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Toyota Matrix Fuel Economy (MPG)

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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 med none 0 40 20 40 55 32.400
  flat med none 0 20 20 60 55 34.479
  flat v.lt light 0 10 20 70 55 36.474
  flat med none 0 60 40 0 N/A 26.182
  flat med none 0 50 45 5 70 27.391
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
2013 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 25 25 50 56 31.000
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 56 30.800
  flat med light 0 25 25 50 56 31.300
2013 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 25 25 50 56 31.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 25 25 50 56 31.0
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2013 Toyota Matrix has been averaging 31.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 56 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 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 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
2012 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 20 0 80 70 31.053
  flat light none 0 50 20 30 65 24.528
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, 2012 Toyota Matrix gas mileage 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 none 5 45 5 45 70 29.500
  flat light light 10 10 20 60 75 29.359
  flat light none 5 45 5 45 70 29.758
  flat light light 10 10 20 60 70 25.333
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 fuel economy 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 87 39.200
2010 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 10 90 87 39.2  
  Averages flat med light 0 0 10 90 87 39.2
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Toyota Matrix 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 87 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 74 31.200
2010 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 30 40 10 20 74 31.2  
  Averages flat light none 30 40 10 20 74 31.2
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Toyota Matrix gas mileage 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 74 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 light light 20 20 10 50 65 29.000
  flat med hvy 25 10 15 50 65 23.333
  flat med hvy 10 20 20 50 60 25.500
  flat med hvy 25 0 0 75 65 30.000
  flat light none 10 20 20 50 60 24.000
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 fuel economy 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 med none 9 14 23 55 75 31.392
  flat light none 35 10 5 50 62 26.100
  flat med none 10 50 15 25 70 23.500
  flat med light 25 25 25 25 75 21.300
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 20 25 17 39 71 25.6  
  Averages flat med none 20 25 17 39 71 25.6
With the 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Toyota Matrix 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 71 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 62 26.700
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 0 5 20 75 62 26.7  
  Averages flat light none 0 5 20 75 62 26.7
With the 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and all-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 62 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 none 0 0 10 90 68 25.700
  flat light none 0 5 5 90 74 27.400
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 68 30.200
  flat med none 0 0 2 98 81 23.800
2009 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 1 4 95 73 26.8  
  Averages flat light none 0 1 4 95 73 26.8
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Toyota Matrix fuel economy has been averaging 26.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 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 20 30 0 50 65 29.037
  flat light none 20 30 0 50 65 28.852
  flat light hvy 30 50 0 20 65 28.398
  flat light hvy 30 50 0 20 65 27.349
  flat light hvy 20 30 0 50 65 29.439
2009 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 24 38 0 38 65 28.6  
  Averages flat light light 24 38 0 38 65 28.6
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2009 Toyota Matrix has been averaging 28.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (38 percent), in heavy traffic (24 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 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
2008 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 1 9 85 5 50 17.300
2008 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 1 9 85 5 50 17.3  
  Averages flat v.lt none 1 9 85 5 50 17.3
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Toyota Matrix gas mileage has been averaging 17.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (9 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 50 miles per hour (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Toyota Matrix in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-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 30 20 35 15 68 30.500
  flat light none 0 15 35 50 62 32.700
  flat light none 0 15 55 30 62 30.200
  flat light none 15 30 35 20 62 34.100
  flat light light 11 5 5 79 62 29.600
2007 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 11 17 33 39 63 31.4  
  Averages flat light none 11 17 33 39 63 31.4
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Toyota Matrix fuel economy has been averaging 31.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 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 med none 0 45 0 55 68 23.500
  flat med light 0 45 0 55 74 28.200
  flat med light 0 15 0 85 74 31.800
  flat v.lt light 5 10 5 80 70 32.545
  flat v.lt none 0 20 80 0 N/A 10.700
2007 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 1 27 17 55 72 25.3  
  Averages flat light none 1 27 17 55 72 25.3
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2007 Toyota Matrix has been averaging 25.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), in the suburbs (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 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
2006 4dr Hatch 118-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 50 50 62 26.100
2006 4dr Hatch 118-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 50 50 62 26.1  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 50 50 62 26.1
With the 158-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Toyota Matrix gas mileage 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 62 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 29.000
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, 2006 Toyota Matrix fuel economy 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 32.205
  flat med none 0 10 10 80 65 31.274
  flat med none 0 10 10 80 70 31.265
  flat med none 0 10 10 80 65 30.301
  flat med none 0 1 1 98 65 32.630
2006 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 8 8 84 66 31.5  
  Averages flat med none 0 8 8 84 66 31.5
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Toyota Matrix has been averaging 31.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 84 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (8 percent), in the suburbs (8 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 light hvy 0 10 10 80 56 31.800
  flat light none 0 5 15 80 60 29.900
  flat med hvy 15 75 10 0 N/A 27.400
  flat med light 1 20 20 59 68 34.100
2006 4dr Hatch 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 4 28 14 55 61 30.8  
  Averages flat med light 4 28 14 55 61 30.8
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Toyota Matrix gas mileage 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 61 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 light 10 30 50 10 60 27.692
  flat light hvy 6 6 13 75 70 30.000
  flat light light 10 30 50 10 60 26.000
  flat light none 10 30 50 10 60 24.255
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, 2005 Toyota Matrix fuel economy 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 med none 0 10 5 85 70 30.000
  flat med hvy 5 50 5 40 60 32.000
  hills med light 6 6 11 77 60 26.923
  flat light none 5 10 10 75 65 34.000
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, the 2005 Toyota Matrix 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 light light 22 24 26 28 60 30.000
  flat med none 0 23 0 77 62 32.700
  flat lead light 30 10 10 50 74 29.400
  hills light none 5 20 50 25 60 32.000
  flat med none 23 24 25 28 65 29.000
2005 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 16 20 22 42 64 30.6  
  Averages flat med none 16 20 22 42 64 30.6
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Toyota Matrix gas mileage 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 64 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 32.577
  flat med none 0 6 0 94 65 32.745
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, 2004 Toyota Matrix fuel economy 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 light light 10 10 40 40 56 28.300
  flat med light 10 40 40 10 70 31.000
  flat med none 1 59 20 20 74 29.400
  flat med none 1 59 20 20 74 29.400
  hills med light 50 30 0 20 62 23.500
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 14 40 24 22 67 28.3  
  Averages flat med light 14 40 24 22 67 28.3
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Toyota Matrix has been averaging 28.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 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 the suburbs (24 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (14 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 med none 5 20 50 25 70 27.000
  flat light hvy 0 0 15 85 65 32.900
  flat light hvy 0 0 5 95 70 28.900
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 90 30.385
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 60 30.000
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 1 4 16 79 71 29.8  
  Averages flat light light 1 4 16 79 71 29.8
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Toyota Matrix gas mileage has been averaging 29.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 79 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (16 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 27.826
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, 2003 Toyota Matrix fuel economy 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 0 0 0 100 80 31.000
  flat med none 0 0 50 50 60 29.000
  flat med none 100 0 0 0 N/A 22.000
  flat med none 20 50 20 10 75 26.700
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, the 2003 Toyota Matrix 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 lead none 0 0 100 0 N/A 22.000
  flat med hvy 0 5 50 45 60 29.000
  flat med none 10 10 10 70 75 30.769
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 gas mileage 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 med none 5 10 10 75 70 29.212
  flat med none 0 3 9 88 75 34.600
  flat v.lt light 21 23 25 31 60 35.000
  flat med none 0 3 9 88 75 35.600
  flat med light 0 20 60 20 65 28.000
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 12 23 60 69 32.5  
  Averages flat med none 5 12 23 60 69 32.5
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Toyota Matrix fuel economy has been averaging 32.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Toyota Matrixs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 2 2 10 86 55 32.000
  flat light hvy 20 10 20 50 70 26.667
  flat med none 10 30 30 30 62 22.400
  flat med none 0 50 25 25 60 26.991
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 8 23 21 48 62 27.0  
  Averages flat med light 8 23 21 48 62 27.0
With the 132-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2003 Toyota Matrix 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 62 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 Gas Mileage of the 2003 Toyota Matrix

2003 Toyota Matrix Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed 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.
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Very economical on gas.
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed 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 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Very good 28 city 33 highway
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Great fuel economy for a 1.8L with 30 MPG on the highway and a 500km range.
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
30+mpg
2003 4dr Hatch 123-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
30 -32 mpg. what more to say.
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Haul 600# of sports cargo during trips. Car does 36 mpg if speed <=60 mph, 33 mpg <=70, 30 mpg under 80 and 28 under 90 mph.
2003 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Gets approx 32 miles per gallon on average
 

Toyota Matrix Gas Mileage (MPG)

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