• (4.3) 21 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,032$8,500
  • 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
2004 Toyota Matrix

Our Take on the 2004 Toyota Matrix

Our Take

Toyota introduced its youth-focused Matrix 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’s as affordable as a subcompact sed... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Instrument readability
  • Engine and road noise
  • Performance of base engine with automatic

Notable Features

  • FWD or AWD
  • Compact sporty wagon body style
  • High-performance XRS model with 180-hp engine
  • Manual or automatic
  • Versatile interior layout


Consumer Reviews


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by Former "car curmudgeon" from San Jose, CA on January 11, 2007

I love my 2004 Matrix. I bought it used with 20K on it. The interior noise level when driving on a freeway is bad, the tire noise on certain types of pavement is awful. But other than that, I reall... Read Full Review

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