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If you're looking for a sporty ride with a strong reputation for quality and reliability, the 2013 Toyota Matrix has a proven history. Available AWD is something you won't find on a Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra or Nissan Versa.


If your taste in hatchbacks runs toward the fast and furious, you'll be better off in something like a Nissan Juke, Mazda Mazda3 or VW Golf. The Matrix's lack of sophisticated audio and infotainment systems won't sit well with younger buyers.

What's New For 2013

For 2013, the Toyota Matrix L gains cruise control while the S trim gets a new Display Audio system with a 6.1-inch touch screen, Bluetooth and USB/iPod interface.

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Used 2013 Toyota Matrix Expert Review

In the 2013 Matrix, Toyota has created a compact wagon that is part economy car, part mini- SUV and part go-kart. The Matrix's tall seating position and available all-wheel drive (AWD) appeal to those who might gravitate toward a small SUV, but can't afford the cost or the fuel. Plus, the Matrix's sporting suspension and low-to-the-ground profile give it a spunky, athletic feel you won't find in many wagons or SUVs. But, the Matrix's age is taking its toll, namely in the noticeable absence of cutting-edge infotainment and audio features. Newer models from Kia, Hyundai, Nissan and Ford are similarly priced and offer far more in the way of power, features and fuel economy.

Driving the Used 2013 Toyota Matrix

The 2013 Toyota Matrix and Matrix S use the same, tightly tuned suspension to deliver direct handling and a fairly comfortable ride. The Matrix's electric-assisted power steering isn't as precise-feeling as a traditional hydraulic unit, but it does help the engine conserve power and improve fuel economy. The 132-horsepower engine on the base Matrix hatchback provides adequate power, but the Matrix S's 158-horsepower engine is notably better for merging onto fast-moving freeways while also providing stout off-the-line acceleration. We like the AWD option for those who have to deal with snow on a regular basis but, as the system activates only when sensing wheel slippage, we think it doesn't do much to improve the car's overall handling. If you live someplace that is always sunny and warm, the AWD option probably isn't worth the extra cost or added weight.

Favorite Features

With its 6.1-inch touch screen, the new Display Audio provides clear and easy-to-operate functions for the radio, iPod and satellite radio. It also features Bluetooth streaming audio.

Fold down the rear seats of the 2013 Toyota Matrix hatchback, and the flat cargo floor can hold a bunch of camping gear, back-to-college supplies or boxes and books for moving day.

Used 2013 Toyota Matrix Interior

On the utility side, the 2013 Matrix S features a flat-folding front seat for increased cargo space, while both trims include built-in rubber rub strips on the cargo floor and rear seatbacks. Although not cramped, the Matrix hatchback offers front- and rear-seat legroom slightly smaller than the segment leaders, the rear seat being the biggest offender. The Matrix's front seats place their occupants up high, giving the feeling of driving a small SUV.

Used 2013 Toyota Matrix Exterior

While the EPA may consider the 2013 Toyota Matrix to be a small wagon, we think its racy exterior and aggressive wheels say different. This sporty hatchback features a sharply angled nose, a sweptback beltline and black-out treatment around the rear D-pillar's wraparound glass. Every Matrix includes color-keyed, heated side mirrors, a rear-window wiper and daytime running lights, and the Matrix's design elements make it one of the more youthful Toyota offerings, even outshining some Scion products. On the Matrix S trim, the sporty attitude is taken a step further with an underbody front spoiler, blacked-out rear diffuser, 17-inch alloy wheels and a rear roof spoiler.

Used 2013 Toyota Matrix Standard Features

The 2013 Toyota Matrix comes in two trim levels: Matrix and Matrix S. Both have Toyota's very comprehensive Star Safety System that includes Toyota's Smart Stop Technology that cuts engine power if the driver simultaneously presses both the accelerator and brake pedals. All models include power windows, power door locks, heated power exterior mirrors, cruise control and a tilt/telescopic steering wheel. The standard audio system is an AM/FM/CD unit that features four speakers, MP3/WMA playback capability and an auxiliary audio input jack. The Matrix S comes with 17-inch wheels, fog lights, silver interior trim, 6.1-inch Display Audio with six speakers and remote keyless entry.

Used 2013 Toyota Matrix Options

The 2013 Toyota Matrix L hatchback can be equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission and the Sport package, which adds fog lights and front and rear spoilers. The Matrix S can be had with all-wheel drive, and an enhanced Sport Package (rear roof spoiler and unique 17-inch alloy wheels). A power sunroof is also available on the S.

Used 2013 Toyota Matrix Engine

Standard on the 2013 Toyota Matrix L is a 1.8-liter 132-horsepower 4-cylinder engine, which is available with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The Matrix S has a 2.4-liter 158-horsepower 4-cylinder engine with either a 5-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission. AWD is available only on the S and only with the automatic transmission. The 2.4-liter engine employs variable timing on both exhaust and intake valves to optimize responsive acceleration and good fuel economy.

1.8-liter inline-4
132 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
128 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 25/32 mpg (manual), 26/32 mpg (automatic)

2.4-liter inline-4
158 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
162 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/28 mpg (manual), 21/29 mpg (5-speed automatic), 20/26 mpg (4-speed automatic, AWD)

How Much Does the Used 2013 Toyota Matrix Cost?

The 2013 Toyota Matrix has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting around $20,000 when equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission. Opting for the Matrix S with AWD brings the price to around $23,000. With the Sport and Premium packages added, the Matrix S tops out just over $25,000. To see what consumers are actually paying for this vehicle in your area, check the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price before you begin negotiations. As for resale, we expect the Matrix to hold a good portion of its value over a 5-year period, topping the Suzuki SX4 and Mazda Mazda3 hatchback, equaling the Kia Soul, and falling slightly lower than the Nissan Versa.

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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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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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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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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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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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2013 Toyota Matrix Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Remote Engine Start
  • USB Port


  • AM/FM Radio
  • iPod Connector
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • CD Player


  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Cloth Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 25 mpg
  • EPA Class - Compact Cars
  • EPA Hwy - 32 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 28 mpg


  • Horsepower - 132 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6000 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.48 inches
  • Torque - 128 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4400 rpm


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


  • Heated Mirrors
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Roof Rails
  • Spare Tire Type - Limited Use
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P205/55R16
  • Fog Lights
  • Front Spoiler
  • Rear Spoiler


  • Alarm System


  • 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


  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 1.8 liter
  • Bore - 3.17 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.0
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • Emissions Rating - ULEV
  • # of Speeds - 4 speed
  • CID - 110 cubic inches
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 2888 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 94.2 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 - 5.8 inches
  • Overall Length - 171.9 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 53.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 52.6 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 49.4 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 36.0 feet
  • Wheel Base - 102.4 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 69.5 inches
  • Cargo behind last seat - 19.8 cubic feet
  • Hip Room: Front - 52.3 inches
  • Hip Room: Rear - 43.7 inches
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2013 Toyota Matrix Safety

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Frontal Crash
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Side Barrier
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Side Crash
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2013 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


2013 Toyota Matrix Rankings

132 HP
MPG Combined
28 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.3 Rating
2013 Toyota Matrix
132 HP

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