CAR MODEL :
Perodua Axia 1.0
(Standard E, standard G, SE and Advance)
1.0 liter, 1kr-de2, 3 cylinder aluminium.
AUTO 4 speed and 5 speed manual
POWER BHP : 66
TORQUE NM : 90
0-100 KMH ACCELERATION SECONDS: above 15 sec
TOP SPEED : 155 km/h
FUEL CONSUMPTION : 20.1 km/l auto, 21.6 km/l manual
DIMENSION MM : 1620 width
TYRE + SPORT RIM SIZE :
14 inch alloy rim, 175/65 r14 tyres
PRICE : RM25K to RM42.5K
MONTHLY INSTALLMENT : RM266 to RM452 per month
TEST DRIVE & REVIEW OF NEW PERODUA AXIA 1.0 LITER STANDARD SE ADVANCE
WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT PERODUA AXIA?
1) Big space inside a small car
2) Good air conditioning system
3) All variant with 2 airbags
4) SE and Advance front looks
5) The cheapest car price in Malaysia
WHAT WE DON’T LIKE ABOUT PERODUA AXIA
1) 1.0 liter engine is like too suffering to bring this car with loads.
2) Engine noise and vibration is terrible
3) The body metal sheet is the thinnest we have ever seen and easily get dented
4) Bad front looks on standard version
5) Super bad speedometer design and practicality
5 STAR RATING
5 =(Very good)
4 = (Good)
3 = (Normal)
2 = (Quite bad)
1 = (worst)
1) Front bumper : 2
2) Headlamp : 4
3) Rear bumper : 2
4) Tail lamp : 4
5) Side view : 3
6) Sport rim : 3
7) Front grille : 3
8) Body kit & skirting : 4
Additional comment :
The SE and Advance exterior are much better but the standard Axia exterior are so frustrating. A weird front bumper and normal reflector base headlamp on standard Axia need some touch up or modification on it.
However, rear LED tail light for all variants is cool.
The body size is quite similar to myvi but just a bit smaller. Quite impressed with the small car size, can give that amount of space inside a compact car.
1) Seat comfort : 4
2) Dashboard : 3
3) Speedometer : 1
4) Window : 3
5) Leg room space : 5
6) Head room space : 4
7) Width shoulder space : 4
8) Audio speaker sound quality : 1
9) Audio multimedia player : 2
10) Air conditioning : 4
11) Noise sound insulation : 3
12) Door trim : 3
13) Steering wheel : 4
14) Head and arm rest : 4
The seat material is too soft but it still a comfortable ride.
Dashboard really looks like a vios 2nd gen dashboard with V shape design. A boring panel but at least, it has a very good aircond louvre position.
The worst part of it’s interior is the speedometer. The RPM meter is too small at the left side. With no illumination, it is harder to see the RPM indication. The design of the speedometer is too simple with dull black and red colour.
The leg room is amazingly spacious. More spacious than Myvi. But there is some funny boxy shape exhaust tunnel at the center leg space.
Audio system for Perodua cars? Everybody knows how bad they are. Nevermind, you can invest another few thousands to make it better yourself. So who cares if there is no radio in the lowest spec of Perodua cars (Axia standard at RM25K)?
Air conditioning is surprisingly good under the hot weather. The blower is strong, the cooling system also good.
Interior sound insulation is normal. You can still hear the outside noise and the engine noise is quite clear especially when you press it harder to higher engine RPM.
The door is not as thin as Perodua Viva. The door panel and trim also looks better in the Axia. Closing the door gives you some good feel and very minimum noise.
Arm rest is a bit small on the door panel, considering it is good enough as a compact car. Head rest is soft and comfortable.
(Front parking sensor)
SAFETY & FEATURES REVIEW
Overall : All fitted with 2 airbags, headlight reminder, seatbelt reminder and 4 star Asean Ncap safety rating. But ABS with EBD only available on SE and advance version.
ENGINE PERFORMANCE REVIEW
Good : The engine response is quick
The power to get to 100kmh is very frustrating. Cannot feel the engine is pulling like what we can feel in a Perodua Viva. Maybe due to the engine management that plans the fuel very well for fuel efficiency.
The engine noise get into the cabin and is very annoying when accelerating. But once you are on cruise around 80kmh, the RPM stays at around 2.0-2.5K and gives less noise for your ride.
You will get a green eco light when you lightly press the acceleration pedal. That will enhance your green driving habit.
The engine vibration is quite bad before starting to accelerate. That is when you press the brake pedal to prepare to enter the main road and up to a cruising speed.
Overall, we are not happy with the engine and gearbox setup. Maybe Perodua can fix something on how the engine behave.
RIDE AND HANDLING REVIEW
Surprisingly the Axia is a comfortable compact car on a highway or even on a rough road surface.
We have tried on a pot hole and few bumps, the Axia is excellent on all road condition due to a soft suspension setup.
Besides being a comfortable car, it also gives a more stable ride at high speed and corners not like the less stable ride on Perodua Viva.
The Electronic Power steering is a major improvement on their cars. It gives lighter feels at low speed and add a bit of heavy feels to increase your confidence at high speed. That is good enough for a cheap compact car that you cannot compare with other better and pricier cars in malaysia.
However, within the two speed condition, the steering is like giving you some free play that makes you want to hold the steering more carefully.
EXTRA NOTE FOR BUYER AND FUTURE OWNER:
Before you buy, it is advised to make a research on the major problems, maintenance cost in RM like how much to repair or replace normally broken parts such as air cond, gearbox, window, windscreen, head lamp, bumper, wheels @ tyres @ rims, drive shaft, side mirror, radiator, alternator, ECU computer box, any sensors like MAF and ABS, Engine parts like head, cam, gasket, filter, timing belt and exhaust system.
Normal servicing costs are also important such as minor service of engine oil, air filter, oil filter, gearbox oil, coolant replacement, wheel allignment balancing, sport rim with tyre pressure check, top overhaul, brake fluid change, power steering fluid change, brake pad, brake disk and shoe.
Road tax per year based on engine Capacity and car type. Please refer JPJ or RTD official web for current tax charges. Cars below 1.6 cc will be charged below RM100 per year.
Insurance charges normally around 0.03% out of sum insured or current car resale value.
Standard front bumper
Boxy tunnel rear leg space
Nice Axia SE with projector headlamp
Rear Axia Advance with crystal LED tail lamp
Door with panel is quite thick
Rear Axia standard view
Front leg room
Good door seal design
Better Door panel
Very Small RPM meter and dark speedometer
Extremely thin body metal sheet. Easily bent and dented by hand. Quite bad quality on the body part.
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