2006 Toyota Matrix XRS

At a Glance

Pricing $14,570 - $18,560
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 1.8l I4
Transmissions A4, M5, M6
Fuel Economy 25-30 (city), 31-36 (highway)

Though the name is trendy, the Matrix is actually a very practical compact station wagon. Sporty styling helps dispel the notion that wagons must look utilitarian. Engine choices include a 126-bhp and 164-bhp versions of the 1.8L I-4 for 2WD Matrix models. The Matrix is also available with 4WD, but loses some power (118-bhp) compared to the 2WD models. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual (XRS), and a 4-speed automatic (standard on 4WD). Options include a JBL® 6-disc CD audio system, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Corolla Matrix 1.8l I4 (126-bhp) A4 AWD $17,105
Corolla Matrix 1.8l I4 (126-bhp) A4 FWD $15,370
Corolla Matrix XRS 1.8l I4 (164-bhp) M6 FWD $18,560
Corolla Matrix 1.8l I4 (126-bhp) M5 FWD $14,570