Toyota Matrix

Price $17,895 – $18,935
Fuel consumption 6.1 – 8.1 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 72%(view ratings)
With little doubt that 2014 will very likely be the Matrix’s last year on the market, no changes have been made to the 2014 model. The basic XRS and AWD versions are still available, as are the four-cylinder entry-level 1.8L and, for the more expensive versions, 2.4L engines. There are three available transmissions: a five-speed manual and two automatics of four or five speeds.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 72%
Driving 6/10
Safety 8/10
Interior 7/10
Reliability 9/10
Winter driving 6/10
Comfort 7/10

What's new in 2014



  • Nice-looking kisser
  • Extremely reliable
  • Interesting AWD version
  • Roomy trunk
  • Very good resale value


  • Nearing the end of the road
  • 1.8-litre engine is good for a lawnmower
  • Some substandard plastics
  • Unexciting handling
  • Very high price for a used vehicle