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2005 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 25/31 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Toyota Matrix

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

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Versatile cargo area, roomy rear seats, good gas mileage, generous standard equipment list, availability of all-wheel drive and stability control.

  • Cons

    Modest torque output, less fun to drive than its styling suggests.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Matrix receives a revised front bumper, taillights and grille to freshen up the exterior, along with a new audio head unit design, optional side curtain airbags and other minor interior changes. Stability control is also newly optional.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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My matrix is 2003

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Matrix Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I purchased the Matrix the first year out, and it has been a great car. I find it drives well both in the city and on the highway. I traded a RAV4 for the Matrix and I like it so much better. There is plenty of cargo room and the fuel mileage at this time is a life saver. I have always been a Toyota woman, and have never really been disappointed. For the money, I think this is the best value on the road.




Love this car

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Matrix Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I bought this car for my wife and bought a second for my son. Both cars have the craftsmanship that you expect from Toyota.The interior is much roomier than you would expect from a car that is built on Corolla specs. With the seats folded down, my son can easily fit his road bike inside without removing the front tire. The vehicle gets very good gas mileage (recently on a highway trip we got 32 mpg). Many people stop us and ask about the car, and we always give rave reviews.




Great car for the money

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Matrix Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I love this car. It drives so well. I had a small SUV, and it was difficult to drive. So all the storage capabilities of the SUV are in this Matrix, and yet it drives like a car and the gas mileage is like a car. All that see it are very impressed with the style. It's also a fun car to drive.




I love this car!!!

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Matrix Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

My husband and I were looking at this car to save us with gas prices today. After years of luxury SUVs, we were looking for something simple and efficient. When we went to test drive it, we were purely expecting it to be just adequate. We were so wrong. We loved it! It is quiet and despite being a small engine, it has great drive and pick-up. We have two small children and there is plenty of room even with an adult and two car seats in the back seat. We are so pleased and highly recommend this car to anyone!!!




I love this car

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Matrix Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I love this car. I had a Rav 4 for 6 days and hated it. This was just what I wanted. A good cross between a SUV and a car. It's easier to handle than an SUV and it's great on gas. I always get around 28 in City driving.




4th toyota/they get better!

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Matrix Fwd 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

It amazes me how versatile the Matrix is. I have now had it about a week and have put close to 500 miles on it. No complaints! Nothing to return to the dealer for. The storage space with the seats down and the high opening helped this morning. I had four high boxes of Lilies (8 to a box) and had room left over. Interstate driving at 80 mile per hour is quiet and stable. The dealer service was also above average, I LIKE IT!



Full 2005 Toyota Matrix Review

What's New for 2005

The Matrix receives a revised front bumper, taillights and grille to freshen up the exterior, along with a new audio head unit design, optional side curtain airbags and other minor interior changes. Stability control is also newly optional.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 25
  • cty
/
  • 31
  • highway
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