2011 Toyota Matrix  RealSafeCars59Safety Rating

#83 of 2011 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#153 of all 2011 vehicles


The Matrix, a mainstay of Toyota's lineup since 2003, is a small hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Matrix packs some oomph. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2011 Toyota Matrix is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2011 Toyota Matrix has a score of 59, implying a 0.07% chance of driver death (6.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Toyota Matrix has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0698% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.9716%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0698% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.9716% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Toyota Matrix is 48% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2011 Toyota Matrix is 37% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8742Chevrolet HHRJeep PatriotToyota MatrixToyota Scion tCDodge CaliberMazda 3Jeep CompassKia SportageHyundai TucsonSubaru ImprezaM. Outlander SportToyota Scion xBComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Toyota Matrix with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 42 to 87. The 2011 Toyota Matrix is safer than the 2011 Chevrolet HHR and less safe than the 2011 Dodge Caliber, the 2011 Mazda 3, the 2011 Toyota Scion xB, the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2011 Subaru Impreza, the 2011 Hyundai Tucson, the 2011 Kia Sportage, and the 2011 Jeep Compass. It is about as safe as the 2011 Jeep Patriot.

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