2013 Toyota Matrix

small car / 4-door wagon

2013 Toyota Matrix 4-door wagon
2009 Toyota Matrix shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0818
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 ID VTF0818
Head
HIC-15 330
Peak gs at hard contact no 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 - left 0.56
Maximum tibia index - right 0.61
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 70
Right 59

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2013 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Toyota Matrix S 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. 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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0849 VTS1213
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -12.0 -9.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0849 VTS1213
Head HIC-15 252 420
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5 0.6
Compression (kN) 0.1 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 46 49
Lateral force (kN) 1.6 2.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 30 33
Average deflection (mm) 24 29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.26 4.94
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.42 0.54
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.2 1.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.3 3.0
Combined force (kN) 4.4 4.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.3 1.2
L-M moment (Nm) 192 61
A-P moment (Nm) 56 165

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1213
Head HIC-15 125
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

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual cloth seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seats AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm) 52
Distance below top of head (mm) 47
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.1
Head contact time (ms) 75
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 88
Max neck tension (N) 604

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted