2008 toyota Matrix

2008 toyota matrix is a tall-wagon (or so-called crossover) version that's very closely related to the Pontiac Vibe and also based on the Toyota Corolla car. With a totally upgraded Matrix expected for the 2009 model year, the 2008 Matrix carries over without any significant adjustments.

2008 toyota matrix

The Matrix is used in base and sportier XR models for 2008. Both are powered by a 126-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, with the option of a five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic. Both 2008 Toyota Matrix versions now have front-wheel drive, with the all-wheel-drive design that was previously provided currently ceased.

With either transmission, the engine has simply enough power to stay on par with traffic as well as feel rather buoyant. However with a full load or in uneven terrain, it finds as somewhat underpowered and is accompanied by more engine noise. Gas economic climate is an and also, though; with the manual, the 2008 Toyota Matrix is ranked at 26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway.

The 2008 Toyota Matrix has a simple but proven small-car design, with struts ahead as well as a torsion-beam axle in back; front disc and also rear drum brakes provide stopping power. The trip is firm yet reasonably comfy, and also handling is more direct as well as receptive than little SUVs; it drives similar to a tiny sedan.

Inside, the 2008 Toyota Matrix is much more sizable than its small-car impact might suggest. Ahead, the low yet upright seating position affords a decent view out and also around the lorry, making the perspective for vehicle parking quite simple. In back, the seats could accommodate adults with sufficient headroom, though legroom can be tight. The seats fold up forward to a large, flat cargo floor that cleans up quickly and also has actually integrated tie-downs. The home window opens separately from the hatch, which some may discover handy.

The base-model 2008 Toyota Matrix includes the fundamentals however very little more; common tools consists of air conditioning as well as a four-speaker CD audio system but has manual winding windows. The uplevel XR brings a great deal of prominent devices, such as a height-adjustable chauffeur's seat, power home windows, keyless entrance, as well as a 115-volt Air Conditioner power outlet. Major choices, many of which are organized right into bundles, consist of alloy wheels, updated JBL audio, cruise control, and also a moonroof. Modern enjoyment alternatives such as satellite radio or an iPod user interface typically aren't readily available as factory options; neither is a navigating system or Bluetooth.

The 2008 Toyota Matrix remains in the middle of the pack for accident safety as well as lags at the back in regards to basic safety tools. In federal crash tests, the Toyota Matrix is given good 4- as well as luxury rankings for frontal effect, however only three- as well as four-star rankings for side influence. With the optional side airbags, the Matrix's side performance boosts to a mix of four as well as 5 star. Front side airbags, side drape air bags, and also anti-lock brakes are all optional on the Matrix, and also electronic security control is optional however only with transmission.


The 2008 Toyota Matrix excites with convenience and also utility, however it's lower on the ladder of fun functions and devices.

The Matrix comes in 2 trims degrees: base and XR. To the base models' slim list of tools (16-inch steel wheels, cooling, and a CD player), the XR includes such items as keyless entrance, a 115-volt power electrical outlet, and body-color door manages. Optional on both versions are cruise control, an alarm system, rear-seat heater air ducts, as well as alloy wheels (either 16 or 17 inches for the XR). The XR could likewise be updated to consist of a moonroof and a JBL stereo with an in-dash CD changer.

" Those that carry cargo will find that the Matrix functions much like a little SUV," insists Edmunds. They and also others value the wide-opening hatch with independently opening glass, easy-to-clean plastic floor covering in the cargo location, eight adjustable tie-down hooks, and also 60/40 split-folding seats that expand the cargo location to a capacious 53 cubic feet.

Amongst its favored functions on the Matrix, Kelley Directory feels "the 115-volt outlet on the XR's dashboard need to be basic in every vehicle," as well as encourages "if you like your songs loud and also your bass clunk," the optional JBL Audio w/Kicker Sub Woofer "makes certain to please." They point out that "a number of aftermarket components, both from Toyota as well as external providers, make it simple to personalize the Matrix without having to invest a tiny ton of money."

Modern home entertainment choices such as satellite radio or an iPod user interface typically aren't offered as manufacturing facility alternatives; neither is a navigation system or Bluetooth.

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