• (4.5) 29 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,750$8,642
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 28-33
  • Engine: 123-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2005 Toyota Matrix

Our Take on the 2005 Toyota Matrix

Our Take

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • FWD or AWD
  • Hatchback body style
  • High-performance XRS model
  • Manual or automatic
  • Versatile interior layout


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 29 reviews

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Loved my Matrix!

by Primary Driver from Madison Heights, MI on September 21, 2010

We had our 2005 Matrix XR for 5 years and decided to get a bigger vehicle that would accommodate a wheelchair lift on the back. We traded in our 2005 Matrix XR for a 2009 Honda CR-V LX and have regret... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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