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Average User Score
4.6 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 29 reviews
2003 Toyota Matrix Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 29 reviews
Toyota Matrix was introduced in 2003. Based on the Corolla platform, the Matrix filled the hole left behind by the Corolla wagon, which was discontinued in 1997. The Matrix looks like a cross between a hatchback, a station wagon, and an SUV. The interior is spacious, with an ergonomic, well-designed dash typical of Toyotas.
The 2003 Toyota Matrix is available in three trim levels: the standard, the XR, and the XRS. The standard and the XR share the same engine with the Corolla, a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder with 130 horses. All-wheel drive knocks the horsepower down to 123, while the XRS gets 180 horses. Upgrading to the XR gets power windows, mirrors, and locks; a remote key fob; and a rear wiper, while the top-of-the-line XRS comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, anti-lock breaks, and a six-speed manual transmission. The XRS is available only in front-wheel drive. Fuel economy is about 29-34 miles per gallon.
Some drivers like the distinctive look of the 2003 Matrix, while others think it is too trendy or weird. Drivers like the roomy interior, including a generous amount of cargo space, and the fuel efficiency. Some drivers find the red-backlit gauges to be difficult to read in the daylight, and others find the car does not have enough power (with the exception of the XRS.)
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Toyota Matrix Questions
The floor on the right hand side of the car is always soaking wet. could the sunroof have a leak and water gets in when it rains?
Where Are The Spark Plugs Located? Under The Plastic Cover?
Where Can I Download The User's Manual?
Any Recalls On The 2003?
Bought it Canada, and while loading the car up, I had the door open for a couple hours while loading. Wouldn't start...walmart tested batt...bought a new one. The other day, a friend was cleaning the ...
Changing Instument Cluster On 2003 Toyoyta Matrix
When you change the instrument cluster Does it need to be reprogrammed or is the info in the engine?