I replaced my 05 Sequoia (avg 15 mpg) with an 08 Matrix 5 months ago. In my first 17,000 miles I've gotten 26-34 mpg in the Matrix with an average of 29 mpg. I test drove the HHy and liked it, but was not willing to spend 43K or change my driving habits significantly. The Matrix has considerably more road noise, but I have no car payment and have doubled my gas mileage without having to crawl along at 65 mph.