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Five Of The Most Popular SUVs In Malaysia

Five Of The Best SUVs In Malaysia

Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are growing more popular than ever with an 11% increase in the segment for 2023. Almost all auto manufacturers have more than one SUV in their catalogs. 

The public’s desire for an enormous cabin space remains unsated by the public with most people preferring to pick an SUV for their first car. After all, who wouldn’t want a car that is large and tall enough to keep the occupants safe? 

Some of the best SUVs in Malaysia include big brands like Mazda, Proton, Perodua, and Toyota with their corresponding models – the CX-5, X70, Aruz, and the Corolla Cross which has a soft spot among many Malaysians. 

If you’re looking for a bigger car, here are some of the best SUVs in Malaysia in CARSOME’s inventory to try out. 

Mazda CX-5

Best SUVs in Malaysia.The Mazda CX-5 is one of the best a five-seater SUV in Malaysia that is available in five variants – 5 2.0G 2WD (GLS), Mazda CX-5 2.5G 2WD (GLS), Mazda CX-5 2.2D 2WD (GLS), Mazda CX-5 2.2D AWD (GLS). 

These variants can be had with three different engines and two drivetrains – a 2WD and AWD

capabilities with a 2.0L Skyactiv-G petrol engine and a rare 2.2L Skyactiv-D diesel engine. 

As one of the best SUVs in Malaysia, it comes with six SRS airbags, an anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Emergency Brake Assist (Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), a seven-inch Touch Screen Display with Radio Tuner, Audio Jack, Bluetooth, CD & MP3 Player, and GPS navigation.

Read more: Used Mazda CX-5 Buying Guide

Browse used Mazda CX-5 cars here.

Proton X70

Best SUVs in Malaysia.Another contender for the best SUV in Malaysia is the Proton X70. This premium, C-segment five-seater SUV is powered by a 1.8L four-cylinder TGDI engine capable of producing 181 HP and 285 Nm of torque at 4,400 RPM. 

In addition, this model is also matched with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) with manual shifting mode. 

The Proton X70 comes in four variants – Standard 2WD, Executive 2WD, Premium 2WD, and Premium X 2WD.

All these variants are equipped with 6 SRS airbags, an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (EBA), an 8-inch Infotainment Display unit, Auto Dual Zone Air-conditioning, and an air purification system. 

Read more: The History of Proton: Malaysia’s First National Carmaker

Browse used Proton X70 cars here.

Nissan X-Trail

Best SUVs in Malaysia.The 2019 Nissan X-Trail announced by Nissan Malaysia comes in four variant options – 2.0L 2WD, 2.0L 2WD MID, 2.5L 4WD, and 2.0L Hybrid.  

The 2.0L and 2.5L variants are powered by a four-cylinder engine capable of producing 142 HP and 200 Nm maximum torque. The hybrid variant on the other hand is powered by a 40 HP Electric Motor. 

This model comes with five color options – Tungsten Silver, Brilliant White, Diamond Black, Titanium Olive, and Imperial Umber.

In addition, the X-Trail also comes with some safety features such as an Electronic Parking Brake with auto hold, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC),  Traction Control System (TCS), Hill-Start Assist (HSA), and more.

Browse used Nissan X-trails here. 

Toyota Rush

Best SUVs in Malaysia.The Toyota Rush is a seven-seater, B-segment SUV powered by a 1.5-liter DOHC VVT-I engine along with its twin, the Perodua Aruz, with the latter being a local rebadge by Perodua.

Both cars are capable of producing 101/103 HP maximum power and 133/136 Nm of torque but the Toyota model makes a little more power than the local variant.

This SUV is available in five color options, Blue Metallic, White, Silver Metallic, Dark Green Metallic, and Dark Gray Metallic. The exterior is also sportier with 17-inch alloy rims, a Dark Chrome Radiator Grille, a Rear Spoiler, and Roof Rails.

In addition, this model is equipped with 6 SRS airbags, an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), a rearview camera, and ISOFIX. 

Browse used Toyota Rush cars here. 

Perodua Aruz

Best SUVs in Malaysia.The 2019 Perodua Aruz was officially launched in the Malaysian market in two variants – Aruz 1.5 Advance and Aruz 1.5 X. 

This variant is further enhanced with Leather Seat Cover Material, Front Fog Lamps, and Roof Rail. 

Not much has changed between the two cars. However, the Aruz is priced lower by RM10,000 at MSRP and loses around 2 HP and Nm. 

Safety feature-wise, the Perodua Aruz also shares similarities with the Rush but you can expect Perodua’s Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) 2.0 and a built-in dashcam. 

Browse used Perodua Aruz cars here. 

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Want to trade in your old car for a bigger SUV? Only for a limited time till May 31st, 2024,  our wide selection of SUVs and MPVs with discounts of up to RM1,000! This is the best time to get an upgrade! 

Get your car inspected via an appointment now and start browsing our curated choice of SUVs here

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