2012 Toyota Matrix  -  $19,640


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $19,640
Base Invoice: $18,603
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr Wgn Man L FWD (Natl)
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 29 | City: 26 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: 5dr Wgn Man L FWD (Natl)
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 1.8L DOHC 16-valve 4-cyl engine w/VVT-i

Pros

Versatile cargo-carrying ability; standard safety features; 32-plus mpg on the highway


Model News

The Matrix carries into 2012 with no changes.


Value Writeup

Despite the slight price increase for the 2012 model year, the Matrix still comes down as a great value in the crossover and sport wagon segment. The base model with the manual transmission starts at $18,845. Vehicle stability control and traction control are standard even on the base model -- which achieves 26 mpg city and 32 mpg highway with the manual transmission.


Model Highlights

The 2012 Toyota Matrix comes in two trim levels--the base and the S trim. For 2012, there are two engines available, a 1.8L 4-cylinder that makes 132 horsepower and on the S trim, a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that makes 158 horsepower.

The transmissions available in 2011 carry over for this year as well. The base model offers the choice of a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed automatic. On the S trims, both a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed automatic are available.

In normal conditions, the optional all-wheel drive system in the S trim sends all the power to the front wheels, helping the vehicle behave like a front-wheel drive vehicle until conditions get slippery. When necessary, the system uses active torque control to distribute power to the wheels that need it most.

Fuel efficiency estimates for the Matrix are impressive. The base level trim with the 1.8L engine and 5-speed manual gets 26 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, while the all-wheel drive S gets slightly less at 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway.

Standard features for the entire line include air conditioning, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, heavy duty rear defogger, color-keyed outside mirrors and front and rear intermittent wipers. Front, seat-mounted side and front and rear curtain airbags are standard on all Matrix models, as are seatbelt pretensioners and active headrests.

The S model adds power locks and windows, cruise control, rear wiper, remote keyless entry, a 6-speaker CD sound system with MP3 compatibility, a 115-volt power outlet and a fold-flat front passenger seat. Options for the S trim include 17-inch alloys, tilt-and-slide power moonroof and a Sport package for the all-wheel drive model that includes front and rear underbody spoilers and fog lamps.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG

Cruising Range - City
343.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
26 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
29 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
422.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.8L/110

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4400

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31

Total Cooling System Capacity
5.8 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
94.2 ft³

Front Head Room
40.5 in

Front Leg Room
41.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.3 in

Front Hip Room
52.3 in

Second Head Room
39.3 in

Second Leg Room
36.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.6 in

Second Hip Room
43.7 in

Wheelbase
102.4 in

Length, Overall
171.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.5 in

Height, Overall
61.0 in

Track Width, Front
59.8 in

Track Width, Rear
59.9 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.8 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
19.8 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
49.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2844 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
225 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.9 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.8 in

Front Tire Size
P205/55R16

Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.1 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
2

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
25,000

Roadside Assistance Note
24/7 Roadside Assistance

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V006000

Mfg's Report Date
January 9, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
567,911

Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2012 Toyota 4Runner, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sienna, Yaris, Scion xB, Lexus ES350, GX460, IS-F, IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, and Lexus LFA vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain 2009 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, Yaris HB, Scion xB, Pontiac Vibe, Lexus, ES350, IS250, IS350, and IS-F vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners that parts are not yet available are expected to begin January 30, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P (Toyota Zone A), G1R (Toyota Zone B), H1A (Toyota Zone C), G2G (Lexus Zone A), G2H (Lexus Zone B) and H2A (Lexus Zone C). Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), H0A (Toyota Zone C), GLG (Lexus Zone A), GLH (Lexus Zone B) and HLA (Lexus Zone C).

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
13.6%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

1.8L DOHC 16-valve 4-cyl engine w/VVT-i

5-speed manual transmission

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Torsion beam rear suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Electric pwr-assist rack & pinion steering

Vented front/solid rear disc brakes w/pwr assist

16" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

P205/55R16 all-season tires

Temporary spare tire

Color-keyed side rocker panels

Color-keyed front bumper

Multi-reflector halogen headlamps

Color-keyed heated pwr mirrors

Front intermittent wipers w/mist cycle

Rear intermittent wiper

License plate bracket

Color-keyed door handles

Wrap guard body protection film

AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3/WMA playback capability, auto sound leveling, (4) speakers

Auxiliary audio input

Roof mounted AM/FM antenna

Front sport bucket seats -inc: active head restraints

Cloth 6-way adjustable driver/4-way adjustable front passenger seat w/seatback pocket

Rear 60/40-split folding bench seat

Front console w/storage box

Carpeted floor

3-spoke tilt/telescoping sport steering wheel -inc: metallic accents, audio controls

Optitron instrumentation -inc: speedometer,tachometer, coolant temperature gauge, fuel gauge, LCD odometer display, LCD tripmeters display, LCD outside temperature display, warning messages

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry w/panic feature

Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch down

Cruise control

Anti-theft engine immobilizer

Air conditioning w/air filtration

Rear window defogger w/timer

Dual glove compartment

(4) cup holders

12V pwr outlet

Driver/front passenger sun visors w/mirrors

Front map lights

Illuminated entry

Anti-slip cargo area trim

Tonneau cover

4-wheel anti-lock brakes

Vehicle stability control

Traction control

Electronic brake-force distribution

Brake assist

Smart stop technology

Daytime running lights

High tensile strength steel body panels

Side-impact door beams

Front & rear energy-absorbing crumple zones

Front advanced airbags w/occupant classification sensor

Front seat side-impact airbags

Front & rear side curtain airbags

3-point ALR/ELR seat belts for all positions -inc: front pretensioners, front force limiters, front adjustable shoulder belt anchors

LATCH lower anchors & top tether anchors

Child-protector rear door locks

Energy-absorbing steering column

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
SUPER WHITE
$0

 
CLASSIC SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
MAGNETIC GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK SAND PEARL
$0

 
RADIANT RED
$0

 
SPRUCE MICA
$0

 
NAUTICAL BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
ASH, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DARK CHARCOAL, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
L SPORT PKG
$270

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL POST PRODUCTION OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA **
$0

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$353

 
ASHTRAY CUP
$26

 
CARGO NET
$49

 
CARGO TOTE
$49

 
5-PIECE CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$225

 
DOOR SILL ENHANCEMENTS
$197

 
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE KIT
$70

 
FIRST AID KIT
$29

 
V.I.P. RS3200 PLUS SECURITY SYSTEM
$359

 
BODY SIDE MOLDING
$209

 
EXHAUST TIP
$180

 
PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$395

 
REAR BUMPER PROTECTOR
$79

 
ROOF RACK
$350


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