2004 Toyota Matrix Consumer Review: Does almost everything quite w

2004 Toyota Matrix - Consumer Review

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XR Wagon (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Does almost everything quite well
By Abraham3 on


2004 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


I like it, recommend it, would buy
another. Matrix is 4-dr, Corolla
hatchback . F seating is quite
comfortable. Upright position gives
good vis 'cept to rear where windows
taper. No difficulty finding
comfortable seating position (6'0" -
leggy). R leg & seat room large for
car this size. Long trips quite
possible. Cargo volume and features
excellent - 2 usable nets, tie-down
rings and tie-down straps std. R deck
hard ribbed plastic. 60/40 R seats
fold flush & match deck. Will hold a
stack of 8' 2x4s with hatch closed.
The 1.8L, DOHC Corolla engine is nearly
perfect - excellent power curve.
Surprising acceleration. Five spd
manual is excellent.

Best Features

Reliability, cargo capacity, rear seat room in a small car, audio quality, maneuverability, ABS braking performance, engine performance - stops and goes quite nicely.

Worst Features

ABS should be standard on all models. Rearward visibility can be troubling. I would trade disc changer or MP3 capability for all "Program Type" and RDS functions on audio system - useless feature. Needs an audible, confirmation ("honk") for remote lock.
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