5 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in Malaysia for Under RM50K
This article was originally published in BM.
The price of car ownership is not a one-time cost but entails subsequent expenditure for maintenance, insurance, road tax and, of course, fuel. Does a car with low fuel consumption means a high purchasing price? Sometimes, but fortunately, not always. Here we have for you the top five fuel-efficient cars available in Malaysia for under RM50,000 to help in your car-purchasing decision.
1. Perodua MyVi 1.3 Standard G Automatic
Malaysia’s best-selling car, aka the King of the (Malaysian) Road, is a bestseller for a reason. It consumes a reasonable 6.2 litre of petrol every 100 kilometres and is priced at RM43,029 (excluding insurance). The MyVi remains a firm favourite even though Perodua has launched many new models since it was introduced, not just because of low(ish) prices and fuel consumption, but also the affordable parts and servicing costs. For more info, click here.
2. Proton Iriz 1.3 Manual
This cute little hatchback could very easily be mistaken for the MyVi at a glance. It may be small but don’t look down your nose at it just yet. It was Proton’s first car to earn a 5-Star ASEAN NCAP safety rating. Price-wise, it’s an affordable RM40,800 and chugs only 5.8 litres of fuel every 100 kilometres. For more info, click here.
3. Suzuki Alto 1.0 Automatic
This Japanese automaker may have exited the Malaysian market in 2016 before reentering in April this year, but we haven’t lost our taste for them and many are liking the Alto. The cutesy car is great for zipping around a busy city and is easy to park. It sips only 5.2 litres of fuel every 100 kilometres and costs RM44,888 to purchase.
4. Perodua Bezza 1.0 Standard
The Bezza was Perodua’s first A-segment sedan and was their first vehicle to earn a 5-Star ASEAN NCAP safety rating. Costing only RM33,456 to purchase, not only is this the affordable car amongst all affordable cars, it only consumes 4.8 litres of fuel every 100 kilometres. It’s no wonder that the Bezza, launched back in 2016, is presently the favourite vehicle of Malaysians. For more info, click here.
5. Perodua Axia
The cheapest vehicle on this list is also a Perodua vehicle and that is the Axia. When the Axia was launched to replace the Viva, it became the first Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) in Malaysia. It only laps up 4.7 litres of fuel every 100 kilometres and is “cheap”, relatively speaking. For the base model, the Axia 1.0 E Manual, the price tag is only RM23,367! For more info, click here.