2007 Toyota Matrix Consumer Review: Rented for 600 miles in 3 days

2007 Toyota Matrix - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

66 Total Reviews

All Models

Build Quality
Reliability Value
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Rented for 600 miles in 3 days
By saidiadude on


2007 Toyota Matrix 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Rented a brand new '06 Matrix (1K miles) on a vacation trip. We were thinking of buying one, so it was a great to test one out for an extended period of time. Gas mileage was great, but it lacked power (was very loud as it kicked into lower gears on hills - 2 people and luggage), accelerator was very sensitive, and the interior felt very cheap. Seats were comfortable for a few hours but sagged after a while. Should be OK for local commutes. Exterior shape is pleasing to the eye but put together cheaply. We hit a small pothole at low speed (5mph) and one side of the front air dam popped off. Found out that it was held together by plastic screws when I went to snap it back together!

Best Features

Exterior shape, gas mileage, folding seat backs.

Worst Features

Sound insulation, cheap interior feel, cheaply assembled exterior, loud engine on hills, accelerator too sensitive.
Recommend (4) (0)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.