The Proton X70 is currently Proton’s most sophisticated model on sale right now.
We took a closer look at the maintenance costs of the Proton X70, comparing it against one of its closest rivals - the Honda CR-V.
Over a 5-year/100,000-km period, owners can expect to pay RM 4,897 to maintain the Proton X70, while owners of the Honda CR-V only need to fork out RM 3,958, RM 939.09 less.
Yes, the Proton X70 does cost more to upkeep, due to the 1.8-litre engine requiring 5 litres of engine oil, while the Honda CR-V only requires 4 litres.
Further adding to the overall maintenance cost of the X70 is its transmission fluid – owners need to fork out RM 500.96 to replace the fluid, as opposed to the RM 141.50 Honda CR-V owners need to pay for their CVT fluid.
With that said, owners of the X70 only need to replace the transmission fluid at every 60,000 km interval, while CR-V owners need to replace their CVT fluid at every 40,000 km interval.
But considering that the Proton X70 is some RM 40,000 cheaper than the Honda CR-V, the slightly higher maintenance cost can be easily overlooked.
While the range-topping X70 Premium 2WD's 19-inch wheels may look the part, replacing these tires wont be cheap.
Expect to pay anything between RM 585 to RM 670 for a piece of 225/55 R19 Continental UC6 SUV tire.
As such, if you're replacing all 4 tires at one go, expect to pay between RM 2,340 to RM 2,680 for all 4 tires.
Compared to the Honda CR-V's 235/60R18 tires, it costs about RM500 to replace one tire, bringing the total to about RM 2,000 to replace all 4 tires.
These prices may not include installation, alighnment, and balancing fees, which could bump the final amount up.
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