Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 31 - 54 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Hyundai servicing is reasonable priced while insurance is group 7 for most models (the 1.8-litre model is group 9). The biggest worry if you’re buying new is depreciation – it’s very steep and if you part exchange outside the Hyundai dealer network, you’re likely to be offered less than you expect.

The Matrix isn’t especially eco-friendly with an average of 171g/km CO2 across the line-up. The newer 1.5 CRDi engine is the cleanest – it emits 140g/km of CO2 and returns 53mpg.

Hyundai mechanicals are durable and the five-year warranty takes care of any problems. There may be some issues regarding loose and rattly interior trim and too many sharp plastic panels.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £165 - £360
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 16 - 21
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