Perodua Myi Extreme 1.5 Dashboard

Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme and Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE

Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5 and Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE

Both Perodua Myvi and Proton Saga cars are not stranger for those who are living in Malaysia. In fact, when you are travelling on the Malaysia roads, these 2 vehicles have the highest occupancy rate on the roads.

 I’ve decided to write about the Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme and Proton Saga 1.6 FLX SE in this post since I’ve tested both of the cars.

Let’s discuss the each part of the car section by section!

Both of these cars are sporty with their new outlook! The Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5 headlamp come with projector headlamp, a feature usually only available on higher segment of cars.

Meanwhile, Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE come with distinctive headlamp & clear rear lamp that give the sexy looks to the car but no projector headlamp :(Both of these cars have side lamp indicator to enhance the visibility & safety of the car. Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme come with 14′ sport rims while Proton Saga FLX come with 15′ sport rims that make the car looks more elegance.

The 2 cars come with stylish body kit to refined the appearance of the cars. The Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE body kit is painted in sporty grey color which is far more rarely we can see on the road.


 Interior Section

Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5

Perodua Myi Extreme 1.5 Dashboard

Perodua Myi Extreme 1.5 Dashboard

Perodua Myi Extreme 1.5 Dashboard 2

Perodua Myi Extreme 1.5 Dashboard 2

Perodua Myvi 1.3 Panel Meter

Perodua Myvi 1.3 Panel Meter

The interior of the Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme is definitely impressed me. The seats and steering are wrapped with leathers that provide elegance feeling and the position of the gear knob on the dashboard that make you like driving an high end SUV car.

Not the forget this Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5 come with navigation control system which mean you will never get lost with this car!

Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE

Saga FLX 1.6 SE Interior Dashboard

Saga FLX 1.6 SE Interior Dashboard

Rear View of Saga FLX 1.6 SE

Rear View of Saga FLX 1.6 SE

On the other hand, Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE has larger boot space with 413L compared to Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme that has only 208L of boot space.

The Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme interior looks sportier compared to Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE,  with its unique gear knob location & beautiful panel meter design.

Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE has plain/dull interior design especially on the surrounding of the audio player. Yet, Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE is not too far away from it competitor! Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE has leather seats too and also life time power window warranty from Proton. Thanks to previous faulty power windows cars from Proton, they have decided the rectified and eliminated the power window issue once and forever.

Now, let’s move to the performance section.


PERFORMANCE Section

Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5

Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme Engine

The long-stroke aluminium cylinder head DVVT engine is the 3SZ-VE, similar to that in the Perodua Alza engine but was tuned to cater the differences to suit the lighter Perodua Myvi body. Performance compared to the Perodua Myvi 1.3-litre engine, power output is up 13% to 103 PS at 6000rpm while there’s 16% more torque at 136 Nm. Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme come in 5-speeds manual transmission and 4-speeds auto transmission.

Saga FLX 1.6 SE

Saga FLX SE 1.6 Engine CamPro IAFM, 4 Cylinder DOHC 16V

Maximum power output is 108PS at 6000rpm while the maximum torque is 150Nm. The Proton Saga FLX SE 1.6 come with CVT transmission.

The fuel consumption of the Proton Saga FLX SE 1.6 manual transmission is tested to deliver 16.67km/litre. While the New Perodua Myvi 1.5-litre automatic is tested to deliver 15.87km/litre. This result is tested under speed 90km/h mixture of driving condition on the road.

Based on the above information, Proton Saga FLX 1.6SE performance outperformed the Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5. Moreover, the Proton Saga FLX 1.6SE fuel consumption is lower than Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5.

Proton have imply CVT transmission which is greatly helps on the reducing the fuel consumption with minimal lose power and this also reduces the jerk during gear changing; this give the driver the smooth drive experience.

Handling/Comfort/Stability

Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5


The suspension settings are different for the Perodua Myvi 1.5, with additional stiffness to accommodate the increase in weight which influences weight distribution to a small extent. Stiffness suspension will improve stability during turning at high speed & breaking.But there is an drawback from stiff suspension where you will be a bumpy ride on the car.Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5 come with electric power Steering. Electric power steering will only use resources from the alternator system when is needed. This system will help to reduce on the fuel consumption on the car and Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5 even comes with stabilizer bar (front only) that improves the car stability and cornering. Seriously, this Myvi Extreme 1.5 was build for fun drive.The car comes with ABS with EBD & BA – As usual, nowadays car come with this safety features in standard package.

Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE

Proton Ride & Handling

Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE equipped with Proton Ride & Handling that will ensure your ride comfortable yet in full control of your vehicle. Watch below video for the details.

      

Another drawback from Proton: All the Perodua vehicle is using electric power steering, yet Proton Saga FLX still using the convention Hydraulic Power Steering. Electric power steering feature help to reduce fuel consumption compared to conventional hydraulic power steering.


 Maintenance Cost

A section where every car buyer shall consider before buying a vehicle.

Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5

Maintenance Schedule West Malaysia (RM) East Malaysia (RM)
30, 50, 70, 90 ( x 1’000 km ) MT AT MT AT
Engine Oil (Semi Syn API SM 4L) 86.00 86.00 90.00 90.00
Element S/A (Oil Filter) 12.95 12.95 14.20 14.20
Spark Plug D55D (4 pcs) 52.00 52.00 57.20 57.20
Battery Water 2.70 2.70 3.10 3.10
Gasket Drain Plug 4.80 4.80 5.30 5.30
Labour Charges 42.00 42.00 42.00 42.00
Tax 6% 2.52 2.52 2.52 2.52
Total 202.97 202.97 214.32 214.32
20, 40, 60, 80, 100 ( x 1’000 km ) MT AT MT AT
Engine Oil (Semi Syn API SM 4L) 86.00 86.00 90.00 90.00
Element S/A (Oil Filter) 12.95 12.95 14.20 14.20
Air Filter 38.00 38.00 41.80 41.80
Transmission Oil GL-4 80W (2.25L) 29.87 34.62
P2-ATF D3 – SP (2.20L) 46.20 48.22
Spark Plug D55D (4 pcs) 52.00 52.00 57.20 57.20
Brake Fluid (2 bottles) 20.00 20.00 21.60 21.60
Battery Water 2.70 2.70 3.10 3.10
Gasket Drain Plug 4.80 4.80 5.30 5.30
Radiator Coolant (2 bottles) 25.00 25.00 27.80 27.80
Labour Charges 61.00 61.00 61.00 61.00
Labour for Replacing Radiator Coolant 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00
Labour for Brake Bleeding System 28.00 28.00 28.00 28.00
Tax 6% 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00
Total 377.32 393.65 401.62 415.22

*Perodua Myvi maintenance cost is same for all variant

Proton Saga FLX SE 1.6

From the 2 tables above, both of these cars have almost same maintenance cost.

Overall, Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5 and  Proton Saga FLX SE 1.6 is a great local car for those who have budget around RM40K-RM65K.

Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5 would be more fun to drive since it have more gadgets to play around and new gear position on the dashboard while Proton Saga SE 1.6 would have bigger boot space that allow the user to carry more stuffs.

Videos are reproduced from:
Perodua: http://www.perodua.com.my/
Proton: http://www.proton-edar.com.my/

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