Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,895 - $7,711
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
126
Seats
5
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,895 - $7,711
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
126
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Toyota Matrix If...

If you're on an economy-car budget, but you want something sporty and versatile, the 2008 Toyota Matrix deserves a good long look.

Toyota Matrix Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2008 Toyota Matrix Owner Reviews

4.1

30 Reviews

30% 53% 13% 3% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Older Model That Holds Its Own

The engine light keeps turning on, even though we fixed all in the car. It has a loud muffler as well. Other than that, it�s a reliable car. It has over 180,000 miles on it and still runs pretty efficiently. There is no Bluetooth connectivity, as it�s a 2008 model. The stereo is an older make as well, not even having an auxiliary cord hole. Most of the issues that I have with the car are superficial. It�s reliable and runs fine.

- Cheyenne D

Aside from an airbag recall which was stressful, my car is very efficient on gas.

The only problems I have had with my car is the airbag recall. That made me uncomfortable with my purchase and I felt unsafe. My engine check light was turning on and off for the first 8 months of owning my used Toyota matrix. Otherwise, this car has had no problems, runs smoothly, and is very efficient on gas.

- Sara S

My vehicle is ten years old and I have had to worry about general maintenance.

My matrix is a little car. That gets great gas mileage. Even though it is small it can fit a lot in the trunk due to how the car is made. Tires are fairly cheap and easy to find. The drive is very smooth when you drive it and is great for traveling. The one downside is that is does not do well in the snow.

- Tanner R

Ranked #15 Compact SUVs by Owners

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,895 - $7,020
$5,656 - $7,711

Horsepower

Horsepower
126 hp
126 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L DOHC 16
1.8L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.8 in.
41.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.9 - 40.6 in.
38.9 - 40.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.3 in.
36.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.3 - 39.8 in.
39.3 - 39.8 in.

Category Name: Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.4 in.
102.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.8 ft.
36.8 ft.

Length

Length
171.3 in.
171.3 in.

Width

Width
69.9 in.
69.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2745 - 2822 .lbs
2679 - 2756 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
126 hp
126 hp

Torque

Torque
122 ft. lbs.
122 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 .lbs
150 .lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 32 mpg
26 - 32 mpg

City

City
25 - 26 mpg
25 - 26 mpg

Highway

Highway
31 - 33 mpg
31 - 33 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Tested

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety