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Hyundai Accent vs. Toyota Matrix Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2013 Hyundai Accent   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Accents, 7.8 months of data per Accent, average 30000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2012 Hyundai Accent 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Accents, 9.4 months of data per Accent, average 60700 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2010 Toyota Matrix   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Matrixs, 9.1 months of data per Matrix, average 59200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2009 Hyundai Accent   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Accents, 8.4 months of data per Accent, average 70000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Toyota Matrix 27
8.24175824176% 8.24175824176% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  62 Matrixs, 10.0 months of data per Matrix, average 83300 miles

Redesigned.

 

2008 Hyundai Accent   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Accents, 9.2 months of data per Accent, average 89600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Toyota Matrix   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Matrixs, 10.5 months of data per Matrix, average 97700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2007 Hyundai Accent   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Accents, 7.2 months of data per Accent, average 106600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 Toyota Matrix 33
12.8571428571% 12.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Matrixs, 9.1 months of data per Matrix, average 101800 miles

 

2006 Hyundai Accent   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Accents, 7.2 months of data per Accent, average 113700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2006 Toyota Matrix 27
5.1724137931% 5.1724137931% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Matrixs, 8.5 months of data per Matrix, average 131600 miles

 

2005 Toyota Matrix 68
39.2857142857% 39.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 Matrixs, 9.6 months of data per Matrix, average 122500 miles

 

2004 Toyota Matrix 62
30.6722689076% 30.6722689076% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Matrixs, 8.2 months of data per Matrix, average 138200 miles

 

2003 Toyota Matrix 53
17.3992673993% 17.3992673993% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Matrixs, 9.6 months of data per Matrix, average 147800 miles

First year.

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Hyundai Accent vs. Toyota Matrix Reliability Comparisons

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These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Hyundai Accent and Toyota Matrix reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Hyundai Accent and the Toyota Matrix were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Hyundai Accent and the Toyota Matrix have been recently.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Hyundai Accent

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Hyundai Accent

Hyundai Accent Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
So far 28,000 KM in I have no issues, I have been rear ended once which developed no Major issues after the repair and these last couple days I plugged in at -40 Celc and the car drove fine. I did have to turn the heat a little higher to keep warm.
2010 2dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
5 years/60000 miles bumper-to-bumper warranty, plus a 10 years/100000 miles power train warranty. Hopefully Hyundai makes a good enough product that I would not have to make use of this long warranty.
2009 2dr Hatch 110-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
WELL MADE
2005 2dr Hatch 104-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
At 120k miles it still drives like the day it was new! Performed only one repair except from scheduled maintenance. Rear drum brake calipers were leaking and replaced under warranty.
2004 2dr Hatch 104-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
the accent is an extremely reliable car starting in its 2nd generation and is very easy to work on.
2002 4dr Sedan 105-horsepower 1.6L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
This car just keeps going and going and going with so few repairs in between. I'm now in my 11th year of ownership with just under 125k miles. The most expensive repair for the car has been the scheduled maintenance.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Toyota Matrix

Toyota Matrix Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Proven toyota reliability.
2009 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
good reputation
2006 4dr Hatch 118-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
This catagory is the #1 reason we looked at Toyota when we were new car shopping in 2006. Dependability and Resale. As I mentioned earlier, we're at 82,000 miles and have kept on top of the manufacturer suggested regular maintenance - oil/filters changes, transmission/transfer case fluids changes, coolant and refrigerant changes, brakes at 45,000miles, etc. We have had 100% dependability with this little rascal and it has NOT failed to start and give us a ride,,,, ever. The Toyota Matrix delivers what we had hoped and what we expected it would.
2006 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I have had no issues with the Matrix. Never had to bring for repairs on anything, just oil and filter changes.
2005 4dr Hatch 123-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
We have had uniformly good experience with Toyotas.
2005 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
so far no real mechanical issues. There was a hard start issue which Toyota/dealership eventually admitted and corrected after many attempts and denial that this problem existed
2005 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Excellent reviews, have not had any problems so far.
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Toyotas are known for reliability and durability; this car replaced a 14-year-old Toyota with 180,000 miles (and going strong). I bought this Matrix with 73,000 miles, and expect to get over 200,000 out of it.
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Had the car for 4 years never had major repair.
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I have not had to put money into repairs!
Toyota Matrix Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2003 4dr Hatch 180-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
see all of the above comments - 5 serpentine belts in 53,000 km.