The compact Matrix was introduced in 2003 as a fuel efficient and reliable, small-sized hatchback with a signature look and appeal. Itd pass into 2004 unchanged. For 2005, the Matrix would get a new bumper, new tail lights, a new grill, and stability control. There were no major updates for model years 2006-2008.
But in 2009, a redesigned Matrix was rolled out that offered a new 2.4-liter engine with all-wheel-drive. 2010 would see no updates, with all-powered accessories, cruise control, folding mirrors and rear-seat heat ducts being added as standard features in 2011. While 2012 got no significant updates, a new audio system was added in 2013.