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Toyota Matrix vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Toyota Matrix or Chevrolet Silverado 1500 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Toyota Matrix and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Toyota Matrix and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Toyota Matrix and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Toyota Matrix and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Chevrolet Silverado (not HD) 31 Silverado (not HD)s, 4.9 months of data per Silverado (not HD), average 6200 miles8
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Chevrolet Silverado (not HD) 32 Silverado (not HD)s, 8.7 months of data per Silverado (not HD), average 9000 miles17
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Chevrolet Silverado (not HD)   12 Silverado (not HD)s, 8.6 months of data per Silverado (not HD), average 15500 miles

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado (not HD) 35 Silverado (not HD)s, 8.1 months of data per Silverado (not HD), average 32600 miles34
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Chevrolet Silverado (not HD)   22 Silverado (not HD)s, 7.6 months of data per Silverado (not HD), average 42500 miles

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2010 Toyota Matrix   17 Matrixs, 8.6 months of data per Matrix, average 51500 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado (not HD)   22 Silverado (not HD)s, 9.5 months of data per Silverado (not HD), average 69300 miles

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2009 Toyota Matrix 66 Matrixs, 9.5 months of data per Matrix, average 64800 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado (not HD) 40 Silverado (not HD)s, 8.6 months of data per Silverado (not HD), average 73400 miles49
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Toyota Matrix   14 Matrixs, 9.9 months of data per Matrix, average 77800 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado (not HD) 25 Silverado (not HD)s, 9.6 months of data per Silverado (not HD), average 90800 miles55
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Toyota Matrix 26 Matrixs, 8.4 months of data per Matrix, average 87200 miles11
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado (not HD)   18 Silverado (not HD)s, 7.1 months of data per Silverado (not HD), average 99300 miles

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2006 Toyota Matrix 37 Matrixs, 9.3 months of data per Matrix, average 111900 miles42
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado (not HD)   22 Silverado (not HD)s, 8.9 months of data per Silverado (not HD), average 89700 miles

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2005 Toyota Matrix 42 Matrixs, 9.4 months of data per Matrix, average 103700 miles24
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado (not HD) 25 Silverado (not HD)s, 9.4 months of data per Silverado (not HD), average 126600 miles71
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Toyota Matrix   22 Matrixs, 8.1 months of data per Matrix, average 118400 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado (not HD)   23 Silverado (not HD)s, 9.5 months of data per Silverado (not HD), average 123600 miles

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2003 Toyota Matrix 42 Matrixs, 8.7 months of data per Matrix, average 135000 miles33
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado (not HD)   16 Silverado (not HD)s, 9.4 months of data per Silverado (not HD), average 125200 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Silverado (not HD)   17 Silverado (not HD)s, 7.8 months of data per Silverado (not HD), average 162700 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado (not HD) 27 Silverado (not HD)s, 9.7 months of data per Silverado (not HD), average 152200 miles51
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Toyota Matrix

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What Our Members Are Saying about Toyota Matrix Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Toyota Matrix: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
good reputation
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Proven toyota reliability.
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.
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.
2005 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Excellent reviews, have not had any problems so far.
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 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 my Matrix for 5 years 88000 miles, all i did was normal maintenance. never had a problem
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
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.
Reliability and Durability of the Toyota Matrix: 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.

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