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Toyota Matrix vs. Toyota Yaris Reliability Comparisons

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

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.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2010 Toyota Matrix   14 Matrixs, 10.3 months of data per Matrix, average 49200 miles

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2010 Toyota Yaris   23 Yarises, 9.7 months of data per Yaris, average 47100 miles

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2009 Toyota Matrix 68 Matrixs, 9.8 months of data per Matrix, average 62000 miles

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2009 Toyota Yaris   18 Yarises, 9.7 months of data per Yaris, average 60300 miles

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2008 Toyota Matrix   14 Matrixs, 10.9 months of data per Matrix, average 74600 miles

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2008 Toyota Yaris 40 Yarises, 10.5 months of data per Yaris, average 68300 miles29
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2007 Toyota Matrix 25 Matrixs, 9.0 months of data per Matrix, average 85900 miles5
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2007 Toyota Yaris 44 Yarises, 9.5 months of data per Yaris, average 95800 miles29
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2006 Toyota Matrix 40 Matrixs, 9.3 months of data per Matrix, average 106700 miles35
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2005 Toyota Matrix 36 Matrixs, 10.2 months of data per Matrix, average 102300 miles23
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2004 Toyota Matrix 25 Matrixs, 7.9 months of data per Matrix, average 119100 miles30
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2003 Toyota Matrix 45 Matrixs, 8.6 months of data per Matrix, average 131000 miles50
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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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