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Toyota Matrix Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Toyota Matrix's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Toyota Matrix Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 0 10 20 70 55 36.5
  flat med none 0 20 20 60 55 34.5
  flat med none 0 60 40 0 N/A 26.2
  flat med none 0 50 45 5 70 27.4
  flat med none 0 40 20 40 55 32.4
2013 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 36 29 35 59 31.4
  Averages flat med none 0 36 29 35 59 31.4
With the 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Toyota Matrix fuel economy has been averaging 31.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 59 miles per hour (35 percent), in the suburbs (29 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 50 20 30 65 24.5
  flat light none 0 20 0 80 70 31.1
2012 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 35 10 55 68 27.8
  Averages flat light none 0 35 10 55 68 27.8
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Toyota Matrix has been averaging 27.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 10 20 60 75 29.4
  flat light none 5 45 5 45 70 29.5
  flat light none 5 45 5 45 70 29.8
  flat light light 10 10 20 60 70 25.3
2010 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 8 28 13 53 71 28.5
  Averages flat light light 8 28 13 53 71 28.5
With the 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Toyota Matrix gas mileage has been averaging 28.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 10 90 140 39.2
2010 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 10 90 140 39.2
  Averages flat med light 0 0 10 90 140 39.2
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Toyota Matrix fuel economy has been averaging 39.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 140 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 30 40 10 20 120 31.2
2010 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 30 40 10 20 120 31.2
  Averages flat light none 30 40 10 20 120 31.2
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Toyota Matrix has been averaging 31.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 120 miles per hour (20 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 10 20 20 50 60 25.5
  flat light none 10 20 20 50 60 24.0
  flat med hvy 25 10 15 50 65 23.3
  flat med hvy 25 0 0 75 65 30.0
  flat light light 20 20 10 50 65 29.0
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 18 14 13 55 63 26.4
  Averages flat med light 18 14 13 55 63 26.4
With the 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Toyota Matrix gas mileage has been averaging 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (18 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in the suburbs (13 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 35 10 5 50 100 26.1
  flat med none 10 50 15 25 70 23.5
  flat med light 25 25 25 25 75 21.3
  flat med none 9 14 23 55 75 31.4
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 20 25 17 39 80 25.6
  Averages flat med none 20 25 17 39 80 25.6
With the 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Toyota Matrix fuel economy has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the suburbs (17 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 0 5 20 75 100 26.7
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 0 5 20 75 100 26.7
  Averages flat light none 0 5 20 75 100 26.7
With the 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 Toyota Matrix has been averaging 26.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 100 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 110 30.2
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 110 25.7
  flat med none 0 0 2 98 130 23.5
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 120 27.4
2009 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 1 4 95 118 26.7
  Averages flat light none 0 1 4 95 118 26.7
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Toyota Matrix gas mileage has been averaging 26.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 118 miles per hour (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (4 percent), in the city (1 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 50 30 0 20 65 27.6
  flat light none 50 30 0 20 65 26.6
  flat light none 50 30 0 20 65 26.8
  flat light none 50 30 0 20 65 28.5
  flat light none 55 40 0 5 65 27.7
2009 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 51 32 0 17 65 27.4
  Averages flat light none 51 32 0 17 65 27.4
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Toyota Matrix fuel economy has been averaging 27.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (32 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (17 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 15 30 50 100 33.6
  hills light none 0 0 10 90 100 34.9
  flat med none 0 10 0 90 75 28.6
  flat light none 0 10 15 75 100 34.2
  flat light none 15 30 35 20 100 34.1
2007 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 4 13 18 65 95 33.1
  Averages flat light none 4 13 18 65 95 33.1
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Toyota Matrix has been averaging 33.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 95 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 100 28.4
  flat med none 0 45 0 55 110 23.5
  flat med light 0 15 0 85 120 31.8
  flat med light 0 45 0 55 120 29.4
  flat light hvy 0 50 17 33 70 30.0
2007 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 0 31 3 66 104 28.6
  Averages flat med light 0 31 3 66 104 28.6
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Toyota Matrix gas mileage has been averaging 28.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 104 miles per hour (about 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), in the suburbs (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Hatch 118-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 50 50 100 26.1
2006 4dr Hatch 118-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 50 50 100 26.1
  Averages flat light none 0 0 50 50 100 26.1
With the 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Toyota Matrix fuel economy has been averaging 26.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 100 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 10 25 65 65 29.0
2006 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 0 10 25 65 65 29.0
  Averages flat light hvy 0 10 25 65 65 29.0
With the 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Toyota Matrix has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 10 10 80 65 32.2
  flat med light 0 2 2 96 65 35.7
  flat med none 0 10 10 80 65 29.5
  flat med none 0 10 10 80 65 31.3
  flat med none 0 1 1 98 65 32.6
2006 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 7 7 87 65 32.3
  Averages flat med none 0 7 7 87 65 32.3
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Toyota Matrix gas mileage has been averaging 32.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 87 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (7 percent), in the suburbs (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 1 20 20 59 110 34.1
  flat med hvy 15 75 10 0 N/A 27.4
  flat light none 0 5 15 80 60 29.9
  flat light hvy 0 10 10 80 90 31.8
2006 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 4 28 14 55 87 30.8
  Averages flat med light 4 28 14 55 87 30.8
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Toyota Matrix fuel economy has been averaging 30.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 87 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Hatch 123-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 6 6 13 75 70 30.0
  flat light light 10 30 50 10 60 27.7
  flat light none 10 30 50 10 60 24.3
  flat light light 10 30 50 10 60 26.0
2005 4dr Hatch 123-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 9 24 41 26 63 27.0
  Averages flat light light 9 24 41 26 63 27.0
With the 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Toyota Matrix has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (26 percent), in the city (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 5 10 10 75 65 34.0
  hills med light 6 6 11 77 60 26.9
  flat med none 0 10 5 85 70 30.0
  flat med hvy 5 50 5 40 60 32.0
2005 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 19 8 69 64 30.7
  Averages flat med light 4 19 8 69 64 30.7
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Toyota Matrix gas mileage has been averaging 30.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (19 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat lead light 30 10 10 50 120 29.4
  flat med none 0 23 0 77 100 32.7
  flat med none 23 24 25 28 65 29.0
  flat light light 22 24 26 28 60 30.0
  hills light none 5 20 50 25 60 32.0
2005 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 16 20 22 42 81 30.6
  Averages flat med none 16 20 22 42 81 30.6
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Toyota Matrix fuel economy has been averaging 30.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 81 miles per hour (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (16 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Hatch 173-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 9 0 91 65 32.6
  flat med none 0 6 0 94 65 32.7
2004 4dr Hatch 173-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 8 0 93 65 32.7
  Averages flat med none 0 8 0 93 65 32.7
With the 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Toyota Matrix has been averaging 32.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 93 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (8 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 40 40 10 70 31.0
  flat med none 1 59 20 20 120 29.4
  flat med none 1 59 20 20 120 29.4
  flat light light 10 10 40 40 90 33.6
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 42 30 23 100 30.9
  Averages flat med light 6 42 30 23 100 30.9
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Toyota Matrix gas mileage has been averaging 30.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 100 miles per hour (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 10 90 90 30.4
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 60 30.0
  flat light hvy 0 0 5 95 70 28.9
  flat light light 0 0 5 95 70 30.3
  flat med none 5 20 50 25 70 27.0
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 1 4 14 81 72 29.3
  Averages flat light light 1 4 14 81 72 29.3
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Toyota Matrix fuel economy has been averaging 29.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 81 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (14 percent), in the city (4 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Hatch 180-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 35 15 10 40 70 27.8
2003 4dr Hatch 180-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 35 15 10 40 70 27.8
  Averages flat med light 35 15 10 40 70 27.8
With the 180-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2003 Toyota Matrix has been averaging 27.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (35 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Hatch 123-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 100 0 0 0 N/A 22.0
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 60 29.0
  flat med none 20 50 20 10 75 26.7
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 80 31.0
2003 4dr Hatch 123-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 30 13 18 40 72 27.2
  Averages flat med none 30 13 18 40 72 27.2
With the 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Toyota Matrix gas mileage has been averaging 27.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in the city (13 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Hatch 180-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 10 10 10 70 75 30.8
  flat lead none 0 0 100 0 N/A 22.0
  flat med hvy 0 5 50 45 60 29.0
2003 4dr Hatch 180-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 3 5 53 38 68 27.3
  Averages flat med light 3 5 53 38 68 27.3
With the 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Toyota Matrix fuel economy has been averaging 27.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (38 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 5 15 30 50 70 34.5
  flat med light 0 20 60 20 65 28.0
  flat med light 0 10 20 70 70 32.0
  flat med hvy 15 25 25 35 70 29.0
  flat v.lt light 21 23 25 31 60 35.0
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 8 19 32 41 67 31.7
  Averages flat light light 8 19 32 41 67 31.7
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2003 Toyota Matrix has been averaging 31.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 20 10 20 50 70 26.7
  flat med none 2 2 10 86 55 32.0
  flat med none 0 50 25 25 60 27.0
  flat med none 10 30 30 30 100 22.4
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 8 23 21 48 71 27.0
  Averages flat med light 8 23 21 48 71 27.0
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Toyota Matrix gas mileage has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (23 percent), in the suburbs (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Toyota Matrix MPG

Toyota Matrix Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2009 4dr Hatch 132-hp 1.8L I4 4-sp automatic FWD should be good
2006 4dr Hatch 158-hp 2.4L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD We purchased our Matrix NEW June of 2006, we now (21 Dec 2012) have 82,000 miles and I have monitored the mileage since we purchased the car. We get 24 in city driving and the VERY best we've got on a long freeway drive was 30mpg. Overall our mileage for the 80,000 miles is 27 which isn't great but is acceptable.
2005 4dr Hatch 132-hp 1.8L I4 4-sp automatic FWD Front WD w/ 4sp auto, great highway mileage, but not near the advertised ratings
2004 4dr Hatch 132-hp 1.8L I4 4-sp automatic FWD With K&N air intake, we got 34mpg on freeway, and it adds 5hp to 10hp when you need to pass other cars.
2004 4dr Hatch 132-hp 1.8L I4 4-sp automatic FWD Very good 28 city 33 highway
2004 4dr Hatch 132-hp 1.8L I4 4-sp automatic FWD Great fuel economy for a 1.8L with 30 MPG on the highway and a 500km range.
2004 4dr Hatch 132-hp 1.8L I4 4-sp automatic FWD Very economical on gas.
2004 4dr Hatch 132-hp 1.8L I4 4-sp automatic FWD Have never gotten less than 28 MPG, even when driving hard and in mountains. Usually get between 30 and 31 in the rolling country where I live. Have gotten over 34.
2003 4dr Hatch 132-hp 1.8L I4 4-sp automatic FWD Gets approx 32 miles per gallon on average
2003 4dr Hatch 132-hp 1.8L I4 4-sp automatic FWD 30+mpg
Toyota Matrix Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2009 4dr Hatch 132-hp 1.8L I4 4-sp automatic FWD good, but should be much better
2008 4dr Hatch 132-hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD It only gets about 25mpg in a mixed cycle. Fit would get 28mpg or better in same driving.
2007 4dr Hatch 132-hp 1.8L I4 4-sp automatic FWD expected the famous corolla frugality and efficiency - it has the same powertrain. we were totally disappointed. below freezing point, fuel consumption was scary: 17-20 l/100km. the best mileage we got was only 10 l/100 km.
2005 4dr Hatch 132-hp 1.8L I4 4-sp automatic FWD Not even close to what is advertised