Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,032 - $8,895
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
132-158
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,032 - $8,895
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
132-158
Seats
5

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2009 Toyota Matrix Owner Reviews

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106 Reviews
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One of the most important things is the reasonable gas mileage.

The matrix has been good to us so far, but I am not used to such a low profile car. I have hit curbs because I am unable to see them. So far, it gets decent gas mileage and has been reliable. The back seats easily fold down making room for larger objects. People who have driven with us have said the back seat is spacious. We have had trouble with our CD player. It continues to read error or say there is a CD in place were there is not so it does not accept another CD. We use our AUX cable to listen to music on our phone or have a movie playing during distance driving. Lastly, when driving distances, it is very noisy inside the car. It makes having a conversation or listening to the radio quite difficult. We sometimes have a movie playing, but incredibly hard to hear even on maximum volume on the device and car.

- Lauren W

I love my practical functional hatchback.

One of my favorite features is that it is a hatchback, which originally was a setback for me. It is completely practical. I work with teens, so I always have a full car. It is spacious. The seat are dark and made of fabric that is water resistant so I do not have stains. There is lots of legroom and space in the back for luggage because I also like to road trip. I have experienced some hiccups with repair, but none of it specifically due to the car, but more so parts and maintenance. I had a coil break which causes issues with accelerating and starting. I currently have close to 170,000 miles and some people think my car is a lot newer that it is. I love my car. It is practical and very functional for my stage of life.

- Danes G

Great, reliable, daily driver car

I have had this car for 4 years and it still runs great. Others who have driven my car say that the brakes are great compared to other cars and I couldn't agree more. The gas is a little bit touchy though, you have to start out real slow before pushing the gas pedal down far. The only issue I have had mechanically with this car was the rear differential went bad and it was a $1700 fix. They guys at the shop that I had it done at said it should have never gone bad for the age of the car, so I must have just got a bad seed. Other than that I have no mechanical issues.

- Alicia M

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$6,032 - $8,397
$6,940 - $8,895

Horsepower

Horsepower
132 hp
158 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L DOHC 16
2.4L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

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

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.6 in.
41.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.9 - 40.5 in.
38.9 - 40.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.2 in.
36.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.7 - 39.3 in.
38.7 - 39.3 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.4 in.
102.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36 ft.
36 - 36.7 ft.

Length

Length
171.9 in.
171.9 - 173 in.

Width

Width
69.5 in.
69.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2965 lbs.
3065 - 3360 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
132 hp
158 hp

Torque

Torque
128 ft. lbs.
162 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 lbs.
150 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
28 mpg
23 - 25 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
20 - 21 mpg

Highway

Highway
31 mpg
26 - 29 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

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

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety