EDITORS NOTEBOOK: 2009 Toyota Matrix XRS, Day 2

Automobile Staff
2009 Toyota Matrix Xrs Rear View

Read Sam Smith's comments on driving the 2009 Toyota Matrix XRS.

I'm with Joe. The Matrix is a fine vehicle for its class - indeed, probably the most comfortable and useful - but it just doesn't seem to offer decent value for the dollar. I'd be willing to ignore the typical-Toyota indifferent steering and somewhat lackluster cabin design (not to mention the snoozeworthy chassis personality and buzzy engine) if it were a better deal.

That said, it was surprisingly comfortable on the highway, and boasted a plush, cosseting ride that you don't often find in cars of this size. If there's one thing Toyota knows, it's how to coddle Americans…

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