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Top 5 brand new fuel-efficient cars in Malaysia that aren’t Perodua

To most average Malaysians, one of the key factors in buying a car is good fuel economy and for a lot of them, the choice is obvious: Perodua. It’s a no-brainer really, they’re cheap but reliable and fuel-efficient.There’s no denying that Peroduas like the Bezza and Axia are the go-to choice for fuel-efficient automobiles but at WapCar, we want to stand out. Besides, what’s wrong with spreading out your options? With that out of the way, here are 5 brand new fuel-efficien

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 5, 2020

Pros and cons, 2018 Perodua Myvi: Why is it the best-selling car in Malaysia?

Perodua MyviFerrari F8 Spider, McLaren GT, 2018 Perodua Myvi, Lamborghini Huracan, etc. These are some of the finest supercars out there and thats why the Perodua Myvi is so successful. Jokes aside, the Perodua Myvi has been the best-selling car in Malaysia for a while now and Malaysians love it. But every now and again, we do get asked if the Perodua Myvi is a good choice. Well, why don’t we run through the things that make the Myvi such a compelling choice for so many, and talk about som

Shaun

Shaun

May 16, 2020

How fuel efficient is the Toyota Yaris?

The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated heart of the 2019 Toyota Yaris is a familiar unit. The 2NR-FE engine is one that powers the Toyota Vios and has been in use since UMW Toyota gave the sedan an update in 2016. Back then, UMW claims that the new engine was an effort for better fuel efficiency, and the Yaris definitely proves itself to be a fuel sipping car. Mated to a CVT with seven sequential gears, the Yaris’ engine produces 107 PS and 140 Nm, 13 PS less than Honda Jazz. It&

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 10, 2020

Ratings: 2020 Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P - Most spacious but not the most fuel efficient

Cars competing in the C-segment saloon category include the Toyota Corolla Altis, the Mazda 3, and the Honda Civic. The 1.5-litre turbocharged Civic is assembled in Malaysia and is competitively priced. To commence the WapCar ratings of our C-segment saloons, we begin with the Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P.Looking at the scoring matrix, the Honda Civic is a rather balanced all-rounder, with good scores in all departments.Driving Performance (36.5/50 pts) - Powerful engine & good brakes

Arif

Arif

Sep 19, 2020

How fuel efficient is the 2020 Perodua Bezza?

The 2020 Perodua Bezza made its debut with two carry-forward engines, 1.3-litre engine and 1.0-litre engine. We already know the Bezza is well know for its fuel efficiency but there weren't any official real world numbers. So, we decided to take the Bezza AV 1.3-litre variant for a spin to test out just how much the updated A-segment sedan's fuel consumption. The Bezza’s 1.3-litre DVVT-i petrol engine produces 95 PS and 121 Nm. The engine has since pro

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 19, 2020

Eco Idle makes the already fuel efficient Perodua Bezza even more efficient

The Perodua Bezza has an inherently efficient engine - a unit from the NR family of engines - which is shared with various Toyota models and boasts the use of dual VVT-i, Teflon coating for the pistons, and iridium spark plugs.Pardon the technical stuff but what those mean is that the engine is able to sip fuel sparingly. On top on those, the Perodua Bezza comes with Eco Idle which is Perodua’s term for start-stop system. It is the cheapest car on sale to

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 26, 2019

Perodua issues fuel pump recalls for 2018/2019 Perodua Myvi

Looks like the Perodua Myvi is affected by the global fuel pump issues as well. Following the recalls issued by UMW Toyota (UMWT) for Toyota and Lexus vehicles and Honda Malaysia in June, Perodua has also issued a recall for their third-generation Perodua Myvi.The global fuel pump recall exercise was first issued by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in March 2020. The recall affected over 3.2 million vehicles under the corporation and looks like this includes Daihatsu as well.TMC first started

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 7, 2020

Watch: Toyota Vios driver’s hilarious rant about built-in fuel-efficient podium display

Since its launch, the radically different 2019 Toyota Vios facelift has been spoiling us with the latest technologies and safety systems. One of the new updates includes a 4-inch TFT display in the instrument cluster that shows all the important information about the car, including the fuel consumption of each drive.The Toyota Vios and the 2019 Toyota Yaris’s TFT display doesn’t just show you a comparison of the fuel consumption of each trip, it also has a podium display comparison o

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 16, 2020

VW Passat as efficient as Axia? Top 5 cars tested with lowest fuel consumption - WapCar Ratings

At WapCar.my, we put every car through the scrutiny of Ratings tests. Every aspect such as driving performance, fuel consumption, or even price and maintenance are evaluated accordingly. To date, we have sampled well over 40 cars and you can check out the full Ratings list here.In this article, well go through the top 5 cars with the lowest fuel consumption during our tests.Before we start, do note that our method of testing relies on the fuel station’s pump, which in turn relies on pressu

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 15, 2021

The 7-speed wet DCT makes the 2020 Proton X70 CKD faster and more fuel efficient

The locally-assembled (CKD) 2020 Proton X70 is now officially launched and the biggest change to the popular SUV is the change to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), replacing the conventional 6-speed torque converter automatic.The new transmission bears the codename 7DCT330 and is developed in-house by Geely. It’s a wet-clutch type unit with 7 forward ratios. The DCT is quoted to be able to withstand up to 330 Nm of torque, hence 330.This DCT is used in over 10 different models acro

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Feb 12, 2020

Ratings Comparison: 2019 Toyota Yaris vs 2018 Honda Jazz vs 2020 Mazda 2 Hatchback

We’ve put the 2018 Honda Jazz, 2019 Toyota Yaris, as well as the 2020 Mazda 2 through the WapCar Ratings test and now let’s take a side-by-side look at all the aspects.Driving Performance - Winner goes to Mazda 2 Facts and Figures 2019 Toyota Yaris 1.5G 2018 Honda Jazz 1.5L V 2020 Mazda 2 1.5 Hatchback Engine 1.5L 4-cylinder NA 1.5L 4-cylinder NA 1.5L 4-cylinder NA Transmission CVT CVT 6-speed automatic Power 107 PS @ 6,000 rpm 120

Shaun

Shaun

Aug 30, 2020

Pros and Cons: 2020 Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P – Great value, not the most efficient though

You may have seen renders or the teaser for the upcoming 11th generation Honda Civic, but its still a while away before it reaches our shores and the current 10th generation Honda Civic is still very much relevant.If youre shopping for a C-segment sedan, the 2020 Honda Civic will likely be on your shortlist. Heres a list of its pros and cons to assist in your buying decision.Pros - Most powerful in its classThe 2020 Honda Civic 1.5 TC-P is the most powerful in its segment, with 173 PS/220 Nm fro

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 17, 2020

How fuel efficient is the Toyota Vios?

The 2019 Toyota Vios is powered by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder Dual-VVTi engine with a codename 2NR-FE that produces 107 PS and 140 Nm of torque. It is linked to a CVT with 7 virtual ratios. Toyota claimed improved fuel consumption compared to the previous powertrain, but by how much? Read on to find out.The current powertrain combo was first introduced in the updated Vios in 2016, which replaced the ancient 1NZ-FE VVT-i engine with a 4-speed auto that was already present in the first gener

Shaun

Shaun

Jan 27, 2020

Hyundai Ioniq discontinued in Malaysia – Goodbye fuel and safety king

For many Malaysians wanting a brand-new pure hybrid car, the Hyundai Ioniq is one of the few choices for those wanting to drive green. However, it appears that the model has been dropped for the Malaysian market.Aussie-spec Ioniq facelift shownA quick search on Hyundai’s website shows that the Ioniq is absent from its model line-up. Though some markets including Australia and Singapore have received the facelift, there has been no news for its arrival in Malaysia.The locally-assembled (CKD

CY Foong

CY Foong

Feb 3, 2021

The 7 most reliable engines in Malaysia, which cars have them?

A modern day’s car engine is typically developed to have a service life of around 15 years/250,000 km, provided that you diligently follow the recommended maintenance habits listed in the owner’s manual. Of course, there are many cars that can do a lot more.The problem with looking for a reliable engine is that they are often the ones with the least features. There are no two ways about it – with greater complexity and finer the tolerances, there is a higher probability of thin

Hans

Hans

Jul 3, 2020

Ratings: 2020 Honda City 1.5 L V - No AEB, but fuel efficient and practical

The aptly named Honda City is one of the most popular city cars in Malaysia. Its latest iteration was revealed in 2020, powered by a new 1.5-litre DOHC engine.Although the Honda City RS i-MMD is yet to have an official price, the new Honda City 1.5L V, E, and S are already increasing in numbers on Malaysian roads.As always, well put it through our very own WapCar Rating system to break things down for you.Lets see where it stands in the B-segment saloon category, against the Nissan Almera, Toyot

Arif

Arif

Jan 16, 2021

Ratings: Which is the most spacious? Vios, City, Almera, or Persona?

B-segment sedans are still the choice of many when it comes to family cars. And in Malaysia, the choices for B-segment sedans are Honda City, Proton Persona, Toyota Vios, or Nissan Almera.Among these choices, which is the best option, you might wonder? A criterion for some of us is downright fuel efficiency or cost of purchase. But what about practicality? What about interior space?Well, in this article we will talking about that and only that – Which of the B-segment saloons is the most s

Arif

Arif

Apr 16, 2021

Can you save fuel by doing aero modifications?

The Honda Civic EG hatchback, or “Bullet”, is a good-looking and rather sought-after car in Malaysia. This entry has no intention of offending Civic fans.The contraption you see in the picture above and below is a “Hyper-miler” Honda Civic EG called the “Aero-Civic”. It was built by Mike Turner, an EcoModder from USA. Pictures of his car are obtained from his webite (aerocivic.com)Before we go on, let’s first understand what Hyper-Miling is.Hyper-Miling

Arif

Arif

Jun 27, 2020

Proton X50 fuel consumption – 6.1L/100 km, over 730 km range

The Proton X50 will very likely be the national carmakers next model launch but dont expect it to appear in showrooms anytime soon.Proton X50 Engine SpecWe all know that the new compact crossover SUV will be based on the Geely Binyue and the Malaysian market will most certainly feature the 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.In China, the Binyue is offered with a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol but thats mated exclusively to a 6-speed manual tra

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Nov 18, 2019

Ratings: 2020 Nissan Almera 1.0L Turbo VLT - More fuel efficient than an Axia?

The 2020 Nissan Almera has evolved significantly from its predecessor - it is better looking, more refined, and burns less fuel.While it had impressed us in this years COTY mega test drive, we have to run it through our standardised WapCar rating system to see where it stands in its segment.Lets begin.2020 Nissan Almera: Driving Performance - 31/50 pts, the 1.0-litre turbo packs ample power 2020 Nissan Almera 1.0 Turbo VLT - Facts and Figures Engine 1.0L 3-cylinder turbo Trans

Arif

Arif

Dec 26, 2020

Proton X70 1.8T 2WD fuel consumption, 7.5L/100 km possible only if you don't get stuck in traffic jams  – Ratings

Ever wondered what is the fuel consumption of the Proton X70 1.8T 2WD? We put Proton X70 through our WapCar fuel consumption test and here are our Proton X70 fuel consumption test results.The Proton X70 Premium 2WD sold in Malaysia is powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged direct-injection 4-cylinder petrol engine linked to a 6-speed automatic transmission.A conventional 6-speed automatic and turbocharged engine is not the most ideal combination for fuel economy. The Proton X70s 1,695 kg kerb weigh

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Jan 23, 2020

2020 Proton X70 CKD fuel consumption test, 7.6L/100km possible?

The 2020 Proton X70 CKD is powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 184 PS and 300 Nm of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). Proton claims the X70 CKD returns 7.6-litre/100 km, so we put it to the test.All tyres were inflated according to the manufacturers recommended tyre pressure of 230 kPa (cold tyres) for all four tyres. Then the Proton X70’s 60-litre fuel tank was brimmed.Driving behaviour was as per a normal driver, accelerating and b

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 20, 2021

2019 Proton Persona 1.6L fuel consumption, 5.03L/100 km achievable?

During the Proton 1 Tank Adventure back in 2019, the lowest fuel consumption recorded in the 2019 Proton Persona 1.6L was 5.03-litre/100 km. However, the drivers were most definitely hypermiling the Persona with the air conditioning off and whatnot. We’ve tested it in normal conditions and here’s our result.As per our SOP (it has always been constant), all tyres were inflated according to the manufacturers recommended tyre pressure. Then the Proton Persona’s 40-litre fuel tank

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 27, 2021

Ratings Comparison: Proton X70 vs Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5 - Fuel consumption

The Proton X70, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5 feature turbocharged engines with different capacities at 1.8-litre, 1.5-litre and 2.5-litre respectively. And they weigh differently from each other as well. How do they fare in real-world driving? Let’s dig in. Facts and Figures   Proton X70 Premium (CBU) Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P Mazda CX-5 Turbo Engine 1.8L 4-cyl turbo 1.5L 4-cyl turbo 2.5L 4-cyl turbo Transmission 6-speed AT CVT 6-speed AT Power

Shaun

Shaun

Jul 3, 2020

Pros and Cons: Honda City 1.5V – Still the most spacious but why no AEB?

We’ve previously discussed why we think the V variant of the Honda City is the pick of the range at the moment. That is, until the RS gets its official pricing. Anyway, here’s a recap of the Honda City and its variants.For now, this is the top of the line and if you’re in the market for one, we’ve rounded up the list the pros and cons for you.Pros Supple ride Most spacious in class Honda LaneWatch system Fuel-efficientCons Handling doesn’t inspire confidence Higher

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 14, 2021

Ratings – Honda CR-V’s fuel consumption, commendable score

The common knowledge about smaller capacity turbocharged engines is that they are fuel efficient. We’ve put the Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P through the WapCar fuel consumption test to find out if it adheres to the norm.Powering the Honda CR-V is a turbocharged 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine that makes 193 PS and 243 Nm of torque. In the 1.5 TC-P variant, drive goes to the front wheels via a CVT.Like in the Nissan X-Trail, the CVT allows the engine to spin at its optimum rev range to maximise fuel eff

Shaun

Shaun

May 22, 2020

Pros and Cons: Perodua Axia – The best car for young Malaysians?

If you wanted something small and affordable, it is very hard to look away from the Perodua Axia. Launched in 2014, the Axia has received two facelifts in 2017 and 2019. The first facelift gave the Axia a new VVT-equipped engine, and the second facelift removed the manual transmission from all variants except the “E”.Virtually unrivalled in its segment (A-segment hatchback), those shopping for the Axia might even consider the Proton Saga or the Perodua Bezza as alternatives.Should yo

Arif

Arif

Oct 14, 2020

Malaysia begins sale of B20 biodiesel. What cars can use B20? Should you fuel up with B20?

B20 biodiesel, a biofuel blend consisting of 20 percent palm methyl ester (PME) and 80 percent diesel will be introduced in stages nationwide between now until June 2021. The B20 blend will be used only on the subsidized Euro 2M diesel. The higher priced Euro 5 diesel will remain as B7.According the Malaysian Ministry of Primary Industries, B20 biodiesel has already gone on sale in Langkawi and Labuan since January 2020. Sale of the biofuel will be expanded to Sarawak by April 2020, Sabah by Aug

Hans

Hans

Feb 20, 2020

Honda Accord vs Honda CR-V; which car better suits your needs?  

Honda Malaysia welcomed the tenth generation 2020 Honda Accord with a starting price of RM 185,900. Even after the recent price increase, the Honda CR-V’s range topper, 1.5L TC-P, is still priced below the base spec Accord 1.5L TC at RM 175,900. So, should you make the jump and pay RM 10,000 more for the lower spec Accord 1.5L TC?In the new generation Accord, Honda has done away with the 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre engines in favour for a more fuel efficient 1.5-litre Turbocharged unit.It

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 3, 2020

Ratings: 2018 Honda Jazz 1.5L V - Excellent score in space and practicality, 170/250 overall

We put cars through the WapCar Ratings to evaluate their driving performance, ride comfort, build quality, features, interior space, practicality, and fuel consumption. In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at the 2018 Honda Jazz 1.5L V.Honda JazzDriving Performance - 31/50 pts, smooth transmission 2018 Honda Jazz 1.5L V - Facts and Figures Engine 1.5L 4-cylinder NA Transmission CVT Power 120 PS @ 6,600 rpm Torque 145 Nm @ 4,600 rpm Weight

Shaun

Shaun

Aug 1, 2020