2003 Toyota Matrix Recommended Tire Pressure

Check 2003 Toyota Matrix tire pressure chart to find recommended tire pressure for 2003 Toyota Matrix tires for better fuel efficiency, longer tire life and safer driving.

2003 Toyota Matrix has 4 trims. Select your trim to see its original equipment tire sizes and recommended tire pressure.

2003 Toyota Matrix Base Model Tire Pressure

Recommended tire pressure for 2003 Toyota Matrix Base Model tires for 1 original equipment tire size set.

Front and Rear Tire Size P205/55R16
Front Tire Pressure 35 psi | 2.4 bar | 241 kPa
Rear Tire Pressure 32 psi | 2.2 bar | 221 kPa
Tire Size Type P-Metric
Tire Load Index 89
Tire Load Capacity 1279 lbs or 580 kg
Tire Speed Rating H
Maximum Tire Speed 130 mph or 210 km/h
Tire Load Range SL (Standard Load)
Maximum Load Tire Pressure 36 psi

2003 Toyota Matrix XR (4WD) Tire Pressure

Recommended tire pressure for 2003 Toyota Matrix XR (4WD) tires for 1 original equipment tire size set.

Front and Rear Tire Size P205/55R16
Front Tire Pressure 35 psi | 2.4 bar | 241 kPa
Rear Tire Pressure 32 psi | 2.2 bar | 221 kPa
Tire Size Type P-Metric
Tire Load Index 89
Tire Load Capacity 1279 lbs or 580 kg
Tire Speed Rating H
Maximum Tire Speed 130 mph or 210 km/h
Tire Load Range SL (Standard Load)
Maximum Load Tire Pressure 36 psi

2003 Toyota Matrix XR (FWD) Tire Pressure

Recommended tire pressure for 2003 Toyota Matrix XR (FWD) tires for 1 original equipment tire size set.

Front and Rear Tire Size P205/55R16
Front Tire Pressure 32 psi | 2.2 bar | 221 kPa
Rear Tire Pressure 32 psi | 2.2 bar | 221 kPa
Tire Size Type P-Metric
Tire Load Index 89
Tire Load Capacity 1279 lbs or 580 kg
Tire Speed Rating H
Maximum Tire Speed 130 mph or 210 km/h
Tire Load Range SL (Standard Load)
Maximum Load Tire Pressure 36 psi

2003 Toyota Matrix XRS Tire Pressure

Recommended tire pressure for 2003 Toyota Matrix XRS tires for 1 original equipment tire size set.

Front and Rear Tire Size P215/50R17
Front Tire Pressure 32 psi | 2.2 bar | 221 kPa
Rear Tire Pressure 32 psi | 2.2 bar | 221 kPa
Tire Size Type P-Metric
Tire Load Index
Tire Load Capacity
Tire Speed Rating
Maximum Tire Speed
Tire Load Range SL (Standard Load)
Maximum Load Tire Pressure 36 psi

It is important to maintain proper tire pressure for 2003 Toyota Matrix tires. Low tire pressure will result in tire underinflation, and high tire pressure will result in tire overinflation, which can compromise tire safety, cause tire blowout, decrease fuel efficiency, cause uneven tire wear and reduce tire tread life. Check 2003 Toyota Matrix tire pressure regularly, and monitor 2003 Toyota Matrix tire inflation levels to avoid driving with overinflated or underinflated tires.

Tire inflation value listed on tire sidewall is a maximum tire pressure the tire can be inflated to, and not the recommended tire pressure for 2003 Toyota Matrix. Use recommended tire pressure listed on the tire pressure chart found on a sticker on driver's door jam or in 2003 Toyota Matrix manual. Recommended tire pressure for your 2003 Toyota Matrix tires will be listed in one of the following pressure units: psi (pounds per square inch), bar or kPa (kiloPascals). Pay attention as your 2003 Toyota Matrix may have different recommended tire pressure values for front and rear tires. Keep your 2003 Toyota Matrix tires inflated at recommended tire pressure levels at all times for your driving comfort and safety.

If you replace 2003 Toyota Matrix original equipment tires with optional tire sizes or you switch to plus size tires, make sure to follow guidelines for the application of load and inflation tables to find proper tire pressure for new tires on your 2003 Toyota Matrix. 2003 Toyota Matrix tires with the same load index, regardless of tire size, may carry the same load, but not always, and they may require substantially different inflation pressures. Tire load index may not be used independently to determine replacement tire acceptability for load capacity. An equal or greater load index does not always correspond to equal or greater load capacity at all inflation pressure settings.

Always refer to the 2003 Toyota Matrix owner’s manual for any specific safety advice regarding the application of 2003 Toyota Matrix replacement tires.

2003 Toyota Matrix replacement tires must have equal or greater speed rating compared to the original equipment tires if your 2003 Toyota Matrix speed capability is to be maintained. It is recommended that tire installers refer to the 2003 Toyota Matrix owner’s manual to identify any tire speed rating restriction or recommendation that could affect the operation of the vehicle. If your 2003 Toyota Matrix replacement tires have a lower speed rating than the original equipment tires, the vehicle’s speed must be restricted to that of the replacement tires.

Original equipment tires that come on your 2003 Toyota Matrix will have the proper tire load index, so stick to that number or higher when you replace them with new tires. Tire load index tells you how much weight your tire can carry. Putting too much weight on your tires will overload them, and can cause tire damage, premature tire wear or even tire blowout. Refer to your 2003 Toyota Matrix manual to find its original equipment tire sizes and their load ratings.

2003 Toyota Matrix tire pressure changes with temperature, so check your 2003 Toyota Matrix tire pressure when outside temperature goes up or down. During colder months when temperatures drop, 2003 Toyota Matrix tire pressure will decrease also by approximately 1 psi for each 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Maintain proper 2003 Toyota Matrix winter tire pressure by adding air to your tires as needed to the recommended tire inflation levels.

2003 Toyota Matrix tire pressure should be checked when tires are cold, after your vehicle has not been driven for at least three hours. It is best to check your tire inflation pressure in the morning, after the vehicle has been parked overnight, using a reliable tire pressure gauge.

If your 2003 Toyota Matrix is equipped with tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), pay attention to low tire pressure warning light being on. Ensure your tire pressure sensors are working properly to stay alert and enjoy a safe ride. If your tire pressure warning light is on, check front and rear tires to make sure they are properly inflated.

What is the recommended tire pressure for my 2003 Toyota Matrix?
Recommended tire pressure for 2003 Toyota Matrix is determined by the manufacturer based on your vehicle's characteristics and original equipment tire sizes. Find your 2003 Toyota Matrix trim to get recommended tire inflation for 2003 Toyota Matrix tires.

How do I find my recommended tire pressure setting for my 2003 Toyota Matrix? What is correct 2003 Toyota Matrix tire pressure?
You can find your 2003 Toyota Matrix recommended tire pressure in 2003 Toyota Matrix owner's manual, on sticker attached to the driver's door jam, inside glove box compartment or fuel door. Recommended tire inflation for 2003 Toyota Matrix will be listed in psi, bar or kPa.

How to check my 2003 Toyota Matrix tire pressure?
Proper 2003 Toyota Matrix tire inflation is essential to the overall tire performance of your vehicle. To check tire pressure for 2003 Toyota Matrix you will need to know its recommended tire pressure levels and a standard or digital tire pressure gauge. Check inflation levels in 2003 Toyota Matrix tires with the tire pressure gauge and adjust your 2003 Toyota Matrix tire pressure to its recommended levels be adding or releasing air. Check 2003 Toyota Matrix tire pressure levels in all tires again. Make sure to check tire inflation for your 2003 Toyota Matrix regularly to ensure safe and comfortable drive.

Why is my 2003 Toyota Matrix tire pressure warning light on?
If your 2003 Toyota Matrix is equipped with Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) it will alert you when tire pressure is too low and your tires could be underinflated, which can lead to uneven tire wear and can cause tire failure. If 2003 Toyota Matrix low tire pressure warning light is on, check all 2003 Toyota Matrix tires for low tire pressure and inflate tires to the recommended tire pressure levels. Keep in mind that Tire Pressure Monitoring System does not replace routine tire pressure check and maintenance.

How to reset tire pressure warning light for 2003 Toyota Matrix?
To reset tire pressure monitoring system for 2003 Toyota Matrix, make sure front and rear tires are inflated to the recommended levels. Turn the engine on, then press and hold the tire pressure reset button located under the steering wheel on the instrument panel. Hold the button down until the TPMS light blinks three times, then release the button.

What is my recommended winter tire pressure for my 2003 Toyota Matrix?
Recommended winter tire pressure for 2003 Toyota Matrix is the same as all other seasons. You should keep tire inflation at recommended levels in any weather conditions. 2003 Toyota Matrix tire inflation will decrease with lower outside temperatures, so make sure to check 2003 Toyota Matrix tire pressure during winter months regularly to keep 2003 Toyota Matrix tires properly inflated in the winter.