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Toyota Matrix Powertrain and Chassis Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 30, 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 and Model Percent of Average  
2009 - 2013 Toyota Matrix
11.1428571429% Best 57% Worst
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2003 - 2008 Toyota Matrix
8.85714285714% Best 53% Worst
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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 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
good reputation full 2009 Toyota Matrix review
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Proven toyota reliability. full 2009 Toyota Matrix review
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. full 2006 Toyota Matrix review
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. full 2006 Toyota Matrix review
2005 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Excellent reviews, have not had any problems so far. full 2005 Toyota Matrix review
2005 4dr Hatch 123-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
We have had uniformly good experience with Toyotas. full 2005 Toyota Matrix review
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 full 2005 Toyota Matrix review
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Had my Matrix for 5 years 88000 miles, all i did was normal maintenance. never had a problem full 2004 Toyota Matrix review
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. full 2004 Toyota Matrix review
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Had the car for 4 years never had major repair. full 2004 Toyota Matrix review
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. full 2003 Toyota Matrix review