Hyundai Matrix (01-10) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Jul 2013
2.5
The Matrix is a compact people carrier similar in size to the Citroen Xsara Picasso. It does look a little strange from the outside but the tall profile means there's plenty of interior space, especially for rear passengers, along with a half-decent boot.

Hyundai Matrix (01-10)
Spacious cabin, good rear passenger room, comfortable ride
Ungainly styling, petrols are weak, dull interior, vague steering

New price range:

£10,030 - £13,070

Used price range:

£300 - £5,174

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

2.5 out of 5

The Matrix is a compact people carrier similar in size to the Citroen Xsara Picasso. It does look a little strange from the outside but the tall profile means there's plenty of interior space, especially for rear passengers, along with a half-decent boot. As is the case with all Hyundai's, it is well equipped and good value, plus newer versions come with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty as standard. Unfortunately it's poor to drive, so despite a smooth ride, it's not an enjoyable car on anything other than motorways. The diesels are the better choice but it's best going for a later CRDi model rather than the earlier CRTD.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

2.5 out of 5

Performance

2 out of 5

Handling

2.5 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2.5 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

2 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 It is very spacious and comfortable, with low consumption.  

4 out of 5

Massoumeh Dehghan ,   28 Apr 2013    ... read more

 Sliding rear seat is very useful and it is an excellent height to get in and also to see over hedgerows. The car is actually remarkably small outside which makes parking easy.  

4 out of 5

Anonymous ,   24 Mar 2013    ... read more

 Sliding rear seats, increasing boot storage space.  

4 out of 5

Anonymous ,   27 Dec 2011    ... read more

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