2013 Toyota Matrix

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$19,275

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2013 Toyota Matrix
2013 Toyota Matrix

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Cabin utility
  • Acceleration (2.4-liter engine)
  • Cornering performance
  • Dashboard fit and finish
  • Backseat roominess

The bad:

  • Front-seat comfort
  • Rickety air-conditioning controls
  • Rear visibility
  • Choppy suspension

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • L

    $19,275

  • S

    $20,265

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2013 Toyota Matrix trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 132- or 158-hp four-cylinder
  • New stereos
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available AWD
  • Heavy-duty cargo floor

2013 Toyota Matrix review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The 2013 Toyota Matrix is a compact hatchback that can carry up to five people and plenty of cargo. It comes in a base version as well as an S trim. The Matrix competes with hatchback versions of the Kia Forte and Mazda3.
New for 2013
For 2013, the base Matrix gets a new CD stereo that includes satellite radio, iPod connectivity and Bluetooth audio streaming. The uplevel S model gets a stereo with a 6.1-inch touch-screen.
Exterior
The Matrix has an aggressive-looking front end that features a bulging hood, thin wraparound headlights and a small trapezoidal grille. Smooth bodyside moldings give the Matrix a modern appearance, and the hatchback’s forward-swept D-pillars enhance the car’s sporty shape.

S models can have an optional Sport Package that features 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear underbody spoilers and a rear spoiler. Exterior features include:

  • Available 16- or 17-inch wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Heated power mirrors
  • Available fog lamps
  • Available moonroof

Interior
Front sport seats and a three-person rear bench seat give the Matrix room for up to five people. The 60/40-split backseat can fold down when more cargo room is needed. Interior features include:

  • Available metallic interior accents
  • Front passenger seat folds down on S models
  • Standard power windows and locks
  • Standard cruise control

Under the Hood
Base models are powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder mated either to a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The S comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder teamed either to a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.

All models are front-wheel drive except for the specially equipped all-wheel-drive S trim, which uses a four-speed automatic.

The base and front-wheel-drive S models come with a basic rear torsion beam suspension; the all-wheel-drive S model gets a more complex rear double-wishbone suspension. Mechanical features include:

  • Standard 132-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder with 128 pounds-feet of torque
  • Available 158-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 162 pounds-feet of torque

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Active front head restraints
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.7
  • Interior design 3.7
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

2014 model and is a great car

Owned PontiacVibe before (made by Toyota) and it was a great car. The Matrix is everything I wanted, size wise, performance, gas mileage, dependability. Expect to have this vehicle for years.

4.6

Love my Matrix

I owned 2006 Matrix and loved that car and so I purchased new 2013 model and hand down the older one to my daughter. Both cars were manual transmission, the ride is little bumpy but I don't care, great economy, great room for stuff like my push mower and very reliable, I don't have to worry about what is going to break next. Unfortunately Toyota stopped making them my 2013 model is the last year.

2.0

Last year for Matrix

Not very much. Overpriced compared to my wifes Hyundai. I will not look at Toyota again. Much better value eleswhere.

See all 4 consumer reviews

Warranty

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

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