Used Chevrolet Matiz 2005 - 2010 review

Category: Small car

Section: Our recommendations

2005 - 2010 review
Chevrolet Matiz (05 - 10)
  • Chevrolet Matiz (05 - 10)
  • Chevrolet Matiz (05 - 10)
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Our recommendations

Which used Chevrolet Matiz hatchback should I buy?

There are two engines. The first is an 800cc three-cylinder that gives 50bhp. This is fine for zipping around town, where it feels quite perky, but get it on the open road and it begins to struggle.

The 1.0-litre four-cylinder is much better. It produces another 14bhp, making 64 in total, and this, combined with more pulling power, means it's far more comfortable on the motorway.

S trim is only available with the 0.8 engine, and provides very little other than remote central locking and a CD player. You can also get the 0.8 in SE Auto spec, which means an automatic gearbox, electric front windows and seat height adjustment. SE trim on the 1.0 car is the same, minus the auto 'box, and SE+ models add air-con. SX trim provides as much kit as the Matiz has to offer, with alloy wheels, electric rear windows and side airbags.