Last post on Dec 20, 2008 at 8:16 PM
You are in the Toyota Matrix
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Toyota Matrix, Car Buying, Wagon
#13 of 17 Re: '09 Matrix S [usaf66]
Dec 09, 2008 (1:30 pm)
have the base model only because I had to to get the 1.8 engine. Have been seeing just above 30 mpg with the same 70% highway - which I regard as acceptable. Don't believe you can expect much more than the 27 mpg you're getting with the larger engine. Overall the car has been quite satisfactory and economical. Curious though - what did they 'bait and switch' you from - a Yaris?
#14 of 17 Re: '09 Matrix S [usaf66]
Dec 10, 2008 (8:40 am)
"Dealer swore Toyota's get better than posted"
They're blowing smoke. There are many more important factors affecting MPG than how consistent the government test is. Never listen too closely to salesmen. My '06 Matrix Base 5-speed has gotten 25-37 MPG, depending on conditions.
#15 of 17 Re: '09 Matrix S [usaf66]
Dec 10, 2008 (9:43 am)
Don't feel discouraged with the gas mileage. I also have an 09 Matrix S. I have had mine since 10/8/08. I have a couple of thousand miles on it, I have been averaging about 27 MPG. I have posted this a million times before, BUT, I used to have an 07 XR. For about the first 5k miles, I got the same MPG as I am getting right now on my new Matrix...then it went up, DRAMATICALLY. On my 07, I was consistently getting about 35-36 MPG after the break in period. I just took my 09 on a road trip and got about 32 MPG. I expect after 5k miles, it will go up, just like my last Matrix. I am not expecting to get the same numbers on my new Matrix because the engine is bigger, but I think 30-32 MPG is an acceptable number. AND remember this: the Matrix you have purchased is one of the safest cars on the road! Not too many vehicles come standard with ABS, airbags all around...with FWD and some chains on the back tires, your car will go anywhere. I LOVE the Matrix!
#16 of 17 Re: '09 Matrix S [texasgirl2]
Dec 15, 2008 (12:23 pm)
Just a quick note, texas girl, chains should go on the front in a FWD car. Have fun out there!
#17 of 17 Re: '09 Matrix S [nippononly]
Dec 20, 2008 (8:16 pm)
ha. you are right! I did put them on the front...thanks for correcting me on that mis type.