The Matrix is designed to spice up the Corolla line. Hey, vanilla’s technically a spice, right?
Though redesigned, the 2009 Matrix matches its predecessor in terms of overall space. The “sport” seats are new, as are goodies such as a touch-screen navigation system with real-time traffic and an upgraded audio system. All models get an auxiliary audio jack and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel; the S model adds cruise control and a fold-flat front passenger seat while the XRS adds stability control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with secondary audio controls.