$4,613 - $6,496
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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XR Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,613 - $6,496
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26-30 City / 31-36 HWY

Mechanical Features

  • 1.8L DOHC SEFI 16-valve 4-cyl engine w/VVT-i, iridium-tipped spark plugs, direct ignition
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • All-wheel drive
  • Independent front Macpherson strut suspension
  • Rear torsion beam suspension
  • Rear double-wishbone suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Variable speed-sensing pwr rack & pinion steering
  • P205/55R16 all-season tires
  • Temporary spare tire
  • 16" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • Pwr ventilated front disc brakes, rear drum brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Stainless steel exhaust

Exterior Features

  • Color-keyed side rocker panels
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Daytime running lights
  • Color-keyed pwr outside mirrors
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist cycle
  • Intermittent rear window wiper

Interior Features

  • Fabric seat trim
  • 4-way adjustable front bucket seats w/fold-flat passenger seat
  • Driver seat vertical height adjuster
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat
  • Cut-pile floor carpeting
  • Driver footrest
  • Front/rear fabric door trim
  • Dual front door map pockets
  • Red projection instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer w/LCD odometer, dual tripmeters, outside temp/coolant temp/fuel level gauges
  • Warning lights-inc: airbag, seatbelt, low fuel level, door ajar, battery, check engine, oil pressure, brake & taillamp bulb failure, scheduled maintenance indicator
  • Warning lights-inc: airbag, seatbelt, low fuel level, door ajar, battery, check engine, oil pressure, brake & taillamp bulb failure, ABS, tire pressure monitor, scheduled maintenance indicator
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt sport steering wheel
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Pwr door locks
  • Pwr windows w/driver side auto-down & retained pwr features
  • Keyless remote entry w/rear window release feature
  • HD rear window defogger
  • HD heater & rear seat heat ducts
  • Defroster-linked CFC-free air conditioning w/air filter
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers
  • (2) 12-volt pwr outlets
  • (1) 115-volt pwr outlet
  • Illuminated entry
  • (2) front/(2) rear cup holders
  • Day/night rearview mirror w/map lights
  • (3) assist grips
  • Front passenger seatback pocket
  • Tonneau cover
  • Cargo nets-inc: (1) side & (1) rear
  • Rear cargo track system w/(8) adjustable tie-down hooks & under-deck storage compartment

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Child protector rear door locks
  • Driver & front passenger 3-point seatbelts w/adjustable shoulder anchors, pretensioners w/force limiters & Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
  • Rear outboard 3-point seatbelts & center lap belt w/Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)
  • Child Restraint System (CRS)-inc: lower anchors & top tether anchors
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones

2005 Toyota Matrix Owner Reviews

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Spacious and reliable vehicle.

2005 Toyota Matrix XR

The Toyota Matrix XR is extremely reliable. I have a 2005 and it runs just like new. I am extremely short and it has pump up seats which is a huge issue most face when getting an older model car. The mirror adjustments is also inside the car and doesn't require you to stick your hand out the window which was a huge upgrade from my previous vehicle. The Matrix is also extremely spacious, hatchback allows plenty of room for groceries and the back seat is suitable for multiple guest, children and dogs. Overall the vehicle is very reliable and comfortable for all different uses, hasn't failed one yet!

- Natasha R

Toyota matrix is a solid vehicle.

2005 Toyota Matrix XR

Although Toyota does not make the matrix any longer if you find a pre-owned vehicle you will be getting a superb car. The matrix xr is very reliable. Has great gas mileage. Very comfortable. Needed a wide door opening as a result of a hip replacement. I am very comfortable driving. The storage room is ideal. Very fortunate to have found this matrix.

- Richard H

This car kept us alive, now own two more!

2005 Toyota Matrix XR

Economical, fold down rear seats give lots of cargo space, fun to drive. Was victim of hit and run on highway at 70 mph, was hit by 2nd car and slammed into guard rail matrix was totaled, not one side of car was without damage, we only had bruises from seat belt, that's why we now own two. Would buy a brand new one if we could.

- Jean K

Car is great on gas and is spacious

2005 Toyota Matrix XR

The performance of the car is great. It is smooth and does perform well in speed and agility. Does not take much to gas up the car unless gas prices are high. Maintenance of the car is fairly cheap for it being a Toyota and an older car. Style and functionality are a plus it has more than enough cargo space and leg space.

- Alyssa M

chose the matrix because I don't need a huge vehicle but still need cargo space

2005 Toyota Matrix XR

I love this car and would own another in a heartbeat. This car is reliable, fantastic in the snow, and has really been low maintenance for me. If you are looking for a car that is good on gas, safe,and roomy this is the car for you. The only issues I have had are basic maintenance(tires, brakes,oil changes etc.).

- Shanna G

Very low maintenance car!!

2005 Toyota Matrix XR

This has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. Very low maintenance. Handles very well. Gets great gas mileage. It is also extremely comfortable to both drive and ride in. I have even slept in it and was quite cozy. It has a lot of room & is one of the best cars ever.

- Kristin M

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