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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon Manual L FWD (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD L 26 32 $18,216 $19,275
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD L 25 32 $19,008 $20,115
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $18,745 $20,265
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $19,846 $21,455
5-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $20,733 $22,415
4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,269 $16,200
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,972 $18,200
4-Door Sedan Titanium 27 38 $21,634 $23,200
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,904 $19,200
5-Door HB Titanium 27 38 $22,567 $24,200
5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,100 $23,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,216
$15,269
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,275
$16,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$321 / month
$270 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line With the frugality of a Corolla and hatchback versatility, the 2013 Toyota Matrix delivers on practicality but falls short if you expect a hot hatch. Whether or not you consider the exciting new ST performance model, the 2013 Ford Focus lineup is evidence that small cars don't have to feel so appliance-like.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 43.7 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 55.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 38
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.2 90.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 33.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 171.9 178.5
Height, Overall (in) 61.0 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 104.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 71.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 49.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 19.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 13.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.97 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 12.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 36
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2844 2907
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 4400 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 132 @ 6000 160 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 30
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.67
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.73
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.14
Trans Order Code NA 44Z
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.31 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Wagon Sedan
Vehicle Name Toyota Matrix Ford Focus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.9 0.92
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.8 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.6 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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