Which used Hyundai Matrix MPV should I buy?
The 121bhp 1.8-litre petrol is the most powerful engine in the range and copes well with motorway driving. The 101bhp 1.6-litre petrol and 81bhp 1.5-litre diesel are uninspiring in comparison. All three are a little grumbly, but the 1.8 is quieter on long trips because it doesn't have to work as hard as the others.
The three-cylinder diesel produces a distinctive thrum that is tiring on long trips. A new, more refined version of the 1.6 petrol and 1.5 diesel were introduced in 2008. The petrol engine produced the same power, yet was more economical, while the four-cylinder diesel was more efficient and more powerful, with 109bhp.