Based on the Toyota Corolla, the Matrix offers seating for five, a large trunk, a choice of 4-cylinder engines, optional all-wheel-drive, and good handling.
All-new for the 2003 model year, the Matrix is what Toyota calls a "Street Performance Utility". We call it a compact crossover utility, i.e. a taller version of the Toyota Corolla that offers more interior and trunk space. Despite that, the Toyota Matrix manages to be quite sporty, thanks to an optional high-strung 1.8-liter 4-cylinder shared with the Celica coupe.
The 2003 Toyota Matrix Crossover is powered by a base 1.8-liter Inline-4 with 130 hp. Other available engines include a 1.8-liter Inline-4 with 123 hp and a 1.8-liter Inline-4 with 180 hp.
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