"We bought the Matrix awd due to our long and very cold winters and the fact our cities and towns due a very poor job of maintaining the streets we just returned from a trip in the country the temp was minus 40 C the car is warm keeps the windows clear and plows snow like crazy we LOVE this car wish i could afford another one"
"Just purchased matrix awd two weeks ago getting expected mpg even in bad weather/snow driving. This car handles great in the snow and the engine has good amount of power. Perfomance is lackluster only a serviceable job of accelerating at freeway speeds but can pass uphill just fine. This car handles on rails though. i have already upgraded to the trd air filter and added the rear sway bar to combat body roll during cornering. i will probably add most of the trd performance gear. hopefully this platform will support the 200hp i hope to achieve on it. stock sound system is great and the steering wheel controls are great for the chronic channel flipper."
"I absolutely love this car! I went from an Echo to the Matrix S with little issue. The car handles wonderfully on the HWY. The dealer added cruise for me, and this boosted my HWY MPG to 34-36. The only thing I will miss is the amount of storage space my Echo had. The Matrix does not have all the extra cubbies. The matrix is bigger and bulkier than my Echo was, but handles surprisingly well. It accelerates smoothly... almost too smoothly... lol.
I love it and am sooooo happy with it!"
"I just bought the XRS version two weeks ago and i loving it!. I made a bid change from a small SUV to this and I have to say that the trunk is the same or more spacious than the freelander ER3.
Still trying to figure out the GPS system, its kinda of confusing but pretty responsive."