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2012 Toyota Matrix

Monday, March 19th 2012. | Toyota

2012 Toyota Matrix including affordable small cars class which only provides the compact hatchback model. Discover some of the advantages started from the versatility of its interior (easy-to-use controls), spacious backseat, better mpg rating if compare with a utility vehicle, great acceleration plus power for 2.4-liter engine, available All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system with active torque control besides the standard Front-Wheel Drive (FWD), and slightly better sportiness than Corolla best-seller. Just like other cars that have several cons, such as: poor rear visibility, noisy cabin, seats in each row a bit narrow for some people who are tall, base 1.8-liter engine not so powerful. Same as its predecessor (2011 Toyota Matrix), the two models are offered to the prospective customers, from the base 2012 Toyota Matrix L and 2012 Toyota Matrix S for the upper trim level.

2012 Toyota Matrix
2012 Toyota Matrix

2012 Toyota Matrix Powertrain

There are two engines, for the base 2012 Toyota Matrix L powered by 1.8-liter four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) that delivers 132-horsepower @ 6,000 rpm & 128 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm. Then for 2012 Toyota Matrix S powered by 2.4-liter four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) which generates 158-hp @ 6,000 rpm & 162 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm.

2012 Toyota Matrix Transmission

Three transmissions ready to pick that depend on the trim. First is five-speed manual transmission for both standard FWD of Matrix L & Matrix S. Second, four-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) for both optional of Matrix L FWD & Matrix S AWD. Last, five-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) for optional Matrix S FWD only.

2012 Toyota Matrix Mileage Estimates

When combined the powertrains, drivetrains with various transmissions, it gives different mpg ratings for every mix.

  • 2012 Toyota Matrix L FWD 1.8-liter 5-speed manual at 26 city/32 highway mpg
  • 2012 Toyota Matrix L FWD 1.8-liter 4-speed automatic at 25 city/32 highway mpg
  • 2012 Toyota Matrix S FWD 2.4-liter 5-speed manual at 21 city/28 highway mpg
  • 2012 Toyota Matrix S FWD 2.4-liter 5-speed automatic at 21 city/29 highway mpg
  • 2012 Toyota Matrix S AWD 2.4-liter 4-speed automatic at 20 city/26 highway mpg

The information is only suitable for the use of automobile in America, which take from Toyota official site.

2012 Toyota Matrix Interior Photos
2012 Toyota Matrix Interior Photos

2012 Toyota Matrix L

Here are the highlight features of 2012 Toyota Matrix L, includes 16-inch steel wheels with wheel covers & P205/55R16 89H tires, multi-reflector halogen headlamps, color-keyed front bumper, intermittent windshield wipers with mist cycle, roof-mounted AM/FM antenna, AM/FM CD player (with MP3/WMA playback capability, 4-speakers, auxiliary audio jack & auto sound leveling), fabric-trimmed front seats (6-way adjustable driver’s seat & 4-way adjustable fold-flat front passenger seat), 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, tilt/telescopic sport steering wheel with metallic accents & audio controls, Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), Star Safety Systemâ„¢, six airbags, and driver & front passenger active headrests.

2012 Toyota Matrix Interior
2012 Toyota Matrix Interior

2012 Toyota Matrix S

Turn for the 2012 Toyota Matrix S which offers the highlight features are integrated fog lamps, sport front & rear bumpers, variable intermittent windshield wipers with mist cycle, chrome-tipped exhaust (AWD only), AM/FM CD player (with MP3/WMA playback capability, 6-speakers, auxiliary audio jack & auto sound leveling), and metallic interior trim.

2012 Toyota Matrix Review
2012 Toyota Matrix Review

2012 Toyota Matrix Prices

Below are the starting prices of 2012 Toyota Matrix in every trim level combination.

  1. 2012 Toyota Matrix L FWD 1.8L 4-cylinder 5-speed MT at $18,845 MSRP
  2. 2012 Toyota Matrix L FWD 1.8L 4-cylinder 4-speed AT at $19,685 MSRP
  3. 2012 Toyota Matrix S FWD 2.4L 4-cylinder 5-speed MT at $19,565 MSRP
  4. 2012 Toyota Matrix S FWD 2.4L 4-cylinder 5-speed AT at $20,755 MSRP
  5. 2012 Toyota Matrix S AWD 2.4L 4-cylinder 4-speed AT at $21,715 MSRP

Get the details information at your Toyota local dealers.

2012 Toyota Matrix Rivals

A lot of competitor lists in affordable small cars compete against Toyota Matrix 2012, such as: Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta, Mazda Mazda3, Ford Focus, Honda Fit, and more.


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