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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Mid-pack, but reliable
By canada_bc on 12/24/12 14:55 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2010 Toyota Matrix Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

Toyota reliability, but that's about it. Average car with overly sensitive pedals and average appearance. The inside space is used effectively, standard materials for the price point, but the overall design isn't for me personally. No issues in two years/45,000km. Don't enjoy driving it too much, but it is certainly functional, with lots of hatchback space for groceries, a large dog - whatever you need. Gas consumption leaves a lot to be desired; even by 2010 model year standards it was decidedly average. Not great fan of the seats. Interior space, reliability, solid build, functionality are good. Drive enjoyability, consumption, appearance are bad. Could to better, could do worse
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Awful Gas Mileage
By barryw1 on 09/25/12 16:56 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Toyota Matrix Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I've owned; Honda CRV - the Honda got much better gas mileage, Nissan Pathfinder V6 - comparable gas mileage, Saturn VUE AWD V6 - Saturn had much better gas mileage ... Do not consider this vehicle.
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3 of 7 people found this review helpful
Where mediocrity held sway
By wpsjesse on 07/27/12 09:23 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Toyota Matrix Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

The second generation of the Toyota Matrix features instantly noticeable larger exterior dimensions, with predictable design cues derivative from the previous model. The interior is all Pontiac (as the Matrix shares a platform with the Vibe) and at a total loss for any real style. The driver's view offers a landscape of unbalanced, drab plastic shapes with chunky knobs and no real aesthetic appeal. Although the build quality seems solid, the lack of inspired design renders the interior joy-less. The blind spot created by the large C-pillar, combined an awkward angle and size of the third window makes the car very hard to see out of at the rear. Fuel economy on the 2.4 has been disappointing.
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Scared to drive this car but it looks good.
By sad2010matrix on 03/30/12 23:47 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Toyota Matrix Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

Review

I feel like I paid way too much for the 2010 Matix S which has basic insides- no bells or whisles- blah. The car sounds like its dragging, the tires already are worn before 15,000 miles and hear the problem doesnt go away. Blind spots, drivers head rest is a blind spot and and eye sore and its not comfortable. I use it for work and back. I dont want to take it on long trips for its uncomfortable. Telescope steering wheel means 1/2 in closer to the engine, thats already in your lap.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Very Average
By speedycommute on 10/26/11 15:13 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Toyota Matrix Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought a 2010 Matrix 5 speed manual base model at the beginning of 2010. This is a functional car that is very average. I found a few significant drawbacks too, primarily in poor design and build but also in very poor visibility. I think there are better cars available in this category and wouldn't buy the Matrix again. PROS: roomy interior, great fuel economy, reasonable cost CONS: very poor visibility(huge pillars, small raised rear window), water drips from roof onto seats when doors open, cheap interior feel, doors sound 'tinny', matte finish dashboard collects scuffs when you touch it and has rough seams, clunky manual transmission and hard to shift into reverse
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Sadly disappointed with 2010 Matrix S AWD
By sbuck2010 on 07/06/11 12:30 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Toyota Matrix Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

Pros: Cute, fun to drive, cool interior controls. Rear bumper can take an impact without breaking. Cons: Terrible. 14 city/ 23 hwy. I've been told to wait until I hit 20,000 miles for it to break in by the toyota dealership. Not okay with me. The car rattles like crazy the second I go above 55mph. The radio volume is no longer speed sensitive. It stopped after about 6 months. Isn't starting properly - I have to hold key for about 5 seconds before it kicks on, otherwise it dies. Just started yesterday. Cloth seats got stained the first day because a bottle of water spilled... no joke. The seats absorb everything. Back seatbelts are made for children. No adult is comfortable.
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Nice car but some safety issues
By totafan on 03/28/11 14:20 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Toyota Matrix Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

Review

This Matrix XR is being driven by a pair of 60plussers involved with elderly care thus requiring transporting elderly person plus wheelchair. This works well due to the relatively high cargo floor and hatchback.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Honda lost me
By Anonymous on 12/07/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2010 Toyota Matrix Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Been driving a civic hybrid for five years. My local Honda dealer's service was great. Went back. Drove the CR-V and crz. Didn't like either one. Decided to go look at the toyz. Found just the right compromise with for and the boss (wife) in the matrix. I got my SUV. She got her sports car. It's early but we both love it. If you're looking for a great priced mid-sized SUV you gotta check the matrix out.
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Awesome SUV alternative coming from Jeep
By Anonymous on 12/06/10 09:42 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2010 Toyota Matrix Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I have been driving small to mid size SUV from Nissan, Toyota, and Jeep brand. However gas was just killing my wallet driving SUV. So i sold my gas guzzler to get a new car and I got the 2010 Toyota Matrix S AWD with sports pkg and alloy wheels. On conservative driving i get a combined MPG of 24, and on aggressive driving i get around 21 which are within spec. Lots of power with the 2.4 L engine with VVT-i system just like the lexus with torque on demand without lag. Powerband is most part linear with lots more room to go up. Reliability has been good with steep discounts and complimentary free maintenance given by the dealer for 2 years. This car definitely saving me money
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Minor Issues
By Kibbles00 on 11/04/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Toyota Matrix Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I love this car but I have some minor complaints. On cold days, the fog on the front window is terrible. Water is retained on side windows so you cannot see out. There is also no place to put a drink in the center. I spilled so many drinks.
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