Toyota

Toyota Matrix

Price $17,895 – $18,935
Fuel consumption 6.1 – 8.1 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 72%(view ratings)
With little doubt that 2014 will very likely be the Matrix’s last year on the market, no changes have been made to the 2014 model. The basic XRS and AWD versions are still available, as are the four-cylinder entry-level 1.8L and, for the more expensive versions, 2.4L engines. There are three available transmissions: a five-speed manual and two automatics of four or five speeds.

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Comparative TestsFour compact cars with AWD for less than $25,000
There are just four cars with AWD for less than $25,000 on the market: the Subaru Impreza, Mitsubishi Lancer, Toyota Matrix and Suzuki SX4. Interestingly, they’re all Japanese. We threw them all in the ring together. Four contenders We brought these rivals together on a particularly wet December 15th. Raining?

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RecallsSafety Recall for Toyota/Lexus
With the recent events in automotive safety, we are no longer that surprised when thousands of cars are recalled for a safety issue. A few months ago, the news of Toyota recalling more than 840,000 vehicles because of a passenger airbag that could explode would have created a panic reaction.
RecallsAnother day, Another Recall: One More for Toyota!
Toyota has really used the GM ignition switch scandal to their advantage! This morning, they announced yet another grouped recall, this time targeting 6.76 million vehicles worldwide. It is one of the larger recalls ever made by the Japanese manufacturer. The first one is for the 2009-2010 Corolla and Matrix, …
News2014 Toyota Matrix Still Available in Canada
Not long ago we were talking about the possible disappearance of the Toyota Matrix. The eventuality was obvious, given the upcoming release of the 2014 Toyota Corolla. Both cars are assembled in Toyota’s plant in Cambridge, Ontario. However it turned out to be only half-truth because while the Toyota Matrix …
NewsToyota Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles
Toyota is facing down another massive vehicle safety recall in which over 750,000 versions of the 2003 and 2004 Toyota Corolla have been found to suffer from a defect in their airbag safety systems. Concerned that airbags - a crucial component of crash safety - would not actually deploy in …

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2001
Motoring TV 2001 Episode 16
Winter driving in Barrie Ontario 2001 Suzuki XL7 engine oil dilution Buick Rendezvous hearing piston slap? drivers - not cars - are polluting our highways.
2001
Motoring TV 2001 Episode 18
Volvo Safety Car 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe checking coolant levels Dodge unveils new Ram pick-up the young Bill Gardiner stabilizer link should consumers have access to dealer costs?
2002
Motoring TV 2002 Episode 8
Saturn launches Vue 2002 Toyota Camry 2002 Suzuki XL7 Cold temperatures and tire pressure Toyota Matrix Topping up coolant Squeaky brakes Return of kinder, gentler Jim Kenzie.
2002
Motoring TV 2002 Episode 16
Toyota intros Matrix 2002 Honda Civic SiR exhaust smoke can be good diagnostic tool Toyota assembly plant silicone can save you money in car repairs what's in store for the future of auto shows?
2002
Motoring TV 2002 Episode 18
Volvo enters SUV segment with XC90 2003 Toyota Matrix fluid levels must be checked regularly pros and cons of 4-wheel steering Jim Kenzie on Mini owners signing no-sell contracts with BMW.