The 2013 Matrix comes in two different trims, the L and the S. This unique vehicle is a mix between a station wagon and sedan. It is compact like a sedan but offers the room to haul plenty of things or fit adult passengers comfortably. This roomy sedan has plenty of features in it; so many that we can’t possibly cover all of them, but we will highlight the ones that stood out to us.
On the exterior, the L and the S have a lot of features in common, but there are differences that make one stand out from the other. Standard on both the L and the S trims are Multi-reflector halogen headlights and daytime running lights; these provide excellent lighting for nighttime driving. Integrated fog lights come standard on the S trim. They are available on the L trim, but only as part of an optional package. Color-keyed side rocker panels come standard on both the L and S trim of the Matrix and if you would like color-keyed front and rear underbody spoilers are available as part of an optional package. For the most part this is all for style, however it does affect the aerodynamics of the car so it has an impact on fuel economy as well. Finally, a power tilt moonroof is not available at all on the L trim, however it is an option on the S trim.
Like the exterior, the interior of the L and the S trim have a good amount of similarities, but enough differences to make the S worth the extra money. Like with most vehicles today, air conditioning with an air filter is standard on both the L and S trim. The L trim comes standard with an AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability, six speakers, auxiliary audio jack, USB port with iPod connectivity, auto sound leveling, hands-free phone capabilities and music steaming via Bluetooth wireless technology. The S trim comes standard with an upgraded system that has the same capabilities as the system in the L trim; however, this system comes with a 6.1-in touch screen. The L and S trim have almost identical 6-way adjustable driver seats. The only difference is that the L trim comes standard with fabric-trim and the S trim comes with Sport fabric-trim. Cruise control comes standard on both the L and S trim. This is a feature that is often over looked and taken for granted, but you don’t realize how much you use it until you don’t have it. A multi-function in-key remote keyless entry system with lock, unlock, panic functions and remote illuminated entry comes standard on both trims. This has become a somewhat standard feature on cars today, but try to remember back when you had to stick your key in the door to unlock the car. With this all you have to do is push a button and the doors unlock, this is much more convenient, especially when your hands are full. Power windows and power locks come standard on both trims, a simple feature that adds convenience to your driving experience. The final standout feature on the interior of the 2013 Matrix is anti-slip cargo flooring, allowing you to put things back there without having to worry about them sliding from a normal turn.
Safety The 2013 Matrix is absolutely a safe car that is worth trusting, like all Toyotas, it is full of safety features. For starters it has the Star Safety System, which all together provides you with more control while driving and more stopping power, is standard on both trim levels. There are six airbags which includes driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag Systems, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, and front rear side curtain airbags. The final standout safety features of the 2013 Matrix are energy-absorbing collapsible steering column as well as front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones with side-impact door beams. This means that if you are in an accident, you will feel less of the impact due to the crumple zones and how they absorb the energy rather than transferring it throughout the vehicle. Conclusion
With the room of a station wagon in the size of a sedan, the 2013 Toyota Matrix is a hard vehicle to resist. For the most part, the L and S trims are the same, but the differences that the S offers make it worth the extra money. If you would like to learn more or speak to a salesperson, please call 877-427-6511 or come visit us at 8001 Belair Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21236. If you would like to view our inventory before coming in, then simply click here. We look forward to seeing you here at Jerry’s Toyota.