A-segment archrivals Perodua Bezza vs Proton Saga fuel consumption
In 2019, Proton unveiled its facelifted Proton Saga with a key upgrade – a 4-speed automatic transmission that replaces the highly disliked CVT. Meanwhile, Perodua also facelifted its well-received Perodua Bezza in 2020, with a host of smart new features for this sedan that maintains its competitive edge.
You can read all about how they compare to each other in this article here. Meanwhile, this article is all about the fuel consumption of the latest 2020 Perodua Bezza and the 2019 Proton Saga, to help you make the best decision possible for yourselves.
2019 facelifted Proton Saga
Engine : 1.3-litre naturally aspirated VVT
Power : 95 PS and 120 Nm
Transmission : 4-speed AT
Official fuel consumption : 6.7 l/100km
Tested fuel consumption : 7.2 l/100km for Proton Saga 1.3L Premium (highest variant)
2020 facelifted Perodua Bezza
Engine : 1.0-litre and 1.3-litre
Power : 68 PS and 91 Nm ; 95 PS and 121 Nm
Transmission : 5-speed MT for Bezza 1.0G ; 4-speed AT for all others
Official fuel consumption : 4.4 l/100km for Bezza 1.0G MT, 4.7 l/100km for Bezza 1.0G AT, 4.8 l/100km for Bezza 1.3X AT, 4.5 l/100km for Bezza 1.3AV AT.
Tested fuel consumption : 6.34 l/100km for Perodua Bezza 1.3AV AT (highest variant)
The numbers here are from real-world driving conditions that are similar, though not facsimiles of each other so make of that what you will. In our humble opinion, they are quite telling, which means that the latest 2019 Proton Saga does not come close to the fuel efficiency of the latest Perodua Bezza.
A strange Proton Saga was spied in late 2021, so perhaps a new one is already coming this year, while rumours say that a new Perodua Bezza is slated to debut in 2023. These cars will no doubt be very different, and so, currently, the Perodua Bezza is the king of fuel consumption in this value-sensitive A-segment.