2003 Toyota Matrix Road Test Specs | Edmunds.com

2003 Toyota Matrix - Road Test Specs

2003 Toyota Matrix Wagon

(1.8L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic)


Model year2003
StyleXR AWD 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
Base MSRP$18,445
As-tested MSRP$21,076


Drive typeAWD
Engine typeinline 4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1.8
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)123 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)118 @ 4,200
Transmission type5-speed manual


Suspension, frontMacPherson struts, stabilizer bars
Suspension, rearDouble wishbone, stabilizer bars
Steering typeHydraulic power rack-and-pinion
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelEagle GS-A
Tire size, frontP205/55R16
Tire size, rearP205/55R16
Brakes, frontventilated front disc / rear drum

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)6.7
0-60 mph (sec.)11.0
0-75 mph (sec.)17.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)18.08 @ 75.19
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30.88
60-0 mph (ft.)124.61
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)58.9
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)35.4
Sound level @ idle (dB)Low
@ Full throttle (dB)76
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)75

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Braking ratingNo Data
Handling ratingNo Data

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (F)60
Wind (mph, direction)1 mph

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Auto 25/30 Manual /
Edmunds observed (mpg)26
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)11.9

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2965
Length (in.)171.3
Width (in.)69.9
Height (in.)60.6
Wheelbase (in.)102.4
Legroom, front (in.)41.8
Legroom, rear (in.)36.3
Headroom, front (in.)40.6
Headroom, rear (in.)39.8
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)21.8
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)53


Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years / 60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years / miles
Roadside assistanceNot Available
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsOptional
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesOptional
Traction controlNot Available
Stability controlNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontExcellent
NHTSA crash test, side rearGood
NHTSA rollover resistanceGood

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