35 Euro Cars That Can Save America: # 20 - Perodua Myvi

 

When most motorists hear the name Perodua, they usually run away screaming. Let's just say that Perodua has a reputation for quality which is somewhat equivalent to Chinese cheap toy companies. That's a real shame since the Myvi is an all new design that shows the world that Perodua is taking the criticism seriously. Its 1.3 litre engine provides sporty performance that will satisfy the most demanding fast driver (keeping in mind what class of car we're in) and the fuel mileage is below the class average, but excellent for the size of engine. The price of the Myvi is somewhat unfortunate as if it could be chopped down by 15% it would definitely place it in the Top 5 in the class.

 

The Perodua Myvi Hatchback 1.3 SXi 5 Door is estimated to carry a North American net sale price of $12,246.00, given the prevailing market pricing of similar automobiles. Its 1298 cc engine powers the car to a top speed of 106 MPH and an acceleration shown by a zero to sixty MPH time of 11.3 seconds. The performance factor of 12.2 is above average for its class. The Perodua Myvi Hatchback 1.3 SXi 5 Door returns 58.8 MPG in highway driving, 37.7 MPG in the city, and a combined loop mileage of 48.7. With a fuel tank capacity of 8.7 gallons, the car can travel 512 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 616 miles. When all these price, performance and mileage factors are taken into consideration, the Perodua Myvi Hatchback 1.3 SXi 5 Door scores a combined Practicality Index of 72, with 100 representing the best, most practical car available and 1 representing a Hummer H3.

 

Perodua Myvi Hatchback 1.3 SXi 5 Door •

ACTUAL AVERAGE EUROPEAN PRICE • $14,430.00

MANUFACTURER'S EUROPEAN PRICE • $22,401.65

ESTIMATED NORTH AMERICAN PRICE • $12,246.00

SPECIFICATIONS & OUTPUT •

Body Style • Hatchback

Doors • Number of • 5

Seats • Number of • 5

Engine Displacement (cc) & Cylinders • 1298 / 4

Valves • Number of • 16

Type of Fuel • Unleaded

Maximum Power (bhp @ rpm) • 86 / 6000

Torque (lb / ft) • 86

Engine Layout • F

Wheel Drive • Front

Overall Length (mm) • 3720

Overall Width (mm) • 1665

Overall Height (mm) • 1550

Trunk Capacity Seats Up (litres) • 225

Trunk Capacity Seats Down (litres) • 630

Turning Radius (m) • 4.7

Curb Weight (kg) • 935

PERFORMANCE •

0 to 60 MPH (secs) • 11.3

Top speed (MPH) • 106

EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY & PRICING •

EXTERIOR •

Alloy Rims / Wheels • Option Not Available

Metallic Exterior Paint • Standard Equipment

SECURITY & SAFETY FEATURES •

Central Locking System • Standard Equipment

Remote Locking System • Standard Equipment

Power Assisted Steering • Standard Equipment

Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners • Standard Equipment

Driver Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Passenger Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Center Mounted Three Point Seat Belt • Standard Equipment

Anti Lock (ABS) Brakes • Standard Equipment

Vehicle Immobilizer • Standard Equipment

Alarm • Standard Equipment

Lane Departure Alarm • Option Not Available

CONVENIENCE & COMFORT FEATURES •

Adjustable Steering Height • Standard Equipment

Air Conditioning • Standard Equipment

Split Folding Rear Seats • Standard Equipment

Power Front Windows • Standard Equipment

Remote Mirrors • Standard Equipment

Power Sunroof • Option Not Available

Remote Folding Mirrors • Option Not Available

SOUND, NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS •

Radio With RDS • Standard Equipment

DVD Player Enabled • Option Not Available

MP3 CD Player Enabled • Option Not Available

Vehicle Hard Drive • Option Not Available

OPERATING COSTS •

City MPG • 37.7

Highway MPG • 58.8

Combined MPG • 48.7

Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons) • 8.7

Carbon Dioxide Rating (g / km) • 137

Carbon Footprint Offset Cost • $20.00

Eco Rating • C

Insurability Grouping • 6

Estimated Average Insurance • $374.00

Percentage Value Retained (3 Years / 36,000 mi) • 27.00%

Estimated Average Monthly Lease Cost • $231.00

Maintenance Factor • 33

Estimated Maintenance Cost Over 3 Years • $1,146.00

Maintenance Intervals • 6,000 mi

Manufacturer's Warranty Term • 3 Year / 24,000 mi

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Steve Barker 5 years ago

We have a 10 month old Myvi SXi, it has covered 18,000 miles to date, and has been faultless. It has a lot of interior space for a small car, and is very comfortable, even for 5 adults. We would strongly recommend one.

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