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Used 2010 Toyota Matrix

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Combined Fuel Economy
22 MPG
Horsepower
158 HP
KBB Consumer Rating
4.3 
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Pros

Performance-oriented drivers will enjoy the 2010 Toyota Matrix XRS trim level's combination of precise steering feel, sports-tuned suspension and grippy ultra-high-performance all-season tires. Rear seats in all models easily accommodate two adults, or the seats can be folded to provide a large cargo area.

Cons

The Matrix transmits a surprisingly high amount of road and tire noise into the cockpit. Two of its tire choices – the high-performance and touring all-season tires – seemed noisier than the ultra-high-performance rubber on the XRS.

What's New For 2010

For 2010, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC) are now standard on all trims.

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Used 2010 Toyota Matrix Expert Review

The 2010 Toyota Matrix offers a sporty, practical and reasonably priced alternative to either mundane sub-compact cars or bulky crossover SUVs. Released last year as an all-new model, the 2010 Matrix offers more appealing styling, an optional 158-horsepower 2.4-liter engine, crisp steering feel and precise handling. The performance-oriented XRS trim level has returned, as has optional all-wheel drive. As with the previous generation Matrix, there's plenty of room for four adults and the rear seats fold down to create a flat, voluminous cargo area. Main competitors for the Matrix include the new MAZDA3, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Honda Civic and the Matrix' fraternal twins, the Toyota Corolla and the soon-to-be-disappearing Pontiac Vibe, which are all built in the same Canadian factory.

Driving the Used 2010 Toyota Matrix

Each trim level of the 2010 Toyota Matrix has its own significantly different feel and performance. The base model is focused more on economy and functionality than driving excitement. The S trim level, which will be the sales leader, has a slightly more sporty suspension and steering tuning and the 158-horsepower 2.4-liter engine; the handling is responsive and acceleration is decidedly peppy. The XRS is a serious performer with taut, sport-tuned suspension, precise steering and high-performance tires. The electric power steering system allows easy tuning for different levels of steering feel, and also helps performance and fuel economy by dismissing with the traditional engine belt drive and hydraulic pump. Unless you regularly encounter snowy conditions, the 2.4-liter engine does not produce enough power to make the all-wheel-drive option worth the cost and extra weight.

Favorite Features

XRS Trim
Sport-tuned suspension, excellent steering feel, grippy 18-inch tires and a 158-horsepower engine turn the 2010 Toyota Matrix XRS into a terrific little car for the enthusiast driver on a budget.

Generous Rear Cargo Space
Fold down the rear seats of the 2010 Toyota Matrix and its flat cargo floor can hold a bunch of camping gear, back-to-college supplies or boxes and books for moving day.

Used 2010 Toyota Matrix Interior

Despite its sporty exterior, the 2010 Matrix is an extremely practical sub-compact. The rear seats comfortably accommodate two full-sized adults. There's more than plenty of headroom both front and rear and legroom has been increased. The rear seats fold forward to create a flat cargo floor that will swallow large amounts of gear; however, last year's restyling did cut about two cubic feet from the cargo volume. The front passenger's seat folds flat and can be employed as a computer table or to carry longer cargo. The high front seating position provides excellent visibility, and all trim levels have supportive sport seats.

Used 2010 Toyota Matrix Exterior

The original Toyota Matrix reminded some of a miniature minivan or station wagon, which turned off a number of potential buyers. The latest iteration is slightly longer and wider, and Toyota stylists have eliminated the third side window. This styling change significantly expands the C-pillar and wraps the back glass around the sides, delivering a sportier coupe-like appearance. The XRS gets even more aggressive styling, including a front underbody spoiler, a rear roof spoiler and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Used 2010 Toyota Matrix Standard Features

The 2010 Toyota Matrix comes in three trim levels: Base, S and the sporty XRS. All have four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, traction and stability control and front, front-side and full-length side-curtain airbags. The base model has a 132-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, while the S and XRS have a 158-horsepower, 2.4-liter version. The base and S versions have 16-inch steel wheels, the XRS has 18-inch aluminum rims and XRS and S versions have larger front and rear disc brakes. Other standard equipment includes Lexus-style Optitron gauges, an auxiliary input jack and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel. The S and XRS have a 115-volt AC outlet that accepts three-prong plugs.

Used 2010 Toyota Matrix Options

Available on the S and XRS trim levels are a navigation system that's more affordable to fit the Matrix market and a JBL seven-speaker audio system with a six-disc CD changer, although unfortunately you cannot get both together. All-wheel-drive is available, but only on the S model and only with the 2.4-liter engine and four-speed automatic. Optionally available are 16-inch aluminum wheels for the base model and 17-inchers for the S trim, fitted with either touring or high-performance all-season tires.

Used 2010 Toyota Matrix Engine

Standard on the 2010 Toyota Matrix is a 1.8-liter, 132-horsepower four-cylinder engine, which is available with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. The S and XRS models have a 2.4-liter, 158-horsepower, four-cylinder engine with either a five-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission. The 2.4-liter engine employs variable timing on both exhaust and intake valves to produce both responsive acceleration and good fuel economy. All-wheel drive is available only with the S trim level with the automatic transmission. In normal operation, the AWD system sends all the power to the front wheels, but when slip is detected the electronically-controlled center differential diverts up to 45 percent of the torque to the rear. Base and non-AWD S models have a beam rear axle, while the XRS and AWD versions have independent rear suspension.

1.8-liter in-line 4
132 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
128 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 26/32 (manual), 25/31 (automatic)

2.4-liter in-line 4
158 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
162 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/28 (manual), 21/29 (5-speed automatic), 20/26 (4-speed automatic, AWD)

How Much Does the Used 2010 Toyota Matrix Cost?

The 2010 Toyota Matrix Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts at just over $17,000 when equipped with a five-speed manual. Opting for the S trim with AWD brings the price closer to $21,500, while a fully-loaded XRS with navigation and moonroof tops out just over $25,000. To find out what smart buyers are really paying for this vehicle in your area, check the Fair Purchase Price before you begin negotiations. Previous Matrix models held their value extremely well, and the 2010 version should be no exception. Expect the Matrix to hold a resale value higher than the Chrysler PT Cruiser and Pontiac Vibe, about the same as the Mazda MAZDA3 and just below the Honda Civic.

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Used 2010 Toyota Matrix Consumer Reviews

4.3 

Overall Rating

5 star

58%

4 star

26%

3 star

7%

2 star

8%

1 star

2%

Value
4.4 
Performance
4.4 
Quality
4.3 
Comfort
4.3 
Reliability
4.6 
Styling
4.3 

Natedog
05/30/2018
2013 Toyota Matrix

"A great economical and reliable hatchback"

Great gas mileage, acceleration & handling
Electric locks stopped working
My 2013 Matrix has been a workhorse for 3 years helping me in my job as I do a lot of short drives multiple times a day and transport all manner of supplies and appliances. The Matrix has also been fantastic at driving in the snow and has never had trouble operating even in sub zero temperatures. This has been the most reliable care I have ever owned. It has great acceleration and awesome handling combined with great gas mileage. While not sports care level, this is one zippy ride. On the L Model the interior is very spacious and has great head room (a plus for me being a tall person). It also has a blue tooth and USB for your phone which is super convenient. One downside is that there is no true upholder for the driver. You have to get some add-ons to make it hold a coffee cup securely. The only downside to this model is the locks on the doors. When the first cold winter hit they completely stopped working from the key-fob or door button. I have to manually lock each door, expect the hatch, each time I get out of the car. The other downside is the placement of the window wipers when resting. They are below the defrost vents for the front shield window which can cause the blades to freeze to the window in below 30 temperatures. Overall, this is a great economical commuter car and would recommend to anyone who can get their hands on one as they are no longer being made.Read less
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Bob
02/16/2016
2009 Toyota Matrix

"Great Vehicle, However..."

Cheap, fun, good wiring and components
Too many cupholders (9) and too much plastic
This vehicle is comfortable, sporty, and has a great stereo system installed. I went beyond and installed a 2,000 Watt SoundQubed amplifier and 12" speaker and it about fills up the whole trunk, but there are no rattles even when the bass is low. It's last me 100,000 miles so far, and I'm hoping many many more to come.
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vik
10/26/2015
2009 Toyota Matrix

"Very good car!!!"

Great price, fun to drive
I love this car. Very good gas mileage.Nice body style and good interior, very comfortable.
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pberry
06/20/2015
2009 Toyota Matrix

"love this car"

This is such a great car, I am very disappointed that Toyota did not continue the model. No maintenance problems at all. Very reliable
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RogerT
05/27/2015
2010 Toyota Matrix

"Not good value and poor MPG"

Very good acceleration and smoothe gear change
Bad fuel consumption, noisy, bad accelerator pedal
Bought the Matrix for carrying small loads that are not possible in a regular sedan. Does that well. Fuel consumption is poor, 21 MPG around town and 28 MPG on a run. Great acceleration and smooth gear change, but the auto drops to a lower gear far too quickly - leading to poor fuel consumption. Noisy and not particularly comfortable. Quality of construction is nowhere near as good as our Honda Accord. The accelerator pedal action is poor - almost impossible to achieve a smooth start from a standstill.
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2010 Toyota Matrix Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Touch Screen Monitor

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD Changer
  • MP3 Player
  • Premium Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • CD Player

Seating

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Cloth Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 21 mpg
  • EPA Class - Compact Cars
  • EPA Hwy - 28 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 24 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 158 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6000 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.78 inches
  • Torque - 162 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4000 rpm

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 115V Power Outlet
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Spare Tire Type - Limited Use
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P205/55R16
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P215/45R17
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Fog Lights
  • Front Spoiler
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof
  • Rear Spoiler

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 25000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 2 years
  • Scheduled Maintenance Miles - 25000 miles
  • Scheduled Maintenance Years - 2 years

Mechanical

  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Manual
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.4 liter
  • Bore - 3.48 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 9.8
  • Fuel Induction - Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • # of Speeds - 5 speed
  • Overdrive - w/Overdrive
  • CID - 144 cubic inches
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3065 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 114.0 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 13.2 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 40.5 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 39.3 inches
  • Height - 61.0 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 41.6 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 36.2 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 5.3 inches
  • Overall Length - 173.0 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 53.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 52.6 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 61.5 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 36.0 feet
  • Wheel Base - 102.4 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 69.5 inches
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2010 Toyota Matrix Safety

Driver Front
5 
Passenger Front
5 
Front Side
5 
Rear Side
4 
Rollover Rating
4 
Provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2010 Toyota Matrix Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag

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2010 Toyota Matrix Rankings

Horsepower
158 HP
MPG Combined
22 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.3 Rating
Rank
Vehicle
HP
#6
2010 Toyota Matrix
158 HP

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