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|First Test: 2011 Toyota Matrix S AWD|
|The Toyota Matrix was launched in 2003 as a hatchback version of the Corolla, the perennial small-car-sales all-star. Based on the same platform, it was aimed at younger buyers with active lifestyles that required more space than the sedan could provide, but for one reason or another wouldn't step up to a larger car or SUV. To this day, Toyota still rolls Matrix sales volume in with the Corolla although the small hatch has its own styling and character.|
Â Aesthetically, the Matrix has very little Corolla left in its wedge-shape profile and tall, narrow stance. In 2008 the car was re-skinned, adding a larger chunky C-pillar, and it was refreshed again for 2011. The 2009 re-skin removed some...