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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
My 03 Matrix Xr Wont Start Wont Crank
I put the key to start the lights come on everything works but when I try starting the dash and all the lights even from the radio tern off all I hear is a click on the passenger side that's it
What Would Cause My 03 Matrix Engine To Vibrate Only At In Neutral Or Drive...
I have already ruled out the intake manifold by replacing it with the upgraded orange one, have put in a brand new set of Iridium spark plugs a run a full tank of premium gas with injector cleaner add...
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?
Tuneup Specs 70000 Mjle 2003 Toyota Matrix
How Easy Is It To Replace A Lower Control Arm?
I was told that the bushing is completely worn out and that I need to replace the entire lower control arm. Just wanting to know if any once knows if it is a pretty simple task or not.