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Toyota Matrix
2013 Toyota Matrix
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$19,275
Starting Price (MSRP)
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Volkswagen Golf
2021 Volkswagen Golf
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$23,195
Starting Price (MSRP)
9.0
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Overview

Engine
1.8L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.4L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
N/A
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 39 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
49.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.8L Inline-4 Gas
1.4L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
132 hp @ 6000 rpm
147 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
128 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
Transmission
N/A
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,844 lbs
2,945 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
33 MPG
City
26 MPG
29 MPG
Highway
32 MPG
39 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 Tons/yr
5.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
343.2 miles
382.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
422.4 miles
514.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
171.9 in
167.6 in
Height
61 in
58.2 in
Max Width
69.5 in
70.8 in
Front Width
59.8 in
61 in
Rear Width
59.9 in
59.8 in
Wheelbase
102.4 in
103.8 in
Ground Clearance
5.8 in
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.6 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.5 in
38.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
53.3 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
52.3 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
36.2 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.3 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
52.6 in
53.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
43.7 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
19.8 ft³
17.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
49.4 ft³
53.7 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P205/55R16
P205/55HR16
Rear Tire
P205/55R16
P205/55HR16
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ash, Fabric seat trim
  • Dark Charcoal, Fabric seat trim
  • Beige, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Rollover Rating
Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
2 Years / 20,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Note
24/7 Roadside Assistance
N/A
Roadside Assistance
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles