2013 Toyota Matrix Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$19,275-$22,415
$18,216-$20,733
22 /CITY / 29 /HWY
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What's New for 2013:

  • Base model gets new stereo with more features
  • Matrix S upgraded with new Display Audio system

Exterior Features
The 2013 Toyota Matrix is a compact 5-door hatchback available in L and S trim levels. Heated power side mirrors, rear window wiper, and 16-inch steel wheels with plastic wheel covers are standard on the Matrix L. The Matrix S adds fog lights and variable intermittent windshield wipers, while the Matrix S AWD includes a chrome-tipped exhaust outlet.

Interior Features
Air conditioning, height-adjustable driver's seat, fold-flat front passenger's seat, and a stereo with satellite radio, USB port, iPod connectivity and control, and an auxiliary audio input jack are standard on the Matrix L. The base model also includes power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, cruise control, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, Optitron gauges, and more.

The Matrix S adds a new Display Audio system with a 6.1-inch touch screen and Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming, sport-themed seat fabric, and metallic interior trim.

Optional Features
The Matrix L can be equipped with fog lights, sportier body trim, and an \"S\" badge. The S models are available with the same body trim and \"S\" badge as the L model, plus 17-inch aluminum wheels and a power sunroof.

Under the Hood
The Toyota Matrix L is equipped with a 132-horsepower, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard, with a 4-speed automatic available as an option.

Matrix S models have a larger 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 158 horsepower. This engine can be paired with a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is also available on the Matrix S, combined with a 4-speed automatic.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Toyota Matrix are:

  • Matrix L with manual transmission: 23/32/29 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Matrix L with automatic transmission: 25/32/28 mpg
  • Matrix S with manual transmission: 21/28/24 mpg
  • Matrix S with 5-speed automatic transmission: 21/29/24 mpg
  • Matrix S AWD with 4-speed automatic transmission: 20/26/22 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Toyota Matrix is equipped with 6 air bags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, traction and stability control, and Smart Stop technology designed to prevent acceleration when the brake pedal is depressed.

As this overview is written, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not performed crash tests on the Toyota Matrix. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the 2013 Toyota Matrix a \"Good\" rating for frontal-impact protection, \"Good\" rating for side-impact protection, and an \"Acceptable\" rating for rear-impact injury prevention.

What's New for 2013:

  • Base model gets new stereo with more features
  • Matrix S upgraded with new Display Audio system

Exterior Features
The 2013 Toyota Matrix is a compact 5-door hatchback available in L and S trim levels. Heated power side mirrors, rear window wiper, and 16-inch steel wheels with plastic wheel covers are standard on the Matrix L. The Matrix S adds fog lights and variable intermittent windshield wipers, while the Matrix S AWD includes a chrome-tipped exhaust outlet.

Interior Features
Air conditioning, height-adjustable driver's seat, fold-flat front passenger's seat, and a stereo with satellite radio, USB port, iPod connectivity and control, and an auxiliary audio input jack are standard on the Matrix L. The base model also includes power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, cruise control, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, Optitron gauges, and more.

The Matrix S adds a new Display Audio system with a 6.1-inch touch screen and Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming, sport-themed seat fabric, and metallic interior trim.

Optional Features
The Matrix L can be equipped with fog lights, sportier body trim, and an \"S\" badge. The S models are available with the same body trim and \"S\" badge as the L model, plus 17-inch aluminum wheels and a power sunroof.

Under the Hood
The Toyota Matrix L is equipped with a 132-horsepower, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard, with a 4-speed automatic available as an option.

Matrix S models have a larger 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 158 horsepower. This engine can be paired with a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is also available on the Matrix S, combined with a 4-speed automatic.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Toyota Matrix are:

  • Matrix L with manual transmission: 23/32/29 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Matrix L with automatic transmission: 25/32/28 mpg
  • Matrix S with manual transmission: 21/28/24 mpg
  • Matrix S with 5-speed automatic transmission: 21/29/24 mpg
  • Matrix S AWD with 4-speed automatic transmission: 20/26/22 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Toyota Matrix is equipped with 6 air bags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, traction and stability control, and Smart Stop technology designed to prevent acceleration when the brake pedal is depressed.

As this overview is written, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not performed crash tests on the Toyota Matrix. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the 2013 Toyota Matrix a \"Good\" rating for frontal-impact protection, \"Good\" rating for side-impact protection, and an \"Acceptable\" rating for rear-impact injury prevention.

Available Trims for the 2013 Toyota Matrix
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name L (5dr Wgn Man FWD (Natl)) Transmission Manual MSRP 19275.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/32
Name L (5dr Wgn Man FWD (GS)) Transmission Manual MSRP 19275.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/32
Name L (5dr Wgn Man FWD (SE)) Transmission Manual MSRP 19275.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 26/32
Name L (5dr Wgn Auto FWD (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 20115.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 25/32
Name L (5dr Wgn Auto FWD (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 20115.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 25/32
Name L (5dr Wgn Auto FWD (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 20115.00 Engine 1.8L/110 City/Hwy MPG 25/32
Name S (5dr Wgn Man FWD (Natl)) Transmission Manual MSRP 20265.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name S (5dr Wgn Man FWD (GS)) Transmission Manual MSRP 20265.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name S (5dr Wgn Man FWD (SE)) Transmission Manual MSRP 20265.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name S (5dr Wgn Auto FWD (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 21455.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/29
Name S (5dr Wgn Auto FWD (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 21455.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/29
Name S (5dr Wgn Auto FWD (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 21455.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/29
Name S (5dr Wgn Auto AWD (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 22415.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
Name S (5dr Wgn Auto AWD (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 22415.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
Name S (5dr Wgn Auto AWD (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 22415.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/26

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INTERIOR
  • Front sport bucket seats -inc: active head restraints
  • Cloth 6-way adjustable driver/4-way adjustable front passenger seat w/seatback pocket
  • Rear 60/40-split folding bench seat
  • Front console w/storage box
  • 3-spoke tilt/telescoping sport steering wheel -inc: metallic accents, audio controls
  • 3-spoke tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped sport steering wheel -inc: metallic accents, audio controls
  • Optitron instrumentation -inc: speedometer,tachometer, coolant temperature gauge, fuel gauge, LCD odometer display, LCD tripmeters display, LCD outside temperature display, warning messages
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/panic feature
  • Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch down
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning w/air filtration
  • Rear window defogger w/timer
  • Dual glove compartment
  • (4) cup holders
  • 12V pwr outlet
  • Driver/front passenger sun visors w/mirrors
  • Front map lights
  • Illuminated entry
  • Anti-slip cargo area trim
  • Tonneau cover
  • Shift connected pwr door locks
  • Sport cloth 6-way adjustable driver/4-way adjustable fold-flat front passenger seat w/seatback pocket
  • 115V AC pwr outlet
  • Metallic interior trim
EXTERIOR
  • 16" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • P205/55R16 all-season tires
  • Temporary spare tire
  • Color-keyed side rocker panels
  • Color-keyed front bumper
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps
  • Color-keyed heated pwr mirrors
  • Front intermittent wipers w/mist cycle
  • Rear intermittent wiper
  • License plate bracket
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Wrap guard body protection film
  • Front/rear sport bumpers
  • Front fog lamps
  • Front variable intermittent wipers w/mist cycle
MECHANICAL
  • 1.8L DOHC 16-valve 4-cyl engine w/VVT-i
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Torsion beam rear suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Electric pwr-assist rack & pinion steering
  • Vented front/solid rear disc brakes w/pwr assist
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
  • 2.4L DOHC 16-valve 4-cyl engine w/VVT-i
  • 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Active torque control
  • All wheel drive
  • Independent double-wishbone rear suspension
  • Chrome exhaust tips
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
    • Vehicle stability control
    • Traction control
    • Electronic brake-force distribution
    • Brake assist
    • Smart stop technology
    • Daytime running lights
    • High tensile strength steel body panels
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Front & rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
    • Front advanced airbags w/occupant classification sensor
    • Front seat side-impact airbags
    • Front & rear side curtain airbags
    • 3-point ALR/ELR seat belts for all positions -inc: front pretensioners, front force limiters, front adjustable shoulder belt anchors
    • LATCH lower anchors & top tether anchors
    • Child-protector rear door locks
    • Energy-absorbing steering column
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3/WMA playback capability, auto sound leveling, (6) speakers, phone book access & music streaming via Bluetooth
    • Auxiliary audio input
    • USB port w/iPod connectivity
    • Roof mounted AM/FM antenna
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player & display audio -inc: 6.1" touch screen, MP3/WMA playback capability, auto sound leveling, (6) speakers, phone book access & music streaming via Bluetooth

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