Used 2009 Toyota Matrix Pricing


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2009 Highlights

Toyota's compact hatchback/wagon is redesigned. The new 2009 Toyota Matrix is the same size as the old one, but a new 2.4-liter engine makes it a better performer and all-wheel drive is once again an option.

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Pros

  • Smooth and quiet ride, ergonomic cabin layout, adult-friendly backseat, perfectly flat load floor makes it an excellent cargo hauler.

Cons

  • Mediocre gas mileage with 2.4-liter engine, tepid driving dynamics.

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Used 2009 Toyota Matrix for Sale

Toyota Matrix 2009 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M) Nautical Blue Metallic 100,141 miles
Used 2009Toyota MatrixBase
List:$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Toyota Matrix 2009 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M) Magnetic Gray Metallic 116,013 miles
Used 2009Toyota MatrixBase
List:$6,481
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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Dealer Notes

*ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO GET THIS BEAUTY IN SHAPE AND PASS VA INSPECTION IS REPLACE ONE TIRE AND BOTH FRONT STRUTS AND YOU WILL BE THE OWNER OF A VERY RELIABLE 2009 TOYOTA MATRIX FOR MANY YEARS TO COME! Please note that this will be an as-is sale and the vehicle will have to be towed away at time of sale.*KBB.com Brand Image Awards. Delivers 32 Highway MPG and 26 City MPG! This Toyota Matrix delivers a Gas I4 1.8L/110 engine powering this Manual transmission. Vented front/solid rear disc brakes w/pwr assist, Torsion beam rear suspension, Tonneau cover.*This Toyota Matrix Comes Equipped with These Options *Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, Temporary spare tire, Side-impact door beams, Retained pwr features, Rear 60/40-split folding seat, P205/55R16 all-season tires, Optitron gauges-inc: twin tripometers, outside temp indicator, maintenance reminder, Multi-reflector halogen headlamps, License plate bracket, LATCH lower anchors & top tether anchors.*Visit Us Today *Come in for a quick visit at Honda of Tysons Corner, 1580 Spring Hill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182 to claim your Toyota Matrix!

Toyota Matrix 2009 56,941 miles
Used 2009Toyota MatrixBase
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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Consumer Rating


Matrix - Better than the sum of it's parts
To give context, my previous car was a 2003 Mazda Protege5 - 5-speed manual. That car had fantastic handling and it felt faster that it was. This car is a better car. It feels more solid, not as tinny as the Protege5. It is not as fun as my Mazda, but it is close enough. The rally style 5-speed manual shifter mounted on the Matrix's center console feels accurate with rifle bolt precision. Steering feedback from the electric unit was decent. The suspension is firm but comfortable, sporty but not a sports car suspension. The interior feels cavernous to my 5'8" frame. Acceleration is good from the 158 hp 2.4L engine. The car is not WRX fast, but fast enough. Passing on the highway is a breeze, thanks to the ample torque (162 lb-ft). It feels nice that the Matrix can still pull from only 1500 RPM in top gear. Front seats are comfortable as well as the rear seats. The rear seat is not that wide though. The rear seat can hold 2 people comfortably but 3 full sized adults will be cramped. The rear cargo hold is pretty large. The seat cloth is of good quality, but it would have been nice if there was a leather option. I compared the Matrix's rear cargo area to my friend's 2010 Scion xB and it indeed holds more cargo even than the xB, even though the xB has a more functional square cargo area. We verified this by stacking 32 count spring water bottle packs at a Wal-Mart in NJ. The Matrix could pack more water bottle packs than the xB. Who knew!?!? And this is with the rear seats up. BTW, the rear seats fold flat so you can effectively double your cargo capacity. That came in handy for my IKEA trips. The JBL audio system, JBL subwoofer and JBL speakers sound great, no need to upgrade for now. The overall fuel economy is 27 mpg, 80% highway. This car has been pretty reliable so far. I deducted a star because of the outward vision, engine and fuel economy. The front pillars are real think. Sometimes, you can't see people crossing near you in the city, very odd. Others point to the rear visibility as a problem, but Toyota has provided large mirrors, if adjusted properly will get largely get rid of the blind spots. The engine, though smooth, eats some oil, despite filling it with Mobil 1. You have to check your dipstick more often to make sure you are not low on oil. The fuel economy should be better for a 4-cylinder. In addition, the paint could have been more lustrous and there could be less hard plastic everywhere, but this is a Toyota, not a Lexus. There should not have been so much hatred from the automotive press for this car. The car handles well, is fairly comfortable, has good acceleration, good sound system, cavernous interior space for 4 people or for cargo. True the interior could have been more upscale considering the MSRP at the time, but that alone should not have drawn the ire of so many automotive journalists. I guess these journalists don't understand that regular people are fine with vehicles that can do many things well, which is what this Matrix does. True the Matrix is not as fast as 370Z, as fuel efficient as a Prius, or as good a people and cargo hauler as a Sienna, but that's OK. At least for me it is. Just test drive any vehicle before you completely pass judgment based on what the press opines.
Don't Believe the Negativity
I've owned my 2009 XRX Matrix since the 1st one came into the local showroom in Feb 2008. Positives: I get 27mpg in town & 30-35 on the freeway with the 2.4L engine. I'm 6'3" and have plenty of headroom. I love the smart gears which allow me extra power going up hills or lower gearing for the heavy snows. The storage is great and I've gotten lots of compliments on the rear seats. I love the peppiness and get up and go the car has when getting on the freeway. Cons: Yes, there is a lot of road noise and performance tires needed for the XRS trim are more expensive than regular tires and only last 36K-40K miles at the most. This is a great car. I plan on keeping it a long time.
Liked old body style better
If you had and loved the 2003-2008 Matrix or Vibe, you will most likely be disappointed in the body style that came out in 2009. The hatchback window doesn't open, the larger engine isn't as fuel efficient, and it doesn't have the roof racks. The clutch in my 2009 Matrix is very hard to engage. I had my 2003 Vibe for 7 years and had well over 200,000 miles on it before I totaled it. In my haste to get as close to the same car, I bought the 2009 Matrix. After five months, I'm trying to find a low mileage, pre 2009 Vibe or Matrix and sell the one I have now.