The Gen 2 2.4L Matrix is pretty much identical mechanically.
I/We have discussed this before ("What is it"), but I was wondering what others on here would think of "truck" with all the pros and cons of the term.
My perspective isn't "normal," as I read WAY too much British stuff- esp. in reference to 1940s-60s vehicles. As Brits use and understand "truck" and "van" a bit different than in the US (and the term "estate"/"Station wagon"), I fall somewhere between.
By some definitions, the xBs are VERY much a truck, bit by other definitions you'd get a strong "****, No" by many folks. A "pick-up" it is not! A (old-school POV) 1/4-1/3 ton/tonne combi/dual-use passenger van it very much is. Boxy 1/4-1/3 ton combi-style vehicles USED to be seen as "truck," but modern understanding is a bit more . . . vague . . . and opinionated.
I see NO problem with "truck," even if not a pick-up or 1/2 ton. I could name a number of "trucks" that are smaller and carry less weight than the xB and/or operate near identically. Most are older ones that only sold in the US in small numbers if at all. (Aussie members, think Morris, Austin, Hillman, Commer, Standard, and the like. I LOVE those old things!)
I know some on here are very much interested in "trucks" and I was wondering what WE thing in this regard regarding a vehicle we actually have and appreciate.
The xB really doesn't "fit" any mold of the last 20-30 years, esp. in the US market.
In perspective of Toyota's E-line . . .
--The Corolla is the E line, ours is the AZ (Engine) E (model)- 151 (generation) N/L/Whatever (version of that bodystyle/mechanicals)
I see the Corolla as the "normal" sedan lines, the Matrix as a hatchback, and the xB as something odd-> a Hatchback truck/delivery/station-wagon/cross-over-?
Mine has several listings legally. I don't argue. It's a "compact sedan," "SUV truck," "station wagon," and I forgot what else I've seen. i say "call it whatever is cheapest in fees and taxes" . . .