This topic might be very helpfull for those who really needs a comparison between Proton Saga BLM and Perodua New Myvi (Saga Vs Myvi). And here i would like to give details of comparison between saga and myvi because i have the experience using both cars travelling thousands of km. Basically both cars have their pros and cons. Not to say one model can win easily compare to the close competitor. It is all depends on your needs.
I have the experience driving new saga BLM (saga baru) full spec auto m-line, Myvi full spec auto 1.3 litre and myvi manual 1.0 litre. So here i will give my review about saga and myvi.
Exterior Comparison New Saga VS Myvi
Exterior wise, New saga looks better than myvi at each view because it shows a proper sedan looks. I remember when the new saga launched, everyone gave a good feedback about the exterior design and like amazed that Proton can produce this type of affordable good looking car. While Perodua Myvi like a normal compact car, looks shorter but the front looks bigger like an MPV. The rear part is too big design and not so nice. But the new myvi SE puts some sporty style to the rear part and it looks ok. New saga BLM looks like a little bit small because of it is higher compare to other sedan.
Interior Comparison Myvi Vs New Saga BLM
The interior of saga and myvi has not much different. But i personally prefer interior design of Perodua Myvi because you will feel that it is spacious plus the new meter panel with optitron is nice. Center air cond duct design for saga BLM is kind of weird. The interior is too simple. More to savvy looks. But the meter panel is quite nice. The steering of saga BLM feel better to hold and very firm & looks good compare to myvi. The quality of Proton Saga BLM’s interior is better compare to myvi when you try to scratch them and knock them, you will feel the differences. The gear knob, what i realize is that Proton and Perodua have a different style of holding the gear knob. I would prefer the gear knob of Perodua instead of Proton.
Spaciousness Comparison Between New Saga BLM & Myvi
Generally, the interior space (keluasan) of new saga BLM and Myvi quite the same. You will feel spacious and roomy when you enter this two vehicles. But here is some statistic from my own measurement by using measuring tape:
Interior width (a space that can be occupied by human inside from shoulder to shoulder):
Myvi : 134cm
Interior Length ( a space that can be occupied by human from driver’s leg to rear passenger’s headrest):
Interior widest width that can be measured:
Interior Head room for passenger:
Exterior Width (from manufacturer) :
Boot Space / luggage capacity:
Wira aeroback: 399litre
Note: i put Proton Wira dimension to easily compare with the Perodua Myvi and Proton New Saga.
Engine Performance & Handling Comparison Between Proton Saga BLM and Perodua Myvi
Here is the specification of both cars:
Total Engine Capacity (cc) : Myvi(1298) vs Saga(1332)
Horsepower(hp) both at 6000RPM : Myvi(85.8) vs Saga(94)
horsepower/weight ratio (hp/kg): Myvi(0.089) vs Saga(0.088)
I have tried maximum speed for both auto full spec 1.3 litre car myvi and saga BLM, both have quite same max speed which is 160km/h reaching 170km/h. The different is when reaching 140km/h, the Myvi will start to shake & like swaying because of too light while the saga BLM reaching 160km/h in a very steady run without steering shaking and feel so stable like you can go further and faster.
About the pick up performance, the myvi is slightly better because of the kerb weight is less than Saga BLM. you can feel the DVVT engine in myvi doing its job while pushing the fuel paddle but not much different with Saga BLM with it’s own campro 1.3 dohc iafm engine. The saga BLM 1st auto gear feels quite slow but it will show it’s true performance while entering 2000 rpm and the next gear.
You will feel light while driving a Myvi because it is a city car with DVVT technology while you will feel more stable and have a sharp & nice handling in a saga because it is made more for cruising as a family car and tuned by lotus handling technology. But the new saga also has a characteristic of a city car with the iafm technology that control the air intake and remove the torque dip in the campro engine while driving slowly.
Fuel Consumption ( penggunaan minyak ) Petrol Comparison Between Myvi and Saga BLM:
Between Myvi auto 1.3 and Saga auto 1.3, the fuel consumption have not much different. With RM30, both can travel around 225km which is 13.33cents/km or 13.5km/litre in a constant drive on highway. The worst fuel consumption for both car which i have tried is 20cents/km or 9km/litre with extreme driving habits.
Other Features & Advantage : Comparison of saga BLM and Myvi:
New Saga BLM full spec now only have the M-Line version and not yet H-Line or New Saga BLM Special Edition. To compare the same line with myvi auto 1.3 ezi is a better comparison. Both have slightly same features.
Myvi has advance features of retractable rear seat, nice optitron meter, all 4 set of power window (saga only 2), LED turn light indicator, LED rear Lamp, 2 airbags (saga only 1), ABS & EBD, USB & Bluetooth on “Perodua” brand audio player, auto lock door when brake, warning sound if lights on when leaving car, less engine noise & overdrive button.
While saga BLM has nice power steering which is stable and have suitable load for driver, a lot of differences in audio system in Saga compare to Myvi which saga’s clarion player with 4 speakers really provide maximum bass and audio performance, smoother auto gear transmission transition which provide relax and nice ride, quiter cabin space with good noise insulation & NVH where you can feel steady while cruising on high speed, Quality of interior finishing is better, better shock absorbtion and suspension system, more comfortable seat for driver and passenger, auto lock in 5 seconds if not open door after using remote key, beep alert sound when using keyless entry remote control, stronger chasis tuned by lotus & colder air conditioning system.
Overall, this two models which is the Proton New Saga BLM and Perodua New Myvi is a very close competitor or rival in 1.3litre car categories. But Perodua Myvi 1.3 ezi full spec auto will cost RM49700 while Proton Saga BLM 1.3 full spec auto will only cost RM41500.
Myvi have an affordable version of 1.0 litre manual 3 cylinder engine which costs RM39000 while Proton New Saga now have a more powerfull engine of Saga BLM 1.6 litre campro iafm version which cost only RM39000.
This is my sincere review about both car model and i hope this will help buyers in making decision on which one do you prefer to buy. At the end, it depends on what you want. 1 car cannot satisfy all your needs. You need to choose which one will be value for your money.
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