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If there’s such a thing as too many SUVs, Toyota will be the manufacturer that finds out first. Looking at their lineup of RAV4, 4Runner, Highlander, Sequoia and Land Cruiser, someone over there figured that there was room to squeeze in yet one more – and it’s the new 2003 Matrix that is crammed into that slot.

Toyota — with hair-splitting precision — actually calls the Matrix a “cross-over utility vehicle” (CUV), which basically describes a niche somewhere between Mazda’s Protégé5 sport wagon and Chrysler’s PT Cruiser. Who knew there was a niche there at all? The Matrix is designed to attract young buyers who want a sporty driving experience combined with the flexibility and usefulness of a compact tall wagon. Think of it as a Protégé5 with more room, or a PT Cruiser with high-tech zip in place of nostalgia styling. Or don’t think at all – what do we care?

A full half dozen SUVs – will Toyota never stop?

Fun with fusion

The Matrix arrives in Toyota showrooms this February beside a new 2003 Corolla sedan with which it shares most of its mechanical components and a production line in Cambridge, Ont. Surprisingly, the Matrix will not be sold in Japan, though a right-hand drive version of its near twin, the California-built Pontiac Vibe, will be exported there as the Toyota Voltz. Like so many of Toyota’s current North America products, the Matrix is built in America and designed specifically for America tastes.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015
For 2013 Toyota Matrix

I would buy a new one if they still made it.

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I love my Matrix. Its cool, its blue, it can seat 5 adults, carry lumber or a surfboard. Seats fold down, and I have actually been able to sleep in it. I wish they still made em, because I would be ready for a... + More »
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Thursday, June 25, 2015
For 2013 Toyota Matrix

Economical sporty car aat good price

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Our Matrix is a neat little car with good handling.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
2012 Toyota Matrix 5-Door Wagon Automatic L FWD (SE)

Gooc car ,but the 1.8 L realy doesn't anny power for the hyway, just 5o comute from point a to point b around town, it's ok

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IT'S A REALY GOOD CAR, BUT I JUST CAN'T LIVE WHIT THE 1.8L. IT SRARES MY ON THE HYWAY WHEN YOU NEED TO PAST AN OTHER VEHICULE YOU ALMOST NEED AN APPOINTMENT AND I FIND IT DANGERUS.AND THAT WHIL MAKE ME GET... + More »
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