I was driving a Toyota Yaris for the gas mileage after having driven a plush Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. I missed the great stereo, the arm rest and automatic steering and great brakes. I loved the hatchback for carrying things and I found all of these things in the Matrix. It is roomy, and it is comfortable to drive and to ride in, plenty of room for everyone. The gas mileage is almost as good. The Matrix does not jump off the starting line like the Stick Shift Yaris, but it is a comfortable and safe feeling ride.
Sporty multi purpose crossover. Great gas mileage at 34 mpg highway! Very rugged and durable with the seats that fold flat. Good pick up for a 4 cylinder as well. Just cant say enough good things about this car. Fits our car seat in the back with plenty of leg room. Head room could be a bit more, but all around great car.
1.8 liter, 4-cylinder XR No, the Matrix isn't the most luxurious or the most powerful car available but it is fun to drive and very versatile. What you get is a car with a cool look that gets the job done at a great value. The fuel economy is top notch at over 30 mpg on the highway and just under 30 in the city. The seat are comfortable even after hours in the saddle and the rear seat is roomy enough for even your tallest friends. Every seat, save the driver's, folds flat to accommodate long and wide cargo. One minor annoyance is that cargo slides around on the hard plastic in the hatch. We solved the problem by cutting a yoga mat to fit the area and attaching it with velcro; A $20 fix. That same hard plastic is easy to clean so it is a pro and a con simultaneously. The interior is finished well and all the controls are easy to use and intuitive. Unfortunately our model did not come with an audio in to support iPod capability, which is one of the only disappointments for us. All in all I highly recommend the Matrix. It's a sporty and versatile car at a great value.