Spec It Up! Toyota Matrix M-Theory

Fans of the Toyota Matrix — you must know who you are — will likely be overjoyed with the model's new M-Theory package for the 2007 model year. With all-wheel drive and Matrix XRS models getting the axe for '07, the company's filling the higher-spec gap with a sport edition it hopes will pull down the average age of Matrix buyers from around 48 to somewhere in the high 46s.

The M-Theory package includes Speedway Blue paint with matching rear deck lid spoiler, chrome exhaust tip, 17" Caldina alloys under P215/50R17s, tuned suspension with sport strut tower brace, four wheel disc brakes, logo floor mats, and an individually numbered limited edition plaque (collect em' all!). Only 2,500 units will be built, at a package cost of $1,500 over the Matrix's base MSRP of $15,260 with five-speed manual or $17,570 for the XR with four-speed automatic.

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