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2010 Toyota Matrix

2008 Subaru Impreza

  2010 Toyota Matrix 2008 Subaru Impreza 5dr Man WRX Open Doors
MSRP
$16,700
$16,995
Invoice $15,615 $16,246
MPG
City/Highway
20/32 17/27
Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Not quite a utility vehicle, but a little more robust than a no-frills hatchback, the 2010 Toyota Matrix offers an appealing combination of frugality and versatility. Read Full Review The comfortable 2008 Subaru Impreza has broader appeal than the former model, without losing its personality—and it’s the only small sedan model in its price range with standard all-wheel drive. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Roomy, versatile interior
  • Good ride quality
  • Maneuverability
  • Fuel economy (1.8-liter)

Dislikes:

  • Smallish cargo space with backseats up
  • Road noise
  • Hampered rear visibility

Likes:

  • Torquey engine and hard-to-fluster all-wheel drive
  • Very smooth, absorbent ride
  • Surprisingly capable handling
  • Quiet interior

Dislikes:

  • Steering doesn’t feel sharp
  • Backseat lacks legroom
  • Looks very plain
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