Neat exterior design, but could use the upper rear spoiler like the 2010 Matrix XRS model before it. But vehicle is still rather stylish!
AWD S model definitely has the upgraded 2.4 liter power of the previous Matrix XRS, the Scion XB and the previous Toyota Camry models. With 16-Valve/Dual VVT-i & 4 cyl in-line type auto transmission.
Common features that are now standard with almost all of the new Toyota's are traction control, vehicle stabilizer control, ABS, EBT, & smart stop technology braking system.
All Wheel Drive system.
AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA Player with 6-speakers.
Integrated Fog Lamps.
Anti-Theft system with Engine Immobilizer.
Daytime running lamps.
In-key Remote Keyless Entry system.
6-Way Adjustable Driver Seat.
4-Way Adjustable Fold Flat Front Passenger Seat.
60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seat.
Power Door locks.
Cargo Area Tonneau Cover.
Tire Pressure Monitor System like most of the new Toyota's/Scion's and Lexus's the last few years.
Barely any Blind-Spots hampering driver vision.
With the technology that Toyota has developed, the company could probably up the EPA fuel economy.
Up the 2.4 Liter to maybe a 2.5 or 2.6 Liter.
Up the horsepower from 158 to a little more 166HP with definitely a little more torque, behind it.
The company has definitely done this with little bigger Toyota's like the Rav-4, Camry and the FJ Cruiser.
This vehicle is set on the Corolla framework, which has been the smaller mainstay for Toyota in the U.S.A. for quite some time.
A very very successful product here for a long time. It has proven itself, just as the Camry has.
Time to continue to move forward even more Toyota and not let Honda, Nissan, Kia, and Hyundai out-do the small car.