Perodua Alza

RM 51,490 - 62,690 TBC
B-Segment MPV | 1.5L

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Still the cheapest 7-seater, doesn't matter even if it's more of a 5+2 seater. Cheap to maintain.
Third row suitable only for children, but offers good balance between price and space.
Lacks modern safety features. No electronic stability control.

Perodua Alza Pros&Cons

Pros
Cons
  • Affordable and reliable people mover
  • Lots of storage spaces
  • Decent fuel economy
  • Low running cost
  • No stability control
  • Only 2 airbags across the range
  • Uncomfortable third row seats
  • Lacks rear air conditioning vents

Perodua Alza Gallery

Perodua Alza Reviews

  • The Perodua Alza is Perodua's first and only MPV. The mini MPV sits on a class of its own, with only the Proton Exora and a close rival though the Proton is much bigger than the Alza.

    Perodua updated the Alza in 2018 to include a new grille, larger wheels, new head unit, and a new colour with a starting price of RM 51,490.

  • 2018 Perodua Alza front quarter view 2019 Perodua Alza Gallery

    Design 

    Since its launch 2009, the Alza has received minor changes to its look. The current version sees the Alza installed with a new chrome grille on the front and a sportier bumper with matching sporty fog light housings. The rear end remains largely the same though Perodua has extended the piano black panel to enhance the sporty look.

    Dimensions

    The Perodua Alza measures in at 4,220 x 1,695 x 1,620 x 2,750 mm in terms of length, width, height and wheelbase.

    2019 Perodua Alza Dimensions
    Length 4,220 mm
    Width 1,695 mm
    Height 1,620 mm
    Wheelbase 2,750 mm

    2018 Perodua Alza headlight

    Lighting

    All variants of the Alza gets projector-type headlamps with rear combination LED lights. All variants get front fog lights.

    Wheels

    Though all variants wear 15-inch wheels, the design is slightly different.

  • 2018 Perodua Alza interior

    Dashboard

    Even though the Alza has been through several updates, the interior seems to have missed out on all. Plastics are still obviously of lower grade quality though there are still piano black finishes to break up the plastics.

    Instrument Cluster

    Perodua has also added a new instrument cluster to elevate the looks and add a modern touch.

    2018 Perodua Alza boot

    Space and Practicality 

    Though the Alza does not have a centre console, Perodua has made sure that there are plenty of cubby spaces to store items away safely around the car. Space is not big in the Alza, while the front and second-row seats are comfortable enough, the third-row seats get barely any legroom.

    Boot 

    Like the legroom, the boot space is not great either. But the Alza offers a flexible seating arrangement to allow for the best use of space in the car.

  • Safety Features

    Perodua did not do any updates in terms of safety for the Alza. The MPV still carries only 2 airbags with ABS and EBD.

    Comfort Features

    Only the range-topping Alza AV gets leather seats, the lower variants make do with fabric upholstery. The top-spec also gets a roof-mounted monitor that mirrors the head unit on the front.

    Infotainment 

    Since the update in 2018, the Alza comes installed with the same infotainment as the Perodua Myvi. So, now there is Bluetooth connectivity and also Smartlink.

  • 2018 Perodua Alza engine

    Engine

    The Perodua Alza's 1.5-litre engine dispenses 104 PS and 136 Nm of torque.

    2019 Perodua Alza Engine
    1.5-litre DOHC with DVVT petrol 104 PS @ 6,000 rpm 136 Nm @ 4,400 rpm

    Transmission

    Like all its fellow Perodua siblings, the Alza also utilises a 4-speed conventional automatic while the base spec Alza S also has a 5-speed manual to offer.

    Chassis 

    The Alza is the only Perodua model that still uses hydraulic steering.

    Drivetrain 

    The Alza is two-wheel-drive only.

  • 2018 Perodua Alza gear shift

    Engine Performance

    The 1.5-litre engine easily runs out of breath when throttled for too much speed. But it is still a smooth unit when driven in the congestion of the city.

    Transmission Performance

    As like all its fellow Perodua siblings, the Alza's 4-speed automatic is smooth and reliable.

    Steering and Handling

    Because of the hydraulic steering, it's not a surprise that the Alza's steering is slightly on the heavier side.

    2018 Perodua Alza wheel

  • Sound Proofing

    Though the Alza does not have the quietest interior, passengers will hardly find the outside noise intrusive.

    Passenger Comfort

    Passengers in the front row and the second row will find the Alza a rather comfortable car to ride in, though the ride can get bouncy in the third row. While the Alza will not be winning any cornering competitions, the suspension is set just ride to iron out road imperfections without giving passengers a headache.

  • Fuel Consumption 

    2018 Perodua Alza fuel lid

    Perodua claims 12.7 km/litre on the Perodua Alza.

  • 2018 Perodua Alza rear quarter shot

    It's been 11 years since Perodua introduced their first MPV and the brand has done what they can to keep the Alza up to date. But, while the Alza received modern touches like the new instrument cluster and the infotainment system, Perodua has greatly neglected the Alza's safety equipment. It is the last car in Perodua's arsenal that still only features 2 airbags and does not come with VSC and Traction Control. But, we suspect that this is the last update the Alza receive before a new generation will come along or, possibly, a new model to replace it. (2019 Perodua Alza, is it still good?)

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