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2004 Toyota Matrix

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Roomy, versatile and fresh - these are the types of things Toyota once said about the Matrix. A sportwagon still in its infancy, the Matrix is quickly making a name for itself. And though the 2004 version is essentially unchanged from last year's model, it is still quite innovative within the often-stale automotive landscape.

The Toyota Matrix thrashed the Pontiac Vibe in sales in 2002, even though they share the same design and powertrain. That just goes to show you the confidence consumers have in the Toyota name. And with good reason - Toyota continues to pump out diverse, competent vehicles that don't really skimp on any of the essentials.

Available Models
The 2004 Toyota Matrix is available in a standard model, an XR trim and an XRS trim.

Interior Features
The wagon design of the Matrix results in impressive interior space. It can seat five passengers and still offer 53 cubic feet of interior cargo volume. This gives owners the kind of versatility they are looking for when moving about the country.

Up front, the 2004 Toyota Matrix has an aggressively designed cockpit with Optitron meters and an available 115-volt power outlet. Functional equipment is the key to all Matrix models, as standard features include air conditioning, power steering, a fold-flat passenger seat, a center console, a split folding rear seat, an AM/FM/CD player and a cargo cover.

The options list is filled with comfort features, particularly when one chooses the top-line XRS model. With the XRS, you can add a power sunroof and a navigation system featuring an AM/FM radio with an under-seat mounted 6-disc CD changer.

Exterior Features
The Matrix challenges the conventions of car design with its tall, aggressive look. Functionality continues to dominate however, as the Matrix has a swing-up tailgate and a separate-opening window. With the XRS, things are taken to the extreme with both front and rear spoilers and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The 2004 Toyota Matrix also offers all-wheel drive. Standard and XR models are fitted with a 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine with 130 horsepower (123 horsepower with AWD models) and 125 lb-ft of torque. The XRS has more kick with a 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder model with 180 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque.

Standard and XR models give their owners the option of 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. XRS models let drivers feel the power directly with 6-speed manual. The 2004 Matrix also handles well with engine speed-sensing, power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering.

Safety and Security
The 2004 Toyota Matrix is made to withstand collisions with steel body panels, front and rear crumple zones and side-impact door beams. Other safety features include dual front airbags and daytime running lights. Antilock brakes are standard on AWD and XRS models, optional with all others.

Fast Stats
MSRP from
1.8 I4
130 @ 6000
173 @ 7600 XRS
4-speed auto
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
auto 2WD: 28/33
auto 4WD: 26/31
5-speed: 29/36
6-speed: 25/30

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