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  • 2009 Toyota Matrix

    #14 in 2009 Compact Cars

  • 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer

    #21 in 2009 Compact Cars

  • 2009 Hyundai Elantra

    #4 in 2009 Compact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $20,760
    • $14,540
    • $14,120
    • Avg. Paid
    • $5,883
    • $4,026
    • $3,070

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 7.4 /10
    • 7.4 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 7.3 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • Performance
    • 6.8 /10
    • 7.5 /10
    • 7.6 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.6 /10
    • 7.1 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.5 /10
    • 9.5 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.2 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 2.0 /5
    • 4.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Plenty of cargo space
      • Available all-wheel drive
      • Crisp steering and strong handling
      • Comfortable seats
      • Good safety ratings
      • Comfortable, spacious seats
      • Good gas mileage
    • Cons
      • Underpowered base engine
      • Sluggish base engine
      • Poor interior quality
      • Below-average safety ratings

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas I4 2.4L/144
    • Gas I4 2.0L/122
    • Gas I4 2.0L/121
    • MPG
    • 21 City / 28 Hwy
    • 22 City / 30 Hwy
    • 24 City / 33 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 5 Door Wagon
    • 4 Door Sedan
    • 4 Door Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 102.4
    • 103.7
    • 104.3
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 171.9
    • 180.0
    • 177.4
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 69.5
    • 69.4
    • 69.9
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 61.4
    • 58.7
    • 58.3
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Sun/Moonroof
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3140
    • 2922
    • 2723
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Wheel Locks
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    • Steel Wheels
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Covers
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    •  
    • Optional
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Fog Lamps
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Luggage Rack
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Trip Computer
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Remote Trunk Release
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Floor Mats
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Heated Exterior Driver Mirror
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    •  
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 114
    • 93.5
    • 97.9
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 40.5
    • 39.6
    • 40.0
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.6
    • 42.2
    • 43.5
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 53.3
    • 54.7
    • 55.6
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 52.3
    • 53.3
    • 54.2
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 39.3
    • 36.9
    • 37.6
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 36.3
    • 36.1
    • 35.0
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 52.6
    • 54.3
    • 55.1
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 43.7
    • 54.1
    • 54.0
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
    • 61.5
    •  
    •  
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    •  
    • 12.3
    • 14.2
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    •  
    • Optional
    • CD Changer
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Satellite Radio
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Premium Sound System
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    • Standard
    •  
    • Optional
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Displacement
    • 2.4L/144
    • 2.0L/122
    • 2.0L/121
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 158 @ 6000
    • 152 @ 6000
    • 138 @ 6000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 162 @ 4000
    • 146 @ 4250
    • 136 @ 4600
    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 38.1
    • 32.8
    • 33.9
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 21
    • 22
    • 24
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 28
    • 30
    • 33
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 13.2
    • 15.3
    • 14
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • MacPherson Strut
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Independent
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Indpendent
    • Multi-Link
    • Independent
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    •  
    •  
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • Double Wishbone
    •  
    • Multi-Link
    Transmission
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 5-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard

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