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2004 Toyota Matrix Wagon

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Toyota Matrix Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 130 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 25/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Toyota Matrix

  • Versatile and affordable, the Matrix is the best compact wagon for hauling people and cargo in this price class.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Versatile cargo area, good gas mileage, smooth ride, generous standard equipment list, available all-wheel drive.

  • Cons

    Modest torque output from engines, non-sporting driving experience.

  • What's New for 2004

    Introduced last year, the Matrix carries over unchanged into 2004.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Great hauler/commuter

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I got the matrix certified used in 2008, and never had any problems with it. I'm at 90,300 miles and it still runs great. It has great cargo capacity for home improvement projects. I've hauled anything from a 55" led TV in the box, to 600 lbs of ceramic tile, and it works like a champ. Good acceleration, good gas mileage. Like others, I have a tiny complaint about the small compartment under the shifter not staying shut, but other than that and some random rattling at times, it has been wonderful. We also have a 2004 corolla, and have experienced nothing but the best quality from Toyota. We're happy Toyota customers, who will be grabbing the 2014 Highlander as soon as it shows up.




Great all around car

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

bought after reviewing all the amazing reliability reports and excellent gas mileage and have not been disappointed. ZERO issues! only changed the oil, flushed other fluids after 4 years and 140,000 miles. You will not find a better value around and quality to go 300,000+ miles




Toyota matrix

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I find the 2004 matrix XR with auto trans a very sporty, attention getting vehicle. I bought it used with 6000 miles on it and have driven it in city and Highway modes. The only problem I had was a persistent "buzz" like rattle from under the left side of the dashboard. My selected Toyota dealer repaired it under warranty. It has ample power, though somewhat noisy engine on hard acceleration. The seats are comfortable and the driving position is ok as well. I highly recommend the vehicle.




All the features at half

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I drive over 40k miles per year. One of the best I have every driven, with all the comfort and convenience features of cars that are $30k+. Mileage is a steady 31.5 over all kinds of terrain. Very comfortable, and no problems at 20k miles in five months. More storage room than several larger models, and very comfortable for 4 adults.




The best car i have

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I love this car it has been great for getting me from A to B. Along with helping me move to a new location with its large capacity by flipping down the back seats. Overall a great car.




Good value!

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Matrix XR Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I have had my matrix since June 2004, and it has been a great car. I average about 27-28 MPG mainly city driving. I love the interior. The only thing I would change is my exterior color. I got the Indigo Ink, and it is very hard to keep clean. If I had to choose again, I would get red instead. Overall, a very good car with a great stereo system. I LOVE the redesign for 2005.



Full 2004 Toyota Matrix Review

What's New for 2004

Introduced last year, the Matrix carries over unchanged into 2004.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 25
  • cty
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  • 30
  • highway
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