Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars In Malaysia For Under RM100,000
For Malaysians, refueling our cars has to be one of the most constant drains to our wallets, especially now that the price of petrol has come back up and the ringgit is sliding. But as many of us depend on private vehicles as a primary mode of transport, we have no choice but to get our fill.
Car company these days understand our problem and strive to enhance their vehicles’ engines in terms of fuel consumption, so that drivers can get more mileage for less fuel. Many of today’s vehicles owe a lot of their fuel economy to their higher compression ratios.
Here are list of some fuel efficient cars in Malaysia for under RM100,000:
1) Perodua Bezza 1.0 Standard G – Automatic
Price from RM39,300Monthly repayment from RM416**
Why it’s awesome: Keyless entry with a push-start button and vehicle stability control and hill start assist are all available in the top 1.3 Advance variant. For a sedan, it is also flexible with a 60:40 split folding rear seats if additional space is needed, making this an economical choice for a family car.
2) Proton Iriz 1.3 MT
Price from RM45,760.00 (RM42,888 last year)Monthly repayment from RM484.29**
Why it’s awesome: The Proton Iriz has a NCAP rating of five stars, and comes with two airbags, ABS, hill start assist and traction control. However, Iriz lacks spaciousness, most notably in the headroom and legroom areas, but comes with bolstered seats that will help with long journeys.
3) Myvi 1.3 Standard G – A/T
Price from RM43,862.15Monthly repayment from RM464**
Why it’s awesome: It comes with dual airbags, alarm, immobiliser and Isofix mounts as standard. As testament to its budget friendliness, the Perodua Myvi has been the best-selling car in Malaysia for eight consecutive years!
4) Suzuki Alto 1.0 A/T GLX
Price from RM49,888Monthly repayment from RM531**
Why it’s awesome: The Alto is powered by a newly developed 1.0 litre engine designed to keep running costs low. A three-cylinder configuration makes the engine light and compact, and helps keep friction low. This results in lower fuel consumption, lower emissions (making it more eco-friendly), and higher output.
5) Hyundai i10
Price from RM51,234.07Monthly repayment from RM542.23**
Why it’s awesome: For a hatchback, the car is stylish and spacious with enough interior storage compartments. The driver information display has more than the usual trip computer such as outside temperature readout and tyre-pressure monitor.
6) Kia Picanto 1.2 A/T
Price from RM61,888.00 (RM59,888 last year)Monthly repayment from RM654.98**
Why it’s awesome: The Kia Picanto is available on both manual and auto transmissions. Both variants use a 1.2 litre engine producing 86hp. It comes with features that many small cars of this segment are missing, such as hill start assist, electronic stability assist, traction control and six airbags. However, because of its size, space is a little tight, especially at the rear area.
7) Mitsubishi Mirage 1.2
Price from RM65,749.60 (RM63,485.65 last year)Monthly repayment from RM695.85**
Why it’s awesome: Local auto magazine Motor Trader calls it the most fuel-efficient vehicle in Malaysia and one can see why. Its 1.2 litre, 3-cylinder engine, for example, is designed for fuel efficiency and city driving, leaving you with more to spare as you navigate through your day.
8) Honda Jazz 1.5 S (2016)
Price from RM73,800.00 (RM 71,774 last year)Monthly repayment from RM736**
Why it’s awesome: The Honda Jazz comes with a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) with enhanced gear ratios and a G-Design Shift. It claims better fuel efficiency and better acceleration. Safety has also been improved with vehicle stability assist now as a standard equipment, along with hill start assist and emergency stop signal. It doesn’t stop there – the Jazz also comes fitted with a multi-angle reverse camera, which is hooked to the Display Audio entertainment system.
9) Nissan Almera 1.5E A/T
Price from RM72,000.00Monthly repayment from RM839**
Why it’s awesome: This is a Nissan model that boasts a facelift, meaning sportier and cooler exterior and interior styling. It is also fitted with Daytime Running Lights. If you have the cash to splurge, then check out the roomy 1.5L sedan and its Nismo Performance Package.
10) Honda City 1.5L S
Price from RM76,100Monthly repayment from RM805.40**
Why it’s awesome: Ample legroom is available despite being a small sedan. It is flexible, suitable for urban and highway driving. Apart from Drive mode, there is also Sport mode that gives the car a boost when it comes to speed and performance.