Toyota Matrix (Corolla Matrix) is a compact car. Mainly it has the forward control and it is both a crossover and hatchback. It was launched in 2002 on basis of the popular Toyota Corolla. At the same time Pontiac Vibe was produced, which represents Matrix by Pontiac. Among the competitors of Toyota Matrix there are such cars as Ford C-Max, Mazda 5 (Premacy), related Pontiac Vibe, Volkswagen Touran, Renault Scenic and other models. In 2014 Matrix was discontinued, since the model decreased in demand.
The choice of the engines for Toyota Matrix is not that big. The first generation was equipped with two different 1.8-liter types from Toyota Celica, but their power was somewhat decreased. The second generation got another 1.8-liter and 2.4-liter engines, which were used for some Corolla models also. No diesel engines were meant.
Below you can find the reviews and specifications of all these Toyota Matrix engines, fuel consumption, problems, reliability, malfunctions and their reasons, repairing. And also engine life expectancy, tuning, oil type, capacity, change intervals and other.
List of Toyota Matrix models:
1 Generation, E130 (2002 – 2008):
Toyota Matrix XR (124 HP) – 1.8 L
Toyota Matrix XR (132 HP) – 1.8 L
Toyota Matrix XRS (164 HP) – 1.8 L
Toyota Matrix XRS (183 HP) – 1.8 L
Toyota Matrix (158 HP) – 2.4 L
2 Generation, E140 (2009 – 2014):
Toyota Matrix S (132 HP) – 1.8 L