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Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5
Hyundai Matrix (01-10) - rated 2.5 out of 5
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PROS

Spacious cabin, good rear passenger room, comfortable ride

CONS

Ungainly styling, petrols are weak, dull interior, vague steering

PROS

Spacious cabin, good rear passenger room, comfortable ride

CONS

Ungainly styling, petrols are weak, dull interior, vague steering

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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.

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