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2012 Toyota Corolla Matrix

At a Glance

Pricing $19,275 - $22,415
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 1.8l I4, 2.4l I4
Transmissions A4, A5, M5
Fuel Economy 20-26 (city), 26-32 (highway)

Overview Information

The Toyota Matrix is a small five-door hatchback which is closely related to the Corolla. A standard 132-bhp 1.8L I-4 drives the front wheels in the base models; whereas a larger displacement 2.4L four-cylinder rated at 158-bhp is found in the higher S trim level. Introduced in 2009, the second generation Matrix lost its tall crossover wagon styling but still offers an all-wheel-drive model for increased traction. The versatile 5-door body style has a large hatch which provides access to a cargo area finished in a hard durable plastic for utility. At one time, the Matrix was a unique body style, but segment is more robust today and includes uniquely stylish vehicles like the Kia Soul and the more fuel-efficient, all-wheel-drive Impreza.

Official Word:

The versatile and sporty Toyota Matrix, which received a significant refresh for 2011, moves into 2012 continuing with two model grades and two powertrain offerings and available all-wheel drive. All Matrix models also include the Toyota Care complimentary maintenance plan, which covers the car for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. The five-door Toyota Matrix deftly combines a fun-to-drive spirit with the utility of a small SUV and excellent fuel economy. The 2012 Matrix...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Matrix L 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) M5 FWD 26/32/29 $19,275
Matrix L 1.8l I4 (132-bhp) A4 FWD 25/32/28 $20,115
Matrix S 2.4l I4 (158-bhp) M5 FWD 21/28/24 $20,265
Matrix S 2.4l I4 (158-bhp) A5 FWD 21/29/25 $21,455
Matrix S-AWD 2.4l I4 (158-bhp) A4 AWD 20/26/23 $22,415