2010 Toyota Matrix vs. Its Competition

2010 Toyota Matrix
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor


If you're looking at the Matrix rather early in the 2010 model year, you might want to check for any remaining 2009 Pontiac Vibe models; if so, you're basically getting the same vehicle and might be able to swing quite the deal.

2010 Toyota Matrix2010 Toyota Matrix
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2008 Honda Fit 2008 Honda Fit
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2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport *Ltd Avail*2008 Mazda MAZDA3
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2008 Subaru Impreza 5dr Man WRX Open Doors2008 Subaru Impreza
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2008 Scion xD2008 Scion xD
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Quick Specs
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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.
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The 2008 Honda Fit is one of the smallest cars on the road, but it’s fun to drive, huge inside, and a tremendous value.
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The 2008 Mazda 3 is easily one of the best compact cars for sale in the United States.
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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.
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At a bargain price that’s not much more than stripper econoboxes, the 2008 Scion xD is a pretty hot little hatch.
MSRP From    
$16,700$13,950$13,895$16,995$14,550
Gas Mileage    
20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas Flat 4-CylGas I4
EPA Class    
Small Station WagonSmall Station WagonCompactSub-CompactSubcompact
Style Name    
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD (SE)5-Door HB Manual4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport *Ltd Avail*4-Door Manual i5-Door HB Manual (GS)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
5 Door Wagon5-Door Hatchback4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Wagon
Transmission    
ManualManualManual w/ODManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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