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Toyota Matrix vs. Toyota Yaris Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 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 Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2010 Toyota Matrix   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Matrixs, 8.9 months of data per Matrix, average 57600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Toyota Yaris 21
9.34065934066% 9.34065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Yarises, 9.0 months of data per Yaris, average 68400 miles

 

2009 Toyota Matrix 27
8.24175824176% 8.24175824176% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  62 Matrixs, 10.0 months of data per Matrix, average 83300 miles

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2009 Toyota Yaris   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Yarises, 9.2 months of data per Yaris, average 77200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2008 Toyota Matrix   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Matrixs, 10.5 months of data per Matrix, average 97700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Toyota Yaris 28
9.34065934066% 9.34065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Yarises, 10.4 months of data per Yaris, average 100800 miles

 

2007 Toyota Matrix 33
12.8571428571% 12.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Matrixs, 9.1 months of data per Matrix, average 101800 miles
2007 Toyota Yaris 23
2.46753246753% 2.46753246753% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Yarises, 9.6 months of data per Yaris, average 112900 miles

 

2006 Toyota Matrix 27
5.1724137931% 5.1724137931% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Matrixs, 8.6 months of data per Matrix, average 131600 miles

 

2005 Toyota Matrix 68
39.2857142857% 39.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 Matrixs, 9.6 months of data per Matrix, average 122500 miles

 

2004 Toyota Matrix 62
30.6722689076% 30.6722689076% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Matrixs, 8.2 months of data per Matrix, average 138200 miles

 

2003 Toyota Matrix 53
17.3992673993% 17.3992673993% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Matrixs, 9.6 months of data per Matrix, average 148800 miles

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Toyota Matrix vs. Toyota Yaris Reliability Comparisons

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These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Toyota Matrix and Toyota Yaris reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Toyota Matrix and the Toyota Yaris 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 Toyota Yaris have been recently.

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 see full Toyota Matrix review
2009 4dr Hatch 158-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Proven toyota reliability. see full 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. see full 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. see full Toyota Matrix review
2005 4dr Hatch 123-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
We have had uniformly good experience with Toyotas. see full 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 see full Toyota Matrix review
2005 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Excellent reviews, have not had any problems so far. see full 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. see full 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. see full Toyota Matrix review
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I have not had to put money into repairs! see full 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. see full Toyota Matrix review
 

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

Toyota Yaris Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Its a Toyota, simple as that. They are built to last. see full Toyota Yaris review
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I am a stickler on maintenance and was very disappointed on the driver side drive shaft seal leaking twice! I was not given any reason why this would happened but so far since the last repair it seems all is fine. I change my own oil and was able to notice the problem way before it was serious as I notice an oozing of manual transmission oil around this drive shaft. I have not been able to find this is a common problem though. see full Toyota Yaris review
2009 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I have not had a single problem with the car in the first seven months of ownership. Put gas in, change the oil and it just goes. see full Toyota Yaris review
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Have owned this car for almost three years. NO need to go to the shop at all (oil changes and other routine maintenance has been done at home). see full Toyota Yaris review
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Know others who own Toyotas and all are very happy. see full Toyota Yaris review
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Other than a few minor warranty problems the car is solid. see full Toyota Yaris review
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I have had 3 Toyotas now and all have been trouble free for over 150,000km. see full Toyota Yaris review
2008 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
It has a good reputation. I have known many Toyotas to have well over 250,000 miles on them without so much as minor maintenance and a few small repairs. see full Toyota Yaris review
2007 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I have owned Toyota cars and trucks in the past and have found their engines to be indestructible. see full Toyota Yaris review
2007 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Toyota has a great reputation for reliability. see full Toyota Yaris review
Toyota Yaris Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
As stated only problem was the driver side drive shaft seal leaking twice. see full Toyota Yaris review