Toyota's hot hatchback, the Matrix is one year removed from its 2009 redesign. The latest iteration of this compact 5-passenger hatchback is more rounded and low slung than its predecessor.
For 2010, previously optional equipment such as vehicle stability control and traction control are now standard features on all trims of the Matrix.
Available is an XRS trim that features sporty 18-inch wheels, all season tires, fog lamps, and front and rear underbody spoilers.
Engine choices for the Matrix are a base 1.8-liter inline-4 that puts out 132 horsepower and an available 158 horsepower 2.4-liter inline-4. Power is sent to the front wheels or available all wheel drive through either a 5-speed manual or available 4- or 5-speed automatic transmission, depending on engine choice.
Fuel consumption for the Matrix ranges from 20 miles per gallon city up to 32 miles per a gallon highway.
Initial base MSRP for the 2010 Toyota Matrix is $16,550. Fully loaded, the price can reach $25,000. The Matrix is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
With styling that highlights its sportiness, and newly added standard safety equipment, the 2010 Matrix is a sharp little hatchback that's making waves in the hot compact market.