The 2007 Toyota Matrix, which was based on the Corolla chassis, intended to fuse the interior versatility and usability of a small SUV with the driving qualities of a sporty compact car. It was one of a rising number of stylish and reasonably priced four-door hatchbacks and wagons, including the Mazda 3 hatchback, Chrysler PT Cruiser and Chevrolet HHR during the small hatchback period.

The Toyota Matrix sports and exterior

that is more angular and has its own grille, headlights, and taillights. The Matrix, which has a character line in the shape of an S that breaks up what would otherwise be a somewhat boxy side, has a little more style than the Corolla, which has a more conventional, smooth-bodied profile. Honestly, if not for the exterior look, the Corolla and Matrix were similar. That was why they became so popular.

The Matrix was the real definition of a simple and practical vehicle. The features were very minimalistic and effortless, contributing to making it a car for the average man. What was most interesting about the Toyota Matrix was the boot space. We are not exaggerating when we say that you could sleep in there without any trouble; it was that large and spacious, and for those who carry some extra cargo, the Matrix was the car to buy.

Although the Matrix has been discontinued from the Toyota lineup since 2013 due to poor sales, we’re confident that many would find the old 2007 Toyota Matrix to be a gratifying option. It boasts good handling, a smooth ride, and lots of space in the back for passengers, kids, or goods. The Matrix might not be as innovative or sophisticated as most hatchbacks these days are, but it’s the best choice if you are looking to own a vehicle with the build quality and simplistic equipment and don’t want to break the bank. The Matrix has got you covered. Why is the Toyota Matrix so amazing?

The performance and fuel economy are very standard

The Toyota Matrix’s standard engine is a 1.8-litre four-cylinder. The engine produces 126 horsepower and 122 pound-feet of torque. There are two gearbox options: a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic. The Matrix’s fuel efficiency is 30 city and 36 highway for cars with a manual transmission and 29 cities and 34 highway for cars with an automatic transmission, according to ratings. The Matrix is one of those cars ahead of its time with its fuel efficiency that isn’t usually available for modern cars these days. It means you get your money’s worth whenever you head to the filling station.

Its safety features are top-notch

All 2007 Toyota Matrix wagons are available with ABS. Rear drum brakes are standard on the Matrix; the M-Theory adds four-wheel disc brakes. Front seat-mounted side airbags and side curtain airbags that extend the entire length of the vehicle are optional. Another worthwhile option is stability control, although it’s only available with an automatic transmission on the XR. Without side airbags, the Matrix’s front and rear passenger protection inside collisions are average, giving the Matrix an above-average safety feature set.

Excellent driving and handling quality.

When it was first released, Toyota said that the Matrix was sporty, but it isn’t. Although acceleration was just fair, manual transmission vehicles do provide a little bit more snap. Even if handling isn’t great, it should be adequate for most buyers who prefer a manoeuvrable suburban runabout to a serious sports wagon. A Matrix is a good option for commuting and long drives because of its comfortable and smooth ride.

It has a structured interior and cargo section

The interior of the 2007 Toyota Matrix is beautiful and has an easy-to-use control layout. For this class, fit and finish are normally above average, and the majority of the materials are of good quality. Taller drivers may find the driving position a little uncomfortable, but even adults will find the rear seat to be spacious and comfortable. The Matrix is comparable to a small SUV in terms of transporting cargo. The back glass may be raised separately, and the rear hatch opens upward. The main cargo compartment and the backs of the seats are covered in hard plastic because it’s far simpler to clean mud and filth off of one continuous piece of plastic than it is of a matted carpet. There are eight movable tie-down hooks on a dedicated cargo-floor track. There is a secret storage space concealed beneath the floor. Rear seats that can be split in half can be folded flat to increase cargo space to 53.2 cubic feet. Additionally, the front passenger seat may be folded forward, allowing the tailgate to be closed while carrying anything longer than 8 feet. The Matrix is spacious for anyone, and it is the best for comfortability if that is what you are looking for.

The price will leave you astonished

When we say the Matrix is for anybody, we mean for anybody. It is very affordable, you won’t break the bank when you buy this car. The car has been evaluated to cost between one million naira to two point five million naira. 


Without any misgivings, the Toyota Corolla Matrix is a great car. It oozes practicality and an edgy sports vibe. Although not as sophisticated as recent models, which is to be expected, it measures up with its fuel efficiency, large cargo space, and build quality, which can’t be said about most cars in recent times. You might be wondering why anyone would want to buy such an outdated car which Toyota has stopped manufacturing, but we have viewed the car as both economical and convenient, especially for those who wish to go into the car-hailing business (Uber, Bolt), and also for general family usage. This car will serve you right.

Specifications2007 Toyota Matrix 
Engine Type    Gas
Transmission    4-speed automatic
Drive Type    Front-wheel drive
Cylinders    Inline 4
Total Seating    5
Fuel type    Regular unleaded
city/highway MPG    25/31 MP

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the 2007 Toyota Matrix a good car?

Yes, it is. If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient and moderately affordable car, then you can go for the Matrix. Unfortunately, it is not as innovative in technology and other features as can be found in recent cars, but if you don’t mind that bit, then the Matrix will satisfy your car needs.

How much is a 2002 Toyota Matrix in Nigeria?

Going by the fact that the model isn’t recent, the 2002 Toyota Matrix is quite inexpensive. The car has been evaluated to cost about two million naira.

Where can I buy a Toyota Matrix in Nigeria?

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