The Myvi comes with 86bhp 1.3-litre petrol engine. It’s zippy around town and can also keep up with faster traffic without any problems. However, you have to stir the five-speed gearbox to bring it up to cruising speed or to overtake. The EZi auto slows things down considerably.
Perodua Myvi ride & handling
The Myvi hasn’t got much grip, so sharp or high-speed corners need to be taken with care. The steering is also a bit too light, but the Perodua is responsive and predictable. It has a fairly comfortable ride, although the Myvi can pop up like a Jack-in-the-box over bumps at speed.
Perodua Myvi refinement
Considering you have to use the gearbox so much, it’s a shame that there’s so much vibration through the gearlever. While the car is refined around town, engine and wind noise – particularly around the large door mirrors – builds up at motorway speeds. As a result, the Perodua can be somewhat tedious in this environment, and it is a long way off the standards set by rivals.