Chose Matrix over Mazda 3 Hatchback
By LACurtis on
2005 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I spent a lot of time investigating and
researching for my next vehicle to
replace a 2001 Ford Escape. Had it
down to the Matrix or the Mazda 3
Hatchback. I test drove the Mazda, it
was nice although couldn't really tell
that it had more power than the
Matrix. Bought the Matrix because we
had a 2004 Corolla that has been great
and the price was over a $1000 less
The Matrix has not disappointed.
Plenty of power, even some wheelspin!
Have been getting a consistent 29-30
mpg for a mix of city and highway
travel. Ride is great, better than the
Escape. Lots of little extras make this
a super Corolla with fantastic hauling
Love the fold flat 60/40 back seat and
fold flat front passenger seat.
Discovered the back window opens
separately to the hatchback, very
useful for quick easy access stuff
stored in the back.