Side View of Saga FLX 1.6 SE

Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5 and Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE

Perodua Myvi and Proton Saga 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 &  Proton Saga 1.6 FLX SE in this post since I’ve tested both of these cars.

Exterior Section

Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5

 IMG 04401 726x408 Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme and Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE

*I am using Perodua Myvi 1.3 photos due to I don’t have Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme photos.

Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5 Roaring with Fierce Bodykit (Hatchback)

Proton Saga FLX SE 1.6

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White Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE

Both of these cars are awesome with their new outlook! The Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5 headlamp come with projector headlamp, which this feature usually only available on higher segment of vehicles. Meanwhile, Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE come with distinctive headlamp & clear rear lamp that give the sexy looks to the car.

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 look more elegance. Both of them come with stylish body kit to enhance their look. Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE body kit is colored in sporty grey color which is far more rarely we can see on the road.

Interior Section

A place where and comfort and entertainment start!

Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5

IMG 0429 Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme and Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE

Perodua Myvi Gear Knob location

A luxury & sleek dashboard with new gear knob position on the dashboard!

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Perodua Myvi 1.3 Panel Meter

*I am using Perodua Myvi 1.3 photos due to I don’t have Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme photos.

The interior of the Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme are definitely impressed me and most of us with for the car price that around RM60K. Seats and steering are wrapped with leathers that provide elegance feel and gear knob on the dashboard that make you like driving an high end SUV such as CRV.

Not the forget this 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

IMAG1359 520x293 Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme and Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE

Saga FLX 1.6 SE Interior Dashboard

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Rear View of Saga FLX 1.6 SE

!Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE has 413L boot space which is larger than Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme which has only 208L of boot space.

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 outlook especially around the audio player location. Yet, Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE is not too far away from it competitor! Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE has leather seats and also life time power window warranty from Proton. Thanks to previous generation of Proton vehicles, Proton has 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

1500 3S engine Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme and Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE

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 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

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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 outperform Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5. Moreover, the Proton Saga FLX 1.6SE consumption is lower than 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

P9131706 Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme and Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE

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.

Steering – Myvi Extreme 1.5 come with Electrical Steering. Electric steering will only use power from the alternator system when needed. This will help to reduce on the fuel consumption.Stabilizer bar -It even come with stabilizer bar (front only) which improve the car stability and cornering. Seriously, this Myvi Extreme 1.5 was build for fun drive.ABS with EBD & BA – As usual, nowadays car come with this safety features in standard package.

Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE

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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.
Enjoy icon smile Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme and Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE

      

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 no red Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme and Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE 34.62 no red Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme and Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE
P2-ATF D3 – SP (2.20L) no red Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme and Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE 46.20 no red Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme and Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE 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 from 1.3 to 1.5 CC.

Proton Saga FLX SE 1.6

Maintainance Perodua Myvi 1.5 Extreme and Proton Saga FLX 1.6 SE
From the 2 tables above, both of these cars have similar maintenance cost.
Overall, Perodua Myvi Extreme 1.5 and  Proton Saga FLX SE 1.6 is a great local car to owned for those who have budget around RM40K-RM65K for their vehicle. 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.
Pictures and videos are reproduced from:
Perodua: http://www.perodua.com.my/
Proton: http://www.proton-edar.com.my/
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Kelvin Ang

Helping his dad to repaired the car during his younger day, Kelvin Ang grew up to be an automotive enthusiast ever since then. Other than taking care the car, he loves to drive his beloved family members and friends to every destination. Seeing his family and friends smiling throughout the journey in the car is priceless moment for him.

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