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2013 Toyota Matrix: Pack, Escape, Live.

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Toyota is well-known for its hyper fuel efficient compacts, but the Japanese automaker never really had one that was particularly fun to drive – until now.  Enter the Matrix (no, not the video game based off the popular Keanu Reeves movies); a sporty compact that delivers the fuel economy and reliability Toyota has built its company on, coupled with an exhilarating driving experience.

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The 2013 Toyota Matrix offers two different engine options.  The base, 1.8-liter four-cylinder produces 132 horsepower and 128 lb.-ft. of torque 26 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.  Upgrade to the 2.4-liter four-cylinder for the added zip provided by 158 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque, while still returning 28 mpg highway.

Toyota not only did Toyota design the Matrix to be fun to drive, but also for the fun-loving to drive.  The impressive does the near 20 cubic feet of cargo capacity provide enough room to fit just about anything but it’s also made from tough, water-resistant material.

Will the 2013 Toyota Matrix have you taking a second look at Toyota compacts?

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