Toyota Matrix

Toyota Matrix

About Toyota Matrix

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.

2013 Toyota Matrix
What's new for 2013?
2013 Toyota Matrix

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.

2012 Toyota Matrix
What's new for 2012?
2012 Toyota Matrix

After a thorough refresh last year, the 2012 Toyota Matrix hatchback has no significant changes.

2011 Toyota Matrix
What's new for 2011?
2011 Toyota Matrix

Changes to the 2011 Toyota Matrix include new wheel designs, a revised interior, the addition of Toyota's Smart Stop technology, and a significant increase in equipment on the base model. The XRS trim has been dropped.

2010 Toyota Matrix
What's new for 2010?
2010 Toyota Matrix

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

2009 Toyota Matrix
What's new for 2009?
2009 Toyota Matrix

New coupe-like styling better fits the youthful, sporty appeal of the 2009 Matrix. Standard is a new 1.8-liter, 132-horsepower four-cylinder engine, which is up by six horsepower over the previous powerplant. Upper trim levels have a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 158 horsepower. The XRS and the S with all-wheel drive have independent rear suspension.

2008 Toyota Matrix
What's new for 2008?
2008 Toyota Matrix

The 2008 Matrix carries over largely unchanged.

2007 Toyota Matrix
What's new for 2007?
2007 Toyota Matrix

The sporty XRS trim has been discontinued, as has the all-wheel-drive option.

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