Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The Matiz was awarded one of the lowest Euro NCAP scores of recent years - three stars with one struck through. A struck-through star means there is a risk of serious injury. All models have driver and passenger airbags, five three-point seatbelts, ABS and Isofix child seat mountings - the range-topping SX adds side airbags.

This is the Matiz's big selling point and although it offers nothing radically different to what's currently on sale, it's still remarkably well packaged. The most is made of the interior space, it's roomier than its compact proportions suggest. Bootspace is good for the size and large enough for a couple of medium suitcases plus the seats split 60:40 and fold flat for extra space.

The tall shape lends itself well to carrying large and bulky items while family-friendly touches - such as an underseat storage tray and large door pockets add to practicality. SE and SX models have seatback pockets and the SX also adds a sunglasses holder.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Chevrolet Matiz (05-09).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Central locking
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Manual sunroof
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels

Flair equipment

Flair standard equipment
  • Manual sunroof
  • Parking sensors
  • Steel wheels
Flair optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Central locking
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Central locking
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
SE optional equipment
None available

SE+ equipment

SE+ standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
SE+ optional equipment
None available

SX equipment

SX standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
SX optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Chevrolet Matiz (05-09) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 2 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.