2012 Matrix 4speed auto/1.8L bought new.
Logged 1,600miles and so far
and I like it.
Ride is firm but pleasant.
If tires are over-inflated, the ride can be harsh
Excellent cargo room with the rear seats folded down.
Decent acceleration, smooth, stable and quieter than I expected on the freeway.
The steering does not provide as much road feel as I would like but it's quite acceptable.
On 1st tank of gas I got 28.7 MPG (US) [8.2 L/100Km] driving around the 'burbs'.
I noticed an occasional buzzing sound from the interior trim close to the passenger A-pillar.
This is only complaint I have so far.
With the cooler fall weather, the sound is hardly noticeable
Would buy again.
the full review
Purchase my Matrix in May . Have about 2000km on it now . I am uninspired.... no excitement with this car . I am not saying I am disapointed with the car it seems big enough , sturdy enough, the milage is no screaming hell but acceptable consider i used to drive a one ton ford 5.4l truck. The car is eaisy for large people to get into including the back seat the roof racks haul alot of weight but sit to far back on the car to be really use full you will have a hard time puting on a ski box on the roof with stock racks. Lacks adjustment on the intermittent wipers (no settable delay feature). Interior color is light grey and stains with a touch
the full review
This is the estimated average annual insurance premium being charged in your state. The premium has been determined based on annual premium data for defined coverages (liability, comprehensive and collision) from a major insurer.
While this information is specific to vehicle make, model, model year and body type, your personal information is not taken into consideration and could greatly alter the actual premium quoted by an insurer. Factors that will affect your rate include your age, marital status, credit history, driving record, and the garaging address of your vehicle.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Toyota Matrix in VA is:
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.