2006 Toyota Matrix

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19 reviews
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Available Price Range $2,634-$10,434 Trims5 Combined MPG 28-33 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2006 Toyota Matrix

Our Take

Toyota introduced its youth-focused Matrix as an early 2003 model. Described as a crossover utility vehicle, the Matrix is said to combine the functionality of a sport utility vehicle with the imag... 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
  • Hatchback body style
  • High-performance XRS model
  • Manual or automatic
  • Versatile interior layout


Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 19 reviews

So far, so good

by tmax06 from Pennsylvania on July 15, 2009

Purchased used '06 matrix awd with 71k miles on it, which is no problem for a toyota. This car is very comfortable and handles nicely. Although it may lack a little power in the long run, it is quick ... 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.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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

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