I recently traded in my 04 4runner sport for this car. During my car hunt, my biggest concern was the mpg so, I searched for a gas saver but didn't want to sacrifice looks and performance. I ended up with two choices, the jetta wolfsburg and the matrix. I ended up with the matrix given it was more reliable, cheaper on insurance and not too pricey to maintain. Overall I am satisfied with my decision. The looks are awesome both inside and out. I'm kinda disappointed with such a small fuel tank. I mean, I'm saving gas but finding myself filling up more often. I also think the ride is so-so. I don't know if it's just me but I feel every bump on the road which can get annoying but I can deal with it
Bluetooth! It's really awesome. Also the aggressive looks. I got it in blue streak metallic which gets me a lot of head turns and compliments. Can't forget the JBL sound system, 17 in rims, aux jack and full folding back seat.
Decent gas mileage, could be better. Also offer the the same suspension on the XRS for the S models as well.