I have a 2005 Toyota Matrix and am very satisfied with it. I noticed that Toyota has discontinued the Matrix line. So when the time come to replace it, I’m going to be searching for a car that has the features I especially like about it. These are not the features that the carmakers advertise or that Consumer Reports and other services rate, but rather the ones that I treasure. So where can I turn to find out which station wagons or small SUVs have –
rear seats that fold down for a truly FLAT rear area
hard surface for the rear area (not carpeted)
at least six feet of rear area with seats folded down (I want the option to sleep in it)
an inverter for 120 V AD on the dashboard
I’m not really looking for suggestions of specific models currently available, since I won’t be ready to replace the Matrix for some time. What I’m hoping for is some idea of how to find these features when the time comes.