• February 7, 2012

2012 Toyota Corolla VS 2012 Toyota Matrix

Toyota has always been astounding its fans with its modern innovations. 2012 Toyota Corolla and 2012 Toyota Matrix are the two new vehicles of Toyota which not only have remarkable features but also give impressive fuel economy. Let’s have a look at which has got better enhancements added?? 2012 Toyota Corolla or 2012 Toyota Matrix

Variant Trims

2012 Toyota Corolla comes in the three variant trims. They include

  • Toyota Corolla Base model L
  • Toyota Corolla LE
  • Toyota Corolla Sporty S

While 2012 Toyota Matrix features the following assorted trims

  • Toyota Matrix Base Matrix
  • Toyota Matrix Sporty S


Both 2012 Toyota Corolla and 2012 Toyota Matrix are equipped with 1.8L DOHC 4-cylinder engine on that can give an output power of 132 hp with dual VVT-i control valve timings. While the 2012 Toyota Matrix S model takes the lead with 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that can generate 158 hp.

Toyota Corolla Base and S models have options for 5-speed manual transmission and 4-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission while LE model comes with standard automatic transmission. An estimated mileage of 26mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway is achieved.

Toyota Matrix gives fastest acceleration with fuel economic engine that can gives 4-speed automatic transmission and 5-speed automatic and manual transmission. Different EPA ratings are observed with different transmission speeds. Toyota Matrix Grade gives an estimated EPA rating of 26mpg in the city and 32mpg on the highway. Toyota Matrix S gives impressive mileage of an almost 21mpg in the city and 2mpg on the highway. While AWD trim gives 20mpg in the city and 26mpg on the highway.


2012 Toyota Corolla exhibits a sporty exterior with a wheel base of 102.4 inches. The inner layers of anti-chipping coating protect it from paint damage. Toyota Corolla S features standard body kit including front spoiler, rocker moldings, upper and lower back spoilers. The aerodynamic chassis is constructed to reduce the wind noise. However, the round shape back windows and continuous character lines from front grille to A-pillar are the superb characteristics that fashion the exterior of 2012 Toyota Matrix. Fog lamp bezel and spoilers are integrated in the front of Toyota Matrix S beautifully.


Your family of 5 people can easily be accommodated in 2012 Toyota Corolla with an abundant space to tuck in your luggage also. The interior is covered in inlays of three color schemes including Ash, Dark Charcoal and Bisque. While 2012 Toyota Matrix interior is fashioned with comfortable seats and two color schemes i-e dark charcoal and combination of dark charcoal and ash grey adorn the interior.


Now you don’t have to worry about the safety of your family as 2012 Toyota Corolla provides the best safety features that include Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Smart Stop Technology brake override system, Anti-lock Braking System and Electronic Brake Force Distribution.

Safety on 2012 Toyota Matrix is provided with six air bags, Seatbelt pretensioners, Vehicle Stability Control and front and rear crumple zones.

Optional and Premium Features

Both 2012 Toyota Corolla and 2012 Toyota Matrix offer some Optional and Premium Features. Some optional features on Toyota Corolla LE and S are

  • Six speakers SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • HD Radio with iTunes Tagging
  • Vehicle information
  • Hands-free phone capability
  • 6.1-in. touch screen
  • AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability
  • Advanced voice recognition
  • Bluetooth wireless technology

While Matrix comes with a premium package that includes

  • Power tilt/slide moon roof along with sliding sunshade
  • AM/FM CD player
  • Six speakers
  • USB port with iPod connectivity

So, whether you want to drive with luxury or drive with power both 2012 Toyota Corolla and 2012 Toyota Matrix are sure to give you an amazing driving experience.

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