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Toyota Matrix vs. Toyota Yaris 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  
2009 - 2013 Toyota Matrix
3.71428571429% Best 44% Worst
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2007 - 2011 Toyota Yaris
6% Best 48% Worst
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2003 - 2008 Toyota Matrix
15.1428571429% Best 64% 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
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
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
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
2004 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Had the car for 4 years never had major repair. 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 Toyota

Toyota 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. full 2010 Toyota 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. full 2010 Toyota 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. full 2009 Toyota review
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Other than a few minor warranty problems the car is solid. full 2008 Toyota 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. full 2008 Toyota 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. full 2008 Toyota 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). full 2008 Toyota review
2008 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Know others who own Toyotas and all are very happy. full 2008 Toyota review
2007 2dr Hatch 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Consumer Reports says that the Yaris is 81% more reliable than average. full 2007 Toyota review
2007 4dr Sedan 106-horsepower 1.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
takes what I dish out....with aplomb. full 2007 Toyota review
Toyota 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. full 2010 Toyota review