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2008 Toyota Matrix

2008 Dodge Caliber

  2008 Toyota Matrix STD 2008 Dodge Caliber SE
MSRP
$15,510
$14,965
Invoice $14,346 $14,078
MPG
City/Highway
25/33 19/29
Rating
6.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Toyota Matrix still has one of the best combinations of utility and fuel efficiency, though it lags in safety features. Read Full Review The Caliber has a very practical layout and quite a few innovative features to get excited about, but it's lacking in driving enjoyment or refinement--even compared to its low-priced competition. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Versatile layout
  • Easy to maneuver and park
  • Smooth ride

Dislikes:

  • Lacks enough pep for hills or full loads
  • Engine and road noise
  • Interior materials feel cheap
  • Safety features are expensive options

Likes:

  • Awesome available features
  • Comfortable seats
  • Impressive interior flexibility

Dislikes:

  • Interior materials are subpar
  • Difficult access to the backseats
  • Sharp edges of center stack can be a pain in the knee
  • Tepid acceleration in SE and SXT
  • Engine noise with CVT automatic
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