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2005 Toyota Matrix consumer reviews

$14,860–$17,395 MSRP range
side view of 2005 Matrix Toyota
93% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.6
Explore the 2005 Toyota Matrix

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


Hard core Honda owner... converted.

It's a reliable, peppy japanese🎎 car. Except, This one has a Canadian🍁 VIN. Seriously, I have fallen in love with this car. It's not a Lamborghini. It's utilitarian enough to be usable for a Home Depot run, but once you're behind the wheel, this car begs to be driven like a small sports car.


Happy with her. Never need another car !

It is a little work horse. She does everything I need to get done . I am going to keep as long as I can.


Most reliable car i have ever owned. Very roomy.

Very Reliable. Very roomy for big people. 25 - 35, local - highway. Excellent vision outside for drivers. Very spacious when rear seats are down, 6 by 4 feet. comfortable for rear passengers.


One of the best car I owned

That's one of the best car I have I just keep running and running and all you have to do the regular maintain very good car


Best car buy I ever made

Other than desiring another 20 or 30 horsepower, this car is nearly perfect in my opinion. Bought it new, the XR trim. Looked great new and still does. Got the factory clear coat, always run through automated washes, never by hand, and still looks shiny new. Very versatile to haul people and stuff. Both my daughters used it for a while, both moved to college with it. Totally reliable, still runs like new, shifts crisp and solid, doesn’t burn a drop of oil, still full to the top at 5k oil changes. Saved my rear today. I got the optional stability control, which was offered for the first time on the 2005 Matrix. A close call with three deer at highway speeds could have turned out very badly. Surely I would have gotten sideways, flipped and rolled. But the stability control tool over like the hand of God, got the car straightened out, and ABS then brought me to a stop feet from the buggers. A heart stopping experience but absolutely amazing what the stability control can do... on a 15 year old car.


Extremely Reliable and Long-Lasting

I’ve had this car since it was purchased in 2005 and I couldn’t be happier. We have had to do some minor maintenance on the car over the years from typical wear and tear, but I am currently at 225,000 miles and still going! I have never once been left on the side of the road or had any breakdown issues, and I think that speaks volumes for the reliability of this car. Love it.


Best car ever!!!!

I bought my 2005 matrix 5 speed new. We actually started with a 2003 matrix traded it for a rav 4 then went back and purchased the 2005. Bessie is her name i drive her about 90 miles or so Monday thru Thursday. She has been the best car. We've kept her maintained but she has almost 360k miles now. We just replaced her clutch for the first time. We've had to replace small maintenance items like tires, battery lights etc. She has been so faithful! I LOVE my matrix!