Best Budget-Friendly Family Car in Malaysia

As your family members grew in number (and probably size too!) as years passed by, of course it’s time for you to start looking for a budget-friendly family car that will fit your whole family. While there are a lot of family-friendly vehicles out there, of course finding one that will fit your budget also matters!

And when it comes to budget-friendly car, nothing beats secondhand cars! You’d be surprised that you can get seven seater can for the price of a brand-new Myvi.

Used cars are cheaper due to the depreciation that happens majorly within the first three years of usage. Nonetheless, with proper care and maintenance even a used car can function smoothly.

Most important of all, get you and your loved ones from one location to another; safely!

Also, buying a car is a big purchase that requires careful consideration. Even more so, if you are looking to buy used cars.

That is why we are here to help you ease the searching process! Let’s take a look at this comprehensive list we’ve compiled for the best budget-friendly family cars in Malaysia, according to your wants and needs!

Top 4 Best Budget-Friendly Family Car

1.Proton Persona

Proton Persona is one of the best Best Budget-Friendly Family Car in malaysia

Starting off this list, we’re going to look at the family car that’s going to be especially perfect for budget-conscious drivers.

Boasting the lowest price point in this list, Proton Persona has the best value if you’re looking for a comfortable, spacious sedan that won’t break your wallet.

With the starting price of RM45,800 for 1.6L Standard model and RM55,800 for 1.6L Premium model, Persona is complete with a various interior feature such as leatherette seats (Premium model only), 8-inch touchscreen display infotainment as well as crucial safety features such as airbags, ABS, Brake Assist (BA), and Hill Hold Assist (HHA).

Take a look at the complete list of variants and specifications below:

Types Details
Available variants 1.6L Standard CVT
1.6L Executive CVT
1.6L Premium CVT
Available colors Ruby Red
Snow White (Only available for 1.6L Executive CVT and 1.6L Premium CVT variants)
Armour Silver
Jet Grey
Rosewood Maroon
Price 1.6L Standard CVT: RM47,800
1.6L Executive CVT: RM53,300
1.6L Premium CVT: RM58,300

Specifications (Based on the Premium variant only):

Specs Details
Mechanical 16 Valve DOHC, 4 Cylinders In-Line, VVT
1597 cc
80 kW / 5750 RPM
Multi Point Injection Fuel System
150Nm at 4,000rpm
Fuel tank capacity 40
Safety Six SRS airbags in total (Front, side, curtain) 
ABSElectronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), and Hill-Hold Assist
Reverse Camera
2 Front Parking Sensors
2 Rear Parking Sensors
Exterior LED headlamps
LED Daytime Running Lamps
Auto headlamps and Follow Me Home headlamps
Door mirrors with turn signal lamps
Remote trunk release
Interior Leatherette seat and steering wheel
Have steering switches for audio and hands-free telephone
Multi-Information Display
Eco-Drive Assist with Eco Mode Switch
Intelligent entry with Push Start Button
Driver window with anti-trap

Comprehensive safety, stylish exterior, conformable interior and up-to-standard specs. For a used car, you can get the 2018 Proton Persona for around RM31,800. That sounds like a good bargain! Click HERE to view.

2. Proton Exora

Proton Exora is one of the best Best Budget-Friendly Family Car in malaysia

Looking for a budget-friendly family car that can fit more than 4 people and still within your budget range? Proton Exora might work for you!

This 7-seater has a spacious interior with ample legroom for all passengers, as well as a fuel-efficient engine that can help you save money on fuel in the long run.

Even though this model is quite old, Proton Exora still sells quite well in the MPV category due to its practicality and affordability! Convinced? Take a closer look at the details and specifications below:

Types Details
Available variants 1.6T Executive CVT
1.6T Premium CVT
Available colors White
Cocoa Grey
Price 1.6T Executive CVT: RM62,800
1.6T Premium CVT:  RM69,800

Specifications (Based on the Premium variant only):

Specs Details
Mechanical 4 Cylinders In-Line, 16 Valve DOHC, and VVT Turbo
1,561 cc
103 kW / 5000 RPM
205Nm at 2,000 – 4,000rpm
Fuel tank capacity 55 litre
Safety 2 SRS airbags in total (Front) 
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
Reverse Camera
2 Rear Parking Sensors
Immobiliser & Anti-Theft Alarm
Exterior Halogen Headlamps
LED Daytime Running Lamps
Electric Fold for Electric Door Mirror with Turn Signal Lamps
Side skirtings, rear spoiler, and rear wiper
Black roof with black rear garnish
Interior Leather steering wheel and leatherette seat material
Steering tilt adjustment
Cruise control
LCD Segmented multi-information display
Steering switches for audio and hands-free telephone
Front air-conditioning with N95 cabin filter
Rear air-conditioning with 2nd & 3rd row air vents
12V Power socket

Great news! You can get a secondhand 2018 Proton Exora on our site, Motor Trader for RM38,800. View HERE!

Moreover, if you are willing to go for older models, 2013 models are available for only RM23,800. View HERE!

3. Perodua Aruz

Coming close to Proton Exora in terms of the number of seating is Perodua Aruz. However, one of the key differences between these two is Perodua Exora is an MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) while Perodua Aruz is an SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle). For drivers who want a spacious car and prefer SUV-like design, Perodua Aruz is the one for you.

See the specifications below to make your choice:

Types Details
Available variantsAruz 1.5X
Aruz 1.5 AV
Available colorsPassion Red
Electric Blue
Granite Grey
Glittering Silver
Ivory White
PriceAruz 1.5X: RM72,900
Aruz 1.5 AV: RM77,900

Evidently, the price starts from RM72,900 for its 1.5X model and for these features it’s good.

However, we can make that even better! A used 2019 Perodua Arus 1.5X for only RM57,000. Now, that’s a steal! View it NOW!

Specifications (Based on the AV variant only):

Specs Details
Mechanical 2NR-VE, 4 cylinders, DOHC with DUAL VVT-i
1,496 cc
75 kW / 6000 RPM
133Nm at 4,200rpm
Fuel consumption of 15.6km/l with ‘Eco Idle’ system
Safety Six airbags in total (Front, side, curtain) 
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist (BA)
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
Traction Control (TRC)
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
Hill-Start Assist (HSA)
Advanced Safety Assist (A.S.A 2.0)
Reverse Camera
Integrated Driving Video Recorder (DVR)
Exterior Chrome and glossy black finish for front grille
Retractable side mirrors with turn signals
Front fog lamps
Headlamps with Follow-Me-Home function and light guides
Auto-on headlamps
With spoiler and roof rail
Interior Leather seat and shift bezel
Foldable and slidable second row seats with one touch

4. Mitsubishi Xpander

As we’re reaching the end of the list, let’s go over the priciest car in our list. If you fancy MPV vehicles and have a larger budget, how about going for Mitsubishi Xpander?

With ample legroom and headroom just like any other 7-seater, the key features of this model are actually the safety features and versatility in which the seats are foldable and removable.

A plus point if you are looking to maximize cargo space whenever you’re bringing a lot of luggage for your ‘balik kampung’ journey.

Furthermore, the Mitsubishi Xpander does not have any variants, so it’s easier for you to decide. Take a look at these detailed specifications:

Types Details
Available variants4AT – 1.5L
Available colorsRed Metallic
Quartz White Pearl
Titanium Gray Metallic
Diamond Black Mica


Specs Details
Mechanical 1.5L MIVEC DOHC 16 Valve
1,499 cc
105 PS / 6000 RPM
141Nm at 4,000rpm4-speed AutomaticElectronic Multi-Point Injection fuel systemFuel tank capacity 45 litre
Safety Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist (BA)
Active Stability Control (ASC)
Hill-start Assist (HSA)
With All-Round Monitor, Traction Control, and Rest Reminder
Equipped with Collapsible Brake Pedal and Steering Column
Complete with Alarm System with Immobiliser
Dual Front SRS Airbags
Exterior Auto LED Headlamps
With Welcome Light and Coming Home Light System
Power adjustable and Fold with Integrated LED Turn Indicators
Sound Insulation Film on Front windshield
Interior With Push Start ignition
With 4.2” TFT Color LCD Meter Panel Multi-Information Display
9” Touch Screen, USB, Bluetooth with Apple Car Play & Android AutoReady
6 SpeakersLeatherette material seats

Let us know how you feel about the 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander 1.5 (A) for only RM80,770. Interested? Say no more, check it out HERE.

Buying Your Budget-Friendly Family Car

At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is choosing a car that’s a perfect fit for your family’s needs and comfort, especially if you plan on going long trips often with the car.

Finally, always remember to do your research before buying your secondhand car. Check out these Used Cars Hidden Charges Must-Knows! before purchasing your budget-friendly family car.

We hope this article helped you in choosing the perfect family car for you and your loved ones!

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