2005 Hyundai Matrix GLS 1.8


Very good family car


Two problems with this car;

Firstly, the gear change is quite slow. It takes a while to increase its speed and does not quickly relax to low rounds per minutes.

Secondly, the fuel consumption in city driving is appalling. The car makes around 130-140 km/gallon (20 Litres)

General Comments:

Great comfort, and very roomy.

I like the high seats and different accessories like the plates, water-bottle sockets, 12V sockets and small pockets. folding space is very convenient and easy.

Consumption is very good on the highway and can go up to 220-240 km per gallon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th November, 2005

6th Feb 2006, 19:47

The mileage is quite unbelievable. At 120-130 km per gallon city driving, this translates to about 30 km to a liter. And the provincial driving at 220 km to a gallon is about 55km per liter. Is this really true??

28th Apr 2006, 14:58

I bought a new Hyundai Matrix 1.8 CDX auto recently and the petrol consumption is appalling. The car travels 18-20 mpg urban and no more than 25mpg extra urban to combined. If you have any comments regarding this type of vehicle any information would be welcome.

19th Jul 2006, 13:41

130 km/gallon is equivalent to a little over 80 miles/gallon or 34km/liter which is awesome - but is it true? My 1994 Civic gives me about 8km/liter which is one reason why I'm selling it to get a new car. If what you say is true, then the Matrix might be a good way to go.

21st Aug 2007, 20:20

I have just bought a Diesel Matrix 1500 turbo the fuel economy is excellent it pulls from low revs very well.

Motor way driving is effortless lots of room for 4 adults well happy with it, no problems at all.

20th Oct 2007, 03:26

I brought a new matrix 1.6 gli 2006 model... hmmm what to say about this car its the best car ever... a 5 seat er car with lot of leg space and comfort for passengers with fold able seats..., drawers.., cup holders. 12 volt adapters etc... the 1st thing I can say is that its best than the corolla... because I had owned 1 and its no match 4 matrix... the matrix rocks....