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2005 Toyota Matrix

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

171.3” x 61.8”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Interior space
  • Highway stability
  • Toyota reputation for reliability
  • Resale value

The bad:

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

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2005 Toyota Matrix trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.6
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Most recent consumer reviews


My Lady Bug 🐞!

Have had my 2005 Matrix for a couple of years and let me tell you she's a rider. My Lady bug 🐞 gets me where I need to go. Easy parking and less time at the pump. Would totally keep til the wheels fall off in at 200k+ miles.


Most reliable car of all time

Original owners since 2004. Amazing vehicle all around, mainly for the sole reliability it provides. Pushing 470,000km without a single problem ever, this car will never let you down. Maintenance is cheap as dirt because the engine is so well made and nothing ever breaks, timing chain replaced for the first time at 450,000km which is insane. Not to mention it handles well and is quite responsive and smooth for An old car like this and the seats are pretty comfortable easy for long drives. Great on gas super cheap. Overall would definitely recommend, great car.


Long Lasting Car

this car has outperformed any other car I have owned while still taking a lot of hits. It has been reliably getting me where I need to go for many years and still runs 15 years later

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Based on the 2005 Toyota Matrix base trim.
Frontal driver
Frontal passenger
Nhtsa rollover rating
Side driver
Side rear passenger


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
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