The Matrix is designed to spice up the Corolla line. Hey, vanilla’s technically a spice, right?
What it Looks Like
Like the Corolla sedan that’s also launching in February as a 2009 model, the redesigned Toyota Matrix features a wider body and lower profile. One of the goals was to provide the Matrix with a sportier presence, so there’s a wraparound rear window that gives this five-door even more of hatchback feel, and with the new taillights there’s a strong resemblance to the Saab 9-2X. Moving up to the S and XRS models affords buyers a lower body kit, while the XRS alone gets a rear spoiler and 18-inch wheels.max