2013 Toyota Matrix

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$6,617–$15,673 Inventory Prices
(4.0) 3 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2013 Toyota Matrix base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    23-29 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    132-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    4-speed automatic w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Cabin utility
  • Acceleration (2.4-liter engine)
  • Cornering performance
  • Dashboard fit and finish
  • Backseat roominess

The Bad

  • Front-seat comfort
  • Rickety air-conditioning controls
  • Rear visibility
  • Choppy suspension

Notable Features of the 2013 Toyota Matrix

  • 132- or 158-hp four-cylinder
  • New stereos
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available AWD
  • Heavy-duty cargo floor

2013 Toyota Matrix Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The 2013 Toyota Matrix is a compact hatchback that can carry up to five people and plenty of cargo. It comes in a base version as well as an S trim. The Matrix competes with hatchback versions of the Kia Forte and Mazda3.
New for 2013
For 2013, the base Matrix gets a new CD stereo that includes satellite radio, iPod connectivity and Bluetooth audio streaming. The uplevel S model gets a stereo with a 6.1-inch touch-screen.
The Matrix has an aggressive-looking front end that features a bulging hood, thin wraparound headlights and a small trapezoidal grille. Smooth bodyside moldings give the Matrix a modern appearance, and the hatchback's forward-swept D-pillars enhance the car's sporty shape.

S models can have an optional Sport Package that features 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear underbody spoilers and a rear spoiler. Exterior features include:

  • Available 16- or 17-inch wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Heated power mirrors
  • Available fog lamps
  • Available moonroof

Front sport seats and a three-person rear bench seat give the Matrix room for up to five people. The 60/40-split backseat can fold down when more cargo room is needed. Interior features include:

  • Available metallic interior accents
  • Front passenger seat folds down on S models
  • Standard power windows and locks
  • Standard cruise control

Under the Hood
Base models are powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder mated either to a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The S ... Read more

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What Drivers Are Saying

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Latest Reviews


Love my Matrix

by Lenkaproe from Kansas City on September 8, 2017

I owned 2006 Matrix and loved that car and so I purchased new 2013 model and hand down the older one to my daughter. Both cars were manual transmission, the ride is little bumpy but I don't care, ... Read full review


Last year for Matrix

by anglefan from London on May 15, 2017

Not very much. Overpriced compared to my wifes Hyundai. I will not look at Toyota again. Much better value eleswhere. Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2013 Toyota Matrix currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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