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2009 Toyota Matrix Consumer Reviews

4.5
Average based on 22 reviews
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It's Cute too!

by from Asheville, NC on June 28, 2011

I love my Matrix! With a 40 mile rt commute and weekend traveling to play gigs, I needed to trade my '96 Tacoma (with 240K miles) in on something a bit more... umm... trustworthy. The Matrix is fun to...
I love my Matrix! With a 40 mile rt commute and weekend traveling to play gigs, I needed to trade my '96 Tacoma (with 240K miles) in on something a bit more... umm... trustworthy. The Matrix is fun to drive and has the modern comforts like CD/MP3 player, remote, etc. that all the grownups already have! I have the zippy 2.4 L engine but it still gets 35 MPG on trips. Mine is bright red, so it's kind of cute too. I've had it for 6 months and still have quite a crush on it1
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I truly love this car

by from Captains cove, VA on April 27, 2008

This car is simply fun. I cant think of a more versatile car, with more space and functionality, with better gas mileage. 31 mpg with sport utility space. If gas hits 4 bux a gallon, i have the best p...
This car is simply fun. I cant think of a more versatile car, with more space and functionality, with better gas mileage. 31 mpg with sport utility space. If gas hits 4 bux a gallon, i have the best possible car buy on the market. Get the 1.8 liter engine and the base trim with the power package. It gives you every thing you need. its fun, sporty, and practicle. With a new baby, everything fits in easily. strollers, pack and plays, ... everything. And at the end of the day. its a toyota. In five years... you'll probably get half of what you paid for it in a traid. That allows you to easily move up the car food chain with each toyota purchase.
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Incredible car

by from lincoln ne on June 29, 2011

I have owned this car for 3 years and it is awesome. have had no problems. great gas mileage. fun, sporty, comfortable. easy 4 people ride. traveled 536 miles monthly and had incredible gas mileage......
I have owned this car for 3 years and it is awesome. have had no problems. great gas mileage. fun, sporty, comfortable. easy 4 people ride. traveled 536 miles monthly and had incredible gas mileage...uppper 30s. loved my ac plug!!! could charge the computer, DS, cell phone, etc with no adapter. satellite radio cool. just a comfortable reliable ride for 3 years. my lease is up and i am purchasing the car. wouldn't trade it for the world(:
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Uses car for Having fun

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Practical Vehicle

by from Rock Hill, SC on September 11, 2008

I've had my Maxtrix S model (Automatic) for four months now and am very satisfied with it. It is comfortable, has adequate performance and has a roomy, versatile interior. Gas mileage is steady at 33m...
I've had my Maxtrix S model (Automatic) for four months now and am very satisfied with it. It is comfortable, has adequate performance and has a roomy, versatile interior. Gas mileage is steady at 33mpg, but I am an "eco-driver", the kind you hate to be behind. My two quibbles with the design are: Shifter is too prominent on dashboard, I am learning not to knock it out of gear when reaching for the radio; and rear quarter visibility not the greatest, but large mirrors help with that. After 15 years in a Toyota MR2, I like the upright seating position. Being 15 years older now makes me appreciate entry and exit ease. I've owned and driven three Toyotas over the past twenty-five years exclusively, reliability has been top-notch. I would never gamble my transportation money on anything else.
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Great car Fun to have

by from fort myers on May 6, 2010

This car is great i have it and i love it. Great gas mileage, and great car to have. easy to park and handle and is so fun to drive. I would recomend this to many people
This car is great i have it and i love it. Great gas mileage, and great car to have. easy to park and handle and is so fun to drive. I would recomend this to many people
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Great so far...

by from Portland, Oregon on April 22, 2008

Everything is really enjoyable, only minor complaint is a little road noise and feel through the floor. Love it so far...
Everything is really enjoyable, only minor complaint is a little road noise and feel through the floor. Love it so far...
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Totally happy with the MATRIX...

by from TEXAS on June 9, 2014

Beautiful car, economical and holds the road like glue. The ergonomics are very good, and the 5 speed allows for exceptional hyper mile driving ...!
Beautiful car, economical and holds the road like glue. The ergonomics are very good, and the 5 speed allows for exceptional hyper mile driving ...!
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2009 Matrix S Had It Six Years

by from Upstate South Carolina on April 12, 2015

Needed four doors and a hatch. Thought Toyota would be reliable and it was, but...it felt like a Corolla with a hatch and no engineering. The good: it carried a good size load. The seats were nice. I ...
Needed four doors and a hatch. Thought Toyota would be reliable and it was, but...it felt like a Corolla with a hatch and no engineering. The good: it carried a good size load. The seats were nice. I had the S model with a bigger engine and larger wheels. The sport model looked nicer but was in no way sporty. This car was a box on wheels with no road feel. So now I'm into the bad. The car's quirky exterior design resulted in horrendous blind spots. The car had poor pedal response. From a stop pressing on the gas the car lurched instead of a accelerating smoothly. The dealership couldn't fix this. Accelerating to pass or merge sometimes there was a delay before the downshift amounting to no acceleration. And the downshifting was sometimes jerky. The sunroof emitted a turbulence that hurt my ears. Road noise at highway speed was excessive (sunroof closed). The noise competed with the radio. Windshield had a rattle in cold weather the dealer would not fix. Sold it with 94000 miles when the car started to stall out at intersections. Dealer couldn't find an issue. Only major repair issue with the car was the water pump went out at 60k miles. So I got a Honda FIT and I'm optimistic. I'm really not that picky about vehicles but some stuff bugged me. I guess I would sum up this vehicle by the sound the door made when I shut it. Hollow. But since this was not a popular car maybe you can get one cheap and your experience will be better than mine:)
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Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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2009 Matrix

by from Norman, OK on April 14, 2013

I am thrilled with the 2009 Toyota Matrix. It handles so well it is effortless. Quiet engine, smooth in every way. Interior great. Couldn't ask for a better vehicle for the price. Very glad I made ...
I am thrilled with the 2009 Toyota Matrix. It handles so well it is effortless. Quiet engine, smooth in every way. Interior great. Couldn't ask for a better vehicle for the price. Very glad I made this purchase. You will, too. The hatchback is fabulous. Great for loading/unloading groceries. Much better than a trunk.
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Uses car for Commuting

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love it and 2.4 liter engine and manual makes it

by from san diego on November 28, 2011

Love the matrix s model with 2.4 liter engine. got manual for more fun...Well built and quiet for small car...
Love the matrix s model with 2.4 liter engine. got manual for more fun...Well built and quiet for small car...
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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