2012 Toyota Matrix
2012 Toyota Matrix

The Toyota Matrix is technically a variant of the Toyota Corolla (it’s counted by Toyota as a Corolla when they tally their sales numbers), but it’s a hatchback as opposed to a sedan and is actually named the Corolla Matrix in some markets. Auto shipping companies handle a Matrix much the same way as they would a Corolla, as it’s no bigger than one, so you shouldn’t run into weight/size-related problems during transport. In this helpful auto shipping article we’ll focus on the Toyota Matrix and give you a quick rundown on the available Matrix models, their key features if you’re interested in buying one, as well as what you can expect when it comes time to actually transport it.

The 2012 Toyota Matrix is available in two models, the L and the S. Creative, we know. The L model comes with a 1.8L 4-Cylinder engine with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission, an auxiliary audio jack and available front and rear under-body spoilers. The S model features a more-powerful 2.4L 4-Cylinder engine, also available as a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic. It features most off what the L does as well as coming in an option AWD package, available 17-inch alloy wheels and an available accessory roof rack.

Like we said before, the Matrix is basically a jumped-up Corolla with a hatch in the back and some added bells and whistles, so it’s really no different to auto shipping companies than a regular Corolla. You won’t have any added weight or oversize vehicle charges added to your auto transport quote because it’s not heavy enough or large enough to warrant them. No, the most important aspect of your auto shipping quote will be your from and to locations, i.e. the pickup and delivery cities. Most auto shipping companies charge based on the miles between your pickup and delivery locations, and they up the price if your vehicle is in an out-of-the-way location or far from an interstate highway. Auto shipping companies travel mainly through major cities along highly-traveled interstate highways, so going to or from an area off their preferred routes costs them time and money, which they need to compensate for; they do this by charging more for difficult routes. If you need to keep your auto shipping costs low you can move your shipment to a more auto shipping friendly location, or talk to a live representative about possible ways to save a few bucks. Auto shipping isn’t cheap by any means, but there are ways to get good service at a decent price nonetheless.

But regardless of what your budget is or where you need transport to or from, American Auto Shipping is here to help. Simply fill out our free online auto transport quote request form and you’ll receive an instant quote. We clear all our carriers for reliability ahead of time, which means we make sure they are all fully licensed, bonded and insured before we ever send them to pick up your car. You can also call our toll-free telephone number if you have questions or concerns about your specific auto shipping needs or quote, or if you have questions about our website or the industry in general. So go ahead, fill out our free form, or give us a quick call, and find out what American Auto Shipping can do for you and all your auto shipping needs.

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