2011 Toyota Matrix

small car / 4-door wagon

2011 Toyota Matrix 4-door wagon
2009 Toyota Matrix shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2009-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Toyota Matrix S wagon

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2009-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Toyota Corolla Matrix wagon with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2009-13 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry