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
Matt writes:
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My Dad's New Toyota — My dad traded his Ford truck for this since gas keeps getting higher (ugh), I like it, my mom and i took it to G.R. and it handled the freeways and the city just fine. Overall it feels like a very solid and confidant car when your driving it. Definitely would want this over my Civic.

Pros: Surprisingly Spacious on the interior, comfortable seats=good for long trips, gauges are
easy on eyes, (instead of being bright red...Impreza STi...), 35mpg

Cons: umm...well it doesn't have a ton of power, but thats not a big deal
around in the city.

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2008 Toyota Matrix XRReview
Paul writes:
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It's A Cheap Car Lets Face It But It Gets The Job Done And Done Cheaply — Overall I like it a lot, it doesn't have performance but I never expected it to. It has pretty good gas mileage and handles pretty well. It is very spacious which is also why I got it.

Pros: Nice handling, cheap on gas expense.

Cons: It's still cheap

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2008 Toyota Matrix BaseReview
Hassan writes:
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Great Car — Great gas milelage. 26 city/32 highway. i have it in black. 126 hp. base model. Engine is noisy. overall great car.

Pros: spacious.

Cons: noisy engine

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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"

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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Toyota Matrix Reviews

Review By roosevelt

This was a good purchase. Everything works as it should Read More

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They are fantastic cars if taken proper care of. Read More

2012 Toyota Matrix Reviews

Review By Guru9CLKV2

So good deal I bought it on site drove it back home just loved it had a 2004 before wanted to stay with matrix Read More

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 Guru911GM4

Yes vers good car for me and my family ................. Read More

Review By millwrightman99

Nice car but a bit dated looking.Toyotas are reliable but getting a bit overpriced still a much better value than most other brands. Read More

2009 Toyota Matrix Reviews

Review By Ovet

Great vehicle over all nice comfy and great space Read More

Review By Guru9VY8DQ

Love it. Roomy. Most comfortable seats Ive ever driven in. Im a tall female and and its hard to find a good fit. Much quieter ride than our 2006 Matrix. Read More

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