Used Hyundai Matrix MPV 2001 - 2010 review

Category: MPV

Section: What is it like?

2001 - 2010 review
Hyundai Matrix MPV (01 - 10)
  • Hyundai Matrix MPV (01 - 10)
  • Hyundai Matrix MPV (01 - 10)
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What's the used Hyundai Matrix MPV like?

Hyundai's Matrix MPV is happiest with four passengers on board - the rear seat can accommodate three at a push - although legroom is tight for adults. The rear bench slides back and forth, although the seats can't be removed.

Rutted city streets can upset the ride, but it improves at higher speeds, and there's little body lean when cornering. Wind- and road noise become irritating on the motorway, though.

The driving position is reasonable and all of the controls are well laid out, especially the gearlever, which is mounted high on the centre console. All-round vision is good and the Matrix is easy to manoeuvre.

There's nothing wrong with the build quality and design of the Hyundai, but other MPVs have moved on, so the Matrix feels out of step with more modern rivals.