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 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 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 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 Prices
Below are the starting prices of 2012 Toyota Matrix in every trim level combination.
- 2012 Toyota Matrix L FWD 1.8L 4-cylinder 5-speed MT at $18,845 MSRP
- 2012 Toyota Matrix L FWD 1.8L 4-cylinder 4-speed AT at $19,685 MSRP
- 2012 Toyota Matrix S FWD 2.4L 4-cylinder 5-speed MT at $19,565 MSRP
- 2012 Toyota Matrix S FWD 2.4L 4-cylinder 5-speed AT at $20,755 MSRP
- 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.