Comparisons for Toyota Matrix

February 28, 2009/Steve Tackett

PONTIAC VIBE
Base Price: $15,985
All-new for 2009; more off-the-line power; 132-horsepower 1.8L four-cylinder; optional 2.4L 158-hp; EPA: 26/32 mpg

YUNDAI ELANTRA TOURING
Base Price: $18,4995
All-new for 2009; 138-hp four-cylinder; sporty front seats for long distance support; EPA: 23/31 mpg

VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT
Base Price: $15,890
2.5L inline five-cylinder engine; 170-horsepower, 177 lb.-ft. torque; 10-speaker AM/FM/Sirius satellite, six-CD changer; EPA: 21/29 mpg