded up down to supply one more level surface area for storage space, albeit at a greater degree compared to the rest of the flooring.

With its high roofline, the Matrix uses plenty of headroom for high vehicle drivers as well as travelers. Shorter travelers sitting in the rear seats may find the sight slightly claustrophobic as a result of the little side home windows.

One great function is the offered 115-volt power electrical outlet situated in the front control panel together with a regular 12-volt electrical outlet. It's a low-power Air Conditioner plug suitable for powering a notebook computer, however it isn't really with the ability of running power devices. (Toyota is working on that, nevertheless.).