2003 Toyota Matrix

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18 reviews
Available Price Range $1,761-$7,485 Trims5 Combined MPG 25-32 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2003 Toyota Matrix

Our Take

Toyota began shipping its new youth-focused Matrix to dealerships in February 2002 as an early 2003 model. Described as a crossover utility vehicle, the Japanese automaker says the Matrix combines... Read Full Report


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Consumer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

Based on 18 reviews

Loved this car

by Teenage Driver from Wisconsin on April 10, 2011

We bought this car used from the dealer for one of our teen daughter's second cars. Worked like a horse through the tough Wisconsin winters. Never a problem to get to school through the snow and slush... Read Full Review

5 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 10 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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