Hyundai Matrix Review from Lebanon

2005 Hyundai Matrix GLS 1.8

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance13500 kilometres


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....

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review