The 2013 Toyota Matrix Has Arrived at Toyota of Merrillville
2013 model vehicles have finally begun to arrive at our showroom here at Toyota of Merrillville, which means that Highland, IN drivers can finally take home a new 2013 Toyota Matrix! While many automakers are striving to create more outlandish vehicle designs, the Matrix is one vehicle that truly defies classification; all at once it’s both a sports car and a sport utility vehicle, all available at the price of a compact five-door. If you’re searching for an entry-level hatchback that’s got fire and versatility, the 2013 Toyota Matrix is for you.
The Matrix Delivers Efficiency and Power
One of the most often-cited problems with the compact vehicle genre is that the vehicles themselves often sacrifice power for fuel economy and lose a sense of, well, fun. Make no mistake: the 2013 Matrix is one fun vehicle to drive.
Under the hood, the Matrix utilizes a 1.8L inline four-cylinder engine capable of up to 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque; drivers looking for a little more zip can opt for the Matrix S, which upgrades to a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that produces up to 158 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. Whichever trim you choose, you’ll still be getting great fuel economy: the 1.8L, when equipped with manual transmission, gets an impressive 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway and the 2.4L gets 21 mpg (city) and 29 mpg (highway) when equipped with automatic transmission. Perhaps the most attractive aspect is the option for an AWD powertrain, a rarity among compact hatchbacks.
Practical Storage in a Small Package
While the Matrix definitely has the stats to make it a fun vehicle to drive, it also offers a lot in the way of practicality with one of the largest cargo capacities in the segment. The Matrix has 19.8 cubit feet of luggage capacity, and with the back seats folded down you can get up to 61.5 cubic feet of storage space. Unlike many other compact hatchbacks, space is certainly not neglected.
Schedule a Test Drive at Toyota of Merrillville
There’s no better way to experience the new 2013 Matrix and all it’s exciting features than by getting by the wheel and driving one, so if you’re in Highland, IN make the 20-minute drive to our showroom in Merrillville and take one of our 2013 vehicles for a test drive. We look forward to seeing you soon!