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Toyota Matrix vs. Toyota Sienna Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. 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    
2015 Toyota Sienna 19
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 Siennas, 6.6 months of data per Sienna, average 6200 miles

 

2014 Toyota Sienna 13
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Siennas, 10.1 months of data per Sienna, average 16100 miles

 

2013 Toyota Sienna 21
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Siennas, 10.4 months of data per Sienna, average 30100 miles

 

2012 Toyota Sienna 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Siennas, 9.8 months of data per Sienna, average 47400 miles

 

2011 Toyota Sienna 28
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  72 Siennas, 9.5 months of data per Sienna, average 67200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2010 Toyota Matrix   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Matrixs, 9.4 months of data per Matrix, average 56900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Toyota Sienna   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Siennas, 9.8 months of data per Sienna, average 77600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Toyota Matrix 29
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  66 Matrixs, 10.1 months of data per Matrix, average 82200 miles

Redesigned.
2009 Toyota Sienna   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Siennas, 10.3 months of data per Sienna, average 85800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Toyota Matrix   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Matrixs, 11.8 months of data per Matrix, average 93600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Toyota Sienna 40
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  51 Siennas, 10.7 months of data per Sienna, average 106200 miles

 

2007 Toyota Matrix 32
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Matrixs, 9.5 months of data per Matrix, average 98300 miles
2007 Toyota Sienna 64
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Siennas, 9.8 months of data per Sienna, average 105400 miles

 

2006 Toyota Matrix 27
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Matrixs, 9.0 months of data per Matrix, average 130000 miles
2006 Toyota Sienna 53
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  66 Siennas, 9.3 months of data per Sienna, average 114500 miles

 

2005 Toyota Matrix 50
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 Matrixs, 9.1 months of data per Matrix, average 119900 miles
2005 Toyota Sienna 41
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Siennas, 9.4 months of data per Sienna, average 122200 miles

 

2004 Toyota Matrix 60
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Matrixs, 7.9 months of data per Matrix, average 134900 miles
2004 Toyota Sienna 76
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  56 Siennas, 10.2 months of data per Sienna, average 148400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2003 Toyota Matrix 41
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Matrixs, 9.1 months of data per Matrix, average 145800 miles

First year.
2003 Toyota Sienna   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Siennas, 10.1 months of data per Sienna, average 143000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Toyota Sienna   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Siennas, 10.1 months of data per Sienna, average 152800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Toyota Sienna   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Siennas, 8.2 months of data per Sienna, average 173500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2000 Toyota Sienna   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Siennas, 6.5 months of data per Sienna, average 215400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Toyota Matrix vs. Toyota Sienna Reliability Comparisons

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Toyota Matrix

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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 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 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.
2005 4dr Hatch 123-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
We have had uniformly good experience with Toyotas.
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!
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
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.
 

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

Toyota Sienna Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Toyota (regardless of people feel) is a company that produces dead reliable cars.
2010 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Toyota is perceived to produce reliable cars. I'm hoping this one proves right.
2009 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Toyota stood behind their warranty. They did not just "reset the computer"... they got to (hopefully) root cause. See below on dislikes.
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Previous and current owners give it high marks
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
no problems
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Toyota quality is already well known overall and I already own a Toyota as well
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
I considered the Odyssey and Sienna to replace my 00 Chrysler T&C LTD. I had a better selection of Sienna's, and their reliability is reported to be much better than the Honda.
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
This is the most reliable minivan on the market. I hear the Honda drives just a bit better but it is not as reliable
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Excellent product reviews and manufacturer reputation. 50,000km and no problems thus far.
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Minimal time in shop, few repairs needed, less down time.
Toyota Sienna Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The reliability of this van has been horrible and definitely not what i expected out of Honda. We bought it used from a family who meticulously maintained it at Honda. Anything that needed to be done, was done and done on time. first big issue was the transmission, it had 135K on the original. That costed about $5000 to replace, Contacted honda for assistance, they prettty much gave the middle finger. as its gotten more miles on it, its been problem after problem. and this van has been so expensive to maintain...for a 2006, parts are extremely expensive.
2009 4dr Minivan, ext. 266-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
I had major computer (electrical?) issues - all warning lights on console lit up. Details: NHTSA.gov TSB. Multiple trips for repair and 30 days loss of use to remedy. I bought Toyota over Honda due to (TQM) quality methods. I feel somewhat cheated here.
2004 4dr Minivan, ext. 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
We have had at least 8 recalls on the car We have replaced the transmission which was faulty from day one Run flat tires are horrible - bad decision