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Toyota Matrix vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 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  
2014 - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
48.8571428571% Best 123% Worst
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2009 - 2013 Toyota Matrix
3.71428571429% Best 44% Worst
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2007 - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
37.4285714286% Best 103% Worst
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2003 - 2008 Toyota Matrix
15.1428571429% Best 64% Worst
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2000 - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
25.4285714286% Best 82% 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 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Proven toyota reliability. full 2009 Toyota Matrix review
2009 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
good reputation 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
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
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
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I have not had to put money into repairs! full 2004 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
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
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 315-horsepower 5.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I had currently owned a Dodge Ram 1500 I bought new in 2000 and it became a major repair magnet. Two new engines, rebuilt transmission etc. The Silverados my friends have owned for years have been very reliable. full 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 315-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
Prior experience with GM trucks tells me that this one will last for years. No problems to speak of to this point. full 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2006 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
I decided on the Silverado because of its reliable 5.3L engine, which there are Chevrolets with these engines with over 200k still on the road; I also went with the Silverado because of my past experience with Chevrolets full 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2006 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
Have not had any major failures with this truck full 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2006 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
My 2006 is a proven performer. Much like any GM truck, the Silverado has a great reputation for reliability and durability, unmatched by any other manufacturer. full 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2004 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
No problems at all. full 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2002 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
At 125,000 miles, the Silverado has never given me any troubles with getting from point "A" to point "B". full 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
This vehicle had less than 30000 miles and it had many issues with the drivetrain. I cannot begin to explain the frustration I had with this truck. full 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2003 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 300-horsepower 6.0L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
more repairs on it than the Honda Pilot full 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review
2003 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 285-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Front axel seal, MAF sensor, transmission shifting poorly at 105,000 already. I think it now has a fuel pump issue also, along with some EVAP emissions code. Fuel pumps go out on these frequently after 100,000 miles. full 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review