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Average User Score
4.4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 19 reviews
2005 Toyota Matrix Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 19 reviews
The 2005 Toyota Matrix got a bit of a makeover, getting a new grille, front bumper, and taillights. The 2005 Matrix also got some more optional safety features, including side-curtain airbags.
The 2005 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 170 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.
Drivers like the 2005 Toyota Matrix because of its style, dependability, fuel efficiency, and roomy interior. Despite its small size, owners say there is plenty of cargo space. Many drivers complain that there is a lot of road noise, and a stiff suspension makes for a bumpy ride. Shorter drivers also have problems with visibility to the side and rear.
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Toyota Matrix Questions
Rolling Noise Coming From Back Of Car
As I was driving to work this morning, i heard this noise that sounded like something was rolling back and forth from the back of my car. Anyone know what the problem may be? Many thanks.
Clock Come On And Off (mostly Off)
My clock hasn't worked for 3 years. Sometimes it comes on but only for a few minutes. Is this caused by a fuse? Please advise.
Will A 2005 Matrix Front Wheel Drive Exhaust System Fit On A 2005 Matrix Al...
2005 Matrix Runs Rough And Stalls In Warm Weather
during the summer on the west coast my 2005 Matrix will start to run rough and stall intermittently