Looking for a car that is easy on your wallet?

Buying a car is a major step up, especially with your own hard-earned money. However, if you are on a tight budget, it can be an incredibly difficult decision to make.


Thence, among the things that you will have to consider is the increasingly affordable costs of fuel-efficient vehicles and the long-term benefits of lowering your annual budget for gas and other operating expenses.


While even the rich and famous are forced to economise due to the current economic setting, Malaysians are no strangers to the effect of fuel price hikes. Due to this, many have opted to cut their budget on fuel by carpooling and taking public transportation. Some have also ended up buying a used car.



In any case, brand new or used, do not break your savings. Get a car that is easy on your wallet! But if you are looking for a brand new car that is fuel efficient, there are some that are decent enough in the market today that you can consider buying, despite their advantages and disadvantages.


In our list, we focused on 10 fuel-efficient cars that are currently available in the Malaysian market for under RM100,000 that might interest you.


Bezza 1.0 Standard G
Price: From RM37,300.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 36L
Fuel Consumption: 4.4 L/100KM
The Bezza is Perodua’s first ever sedan. It comes with the 1.3L Advance variant that is packed with advanced safety features equipped with a vehicle stability control (VSC). This detects and reduces skidding which allows the driver to maintain stability while driving. Its spacious legroom and boot also make it a considerable choice for a family car.


Myvi 1.3 Standard G
Price: From RM40,862.16
Fuel Tank Capacity: 40L
Fuel Consumption: 5.5 L/100KM
Not only is the MyVi extremely economical, it is highly specified, versatile, and easy to drive. Powered by Daihatsu’s 86-horsepower 1.3L K3-VE 4-cylinder, it is also packed with the latest technology and safety innovations. The little five-seater also benefits from the latest electronic ABS/EBD system which ensures even emergency braking is fully controlled.


Proton Iriz 1.3
Price: From RM43,800.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 40L
Fuel Consumption: 6.9 L/100KM
Proton Iriz is powered by a four-cylinder VVT engine with a choice of either a five-speed manual gearbox or CVT transmission. The latest upgrade includes all the refinements found in the new Persona such as the adoption of 3-point mountings, additional noise insulation for cabin comfort, and re-tuning of the ECU (Engine Control Unit) and TCU (Transmission Control Unit).


Hyundai i10 Colourz
Price: From RM51,234.07
Fuel Tank Capacity: 40L
Fuel Consumption: 4.8 L/100KM
The Colourz comes with a choice of two four-cylinder engines – 1.1 and 1.25L – which runs with a reworked 1.25 Kappa engine, engineered with CVVT. It also comes with eight-inch rear drum brakes and a rear centre seatbelt with Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR). For the safety of your child, the ISOFIX child seat anchors will give you a peace of mind.


Kia Picanto 1.2
Price: From RM52,912.21
Fuel Tank Capacity: 35L
Fuel Consumption: 6.7 L/100KM
The fun-sized hatch is created for a smooth driving. Its 1.2l petrol engine gets the blend of power and economy right with an engine that meets or exceeds every existing emission standard. While look and style also matter for an entry-level car, the 1.2 model also affords you funky 15-inch alloy wheels, extended side sills and chrome door handles.


Nissan Almera 1.5E
Price: From RM68,500.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 41L
Fuel Consumption: 6.3 L/100KM
The affordable sedan provides convenience because of its spacious and wide cabin and elegance. Safety is also very much guaranteed. It is powered by an unchanged 1.5L DOHC CVTC unit with 102 PS and 139 Nm. It also comes with an Android-based 6.5-inch multimedia navigation system, which offers Internet connectivity with Virtual Acoustic Positioning System (VAPS), reverse camera, iPod connectivity, USB and Bluetooth.


Honda Jazz 1.5 S
Price: From RM72,167.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 40L
Fuel Consumption: 7.7 L/100KM
The little five-door hatch is powered by the 1.5 litres SOHC i-VTEC engine. It also comes with a comprehensive package of safety features that include 6 Airbags (V variant), Vehicle Stability Assist (E & V variants), ABS and ISOFIX child seat points. While it complements the lifestyle of the young and hip, it is also a safe choice for a family car.


Honda City 1.5L S
Price: From RM75,587.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 40L
Fuel Consumption: 7.5 L/100KM
The sedan is powered by Honda’s familiar L15Z1 SOHC i-VTEC engine with a capacity of 1496 cc. It also features the Earth Dreams Technology CVT. For speed and performance, its Sports mode gives the car a boost that you need. Despite it being a small sedan, the Honda City comes with an ample legroom.


Kia Rio 1.4
Price: From RM75,888.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 43L
Fuel Consumption: 7.2 L/100KM
The Kia Rio is powered by the 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol that uses a turbo to provide good economy and some punchy performance. The hatchback also comes with plenty of new technology including the new automatic emergency city braking, improved connectivity and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system.


Volkswagen Polo Sedan 1.6 MPI
Price: From RM 77,646.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 55L
Fuel Consumption: 6.3 L/100KM
The hatchback is powered by a 1.6-litre MPI four-cylinder engine with 103 horsepower at 5,250 rpm and 153 Nm of torque at 3,800 rpm. Its safety kit consists of the ABS, Brake Assist, anti-pinch windows all round, Anti-theft system with interior surveillance and back-up horn, ISOFIX child seat mounts, Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) and an electronic anti-theft immobiliser.


Buying a used car can save you a lot of cash compared to a brand new one. However, it can be a tricky process to navigate. It can either work in your favour or become your biggest nightmare. Driving a car more than a decade old may badly hurt you and your wallet.


At MUV, there is always some good stuff in the bargain basket. We update our used car valuations every day to give you the most reliable idea of what your car is worth. Our cars are reliable, comfortable, economical, practical, and most of all, safe. Make the smartest financial move now. To help you with that, our new MUV Buyer App is now available for download.


To sell your car to us, the MUV Seller App will be of great help. Whatever type of car you have, MUV wants to hear about it. We have customers waiting for high quality used cars and we want to buy your car now for cash. If you have something that is on the list, we are more than pleased to hear from you.


*All the above prices are based in Peninsular Malaysia as listed on the respective websites. Prices may differ from Sabah and Sarawak.


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