2008 Toyota Matrix Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2008 Toyota Matrix against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2008 Toyota Matrix XRReview
Jones writes:
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One In A Million — Power is there but you have to spend a lot of time on the skinny pedal but what else would you expect from a 1.8L making 130 hp? I usually spend a lot of time in the driver's seat but I got to sit in the back row when my friend drove and wow, its really big and comfortable even with the front seats reclined. The sound system is great, I have the 5 disc with 6 speaker combination and the sound is crisp, although it could use a subwoofer. The height of the car is great for a great driving view, I can see everything on the road. At highway speeds, the car is a little noisy but I can blame that on the optional moonroof that I have, maybe a Wind reflector might come in handy in the future. The luggage area can hold a lot of bags as I've made a lot of visits to the airport to pick up friends. Gas mileage is iffy but I have a heavy right foot and I'm trying to fix that.

Pros: Great low end torque, great sound system, large capacity

Cons: Wide A pillar, Road Noise

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2008 Toyota Matrix Base Review
uncleotto says:
fun to drive, tons of space.
vs2008 Scion xD Base
2008 Toyota Matrix Base winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Front Seats Ranked 2008 Scion xD Base worse.
"very comfortable"
Family Car Ranked 2008 Scion xD Base worse.
"spacious for its size"
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2008 Toyota Matrix Base Review
Richie says:
Sick car. I take car of it and it run run runs. I love it.
vs2008 Pontiac Vibe Base
2008 Toyota Matrix Base winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Pontiac Vibe Base worse.
"The Matrix is just a cooler ride. Otherwise the same. Vibe has a grandparent feel."
Front Seats Ranked 2008 Pontiac Vibe Base worse.
"The way they made my bum feel."
Family Car Ranked 2008 Pontiac Vibe Base better.
"Vibe has that look."
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2008 Toyota Matrix Base Review
PaulMullen says:
Amazing Toyota reliability, fuel economy and innovative load carrying options. What other SUV gets 32 mpg overall?
vs2008 Honda Fit Base
2008 Toyota Matrix Base winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Family Car Ranked 2008 Honda Fit Base worse.
"Most of the features of a RAV4 at a much lower price. Great fuel economy."
Value Ranked 2008 Honda Fit Base worse.
"Shortage of used Hondas due to airbag recall, has raised their prices. The Mayrix is a bit bigger (almost as big as a RAV4) and offers far better value."
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2008 Toyota Matrix Review
Guru9LB18 says:
vs2010 Kia Forte
2008 Toyota Matrix winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2010 Kia Forte worse.
"Better build car"

Displaying 11 - 15 of 2008 Toyota Matrix 15 reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

2012 Toyota Matrix Reviews

Review By GhiaGuru

Good ergonomics, poor visibility to front and to rear due to high dash and wide rear pillars plus hatch. Good gas mileage, with engine a bit busy above 70mph. Good storage room for overall size. Obvio... Read More

2011 Toyota Matrix Reviews

Good Product By Annie

Engine way more powerful than the earlier model. Seat covering not meant for family. It get dirty easily. Fuel economy sensibly same as the 2005 model even with bigger engine. Don't like the sound ... Read More

2010 Toyota Matrix Reviews

Review By tony

car required expensive repairs in the future therfore the price reduction Read More

Review By Mobilitymike1980

It was clean, and zippy, but there were rust areas under the hood that were concerning. Before I could get back to take it to my mechanic for a pre-buy inspection, it was sold. Read More

2009 Toyota Matrix Reviews

Good Economical Fast Little Car Which Will Go Forever... By docnoll

Toyota makes cars that will go over 300,000 miles with very little upkeep.. This is another one in that category...Sharp little car that looks great and very comfortable...Wish the inside didn't have ... Read More

Good Car Overall But Interior Is Terrible!!! By Steven

how it handles in the snow and the fuel good on gas and cheap to repair overall but interior needs to be changed constant water spots that don't go away whats the solution?? does any one know ema... Read More

2007 Toyota Matrix Reviews

Review By Guru9DMYT7

Compare to corolla.good car,but overpriced in North given the rust that gets into them Read More

Very Good By Oregonian

Overalll the Matrix was a good car that served us well for the 7 years we owned it. We had no complaints about it except for road noise. It was easy to drive and park. The mileage was decent. It ... Read More

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