But that's beside the point, because this story is about the Matrix encore, not the Buick Encore. On the road, everything works as expected. Green Rating 6 Green Fuel-efficient four-banger, but could do more on the environmental front. Looks Rating 7 Looks Long in the tooth in its design — could use a style shakeup on the exterior. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. Now it looks like the Matrix is joining that club, at least for a year, and certainly it has the practical credentials required for membership.
The second-generation Toyota Matrix was introduced for 2009 and ran essentially unchanged through 2013. The base model is powered by a 1. Fueling time varies with hydrogen fueling pressure and ambient temperature. Read Simon Hill's review now. Without the benefit of having tested the all-new Mazda3, the 2014 Corolla S has the absolute best interior in class.
The lift gate is light-weight and opens in one piece — rising high, out of head-banging range. Its cool, its blue, it can seat 5 adults, carry lumber or a surfboard. And with a curve on the foot, can be firmly fixed in the tank cover, to ensure that the operation is not falling off without sliding. My only real gripe is that the rearmost roof pillars create quite restrictive rearward visibility, and the A-pillars are pretty obstructive when looking forward, too. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to. All airbags if installed are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions. It shared a number of components with the better-known and far more popular Toyota Corolla four-door sedan, but while there was a new Corolla for 2014, the slow-selling Matrix was not replaced in the U.
Power figures were slightly revised in 2004 and 2005, mostly due to new testing standards rather than changes to actual performance. Already renowned for building top-drawer cars in quality and reliability, the new 2014 Corolla S is a giant leap forward in the compact class. Both are low-maintenance, reliable twin-cam motors. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. Pros: Reliability, plenty of headroom, up-right driving position, flat cargo space, fuel economy for the 1.
Minor oil leaks from the timing cover are reported often. The 2011+ models were not rated. This Blog will help you find out the fuel economy or fuel consumption of cars of all brands like Suzuki, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Daihatsu, Mazda etc. Searching for a vehicle that has good fuel economy and lots of space for both people and cargo? The Toyota Corolla is one of the oldest names in automobiles history. But the rear seats could use more padding. They fold down to create a flat area with nearly 1,400 litres of space behind the front seats. It is a Canadian package sold as a touring model.
Nissan Versa and Sentra are less reliable. After all, while Photo: Simon Hill, Canadian Auto Press Matrix sales may have dropped by 50-percent since 2005, from 24,048 units in that year to 12,982 in 2012 and 9,790 by the end of October 2013, it's still handily outselling the Encore, which moved only 2,948 units in the first 10 months of the year. The reason of these awesome and extraordinary figures is because the Toyota Corolla has always been the affordable, reliable, durable, comfortable car and has carried all the latest features a car needed in its time. Both engines use a maintenance-free timing chain; there is no timing belt. Dodge Caliber is a bit bigger but also less reliable.
Learn more about the 5-cycle test. It all depends on your wallet, you can buy the 17 inch alloys if you have the cash :P The car has 2 different types of engines both Aluminium. Under the hood there's a 1. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. The roof is also a known problem it is not strong enough to haul gear or kayaks. Its size makes it easy to manoeuvre; it's not overbearing or menacing and it's easy to drive and park.
It was first introduced for the 2003 model remember 2003? Actual dealer price will vary. It drives brilliantly, but again, more like a small luxury car than your run-of-the-mill compact. An all-wheel-drive option also returned with this new model--an unusual feature then found only on the Subaru Impreza among compacts. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. Rankings current as of January 2015. It has the factory roof racks and a hitch.