The front seats are very comfortable. The back seats are so-so on comfort. It has a very roomy interior for a small car. Easy to manuever. And, of course, great gas mileage. Sits higher than a Corolla, so it's easier to get in and out of. A smooth ride for a small car. I love it.
I definitely love my 2004 Solar Yellow Toyota Matrix. It is eye catching (with the yellow paint), it gets good gas mileage(31 avg), I can fit most anything I need to in the cargo area with the seats down, and to top it off I've had no problems with it in my period of ownership (52k-70k). There is also enough leg and head room for me (I'm 6'2") and plenty of storage compartments and backseat pockets for all my clutter (the rest I just stuff under the seats). In addition, the standard audio system works great and does a good job at hiding most of the road noise. The road noise isn't bad 'til you get on the hwy, but you can still comfortably hold a conversation with your passengers without fear of the noise drowning you out. Other complaints: When riding on rough asphalt you'll definitely feel it. The power is just adequate. the car starts quickly from a stop and will get you up a steep hill fine, but I could definitely use more when passing on the hwy. Overall, if you're looking for a practical, nice looking, reliable wagon this is a good choice.
I recently purchased my Toyota Matrix. Its such a good car. I have 2 girls, a 7 and 4 year old, we have to have room for all their belongings and this car is roomy and the hatch/trunk is awesome! Lots of room back there. We love the color, the way it drives, the sound is amazing and it came with a 5 disc in dash changer. Super awesome. One thing we love and is unique, car has a regular car charger portal, but also an electric outlet, so i can charge my cell and the children can plug their regular chargers for their DS's and stuff. Love it!! Another great thing, the front passenger seat folds, so when I put the A/C, i fold the seat and the children can feel the A/C a lot better. We love our car. Couldn't be happier with it.