For the unacquainted with Matrix, this variant was first introduced in 2003 as a model 2003. Within half a year, Toyota managed to remove the 30 thousand compact wagon that took the Corolla base.
Matrix is created for young people market who crave a sporty and functional image vehicle. Toyota claimed Matrix is a combination of style and performance of a sports car with the functionality of an SUV and the performance of a compact sedan.
The Matrix XRS valued at US $18.750 was supplied with a 1.8-liter engine with a magnitude of 180 horsepower. This variant has a 6-speed manual transmission system with a front-wheel-driven steering system. However, Matrix is also available in all-wheel-drive (4WD).
Sitting inside the Toyota Matrix will be felt inside the SUV, with its sitting position and a strategic forward view of the rider. The function of the steering function is easy to achieve. Likewise for the buttons of the entertainment media, such as radio and CD player. The transmission shifting is also located only a few inches from the steering circumference, so riders easily reach it.
Matrix Roof is also quite high, so the volume of the upper room so airy. Riders or passengers who are high-body will still have space for freedom in the Matrix. Interestingly, the Matrix dashboard features a 115-volt power outlet in addition to a regular 12-volt outlet power outlet. This electric power can be used to power the laptop computer.
The problem of riding performance, no doubt Matrix has the ability of a sporty car, although the figure looks boxy. Matrix offers steady acceleration, especially when used for city trips. The mantas are turning in the bend making the CUV is smooth and comfortable to drive.
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