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Toyota Matrix

The Toyota Matrix, officially referred to as the Toyota Corolla Matrix, is a compact hatchback manufactured by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada in Cambridge, Ontario and derived from the Toyota Corolla. Introduced in 2002 as a 2003 model, the Matrix is the result of a joint venture between Toyota and General Motors, with the GM version being the Pontiac Vibe, which was assembled by New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) in Fremont, California.[1]

Officially sold in North America until being discontinued, the Matrix was positioned as a sporty hatchback counterpart of the North American Corolla and was counted as a variant of it in Toyota's sales figures.[2]

Although identical mechanically, and nearly as much internally, the Matrix and Vibe had different sheetmetal and exterior trim designed by their respective brands. Both vehicles are narrow, tall station wagons styled in a quasi-SUV fashion (called a crossover utility vehicle or "CUV" by Toyota) and marketed to a fairly youthful market segment.[3] This type of car is also commonly referred to as a sport wagon.

First sold in February 2002,[4] the Matrix saw a minor facelift for the 2005 model year, and was redesigned completely in 2008 for the 2009 model year, following the new tenth generation Corolla. Sales of the Matrix were discontinued in the United States in 2013, and in Canada in 2014.

First generation (E130; 2003–2008)

The Matrix was first introduced in the 2003 model year and based on the Toyota Corolla platform.[4] Relatively unchanged in 2004, a facelift for 2005 brought minor revisions to the exterior – mainly revised styling to the front fascia due to complaints of rubbing the ground on the previous incarnation and replacing the red lenses on the taillamps with clear ones.[7][8] Also, the center instrument panel was slightly redesigned and featured a Toyota head unit in place of the previous GM-sourced radio.[8]

Two 1.8 L four-cylinder engines were offered in the Matrix: the 1ZZ-FE used in the Corolla, which originally made 130 horsepower (97 kW) in 2003 through 2005 models, but was reduced to 126 horsepower (94 kW) in 2006,[9] and the performance-oriented 2ZZ-GE taken from the Toyota Celica GT-S,[6] which produced 164 horsepower (122 kW) (previously 180 horsepower (130 kW) in 2003, 173 hp (129 kW) in 2004,[10] and 170 horsepower (130 kW) in 2005).[11] The 2006 drop in power was due to new testing standards, and not a change in the engine's actual performance.[9]

In late 2006, Toyota discontinued use of the 2ZZ-GE engine and dropped the XRS from the Matrix lineup to be temporarily replaced by the M-Theory edition. Like each year of the XRS model, the M-Theory was a limited production run of 2500 cars.[12] All wheel drive was also available from 2003–2006 when coupled to the 1ZZ engine and automatic transmission, but was dropped at the same time as the XRS.[12]


Standard (2003–2008)
2005–2008 Toyota Matrix Standard

Starting out at US$14,670 in 2003, the no-frills base model came with few options. While it did have standard air conditioning, it left out features like color-keyed mirrors and door handles, blacked out window frames and power mirrors. One option the base model could be had with was AWD for an additional $1,465 (although the actual increase was $2,445, since AWD only came with an automatic transmission). Adding AWD brought the car's curb weight of 2,679 lb (1,215 kg) up to 2,943 lb (1,335 kg) and decreased power by 7 hp (5 kW) and 7 lb·ft (9 N·m).[13][14] In 2004, the price of a base model remained unchanged, but by the last year of production, 2008, it had risen to $15,510.[15]

XR (2003–2008)
2003–2004 Toyota Matrix XR

The Matrix's XR mid-grade trim level added features like color-matched mirrors and door handles, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a panic button on the key fob. Options available with the XR trim included a sunroof, body kit, and 16-inch (410 mm) alloy wheels. A 2003 XR started at US$16,180 and 2,701 lb (1,225 kg), but when equipped with AWD cost at least $18,445 (only $305 less than an XRS) and weighed in at 2,965 lb (1,345 kg).[14] Like the base model, the XR's AWD engine was detuned. Again, the car's price for its sophomore year stayed the same, but in the four years after that, it rose to $16,990.[16]

XRS (2003–2006)
2004 Toyota Matrix XRS with TRD grille

For US$18,750-, the top-of-the-line model came standard with four-wheel disc brakes and six speakers. Also included on all XRS models were anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, 16-inch alloy wheels, and cruise control. In 2003, 17-inch wheels could be had, but only on cars without a sunroof. An option combining 17-inch (430 mm) wheels and a sunroof became available the second year of production. In 2005, an XRS started out at $18,850, and for its last year, it sold for at least $19,250.[17]

The XRS trim included an engine upgrade to Toyota's higher-performance 2ZZ-GE engine. Displacing 1,796 cc (1.796 L; 109.6 cu in), or 109.6 cubic inches, it produced 180 hp (134 kW) and 130 lb·ft (176 N·m) – a then-rare 100 horsepower-per-liter. While its 11.5:1 compression ratio was a large factor in its performance, the engine could change to a second cam profile at higher RPMs through Toyota's VVTL-i and was designed for operation up to 8500 RPM. The engine's high compression necessitates "premium" gasoline (91 octane or above in the (R+M)/2 scale). With the exception of an available automatic in 2003, a six-speed manual transmission was the only gearbox offered in the XRS.[6] A Transitional Low Emission Vehicle (TLEV) its first year of production,[18] the 2ZZ was retrofitted in 2004 with a smog pump and reclassified as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV).[19]

The Matrix was able to come to a full stop from 60 mph (97 km/h) in only 114 feet (35 m).[6] On a skidpad, the car achieved .83 g, only .03 g less than the Celica GTS, during testing by Motor Trend and Sport Compact Car.[20][21] Due to being front wheel drive, the XRS has a weight distribution of 59/41 (front/rear), which may result in understeer when driven hard. It weighs in at a relatively light 2,800 lb (1,300 kg).[6][22]

M-Theory (2007)

Not a trim level, the M-Theory edition was a 2007-only[23] appearance package with an exclusive "Speedway Blue" color. For US$1,500, a customer got 17-inch Caldina wheels, a chrome exhaust tip, a numbered plaque (1 of 2500), four wheel disc brakes, and a spoiler. To improve handling, a "sport tuned suspension" and strut tower brace were included.[24]


2004 XRS dashboard Interior with seats folded.

One of the Matrix's unique design features is its interior, particularly the rear 60/40 seats and cargo area. Made with rigid plastic backs, the rear seats fold flat, creating a 53.2 cu ft (1.51 m3) cargo area. In a practicality test, Motor Trend was able to haul more cargo in the Matrix than in a Subaru WRX wagon with 61.1 cu ft (1.73 m3) of space.[6] In addition to the eight tie-downs in the back for attaching the included cargo nets and tonneau cover, the seats and rear floor have integrated rails for installing extra tie-downs.[6][20]

Up front, the passenger seat also folds flat, accommodating long items like surf boards or allowing drivers to use the tray in its back to hold items like a laptop computer. An electronic device can be charged with the 115 volt/100 watt power inverter(US models only).[25] The first year of production (2003), the instrument cluster was completely red.[4] However, the next year, Toyota made the numbers white while keeping the rest of the gauges red.[7] When the car was updated in 2005, a digital clock was added to the radio bezel.[8]

Crash testing

NHTSA crash test ratings (2003):[26]

  • Frontal Crash Test – Driver:
  • Frontal Crash Test – Passenger:
  • Side Impact Rating –
  • Side Impact Rating – Rear:
  • Rollover Rating:


In May 2008, Toyota issued a recall for 2003 and 2004 model year Corollas and Matrixes. The recall notice cites two bolts in each of the front doors as potentially causing the window to come off the track and break. This recall only applies to models equipped with power windows.[27] General Motors issued a recall for the same problem on 2003 and 2004 Pontiac Vibes with power windows at the same time.[28]

On August 26, 2010, Toyota issued a recall for 2005 to 2008 model year Corollas and Matrixes, equipped with the 1ZZ-FE engine and two-wheel drive. The recall notices states that an improperly manufactured Engine Control Module (ECM) can develop a crack in its circuitry, potentially causing the "Check Engine" light to illuminate, harsh shifting, and stalling and/or failure of the engine to start.[29]

Second generation (E140; 2009–2014)

Initially rumored by Toyota and auto news media as a Matrix replacement named the Blade,[31] the second generation Matrix was unveiled on October 31, 2007, at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, and was first available at dealerships in February 2008, as a 2009 model.[32] The Matrix' Pontiac Vibe sibling was also upgraded, but production of that model ended after 2009 when the entire Pontiac brand was retired.

In the United States, three trim grades (Standard [base], S, and XRS) are offered,[30] as well as two inline-four engines: a 1,797 cc (1.797 L; 109.7 cu in) 2ZR-FE for the base model (chassis code ZRE142) and a 2,362 cc (2.362 L; 144.1 cu in) 2AZ-FE for the S and XRS grades. The former is offered with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, while the larger engine is equipped with either a manual or automatic five-speed transmission.[30] In addition, the S grade can be equipped with a four-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.[33]

2011 Toyota Matrix XR AWD

Canadian buyers are offered four trim levels: a 1.8 L-powered base model and the XR, AWD, and XRS models with a 2.4-liter engine.[34][35]

This Toyota Matrix generation marks it the first time it is sold in Mexico. The Toyota Matrix comes only in two trim levels to Mexico: Base and XR.

For the 2011 model year, the Matrix received redesigned exterior and interior elements, including front and rear fascias, wheels, and seat fabrics.[36]


Toyota Matrix XRS

Beginning in 2008, Toyota began offering different trim levels in the United States and Canada. The XR trim became exclusive for Canada, and the S model was released only in the U.S., while AWD remained available in both markets after 2009. All vehicles have an independent front suspension with MacPherson struts,[30] but only XRS models and cars equipped with all-wheel drive and 158 horsepower, feature an independent rear suspension using double wishbones instead of a semi-independent torsion beam.[30][37] The 2009 models have less interior space than the preceding years, with a total of 48.9 cu ft (1.38 m3) compared to the original 53.2 cu ft (1.51 m3).[30]

The XRS grade was dropped from the U.S. lineup for the 2011 model year.


All models come standard with side torso airbags, side curtain airbags, anti-lock braking and electronic brakeforce distribution.[38] For the 2010 model the previously optional Vehicle Stability Control and traction control systems became standard.[39]

Toyota's Smart Stop Technology was added to the Matrix for the 2011 model year.

The Matrix is rated "Good" in both frontal and side Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests.[40][41]

NHTSA crash test ratings (2009):[42]

  • Frontal Crash Test – Driver:
  • Frontal Crash Test – Passenger:
  • Side Impact Rating – Driver:
  • Side Impact Rating – Passenger:
  • Rollover Rating:


The 2009 to 2010 model year Toyota Matrix (and its Pontiac Vibe relative) are subject to the 2009–2011 Toyota vehicle recalls regarding floor mat and accelerator pedal replacement.[43]

On October 10, 2012, Toyota issued a recall for 2009 model year Corolla and Matrix, along with 10 other models. The recall notices states that improperly lubricated driver's side power window master switch may develop a “notchy” or sticky feel, and that improper aftermarket lubrication may present a fire hazard. The repair involves lubricating the switch assembly with a special fluorine grease.[44]


On August 5, 2013, Toyota announced that it would end production of the Matrix for the US market after the 2013 model year due to declining sales, and that there were no plans to replace it with another vehicle.[45] The Canadian market continued for the 2014 model year, with those assembled in Cambridge, Ontario by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada.[citation needed] The Matrix was then discontinued in Canada and was not offered for the 2015 model year.[46] Toyota continued to sell a range of compact hatchbacks in North America through its Scion brand. On September 1, 2016, "the Scion brand transitioned to Toyota."[47] For the 2017 model year, the Toyota Corolla iM will be the successor of the Matrix.


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Toyota Matrix

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Toyota Matrix (іноді офіційно називають Toyota Corolla Matrix) — компактний хетчбек виробництва Toyota Motor Corporation в Канаді, який продається в Сполучених Штатах, Канаді та Мексиці. Він вважається спортивним хетчбеком північноамериканського Corolla і вважається варіант його продажу Toyota. Toyota Matrix результат спільного підприємства між Toyota і General Motors, GM версія називається Pontiac Vibe, який був зібраний на New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc (NUMMI) в Фремонті, штат Каліфорнія. Третя версія, також зибралися на NUMMI, і продавалася в Японії з 2002 року по початок 2004 року як Toyota Voltz. Майже 2000 автомобілів були випущені до припинення виробництва. Незважаючи на те, Voltz продавалася під маркою Toyota, хоча машина була аналогом Vibe.

Ідентичні механічно, і майже стільки ж внутрішньо, Matrix і Vibe мають різні кузови. Обидва автомобілі є вузькими, але високими вагонної компоновки в стилі квазі-позашляховика (так званий кросовер від Toyota) і орієнтовані на досить молодий сегмент ринку. Цей вид автомобіля також часто називають як спортивний універсал.

Початок продаж відбувся в лютому 2002 року Matrix, в 2005 модельному році модель оновили, У 2008 році з'явилося наступне покоління, після нового десятого покоління Corolla. В 2011 році Matrix оновили.

З 2013 року автомобіль постачається з: аудіо системою на шість динаміків, супутниковим радіо, можливістю підключення iPod та можливістю здійснення дзвінків через Bluetooth. Моделі S вищої комплектації мають 6.1-дюймовий сенсорний екран. Параметри безпеки можна вважати задовільними, але точно не відмінними. До базової комплектації включено: передні та бокові подушки безпеки, антиблокувальні гальма та електронний контроль стабільності. Лінійка цього хетчбеку пропонує базову та S моделі, оснащені 1.8-літровим чотирициліндровим двигуном з 132 кінськими силами, хоча можна перейти і на більш потужний 2.4-літровий чотирициліндровий двигун з 158 кінськими силами. Більшість водіїв надають перевагу 1.8-літровому двигуну. П’ятиступінчаста механічна коробка передач добре поєднується з обома двигунами. Доступна автоматична коробка має лише чотири швидкості при поєднанні з меншим двигуном[1]. 

  • Toyota Matrix (2002-2004)

  • Toyota Matrix (2005-2008)

  • Toyota Matrix (2008-2010)

  • Toyota Matrix (з 2011)

  • Toyota Voltz (2002-2004)


  1. ↑ Як ми тестували Toyota Matrix. automoto.ua. Процитовано 2016-10-18. 


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Toyota Matrix — описание модели

Toyota Matrix – (второе официальное название Toyota Corolla Matrix) - компактный хэтчбек производства канадского отделения Toyota Motor. Производится в городе Кэмбридж, округ Онтарио, с 2002-го года. Конструктивно  основан на модели Corolla.

История создания Toyota Matrix

Главным толчком к созданию модели Матрикс послужило стремление предложить покупателю функциональное и большое пространство, придать автомобилю спортивный облик и тем самым завоевать внимание молодежи, так ценящей функциональные и вместительные авто с запоминающейся, подтянутой внешностью. И это у создателей Тойота Матрикс прекрасно получилось.

Предыдущее фото
Следующее фото

Модель обладает неповторимым дизайном кузова. Особый стиль придают отштампованные на специальных прессах кузовные панели. Благодаря современному оборудованию и технологиям инженеры компании Toyota смогли идеально совместить острые кромки с плавными линиями и обводами. Нижний передний бампер и многорефлекторные фары дополняют спортивно-агрессивный внешний облик модели.

Выпускается Тойота Матрикс в Японии и Канаде.

Тойота Матрикс – название, для Северной Америки. В Японии эта же модель, только в праворульном исполнении, известна как Тойота Вольтц. Модель Матрикс разрабатывалась японской корпорацией Toyota в тесном сотрудничестве с американским автогигантом General Motors. Получившийся компактный автомобиль имеет “брата” – Понтиак Вайб, который отличается от японской версии лишь дизайном внешности. Разработка автомобиля Тойота Матрикс началась в 2001 году, а первое поколение компактного 5-дверного хетчбека появилось на свет с конвейера в канадском городе Кембридж в 2003 году.

Технические особенности Toyota Matrix

Кузов модели первой генерации был сконструирован в стиле мини-кроссовера, и имел внушительные задний и передний бампера и такие же боковые обвесы. Первые внешние изменения автомобиль претерпел в 2005 году. Тогда был удален нижний спойлер бампера, который часто отрывался при парковке у бордюров, задние фонари получили прозрачные корпуса вместо красных, а также была слегка видоизменена решетка радиатора.

Тойота Матрикс выпускалась в трех комплектациях – XRS, XR и, конечно же, Standart. Комплектации XR и XRS были оснащены обвесом, а также имели довольно богатый список дополнительного оборудования.

Второе поколение автомобиля Тойота Матрикс было представлено мировой публике в 2007 году. Это произошло на выставке специального оборудования в автомобильной индустрии (SEMA), которая ежегодно проходит в городе Лас-Вегас. А в феврале следующего года серийная версия модели Матрикс поступила в дилерскую сеть. Конструкторы решили не отказываться от уже проверенной платформы Королла и создали второе поколение Тойота Матрикс на этой же платформе.

Интересные факты о Toyot Matrix

Согласно статистике, более 54% владельцев автомобиля Тойота Матрикс составляют женщины.

Знаменитый голливудский актер Орландо Блум иногда ездит за рулем Тойота Матрикс, которая официально оформлена на Дариуша Волски, оператора киноэпопеи “Пираты Карибского моря”.

Еще одним звездным владельцем автомобиля Тойота Матрикс является Томас Деккер, исполнявший в свое время роль спасителя человечества Джона Коннора в телесериале “Терминатор: Битва за будущее”.

Цифры и награды

По результатам краш-теста, проводимого в 2008 году американским Институтом дорожной безопасности (IINS), Понтиак Вайб (американский “брат-близнец” автомобиля Тойота Матрикс) получил пять звездочек из пяти возможных за безопасность при лобовом столкновении.


Talk:Toyota Matrix

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Base Matrix features

The bit about no rear wiper and no alloy wheels on the base 2003 model is unattributed and untrue. My '03 base Matrix came with (and has) both, and I've seen a number of 1st gen Matrices similarly outfitted. What is required to remove this faulty info? A scan of the window sticker? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:04, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Move? eh?

While the technical name is Corolla Matrix, it's still known by most consumers as the Matrix. In articles of people with professional names (i.e. Carmen Electra), the article isn't titled with their actual name, but the name they're commonly known by. Why did you not start a discussion over this before actually moving? I'm moving it back to Toyota Matrix. If you have any objections, discuss it here, first. Butterfly0fdoom (talk) 04:51, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Plural of "Matrix"

    • http://www.autolinemag.com/366-2012-corvette.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:03, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Flash276, this is purely a question of grammar. You're completely correct that the plural of matrix — the common noun — is matrices. However, the plural of a proper noun such as Matrix — the name — is Matrixes. Compare the Toronto Maple Leafs, who aren't known as the Toronto Maple Leaves, even though "leaves" is the proper plural of the common noun "leaf". 463 Google hits for "Toyota Matrixes", 16 hits for "Toyota Matrices". —Scheinwerfermann (talk) 18:28, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

I disagree on using a search engine to provide proof for something as this. Aside from those who paid attention in math class, most people aren't aware of the plural matrices. As for it being a proper noun and only adding "es" to the end, is there a MOS somewhere I could see?--Flash276 (talk) 18:32, 2 October 2008 (UTC) I see your point and it makes sense, but the way I see it is, Toronto Maple Leafs is a mistake in grammar that's become widely accepted and isn't an example that should be followed. But, I've been wrong before. ;)--Flash276 (talk) 18:42, 2 October 2008 (UTC) Also, to counter your example, there's the Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis Grizzlies, and Philadelphia Phillies.--Flash276 (talk) 19:11, 2 October 2008 (UTC) The "Maple Leafs" question never dies, but in fact it is no mistake. It was done quite deliberately, and it is grammatical per the above. Other teams have made other decisions; my team-name example is not a perfect match for this situation, but the grammatical principle I used it to illustrate is sound, and it stands: common nouns may have irregular plurals, but proper nouns are pluralised per se. Consider the Leaf family. Mr. and Mrs. Leaf. They are the Leafs, not "the Leaves". Consider the main part of a hamburger, the patty. If you have more than one of them, you have multiple patties. However, if two women, both named Patty, each want a burger, then you will be serving burgers to the two Pattys. This isn't a question of Wikipedia convention, it's a question of grammar. I refer you to any basic English grammar text — Warriner's would do, as would any of many others. If you don't have such a text, see for example here. I agree with you that Google hit counts are not a sound basis on which to settle a debate such as this, but they are a useful indicator where questions of usage arise. Take special note that of the sixteen hits for "Toyota Matrices", at least one contains the text ...Toyota Matrices (How do you pluralize "Matrix", anyway?". Furthermore, your own source indicates that matrixes is an acceptable plural of the common noun "matrix" — just as indexes is an acceptable plural of "index" — so I'm not sure why we're arguing here. Per your sources, disregarding the grammatical rules, "Matrixes" is acceptable. This, plus the Google hits, plus the basic English grammar rule, make it very difficult to support "Toyota Matrices". —Scheinwerfermann (talk) 20:23, 2 October 2008 (UTC)


Scheinwerfermann, why do you say the correct plural is Matrixes? According to [Dictionary.com], matrixes is given as an option for two sources, but all three sources provide matrices as a spelling.--Flash276 (talk) 18:29, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

See above. —Scheinwerfermann (talk) 18:30, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

GA Review

This review is transcluded from Talk:Toyota Matrix/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Hi! I will be doing the GA review for this article, and should have the full review up soon. Dana boomer (talk) 18:30, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

GA review (see here for criteria)
  1. It is reasonably well written. a (prose): b (MoS):
    • In the XRS section, please give the full name for TLEV, rather than simply the acronym.
    • In the Interior section, you say "The first year of production (2003), the gauges were completely red." Ummm...what gauges? I may just be being temporarily stupid, but you lost me here, especially with the abrupt switch from talking about seats.
    You know, gauges. Speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, & engine temperature. :)--Flash276 (talk) 19:22, 21 October 2008 (UTC) Could you say something like "dashboard gauges" then? Pretty please, just for me :) Dana boomer (talk) 19:59, 21 October 2008 (UTC) lol Since you asked so nicely. ;) How would instrument cluster be? It's an industry-correct term.--Flash276 (talk) 20:18, 21 October 2008 (UTC) Yup, that'll work. Thank you. Dana boomer (talk) 01:28, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
    • In the Second Generation section, please change the tense to past. When you use current tense, it makes the article out of date as soon as the time period or event has passed.
    The first paragraph does need to be past tense, but the other paragraphs describing the options and features need to be in present format. This vehicle was just released and won't change for several years - past tense here (i.e. "two engines were offered" instead of "are offered") just wouldn't sound right here or be correct.--Flash276 (talk) 02:26, 23 October 2008 (UTC) Allright, if you say so :) Dana boomer (talk) 13:52, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable. a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
    • You do not need to italicize publishers when you're using cite templates. The template will do all of the appropriate formatting for you. Please make sure that you're using the publisher, and not the work. So, it should be the company name, not the website name. So, New Car Test Drive, Inc. instead of newcartestdrive.com. If you have an article that is published in a magazine (either print or web), but you're using a courtesy web link, format it as a cite journal template. If it wasn't published in a magazine, make sure you're using the full company name, for example Motor Trend Magazine instead of just Motor Trend. Motor Trend would be the work name. I've done a couple so you can see what I'm talking about.
    • A few spots need references:
    • First Generation section - all of first paragraph, last sentence of second.
    • Interior section - end of second paragraph
    How would you like me to do this? Link to reputable pages that have pictures of the different year interiors?--Flash276 (talk) 19:19, 21 October 2008 (UTC) To clarify, I'm not sure the gauge color and clock placement were ever specifically addressed in an article, but it's obvious when one compares interior pics of 2003-2004-2005 models.--Flash276 (talk) 19:48, 21 October 2008 (UTC) Yes, just adding a reference or references to reputable websites that include interior pictures of these cars would be fine. Dana boomer (talk) 19:59, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
    • Recalls section - end of paragraph
    • Second Generation section - most of third paragraph
    I've been having a problem with that. User:GoldDragon doesn't provide a source and reverts my attempts to fix the paragraph.--Flash276 (talk) 19:11, 21 October 2008 (UTC) Remove the information that you can't cite, especially if you think that it's wrong, and I'll back you up with GoldDragon on him needing to provide references. Dana boomer (talk) 19:59, 21 October 2008 (UTC) Well, tell you what. Would you care to look at the article's differences from October 2 through October 11? He says that a brochure he has makes the AWD XR and XR 2 different models, but he never cites it and leaves out the base AWD model completely. However, if you look at Toyota of Canada's Matrix Models website, which I cited, the XR and XR AWD have the same available features. What do you think?--Flash276 (talk) 20:18, 21 October 2008 (UTC) I would say that the Toyota website is going to be one of the most reputable sources you can find on what features go with what models. I would suggest that you only keep the information that you can reliably site, and other information, especially if it contradicts the Toyota source, should be removed. If the user protests, basically tell him to put up or shut up (but more nicely, of course!) with his source. If you are on the side of reliably cited content in a user dispute, you will always win over uncited content, although it may take some convincing of the editor on the other side. Dana boomer (talk) 01:28, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
    • What makes gaywheels.com (current ref 15) a reliable reference?
    Would you prefer Kosmix: More about Toyota Matrix? Yuck. I don't like either of them. Gaywheels is probably the more reputable one, though, since Kosmix seems to just be an amalgamation of other sites. Dana boomer (talk) 19:59, 21 October 2008 (UTC) Doh! Just changed that. lol--Flash276 (talk) 20:18, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
  3. It is broad in its coverage. a (major aspects): b (focused):
    • Any information on what consumers thought of it?
    Not that I'm aware of. From what I've seen, the Matrix was a popular car for magazines to review its first 2 or 3 years of production, but after that, not a whole lot until the redesign. I had planned on including a "Reception" section about magazine reviews, but have been too busy lately.--Flash276 (talk) 19:48, 21 October 2008 (UTC) Have you tried doing a Google news search to see what pops up? Also, in the case of consumer opinion, I would say that any somewhat-reputable blogs you find could probably be used, since what you're going for is normal people's opinions. I would say that this is an integral part of the article.
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy. Fair representation without bias:
    • In the XRS section, you say "an incredible 100 horsepower-per-liter." Incredible is slightly POV. If "incredible" is what the source actually says, put it in quotation marks and put a ref right after.
    • Same section, you say "Unfortunately, due to being front wheel drive," Unfortunately is POV.
    I saw that you struck these, but I don't see that anything has changed in this section... Do you plan on removing the wording, or adding sources right after the words? Dana boomer (talk) 20:01, 21 October 2008 (UTC) Oops, sorry, I was looking at an old version of the page. Dana boomer (talk) 20:02, 21 October 2008 (UTC) Ah, was going to ask if that's what happened.--Flash276 (talk) 20:18, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
    • Please check through the article for other instances of POV wording. If they're what the source says, put them in quotation marks and put a cite directly after. If they're not what the source says, please reword.
  5. It is stable. No edit wars etc.:
    • Has the discussion over Matrices vs Matrixes been cleared up?
    Yes, it has.--Flash276 (talk) 19:11, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
  6. It is illustrated by images, where possible and appropriate. a (images are tagged and non-free images have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
    • Galleries (such as the one in the recalls section) are discouraged by MOS. The pictures should (if they really show something the reader needs to know) be moved separately to other sections of the article, or be removed.
    Taken care of by User:IFCAR.--Flash276 (talk) 19:11, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
  7. Overall: Pass/Fail:

This is the beginning of the comments. I'll have the rest up in just a few minutes. Dana boomer (talk) 18:46, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

I can see that you've been working on the article as I've been finishing the review, so I'll update my comments in just a moment. Overall this is a nice article, but there are some issues with referencing, images, and some content I'd like to see added if possible. I'm placing this article on hold to allow time for changes to be made. Dana boomer (talk) 19:25, 21 October 2008 (UTC) Updates made. Dana boomer (talk) 19:59, 21 October 2008 (UTC) I'm going to go away for a little while now, so that you can make the changes I've asked for without me interfering... :) I'll be back in an hour or so to check the progress. Dana boomer (talk) 20:03, 21 October 2008 (UTC) I think at the moment I'm just waiting on sourcing for the last part of the second generation section and the addition of some sort of a response/reception section. Is this something that you're going to be able to get to soon? Dana boomer (talk) 14:33, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes, the 2nd gen. section will be taken care of soon. I just took a break for a few days from working on the article. As for the reception, to be honest, I'm not comfortable writing it. The Matrix was written about for the first couple of years, but after that, it kinda dropped into obscurity. I've never been able to find sales figures for it, and since it's original research, I have to leave out that the main demographic buying the car is people around 30-40 and up. Not the kids it was aimed at. Any opinions on that?--Flash276 (talk) 16:09, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Well, if it's OR, then you can't add it, so I guess I'm just going to have to deal with my concern :) How about this - I'll drop it for now, and pass the article as soon as you get the second gen section cited, but if you find info in the future on sales figures/demographics/reception for the Matrix, you'll add it in. How's that? Dana boomer (talk) 13:04, 28 October 2008 (UTC) Fair enough. :) --Flash276 (talk) 21:10, 28 October 2008 (UTC) Trying to get the 2nd generation section up to snuff. Gosh almighty, talk about a headache trying to find differences between the cars in Canada and the US. lol Toyota of Canada really needs to organize their site a little bit better.--Flash276 (talk) 23:51, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello! Just checking in to see how the work is going... I see that you're doing a fairly complete revamping of the second generation section, so I won't interfere. Let me know when you're finished and I'll take another look over the article and either let you know of any final comments I have or pass the article right away. Dana boomer (talk) 19:51, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I'm still alive, I've just been really busy the last little bit and hit a block on rewriting the section. The information on what models have what features is just too jumbled up for me to give a good enough description for Wikipedia. I pared the list down to just the "Models" paragraph.--Flash276 (talk) 22:48, 7 November 2008 (UTC) No problem for the wait. Everything looks good with the article now, so I'm passing it to GA status. Nice work, and thanks for hanging in there to get everything done! Dana boomer (talk) 02:20, 8 November 2008 (UTC) Thanks for being patient with me.--Flash276 (talk) 02:27, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Base first generation Matrix rear wiper

The article states that the first-generation base model Matrix could not be ordered with a rear wiper. I once owned a 2003 base Matrix with a rear wiper. I did not change the article because this is personal experience and not research, and I am unable to find a source that says that this car could be ordered with a rear wiper. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mobilene (talk • contribs) 18:05, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

2011 Model

I've checked the Toyota page multiple times and the Matrix still says the 2010 model. Is the 2011 model stuff true? (talk) 00:44, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

http://www.leftlanenews.com/toyota-matrix.html IFCAR (talk) 05:53, 6 May 2011 (UTC) Not helpful; sorry. (talk) 22:42, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Fuel economy stats might be nice

It may be desirable to include fuel economy numbers for the different trim lines of the Matrix. Many readers may be interested in knowing the environmental impact as well as the raw horsepower engine output stats. (talk) 21:39, 3 January 2012 (UTC)dissemin8or

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