When comparing the Toyota Matrix's and the Toyota Yaris's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Matrix has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and base engine power. The Toyota Yaris has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Matrix's and the Toyota Yaris's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Matrix is a better car than the Toyota Yaris.
Toyota Matrix vs. Toyota Yaris Pricing
A used 2013 Toyota Matrix ranges from $6,324 to $18,276 while a used 2013 Toyota Yaris is priced between $6,526 to $14,998.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota Matrix’s base engine makes 132 horsepower, and the Toyota Yaris base engine makes 106 horsepower. The Matrix is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 422 miles. The Yaris is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 411 miles.This gives the Toyota Yaris the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Toyota Matrix the advantage in maximum range. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Toyota Matrix has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.