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Almera vs Persona

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The detailed car comparison of Nissan Almera and Proton Persona, based on price, specifications & other features is shown below. The Nissan Almera priced at RM 64,639 - RM 79,888 while the Proton Persona car has a price tag of RM 42,600 - RM 54,600 . Comparing the technical specifications, Proton Persona engine displacement is 1597 cc while the Nissan Almera houses a 1498 cc engine.

Overview Nissan Almera Proton Persona
Off Road Price*
(Kuala Lumpur)
RM 64,639 RM 42,600
Available Color(s)
Almera Colors
Persona Colors
Fuel Type
Petrol
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Petrol
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Vehicle Type
Sedan
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From The Experts

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Nissan Almera

The Nissan Almera might belong to the most entry-level price point of compact sedans. However, given its nice length and wheelbase dimensions, the Almera has a good road presence with longer footprints on the surface. Thanks to this road presence, the Nissan Almera has got the aura of a ‘big car’ which a person generally upgrading from a compact hatchback to a sedan demands from his new bigger car.

Thanks to a much longer wheelbase, the Nissan Almera offers best in class rear seat experience, which some of the sedans from one category could also not provide. With great legroom and knee room and good under-thigh support, the rear passengers are being offered good comfort levels in the Almera.

With a bigger focus on comfort for the passengers, the Nissan Almera also is praiseworthy for the plush ride quality it offers. The suspension is on a softer side, which works wonders while driving over broken sections of the tarmac.

Proton Persona

For an entry-level sedan, the Proton Persona looks quite smart with a flowing design which looks very youthful. The curvy layout of headlamps, as well as tail lamps, do make the Proton Persona feel a car from the current generation, which is something which other entry-level sedans do lack due to cost-cutting. 

Another praiseworthy aspect for an entry-level sedan like the Proton Persona is the amount of safety features it is packed with. The Proton Persona is equipped with all the bells and whistles in this arena, like six airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, vehicle stability control, and front and rear parking sensors, which make the car feel safe and secure.

Nissan Almera

While the Nissan Almera has the stance and dimensions of a big sedan, the interior cabin design, fit and finish are something which dulls out the overall experience. The dashboard feels low rent with a dated design, while at the same time, the choice of materials also feel as if they are built to cost.

Despite being positioned as a sedan which offers a suitable upgrade from a compact hatchback, the Nissan Almera lacks a number of premium features which nowadays are present in all of their competitors. Features like LEDs and a modern touch screen infotainment system are some things which are considered a necessity in a sedan, and the Nissan Almera lacks a number of them.

The 1.5-litre petrol engine in the Nissan Almera lacks the punch and feels dull when revved hard. The engine gets its job done, but the driving enthusiasts might not be impressed with its boring power delivery.

 

Proton Persona

While the exterior design of the Proton Persona feels youthful, the in-cabin experience is not all that premium, thanks to a very sober-looking cabin design as well as pared-down build quality. Also, there are a number of crucial features which have been put up in their very basic forms, like the headlamps which miss out on LEDs or projectors or lack of a modern automatic climate control system.

The headlamps have a very nice design, however, the visibility of the throw from them during dark conditions is not too good as compared to that of other cars in this category.

Technical Specifications
Engine Details
Engine 1.5 L 1.6L VVT Engine, 4 Cylinder 16 Valve DOHC
No Of Cylinders 4 4
Valves Per Cylinder 4 4
Fuel Supply System EFI MPI
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Transmission
Drive Type FWD FWD
Gear Box 5-Speed 5-Speed
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Performance
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 1498 1597
Power 100 107
Torque 139 Nm 150 Nm
Dimensions & Capacity
Seating Capacity 5 5
No Of Doors 4 4
Length 4425 mm 4362 mm
Width 1695 mm 1722 mm
Height 1500 mm 1554 mm
Wheel Base 2600 mm 2555 mm
Kerb Weight 1020 kg 1154 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 41 L 40 L
Cargo Volume 490 L 510 L
Suspension & Brakes
Front Suspension MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Wheel & Tyre
Tyre Size 185/65 R15 185/55 R15
Tyre Type Radial Radial
Wheel Size R15 R15
Alloy Wheel Size 15 Inch 15 Inch
Steering
Turning Radius 5.2 m 5.0 m
Steering Gear Type Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Adjustable Steering Column Yes Yes
Steering Column Adjustable Tilt
Steering Type Electric Power Electric Power
Safety & Security
Safety
Anti-Lock Braking System
Parking Sensors
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Side Airbag-Front
Rear Seat Belts
Seat Belt Warning
Brake Assist
Door Ajar Warning
Crash Sensor
Child Safety Locks
Side Impact Beams
Front Impact Beams
Rear Camera
Traction Control
Ebd
Engine Check Warning
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Vehicle Stability Control System
Security
Smart Access Card Entry
Anti-Theft Alarm
Engine Immobilizer
Anti Theft Device
Features
Comfort & Convenience
Air Conditioner
Power Steering
Rear A/C Vents
Engine Start/Stop Button
Remote Trunk Opener
Accessory Power Outlet
Foldable Rear Seat
Adjustable Seats
Low Fuel Warning Light
Automatic Climate Control
Air Quality Control
Rear Seat Headrest
Rear Seat Center Arm Rest
Heated Seats - Front
Heated Seats - Rear
Cup Holders-Front
Glove Box Cooling
Bottle Holder
Seat Lumbar Support
Cruise Control
Multi-function Steering Wheel
Automatic Headlamps
Follow Me Home Headlamps
Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
Folding Table Rear
Heater
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Keyless Entry
Power Windows Front
Power Windows Rear
Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddle
Entertainment & Communication
CD Player
FM/AM/Radio
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Bluetooth Connectivity
USB & Auxiliary Input
Voice Control
Exterior
Front Brake Type Ventilated Discs Ventilated Discs
Rear Brake Type Drums Drums
Adjustable Headlights
Alloy Wheels
Chrome Grille
Fog Lights Front
Integrated Antenna
Manually Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
Power Antenna
Rear Spoiler
Rear Window Washer
Rear Window Wiper
Removable Convertible Top
Roof Rail
Roof Carrier
Side Stepper
Sun Roof
Wheel Covers
Miscellaneous
Fabric Upholstery
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Digital Clock
Digital Odometer
Driving Experience Control Eco
Electric Adjustable Seats
Electronic Multi Tripmeter
Leather Steering Wheel
Tacho Meter
Headlamp Type Halogen Halogen

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