2006 toyota Matrix

Toyota introduced its youth-focused Matrix as an early 2003 design. Called a crossover energy vehicle, the Matrix is said to integrate the capability of a sport utility vehicle with the photo and also performance of a sports car, yet it's as budget friendly as a small sedan. Pontiac markets a relevant Ambiance model - 2006 toyota matrix.

High clearance as well as versatile seating positions are amongst the Matrix's notable features. 3 trim levels are available: base, step-up XR as well as high-performance XRS. Base as well as XR models can be outfitted with either front- or all-wheel drive. The XRS comes just with front-wheel drive and also packs added power and a six-speed-manual gearbox.

2006 toyota matrix

Freshened styling and managing upgrades noted the 2005 versions, as well as Car Stability Control ended up being optional on base and also XR versions with the automatic transmission. For 2006, a JBL costs stereo with an in-dash six-CD changer is optional in XR designs. Engine outcomes have been modified in accordance with new screening standards established by the Culture of Automotive Engineers.


The Matrix hatchback is improved a system much like the one utilized for Toyota's popular Corolla car. Measuring 171.3 inches long on the whole, the Matrix has a 102.4-inch wheelbase as well as stands 61.6 inches high. Base wheels gauge 16 inches in diameter, yet the XR and also XRS can be equipped with 17-inch tires. Alloy wheels are conventional on the XRS, which additionally features fog lights, side rocker panels, a front looter as well as a rear underbody spoiler.


The Matrix seats as much as 5 individuals. With the rear seats folded, cargo capacity measures 53.2 cubic feet. Common equipment includes a/c, intermittent wipers, a CD player and also a tilt guiding wheel. The XR includes remote keyless entry, a sporting activity steering wheel, chauffeur's seat height modification, and power home windows, locks and also mirrors.

Under the Hood

Under the brand-new SAE measurement system, the 1.8-liter four-cylinder in front-drive base and also XR designs produces 126 horsepower (118 hp with four-wheel drive). Either a four-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission can be mounted in front-drive base and also XR designs, however all-wheel-drive versions come just with the automatic. The all-wheel-drive system has no center differential yet uses a thick coupling.

The XRS brings a 164-hp, 1.8-liter four-cylinder as well as is readily available only in front-drive form. The performance-focused XRS has a close-ratio six-speed-manual transmission.


Antilock brakes are optional in front-drive base as well as XR models and also standard in other Matrix designs. Side-impact as well as side curtain-type airbags are optional.

Driving Impressions

The Matrix is elegant, well developed as well as well created, yet it's somewhat noisy. It's quiet sufficient when cruising, however the engine in non-XRS designs might roar and also whine throughout acceleration. Roadway sound is likewise visible. The base engine teamed with the automatic transmission doesn't have much oomph, either. Automatic-transmission equipment modifications are visible however not aggravating.

Stability readies, and it's easy to maintain the Matrix on program. Steering with more precision and much less wheel resonance compared to the Corolla, it still disappoints stimulating, though the XRS is extra fine-tuned.

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