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2005 Toyota Matrix XRS

2005 Toyota Matrix XRS

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While the sporty and versatile compact Matrix wagon shares platforms, powertrains, and components with the Pontiac Vibe, it includes its own distinctive exterior and interior styling treatments. Available in either front- or all-wheel drive, the Matrix's comes with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 130 horsepower in the base model and 123 horses in XR trim, and can be fitted to either a five-speed manual (with front-drive models) or a four-speed automatic transmission. The top XRS model comes with a more-satisfying 173-horsepower version of the 1.8-liter engine and offers a six-speed manual transmission. Split-folding rear seats with ample tie-down locations and assorted storage areas and bins add to the Matrix's inherent utility. Standard features include anti-lock brakes with brakeforce distribution, air conditioning, and a CD stereo; a satellite navigation system is among the vehicle's many options. Few alterations are expected for 2005.

 

 

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Monday, November 14, 2016
2005 Toyota Matrix 5-Door Wagon STD Automatic (SE)

I love my matrix, and have over 180,000 miles on it.

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My matrix was great when I worked in home health care and when I needed to transport things like a dresser for the furniture business I started in retirement. It was perfect for the grandchildren as they grew... + More »
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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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