The Matrix fits in well with our two car family (we have a Camery also), this is my primary car going to and from work. Gas mileage is very good. It is very convient to run around town with the kids. The kids like riding in it more then the Camry (who knows why).
Being 6'4" I sit into the car not sit down in it. The head room is great. The leg room for the driver is wounderful. The way every thing is positioned inside the cockpit. The location of the shift is wounderful, the cut out in the drivers door is great and adds to the leg room (knee doesn't rub)
Telescopic steering wheel would improve the comfort of taller drivers