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2013 Toyota Matrix

Small car

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    A
2009 Toyota Matrix shown
2009 Toyota Matrix shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2013
G
G
A
2012
G
G
A
2011
G
G
A
2010
G
G
A
2009
G
G
A

Applies to 2009-13 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Toyota Matrix and Pontiac Vibe were redesigned for the 2009 model year. A small number of 2010 Pontiac Vibes were built before the car was discontinued. The Matrix was discontinued after the 2013 model year in the U.S. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Toyota as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver and passenger side curtain airbags deployed during the crash.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2009 Toyota Matrix S wagon
Weight 3,278 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase102 in.
Length173 in.
Width70 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF0818
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)8
Left (cm)10
Center (cm)12
Right (cm)12
Brake pedal (cm)8
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF0818
Head
HIC-15330
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm)31
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm)31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.3
Femur force - right (kN)5.5
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.56
Maximum tibia index - right0.61
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left70
Right59

Applies to 2013 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Toyota Matrix and Pontiac Vibe were redesigned for the 2009 model year. A small number of 2010 Pontiac Vibes were built before the car was discontinued. Beginning with 2013 Matrix models, design changes were made to the rear door trim panels to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

Two tests of the Matrix were conducted, one of a 2009 model by the Institute and the other representing a 2013 model by Toyota as part of side crash test verification. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structure ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests, as are driver dummy injury and head protection ratings, because no changes were made affecting front seat occupants. (The car tested by Toyota was designated as a 2011 model but included the rear door trim changes of the 2013 models.)

The Matrix was discontinued after the 2013 model year in the U.S.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2011 Toyota Matrix S wagon
Weight 3,285 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase102 in.
Length172 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0849VTS1213
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-12.0-9.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0849VTS1213
Head HIC-15252420
Neck
Tension (kN)0.50.6
Compression (kN)0.10.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)4649
Lateral force (kN)1.62.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)3033
Average deflection (mm)2429
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.264.94
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.420.54
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.21.8
Acetabulum force (kN)3.33.0
Combined force (kN)4.44.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.31.2
L-M moment (Nm)19261
A-P moment (Nm) 56165

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1213
Head HIC-15125
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)41
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)25
Average deflection (mm)20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.88
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.26
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.3
Acetabulum force (kN)1.5
Combined force (kN)2.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.1
L-M moment (Nm)29
A-P moment (Nm) 86

Applies to 2009-13 models

Overall evaluation
A
Dynamic rating
A
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seats (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)52
Distance below top of head (mm)47
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.1
Head contact time (ms)75
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)88
Max neck tension (N)604

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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