The 2011 Toyota Matrix is the station wagon interpretation of the Toyota Corolla sedan with the additional All Wheel Drive feature. It also has the additional safety feature of the electronic brake override system which is standard in all 2011 Toyota models.The exterior look of the 2011 Matrix received some minor modifications such as the grille, tail lamps and a new wheel design. The inside of the vehicle remains the same save for a few minor changes on the textures used in its design.
The base model of the 2011 Matrix will be called the Matrix Standard and it will have a 1.8-liter engine with a 132 horsepower output and 128 pound-feet of torque. The higher level Matrix S and Matrix XRS models will have either a 2.4-liter engine with 158 horsepower output or a 2.5-liter engine with 169 horsepower output.The 2011 model of the Matrix will have a four-speed for the basic 1.8-liter engine while the higher models will have a standard 5-speed manual transmission. All models will have front-wheel drive although the AWD feature is available as an upgrade for the Matrix S model.
The interior of the car has modern features such as connectivity options for Bluetooth phone and an iPod. Phone linking via Bluetooth with a modern navigation system allows real-time traffic updates. This modern feature is available as an add-on in some Matrix models. The new Matrix will continue to have a JBL sound system, leather-covered steering wheel with built-in controls for the audio system, satellite radio and a remote keyless entry. Additional standard safety features include 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and curtain side airbags for head protection.
The convenient features of the 2011 Toyota Yaris are air conditioning, tilt/telescope steering wheel, power windows, additional storage in the center console and a driver’s seat with adjustable height. All models have rear seats that can be split 70/30 to create more space for cargo.The estimated price for the base model of the 2011 Toyota Matrix is at $17,450. This comes with the five-speed manual transmission. The automatic transmission base model is expected to sell at a slightly higher price of $18,260. The manual Matrix S will sell at $19,500 while the automatic will sell at $20,700. The estimated price of the Matrix S AWD will be somewhere around $21,800.