The Toyota Matrix is a small hatchback which may be considered as a compact wagon and partly an SUV since it is available with all-wheel drive configuration which is something that you will not find in Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus or Nissan Versa. On the one hand, for those who want smaller SUV which is both economical and affordable, then the Matrix is a solid substitution. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a reliable hatchback which delivers sporty ride and versatility, then the Toyota Matrix should definitively be taken into consideration. Unfortunately, this model has been discontinued a couple of years ago. But some rumors claim that the manufacturer will start its production once again. So, if these rumors are true, we should see the newest 2019 Toyota Matrix.
Although it is still based on speculations and there aren’t any specific details, the upcoming Matrix should arrive with some small changes this time. Perhaps it could get some new exterior colors and some upgrades in the tech department in order to stay competitive. As well, it could get some styling revisions, but we will know more after the Company’s official announcement. The current Matrix is available in two trims which include the base L and Matrix S versions. The 2019 model year should carry over with both options.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Toyota Matrix
The current version is available with two types of engines. The base model is powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine which is capable of producing 132 horses and 128 pound-feet of torque. It works with either a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission. With a manual gearbox, this unit is rated at 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Mated to an automatic, it gets 26/32 mpg.
The Matrix S is equipped with a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine. This unit is able to deliver 158 horses and the torque of 162 lb-ft. It is paired with an automatic transmission only and it is available with all-wheel drive system. As for the fuel efficiency, it is estimated to be 21/29 mpg with a 5-speed automatic. With 4-speed automatic and all-wheel drive, it gets 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. So, the 2019 Toyota Matrix should continue with the same units but revised in order to deliver more power.
Design of exterior and interior
The 2019 Toyota Matrix should feature the same racy design with aggressive wheels and sporty hatchback styling. This time we could see some small revisions of the front with restyled lights, but unfortunately, we cannot reveal more since there isn’t official data yet.
The 2019 Toyota Matrix could feature more space inside the cabin in order to stay competitive with its main rivals. The front seat is also flat-folding for more cargo space; the seating position is tall which gives an impression of driving a small SUV.
Both trim levels are equipped with power windows, power door locks, cruise control, heated power exterior mirrors, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, audio system and so on. The Matrix S will add fog lights, 17-inch wheels, remote keyless entry and a 6.1-inch screen with audio and 6 speakers.
Release date and price
The release date and price of the newest 2019 Toyota Matrix are currently not available.