(4.3) 20 reviews
MSRP: $2,406$7,562
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

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 20 reviews

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Love this car

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

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.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 7 recalls for this car.


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

Safety defects and recalls explained