• (4.3) 24 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,001$7,841
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 25-32
  • Engine: 123-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2003 Toyota Matrix

Our Take on the 2003 Toyota Matrix

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 the functionality of a sport utility vehicle with the image and performance of a sports car, yet it... Read Full Report

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by Margaret from San Francisco, CA on December 31, 2008

I got my 2003 standard model w/ Auto Trans used at 1 year old w/ 11K mileage. It had a package so that it had power & remote locks..love that! I have had it for 5 great years! It's sporty, fun, reliab... Read Full Review

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2003 Toyota Matrix Safety Ratings

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There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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