Perodua Ativa vs Perodua Aruz - Spec to spec comparison

Perodua Ativa vs Perodua Aruz - Spec to spec comparison

The next big thing of Malaysia's automotive landscape, the Perodua Ativa, has finally come out of the covers with a glut of appealing features and an equally appealing price tag. The market speculates that this new compact SUV in town might become a serious threat to the hot-selling models like the Proton X50 and Honda City. Within Perodua’s lineup, it could also persuade some prospective Myvi and Aruz buyers to opt for a more advanced Perodua model, despite the fact that they lie in the different segments.

From the price point, it is logical to compare the new Ativa with the larger Aruz. Both cars are high-riding SUV-type vehicles available within RM 61,000 to RM 74,000 price range. The Ativa is available in three variants - X, H, and AV, the price for the base X starts at RM 61,500 and rises to RM 66,100 for mid-spec H and RM 71,200 for the top-spec AV. 

Perodua Ativa vs Perodua Aruz

On the other hand, the seven-seater Aruz comes in two versions only - X and AV, priced at RM 68,526 and RM 73,226, respectively. Here, we can observe a price difference of just RM 2000 between the Ativa AV and Aruz AV, which makes them potential cross-shopping cars. So, let’s see how these two models stack up in our Perodua Ativa vs Perodua Aruz spec to spec comparison.

Dimensions

The Ativa is a small B-segment model, it is actually closer to the A-segment, while the Aruz is a properly-sized three-row SUV. Thus, the Ativa is 370 mm smaller in length, 105 mm shorter in height, and has a 160 mm shorter wheelbase when compared to the Aruz. However, the smaller Ativa has more width out of the two models. 

Coming to the boot space, the Perodua Ativa has a two-sectional boot. The upper level has a capacity of 303 litres, whereas the lower level holds a space of 66 litres, where a full-size spare tyre can fit in easily. The Aruz trunk capacity measures 213 litres at the time when the third row is up.

Perodua Ativa vs Perodua Aruz

Specifications

Perodua Ativa AV

Perodua Aruz AV

Length

4065 mm

4435 mm

Width

1710 mm

1695 mm

Height

1635 mm

1740 mm

Wheelbase

2525 mm

2685 mm

Boot space

369 litres

213 litres (with third row up)

 Engine specifications

When it comes to the powertrain, the all-new Ativa has a smaller 1.0-litre engine as compared to the Aruz 1.5-litre. However, the smaller unit gets the turbocharging, which results in almost the same power and torque numbers as the bigger one. 

Perodua Ativa gear knob

This is the first time when a Perodua model gets a Turbo engine along with a CVT gearbox. The latter is the world’s first split-gear CVT system that integrates a belt drive with a gear drive for better acceleration, fuel efficiency, and quietness. On the contrary, the Aruz’s naturally aspirated engine is paired with a 4-speed automatic gearbox sending power to the rear wheels. In terms of fuel efficiency, the Perodua Ativa outshines with an impressive figure of 18.9 kmpl. Check out the mechanical specs in the below table.

Specifications

Perodua Ativa AV

Perodua Aruz AV

Engine

1.0-litre Turbo DOHC three -cylinder

1.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder Dual VVT-i

Maximum power

98 PS

102 PS

Peak torque

140 Nm 

133 Nm

Transmission

D-CVT

4-Speed Automatic

Drive system

FWD

RWD

Fuel economy

18.9 kmpl

15.6 kmpl

Standard equipment

The Perodua Ativa AV standard kit comprises  LED headlamps, LED fog lamps, LED tail lights, two-tone 17-inch alloys, push-start button, a 7.0-inch multi-info display, a 9.0-inch infotainment system with voice recognition and smart link compatibility, six speakers, driving video recorder, leather-wrapped steering wheel, semi-bucket seats, manual air-conditioning, and faux leather & suede upholstery.

Ativa vs Aruz

In contrast, the Perodua Aruz AV gets LED headlamps, LED tail lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a digital AC controller, rear AC vents, smart entry with smart key, push start button, driving video recorder, auto light control, power outlets for all rows, built-in toll reader, large touchscreen display with navigation and smartphone integration via Smart Link, semi-bucket seats, and leather upholstery.

Safety

The top-spec Ativa AV offers Level 2 semi-autonomous driving features to the customers, which seems amazing at an affordable price point of RM 71,200, Not only this, but it has a long list of advanced safety features. Here we have a comparison table:

Specifications

Perodua Ativa AV

Perodua Aruz AV

Airbags

Six 

Six

ABS with EBD and BA

Yes

Yes

Vehicle stability control

Yes

Yes

Emergency stop signal

Yes

Yes

Hill assist

Yes

Yes

Reverse camera

Yes

Yes

Advanced Safety Assist (ASA)

ASA 3.0

ASA 2.0

Lane Departure Warning and Prevention

Yes

No

Adaptive cruise control

Yes

No

Lane keep control

Yes 

No

Blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert 

Yes

No

Adaptive high beam

Yes

No

Perodua Advanced Safety Assist

The upgraded ASA version can detect two-wheelers, on top of the pedestrians and cars in ASA 2.0, also it can detect cars at night. The pre-collision braking system works at higher speeds of up to 120 kmph in ASA 3.0 as compared to 80 kmph in the previous version. The above table shows that the Perodua Ativa is a clear winner in terms of safety. But when it comes to safety rating, both SUVs hold a five-star ASEAN NCAP rating.

Verdict

The Perodua Aruz is a good package comprising a decent list of features, good and fuel-efficient engine, a 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating, and seating for seven people. But if the number of seats does not matter for you, the Perodua Ativa would be a better pick.

Also read: Perodua Ativa: GearUp accessories explained

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  • RM 68,526 - RM 73,226
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