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Old 08-25-2008, 08:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hi,

The Matrix is a bigger and heavier car, with a 1.8L engine:
Quote:
Overall height 61.0
Overall width 69.5
Overall length 173.0
Wheelbase 102.4

Curb weight (lb.)
5-speed automatic 3140
EPA passenger volume (with moonroof) (cu. ft.) 94 (91)
Luggage capacity, rear seats up/down (cu. ft.) 19.8/48.9

Mileage estimates (mpg city/highway):
Manual not available
Automatic 21/29
The Fit has a 1.5L (or 1.3L overseas):

Quote:
Wheelbase (in.) 96.5
Length (in.) 157.4
Height (in.) 60
Width (in.) 66.2
Track (in., front/rear) 57.3 / 57.1
Curb Weight (lbs., MT/AT) 2432 / 2514 (Sport model) 2471 / 2551

Cargo Volume (cu. ft., seat up/down) 21.3 / 41.9
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90

5-Speed Manual (City/Highway/Combined) 28 / 34 / 31
5-Speed Automatic (City/Highway/Combined) 27 / 34 / 30 (Sport model) 27 / 33 / 29
So, the Matrix is 589-708 pounds heavier, and 15 1/2" longer. It has less cargo room with the seat up, and more cargo with the seat down. And it doesn't seem to be available with a standard shift transmission. The EPA city estimate is 6-7MPG lower; and highway is 4-5mpg lower.
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