35 Euro Cars That Can Save America: # 10 - Perodua Kenari MPV

 

Aaaaarrrggghhh! The sight of the Kenari can scare small children, but if you have convinced yourself that you can live with a Kelisa but need to carry the family around the Kenari is an amazingly economical micro van. The underpinnings are Kelisa all the way, and that's not necessarily a great thing. Although it's quite a bit bigger than a Panda, I wouldn't hesitate for a minute to go for the Fiat for about the same money. Still, if you need the extra room and are squeezing nickels until the buffalo cries, then the Kenari could be the car for you.

 

The Perodua Kenari MPV 1.0 12v GX SE 5 Door is estimated to carry a North American net sale price of $9,803.08, given the prevailing market pricing of similar automobiles. Its 989 cc engine powers the car to a top speed of 87 MPH and an acceleration shown by a zero to sixty MPH time of 15 seconds. The performance factor of 11.4 is average for its class. The Perodua Kenari MPV 1.0 12v GX SE 5 Door returns 56.5 MPG in highway driving, 42.2 MPG in the city, and a combined loop mileage of 50.4. With a fuel tank capacity of 8.8 gallons, the car can travel 497 miles on a full tank of unleaded regular fuel, but when it's filled right up to the top of the fuel filler neck, the total range should be approximately 599 miles. When all these price, performance and mileage factors are taken into consideration, the Perodua Kenari MPV 1.0 12v GX SE 5 Door scores a combined Practicality Index of 80, with 100 representing the best, most practical car available and 1 representing a Hummer H3.

 

Perodua Kenari MPV 1.0 12v GX SE 5 Door •

ACTUAL AVERAGE EUROPEAN PRICE • $11,551.40

MANUFACTURER'S EUROPEAN PRICE • $17,895.05

ESTIMATED NORTH AMERICAN PRICE • $9,803.08

SPECIFICATIONS & OUTPUT •

Body Style • MPV

Doors • Number of • 5

Seats • Number of • 5

Engine Displacement (cc) & Cylinders • 989 / 3

Type of Fuel • Unleaded

Maximum Power (bhp @ rpm) • 54 / 6000

Torque (lb / ft) • 65

Engine Layout • F

Wheel Drive • Front

Overall Length (mm) • 3460

Overall Width (mm) • 1490

Overall Height (mm) • 1640

Trunk Capacity Seats Up (litres) • 260

Trunk Capacity Seats Down (litres) • 1220

Turning Radius (m) • 4.3

Towing Capacity (kg) • 400

Curb Weight (kg) • 865

PERFORMANCE •

0 to 60 MPH (secs) • 15

Top speed (MPH) • 87

EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY & PRICING •

EXTERIOR •

Alloy Rims / Wheels • $348.00

Metallic Exterior Paint • Standard Equipment

SECURITY & SAFETY FEATURES •

Central Locking System • Standard Equipment

Remote Locking System • Option Not Available

Power Assisted Steering • Standard Equipment

Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners • Standard Equipment

Driver Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Passenger Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Side Mounted Air Bag • Option Not Available

Center Mounted Three Point Seat Belt • Option Not Available

Automatic Traction Control • Option Not Available

Electronic Stability System • Option Not Available

Anti Lock (ABS) Brakes • Option Not Available

Deadlock • Option Not Available

Vehicle Immobilizer • Standard Equipment

Alarm • Option Not Available

Visible VIN • Option Not Available

Etched Parts • Option Not Available

Window Etching • Option Not Available

Locking Wheel Lugs • Option Not Available

Side Impact Safety Bars • Standard Equipment

Lane Departure Alarm • Option Not Available

CONVENIENCE & COMFORT FEATURES •

Leather Surface Seats • Option Not Available

Climatic Control • Option Not Available

Adjustable Steering Reach • Option Not Available

Adjustable Steering Height • Option Not Available

Adjustable Seat Height • Option Not Available

Adjustable Power Seats • Option Not Available

Air Conditioning • Option Not Available

Split Folding Rear Seats • Standard Equipment

Power Front Windows • Standard Equipment

Remote Mirrors • Option Not Available

Electrically Heated Mirrors • Option Not Available

Power Moonroof • $399.00

Manual Moonroof • $335.00

Cruise Speed Control • Option Not Available

Power Sunroof • Option Not Available

Remote Folding Mirrors • Option Not Available

SOUND, NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS •

Hands Free Cell Phone • Option Not Available

Satellite GPS Navigation • Option Not Available

Radio With RDS • Standard Equipment

Theft Proof Radio • Option Not Available

Multi CD • Option Not Available

iPod / MP3 Connector • Option Not Available

Bluetooth Enabled • Option Not Available

DVD Player Enabled • Option Not Available

MP3 CD Player Enabled • Option Not Available

Vehicle Hard Drive • Option Not Available

OPERATING COSTS •

City MPG • 42.2

Highway MPG • 56.5

Combined MPG • 50.4

Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons) • 8.8

Carbon Dioxide Rating (g / km) • 136

Carbon Footprint Offset Cost • $20.00

Eco Rating • C

Insurability Grouping • 3

Estimated Average Insurance • $304.00

Percentage Value Retained (3 Years / 36,000 mi) • 24.00%

Estimated Average Monthly Lease Cost • $221.00

Maintenance Factor • 0

Estimated Maintenance Cost Over 3 Years • $0.00

Maintenance Intervals • 6,000 mi

Manufacturer's Warranty Term • 2 Year / 15,000 mi

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