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2006 Toyota Matrix
2006 Toyota Matrix
Available Price Range $3,001-$10,601 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 28-33 SeatsN/A

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 image and performance of a sports car, yet it's as affordable as a compact sedan. Pontiac markets a... 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


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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


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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