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All-New 2009 Toyota Matrix

cklho818cklho818 Posts: 29
edited May 10 in Toyota
Toyota will be debuting their 2009 all-new Corolla and Matrix in Las Vegas at this Halloween.

Wants to see if anybody has any news whatsoever on this. Can't wait anymore!!!



  • I think the Matrix and Corolla will not very close to these 2 if not entirely identical.



    Sorry can't make the girl disappear!
  • writerwriter Posts: 119
    The red car is a Yaris Sedan (Hatchback style).
  • Sorry, more like the Auris not the Vitz. My bad!

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  • nilknilk Posts: 3
    Toyota has posted some info on their website:

    It's going to have a 2.4L w/ available AWD.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Here is a better pic:

  • nilknilk Posts: 3
    Looks like its also going to have an 1.8L as an option. That's good for those of concerned with fuel economy.

    Some more info here:
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Wow, fuel economy isn't that great no matter what engine you choose. They could have done better.
    A V6 Accord gets the same or better MPG than the XRS and close to the mileage of even the base model.
  • Wow, what a disgrace. Supposedly, Toyota took an "extra" year to redesign the Corolla. Sill looks boring to me. And no 2-door coupe?? Heading over later this weekend to get my.....2008 Honda Civic COUPE 2-door EX. If that don't work, then there's always the '08 Ford Focus 2-door COUPE. If that don't work either, there's the '08 Saturn Astra 2-door HATCH. If that don't work, there's the '08 Chevrolet Cobalt 2-door COUPE (and Pontiac G5 coupe).
    Corolla is not on my list due to lack of a sporty coupe.
    Toyota is missing a major market here.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    No coupe was ever talked about. That isn't surprising at all.
    People can buy a Civic coupe and it doesn't have anything to do with the Matrix.
  • Supposedly Automobile mag indicated that in 2012, a Corolla coupe is supposed to make a comeback.. I am tired of waiting, ever since the Paseo was killed.

    Corolla/Matrix, same thing to me.

    And what about this "Blade?" I thought Matrix was going to be called Blade.
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,687
    I'm pretty sure there is ALSO going to be a Blade, to be released next year. Don't give up on that one yet.

    I agree - the new Matrix is so evolutionary it really doesn't move the desirability quotient up much. I was getting set to be a little sad that my Matrix becomes the "old" model in a few months, but aftr seeing this I won't be sad. I think mine, purchased with the routine discounts there have been the last two years on Matrix, is a better deal than the new one which will probably sell closer to sticker for a while.

    The looks are a little better, apart from that what's to like? I am sure it will gain a couple hundred pounds, so with the base engine it will actually be SLOWER while getting worse fuel economy. There's a win-win, huh?! :-)

    And the 2.4 only comes with an automatic, so it will probably have roughly the acceleration of the 4-cylinder Camry, a model with the same powertrain. There's a thrill ride.

    And you still have to go for the 'S' trim to get the full power package? That's weak, and bodes ill for Corolla. But what really stinks is that the XRS used to be a true sport model. With the '09 it will just be the loaded model.

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • carzzzcarzzz Posts: 282
    Does all matrix get double-wishbone rear suspension or just the XRS?
  • aneeshaneesh Posts: 43
    Matrix has a passing resemblance to Saturn Astra........and the Corolla is just not pretty!!!
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    Toyota will be debuting their 2009 all-new Corolla and Matrix in Las Vegas at this Halloween.

    Are you sure it is ALL NEW?
    There isn't ONE part in common from the 2008 to the 2009?
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,687
    Didn't see the double wishbones mentioned anywhere - are you sure the XRS will have them? Where did you see that? That would be one genuine improvement from the old XRS.

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • nilknilk Posts: 3
    The fuel economy is the same as the previous generation. My concern was they were going to offer only the 2.4L, like was done with the Scion xB. The Matrix w/ 1.8L isn't class-leading in fuel economy, but at least they are still offering it.

    But yeah, I wish they could have at least matched the mileage of the current generation Corolla.
  • Has anyone been able to tell from pictures or other sources if the rear liftgate will still have the separate liftglass? It isn't clear from the photos I've seen, but it doesn't appear to be there.

    I'm also curious what they mean by "roof rack accommodations" on the Toyota website.
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,687
    I heard it was getting axed, before any of the recent announcements. Seems surprising though, given that it is pretty popular and has just been ADDED to the Highlander, so it seems they know people like it.

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    Is the fuel tank larger on the AWD, same size or smaller as it was on the last gen Matrix?
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