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post Jun 13 2013, 05:13 PM, updated 6y ago

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Hey everyone, it's me again tongue.gif

This time, my dad wants to decide between these 2 cars for my mom, Proton Exora Bold CFE Premium (RM80k) and Toyota Innova (RM100k) brows.gif

My dad is considering between the Toyota Innova which cost RM100K, but after doing some research, I found that Proton Exora Bold CFE Premium cost RM80k and Proton Exora Prime which cost RM89k.

The top of the line Exora's are attractive because of all of the additional features such as leather seats, reverse camera etc.

My mom is currently driving a first-gen Avanza. The only thing that's Toyota about this car is the Engine and badge doh.gif
So no matter which car will be her next car, it will most certainly be an upgrade to her sweat.gif

My questions for the Proton Exora,
1. What are the main differences between Bold CFE Premium and the Exora Prime? (apart from fake wood finishing)

2. How's the fuel consumption for the CFE engines (assuming both of the variants share the same FC since it's same engine)

3. I always hear lots of complaints about build quality issues for proton (for example dashboard rattling after a few years, plastics loose/broken, paint peeling).
Has Proton's quality improved with the Exora? (I don't fully believe these "problems" since mostly are made by Proton haters. )

I want full honesty from people who had experience with Proton or the Exora themselves thumbup.gif

And for the questions of comparison between Proton Exora Bold CFE Premium and Toyota Innova whistling.gif
4. How is performance and handling between these two cars? (Since both are MPV, I don't expect much. Just wanna know which is better between these 2 cars)

5. How is the ride comfort when compared to Toyota Innova? (going over bumps on road, potholes etc)

6. Which car has better fuel economy?

7. Is the Toyota Innova's build quality more superior than the Exora? (Given that the Innova is manufactured in Indonesia)

8. Is the Proton Exora as reliable as the Toyota Innova?

I sincerely hope for honest and unbiased answers cool.gif

Thanks in advance for your answers! icon_rolleyes.gif

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As of 14 July 2013, the decision has been made!

Exora Bold CFE Premium is the choice of car.

Main reasons for the Exora Bold CFE Premium
1. CFE engine is superb. Very powerful and great pickup!
2. Larger boot space than the Innova and more versatile seat fold-down layout
3. Air-cond on the Exora Bold is far more superior.
It's super cold and never have to go more than fan speed 1!
4. For RM80k, Exora Bold CFE Premium has loads of features (Reverse camera, leather seats, tint etc)
5. Excellent handling for an MPV

A thread I found while researching about these cars, I found to be useful and informative.
The comparisons he/she made is extremely precise and true to what I've found.
Link to that helpful thread
https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/2556542/all

Thank you everyone! thumbup.gif icon_rolleyes.gif

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1. the difference is just cosmetic and and interior differences only
2. ask exora bold member
3. i dn't think have, have also minor...as long minor problem like vibration is better than major problem like engine and transmission
4. performance wise, 1 is turbochaged, 1 is N/A...its got its own pros and cons
6. dn't expect good FC from the 2.0L engine....both should be the same in FC
7. dn't expect the build quality being alot better since its not japanese made at all
8. the proton team tested the reliability of the engine and the transmission until 200k KM before they release it

my opinion...both car are at a different range of price....big difference
if u got restriction in budget, just get exora bold...its a great car

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Exora CFE more powerful of turbo engine.
Due to noise wise is depend on you.

Innova is more into quality of built, but the car is really use for weekend car, unless you can afford the petrol.

If long term usage on innova still much nicer and ride.
Exora will be more into maintenance and wear & tear and worm out after 3 yrs time.

But some Exora owner claims much nicer FC and check with Exora Club member.

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QUOTE(MR_alien @ Jun 13 2013, 05:31 PM)
1. the difference is just cosmetic and and interior differences only
2. ask exora bold member
3. i dn't think have, have also minor...as long minor problem like vibration is better than major problem like engine and transmission
4. performance wise, 1 is turbochaged, 1 is N/A...its got its own pros and cons
6. dn't expect good FC from the 2.0L engine....both should be the same in FC
7. dn't expect the build quality being alot better since its not japanese made at all
8. the proton team tested the reliability of the engine and the transmission until 200k KM before they release it

my opinion...both car are at a different range of price....big difference
if u got restriction in budget, just get exora bold...its a great car
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It's true that both are in different range of price, but I guess that's only because of the brand name whistling.gif

QUOTE(kimsim @ Jun 13 2013, 05:31 PM)
Exora CFE more powerful of turbo engine.
Due to noise wise is depend on you.

Innova is more into quality of built, but the car is really use for weekend car, unless you can afford the petrol.

If long term usage on innova still much nicer and ride.
Exora will be more into maintenance and wear & tear and worm out after 3 yrs time.

But some Exora owner claims much nicer FC and check with Exora Club member.

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From most of the reviews and comments, seems like Exora has a slightly better fuel economy hmm.gif
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The only thing Toyota on the Innova is engine and badge. Rest is from Indonesia or India... Wasn't it developed in Indonesia, by Indonesian engineers, like the Avanza?
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QUOTE(kadajawi @ Jun 13 2013, 08:22 PM)
The only thing Toyota on the Innova is engine and badge. Rest is from Indonesia or India... Wasn't it developed in Indonesia, by Indonesian engineers, like the Avanza?
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That's what I'm worried about. It's basically the same as my mom's first-gen Avanza. The only thing toyota about the first-gen Avanza is the badge and engine sweat.gif
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QUOTE(YouDontKnowMyName @ Jun 13 2013, 08:55 PM)
That's what I'm worried about. It's basically the same as my mom's first-gen Avanza. The only thing toyota about the first-gen Avanza is the badge and engine  sweat.gif
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just get the exora thn
asean toyota really not worthed unless u get those made in japan model
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QUOTE(MR_alien @ Jun 13 2013, 09:22 PM)
just get the exora thn
asean toyota really not worthed unless u get those made in japan model
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You mean like those japan domestic market models / internationally sold models?
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QUOTE(YouDontKnowMyName @ Jun 13 2013, 10:43 PM)
You mean like those japan domestic market models / internationally sold models?
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as long not avanza, rush, innova...other model like estima, wish are all ok
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post Jun 13 2013, 10:58 PM

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Performance wise i would say go with the Exora , this kind of heavy car relies mostly on
torque to moss their big ass. This is why 4x4 weighting around 2 tonne mostly are turbocharged .

With the turbo unit , u get around 200nm of torque from 2k rpm where as the 2.0 liter unit max out torque of 180 something at rpm of 4k rpm.

By keeping rpm low , u will get good fc .
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EB fc definitely better than innova
Innova has better build quality than EB, low speed more quiet. High speed both car quite loud
Eb have better air cond thumbup.gif
EB interior looks nicer than innova
Innova more refined
Eb comes with great accessories at much cheaper price
Eb engine have higher output than innova
Eb cvt whine quite loud below 30km/h
You might not tolerate with clutch based cvt

I am EB owner. I will only consider innova if innova G sell at the same price of EB

Prime - 6seater, lcd headunit, lcd behind driver and passenger seat, unique body colour and darker rims, more chrome finishing, fake wood interior, seats leather got write 'prime', the carpet also got written prime of im not mistaken
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If you want your ride to be more quiet , sound proof your car floor , no need for fully sound proof , covering up to 70% will different a lot. Next thing is get 3M rubber seal and put arond your car rubber, it will seal off wind sound by A LOT .
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QUOTE(neo1point3 @ Jun 13 2013, 11:00 PM)
EB fc definitely better than innova
Innova has better build quality than EB, low speed more quiet. High speed both car quite loud
Eb have better air cond thumbup.gif
EB interior looks nicer than innova
Innova more refined
Eb comes with great accessories at much cheaper price
Eb engine have higher output than innova
Eb cvt whine quite loud below 30km/h
You might not tolerate with clutch based cvt

I am EB owner. I will only consider innova if innova G sell at the same price of EB

Prime - 6seater, lcd headunit, lcd behind driver and passenger seat, unique body colour and darker rims, more chrome finishing, fake wood interior, seats leather got write 'prime', the carpet also got written prime of im not mistaken
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Thanks for all of your replies!

My main concern is build quality issues (as i stated in question number 3 above)
(dashboard rattling, plastics tearing, paint peeling etc)

How many years have you owned the EB for? How's the build quality for the EB for your unit so far?
Any problems with things becoming loose or rattle noise? And has Proton improved on their build quality with the EB? sweat.gif

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QUOTE(YouDontKnowMyName @ Jun 13 2013, 11:07 PM)
Thanks for all of your replies!

My main concern is build quality issues (as i stated in question number 3 above)
(dashboard rattling, plastics tearing, paint peeling etc)

How many years have you owned the EB for? How's the build quality for the EB for your unit so far?
Any problems with things becoming loose or rattle noise? And has Proton improved on their build quality with the EB? sweat.gif
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Plastic quality not bad. Quite good. Rattle a little bit when hard accelerate. Can be solved by using better engine mounting.
No plastic tearing, no paint peeling so far
Have been using EB for 1 year 3months. Satisfied with the quality given at that price tag.
The latest batch should be less prone to problem


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QUOTE(neo1point3 @ Jun 14 2013, 02:09 AM)
Plastic quality not bad. Quite good. Rattle a little bit when hard accelerate. Can be solved by using better engine mounting.
No plastic tearing, no paint peeling so far
Have been using EB for 1 year 3months. Satisfied with the quality given at that price tag.
The latest batch should be less prone to problem
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That's nice to hear. The additional accessories are really attractive, plus the price is really low for what you're getting.
The moment my mom heard about leather seats, she immediately drool.gif

Hopefully the EB will withstand daily abuse for the next 5-6 years, which judging by brand image seems like only the japanese can achieve doh.gif
From only that, my parents don't feel secure about the EB rclxub.gif

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The plastic quite nice but gets scratch easily. For the price, it's definitely the best bang for your buck. There's definitely improvements in this proton compared to the predessors. I wanted to get the freed initially. Didn't event think about exora. But by chance I test drove the bold after testing the freed and I was sold. Freed power was a deal breaker for me.
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QUOTE(flowerhorn @ Jun 15 2013, 01:03 AM)
The plastic quite nice but gets scratch easily. For the price, it's definitely the best bang for your buck. There's definitely improvements in this proton compared to the predessors. I wanted to get the freed initially. Didn't event think about exora. But by chance I test drove the bold after testing the freed and I was sold. Freed power was a deal breaker for me.
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Freed looks ugly imo doh.gif
Which trim of the exora bold do you own and how long have you owned it for? also, any problems so far? biggrin.gif
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Innova's fc is higher than exora due to 2.0 liter engine. Furthermore, innova has no pick up even i press down to the metal.

Built in quality for innova is better from exora.

Exora cfe speeding at 90km/h and rpm showing at 2k which it is good at low end torque.
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QUOTE(YouDontKnowMyName @ Jun 15 2013, 01:08 AM)
Freed looks ugly imo doh.gif
Which trim of the exora bold do you own and how long have you owned it for? also, any problems so far? biggrin.gif
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It's easily the most practical and useful car though. It's the only Honda that I would consider buying.
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My questions for the Proton Exora,
1. What are the main differences between Bold CFE Premium and the Exora Prime? (apart from fake wood finishing)
only cosmetic on the interior, obviously the seating capacity

2. How's the fuel consumption for the CFE engines (assuming both of the variants share the same FC since it's same engine)
bad FC for city driving, fair FC on the highway, btw it's turbos engine, how do u expect to be good as NA engine?

3. I always hear lots of complaints about build quality issues for proton (for example dashboard rattling after a few years, plastics loose/broken, paint peeling).
Has Proton's quality improved with the Exora? (I don't fully believe these "problems" since mostly are made by Proton haters. )
they improved. yes still not very good in NVH, but i dont think got problem on visual e.g paint peeling? no lah...even my brother's new VIOS got tyre bearing problem after few months. all brands got problem, only proton got many haters. they will said 'proton got problem because they make a problematic cars'. but when toyotas car problem, 'oh..that one is lemon unit'

4. How is performance and handling between these two cars? (Since both are MPV, I don't expect much. Just wanna know which is better between these 2 cars)
my mum got exora bold premium. i drove it a lot, to terengganu, kedah...dare i tell u, performance wise, i can tapau wish on the hill climb(gunung semanggol, ipoh etc) and tailgating alphard. drove to cameron highland once, can take sharp corners very well, even estima cannot follow.yeah, true story

5. How is the ride comfort when compared to Toyota Innova? (going over bumps on road, potholes etc)
innova is made base on the same chasis as HILUX (they share the same frame). what do u expect from HILUX handling and comfort? they are offroad vehicles lor

6. Which car has better fuel economy?
innova is 2.0 while EB is 1.6 which power same as 2.0...my boss already change to EB last year. previously he own toyota UNSER 1.8..he tell me that EB still saving compare to 1.8 UNSER..so, how to compare with 2.0 INNOVA? u figure it out

7. Is the Toyota Innova's build quality more superior than the Exora? (Given that the Innova is manufactured in Indonesia)
in term of build quality, i will say toyota wins. but u may check the price. if proton can sell EB near to 100k, i know the build quality will be superb too..

8. Is the Proton Exora as reliable as the Toyota Innova?
they both group as MPV, as a MPV yes both are reliable, but in term of space, EB 3rd line seat is not suitable for adults and it's luggage capacity may less compare to innova huge chasis
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thanks for your detailed reply!

My dad says since the EB's CFE engine is relatively new, only time will tell if it will be reliable or not as that is one of his concern tongue.gif

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QUOTE(kadajawi @ Jun 15 2013, 10:00 AM)
It's easily the most practical and useful car though. It's the only Honda that I would consider buying.
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Yup, that is for me too. Don't fall in love with all other hondas except Freed due to the sliding door and compact size. Very practical and space efficient. I got Alza for my wife instead mainly due to price tag diff.

But even 3 years later, both me and wife still talking about buying Freed if there is chance to get used one at below RM70k.
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QUOTE(amdxp @ Jul 9 2013, 12:17 PM)
Yup, that is for me too.  Don't fall in love with all other hondas except Freed due to the sliding door and compact size.  Very practical and space efficient.  I got Alza for my wife instead mainly due to price tag diff.

But even 3 years later, both me and wife still talking about buying Freed if there is chance to get used one at below RM70k.
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I couldn't even find a second hand Freed, period. I think those who have one won't give it away. Maybe they like it too much. Have to wait until it is older... But maybe too few people bought one in the first place.

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Hey again everyone, just to update this thread with my final decision, the Exora Bold CFE Premium is the chosen one biggrin.gif

Excellent value for money is the main reason for the decision laugh.gif

Thanks everyone for your input!
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Bro, how about an update on your bold as per all your questions. I'm sure other readers would like some feedback. Tq
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Sorry for bringing up this post.. Im looking for a rental mpv which i can only think of Exora or INNOVA.
Im going with a group of 8 adults
My destination is Cameron Highland
My concern is the safety and FC
Happy if any of u can share it here too
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QUOTE(ben5113 @ Nov 3 2014, 10:15 PM)
Sorry for bringing up this post.. Im looking for a rental mpv which i can only think of Exora or INNOVA.
Im going with a group of 8 adults
My destination is Cameron Highland
My concern is the safety and FC
Happy if any of u can share it here too
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A group of 8?

Starex better

Cause 8 ppl exora and innova may not be as comfortable
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Just to clear some confusion happening here. Turbocharging and downsizing will improve fuel consumption significantly. It's only Proton's CFE that is still such a fuel guzzler.
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oh it is? coz i read somewhere Innova still comfort with 8pax.. anyway thanks for the response smile.gif
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QUOTE(ben5113 @ Nov 3 2014, 10:58 PM)
oh it is? coz i read somewhere Innova still comfort with 8pax.. anyway thanks for the response smile.gif
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Cause innova is actually 7 seater nod.gif
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QUOTE(alwinnng @ Nov 3 2014, 11:05 PM)
Cause innova is actually 7 seater nod.gif
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Innova is 8 seater la not 7. Its 2 3 3 arrangement..
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Anyone who considering buy exora bold, go read exora bold thread brows.gif tongue.gif
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QUOTE(Boy96 @ Nov 4 2014, 12:39 AM)
Innova is 8 seater la not 7. Its 2 3 3 arrangement..
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The 3rd row is narrower than 2nd row summore got the tyre bump there at the leg space forcing both left and right passengers on 3rd row to have minimal leg space.. And summore the side there make until so freakin thick..

So yeah.. 3 people if one is a kiddo/baby.


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Wah I just realised my one year old thread kena bumped LOL laugh.gif

btw Exora 3rd row seats can only seat 2 adults max. I have squeezed 3 people in the 3rd row seat before for short distance though. Not comfortable, but possible.

Innova should be better if wanna fit 3 people in the 3rd row seats as the bench is significantly wider than the Exora's.

Anyway just a quick update since I'm here anyway.

It has been 11 months since I got the Exora. So far everything still good.

Very satisfied with it. Drives great, powerful, spacious and enjoying all the features smile.gif

Reverse camera is extremely useful. Bluetooth auto-connect & play feature is super convenient.

The turbo is extremely addictive and the handling is decent for an MPV tongue.gif

My Premium's 2nd row seat feels quite flat and unsupportive though. The Prime's 2nd row captain seats should be way more comfortable for long distance travelling. But that would mean sacrificing 1 seating capacity if you choose to go for the Prime.

My only complaints with it so far (which I already expected prior to getting the car)
1. Interior plastics cheapo feeling (not a problem though)
2. CVT whine is very obvious. Cabin vibration is apparent. A little bit annoying but overall still okay.
3. Fuel guzzler. I'm averaging about 8km/L for 100% city drive, and 11.5km/L for 80% highway 20% city drive.

To me even though it drinks alot of fuel, at least it has the power to justify it.

Overall I'm pretty happy with my decision smile.gif

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QUOTE(dtna7 @ Nov 3 2014, 10:28 PM)
Just to clear some confusion happening here. Turbocharging and downsizing will improve fuel consumption significantly. It's only Proton's CFE that is still such a fuel guzzler.
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Well it depends on how you drive. I dont think it's just Proton's CFE design.
Turbo power is addictive. Who doesn't want to feel the boost coming on.

Its in fact, the fuel consumption, if driven properly and gently, can be abit more fuel saving than a 2.0NA, but more powerful than a 2.0NA.

But if that driver drives like Satan, then yes, it does comes with a price.
Thats the beauty of turbo. A 2-face engine. One minute it can be a civilized 1.6L engine trying to save as much petrol as possible. Next minute you can put your foot down and put the Vellfire 2.4L to shame on straight line.

On steady highway, I managed to achieve 8.5L/100KM (once it went to 8l/100KM for a while), which is not bad.
But town driving, yes, it can go up to 11l/100KM.

Please remember, this is a 7-seater MPV carrying your entire family.
it's much heavier than a sedan. Hence city driving FC will suffer alot.

But when you put away the cons about heavy fuel consumption, it's worth it for the power and space to carry your entire family of 7 adults.

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QUOTE(SleeplessEyes @ Nov 4 2014, 08:11 AM)
Well it depends on how you drive. I dont think it's just Proton's CFE design.
Turbo power is addictive. Who doesn't want to feel the boost coming on.

Its in fact, the fuel consumption, if driven properly and gently, can be abit more fuel saving than a 2.0NA, but more powerful than a 2.0NA.

But if that driver drives like Satan, then yes, it does comes with a price.
Thats the beauty of turbo. A 2-face engine. One minute it can be a civilized 1.6L engine trying to save as much petrol as possible. Next minute you can put your foot down and put the Vellfire 2.4L to shame on straight line. 

On steady highway, I managed to achieve 8.5L/100KM (once it went to 8l/100KM for a while), which is not bad.
But town driving, yes, it can go up to 11l/100KM.

Please remember, this is a 7-seater MPV carrying your entire family.
it's much heavier than a sedan. Hence city driving FC will suffer alot.

But when you put away the cons about heavy fuel consumption, it's worth it for the power and space to carry your entire family of 7 adults.
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Like it or not, the 1.6L CFE is consuming a hell lot more than my 2.0L TSI. Let's not even compare the 1.4TSI engine as that would make the CFE look like a dinosaur.

Put Vellfire 2.4L to shame? Omg sometimes the syok sendiri Proton owners syndrome can be really intimidating. doh.gif
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QUOTE(ben5113 @ Nov 3 2014, 10:15 PM)
Sorry for bringing up this post.. Im looking for a rental mpv which i can only think of Exora or INNOVA.
Im going with a group of 8 adults
My destination is Cameron Highland
My concern is the safety and FC
Happy if any of u can share it here too
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Rental. Naik bukit. 8 Adults....adui...still want to talk FC???
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Its not like you are buying the car. Just pump Vpowah and go lah. Fuiyo!!

Safety is your priority...Rental cars condition usualy so-so....maybe you should demand a look at the service record history.
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Omg sometimes the syok sendiri Proton owners syndrome can be really intimidating. doh.gif
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At least they claimed can smoke whatever vehicles that don't even bother.
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At least they dont need very worrisome about their gb tongue.gif tongue.gif

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I test drive both cars, ended up choosing innova coz:
1. Finishing quality of interior, innova feels very much comfy n refined, rear passenger seat is much comfort (exora is too flat) speaker quality oso much better
2. Seat arrangement and folding mechanism.. I need to put 2 baby chair, one at 2nd row n the other at 3rd row, wife will seat at the 3rd n leaving left of 2nd row folded to entertain the kids.. sitting at 3rd row of exora on test drive already feel not comfort...
3. Driving visibility.. innova is higher (even exora is high enuf), n rear passenger visibility towards outside view also feels better coz of car overall height

Again, this is a family car meant for comfy ride, innova hit the point..

Other than tht, exora wins in performance, n drive like sedan, accelerate like my civic n can zig zag here n there being its big size... innova pick up like tortoise.. haih... the losing side of exora will be the noisy vroom vroom sound, lower quality built, not as comfy on long distance especially 3rd row

HenSem wise, mesti exora LA.. but if u spend some money to change innova stock rim, it may look quite good actually

Both oso makan minyak, nuff said

See wat u wan lor...
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QUOTE(wtm0325 @ Nov 8 2014, 06:52 PM)
I test drive both cars, ended up choosing innova coz:
1. Finishing quality of interior, innova feels very much comfy n refined, rear passenger seat is much comfort (exora is too flat) speaker quality oso much better
2. Seat arrangement and folding mechanism.. I need to put 2 baby chair, one at 2nd row n the other at 3rd row, wife will seat at the 3rd n leaving left of 2nd row folded to entertain the kids.. sitting at 3rd row of exora on test drive already feel not comfort...
3. Driving visibility.. innova is higher (even exora is high enuf), n rear passenger visibility towards outside view also feels better coz of car overall height

Again, this is a family car meant for comfy ride, innova hit the point..

Other than tht, exora wins in performance, n drive like sedan, accelerate like my civic n can zig zag here n there being its big size... innova pick up like tortoise.. haih... the losing side of exora will be the noisy vroom vroom sound, lower quality built, not as comfy on long distance especially 3rd row

HenSem wise, mesti exora LA.. but if u spend some money to change innova stock rim, it may look quite good actually

Both oso makan minyak, nuff said

See wat u wan lor...
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Good choice bro, you also avoid radiator burst, abs sensor malfunction and oil cooling hose leak problem
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Eb better.
Prime got captain seats, dif headunit,headrest monitor.
Used eb for 6 mths d so far no problem.
After discounts should get around 73k d.quite cheap.
Free service 3 years summore.



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Eb better.
Prime got captain seats, dif headunit,headrest monitor.
Used eb for 6 mths d so far no problem.
After discounts should get around 73k d.quite cheap.
Free service 3 years summore.



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QUOTE(wtm0325 @ Nov 8 2014, 06:52 PM)
I test drive both cars, ended up choosing innova coz:
1. Finishing quality of interior, innova feels very much comfy n refined, rear passenger seat is much comfort (exora is too flat) speaker quality oso much better
2. Seat arrangement and folding mechanism.. I need to put 2 baby chair, one at 2nd row n the other at 3rd row, wife will seat at the 3rd n leaving left of 2nd row folded to entertain the kids.. sitting at 3rd row of exora on test drive already feel not comfort...
3. Driving visibility.. innova is higher (even exora is high enuf), n rear passenger visibility towards outside view also feels better coz of car overall height

Again, this is a family car meant for comfy ride, innova hit the point..

Other than tht, exora wins in performance, n drive like sedan, accelerate like my civic n can zig zag here n there being its big size... innova pick up like tortoise.. haih... the losing side of exora will be the noisy vroom vroom sound, lower quality built, not as comfy on long distance especially 3rd row

HenSem wise, mesti exora LA.. but if u spend some money to change innova stock rim, it may look quite good actually

Both oso makan minyak, nuff said

See wat u wan lor...
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completely agree with everything you have stated. overall innova is a more refined car smile.gif

although I think the exora's speakers are actually pretty good too. Just that you gotta tweak the equaliser and turn on loudness compensation mode on the head unit.
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to update, already get my innova few days back.. it is really underpower and super slow acceleration, feel very sleepy and boring to drive...

BUT things changed once i drive it manually, switch gear manually between 2, 3, D4, only changed gear when RPM reach 3.5k rpm/min.. car never feel so lively before..

found it is more fuel saving this way where i like to accelerate fast.. compare to put D4 all the way and press pedals to end.. fuel consumption to be updated later... currently 8.3km/liter, very heavy drinker, partly due to my heavy right foot as well, it is my first tank petrol
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Haha... I prefer 2nd hand Toyota Estima 2.4 VVT-I AERAS (Model: ACR30) although Toyota Innova or Proton Exora Bold was new car


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Innova is better if you can afford the higher price.
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QUOTE(neo1point3 @ Jun 13 2013, 11:00 PM)
EB fc definitely better than innova
Innova has better build quality than EB, low speed more quiet. High speed both car quite loud
Eb have better air cond thumbup.gif
EB interior looks nicer than innova
Innova more refined
Eb comes with great accessories at much cheaper price
Eb engine have higher output than innova
Eb cvt whine quite loud below 30km/h
You might not tolerate with clutch based cvt

I am EB owner. I will only consider innova if innova G sell at the same price of EB

Prime - 6seater, lcd headunit, lcd behind driver and passenger seat, unique body colour and darker rims, more chrome finishing, fake wood interior, seats leather got write 'prime', the carpet also got written prime of im not mistaken
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Very sincere reviews, love it!

QUOTE(Yong_5290 @ Jun 13 2013, 11:05 PM)
If you want your ride to be more quiet , sound proof your car floor , no need for fully sound proof , covering up to 70% will different a lot. Next thing is get 3M rubber seal and put arond your car rubber, it will seal off wind sound by A LOT .
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This is very good idea, bro! Btw, where you grab the 3M Rubber? Howuch per roll?


QUOTE(joefbi @ Jun 15 2013, 10:50 AM)
My questions for the Proton Exora,
1. What are the main differences between Bold CFE Premium and the Exora Prime? (apart from fake wood finishing)
only cosmetic on the interior, obviously the seating capacity

2. How's the fuel consumption for the CFE engines (assuming both of the variants share the same FC since it's same engine)
bad FC for city driving, fair FC on the highway, btw it's turbos engine, how do u expect to be good as NA engine?

3. I always hear lots of complaints about build quality issues for proton (for example dashboard rattling after a few years, plastics loose/broken, paint peeling).
Has Proton's quality improved with the Exora? (I don't fully believe these "problems" since mostly are made by Proton haters. )
they improved. yes still not very good in NVH, but i dont think got problem on visual e.g paint peeling? no lah...even my brother's new VIOS got tyre bearing problem after few months. all brands got problem, only proton got many haters. they will said 'proton got problem because they make a problematic cars'. but when toyotas car problem, 'oh..that one is lemon unit'

4. How is performance and handling between these two cars? (Since both are MPV, I don't expect much. Just wanna know which is better between these 2 cars)
my mum got exora bold premium. i drove it a lot, to terengganu, kedah...dare i tell u, performance wise, i can tapau wish on the hill climb(gunung semanggol, ipoh etc) and tailgating alphard. drove to cameron highland once, can take sharp corners very well, even estima cannot follow.yeah, true story

5. How is the ride comfort when compared to Toyota Innova? (going over bumps on road, potholes etc)
innova is made base on the same chasis as HILUX (they share the same frame). what do u expect from HILUX handling and comfort? they are offroad vehicles lor

6. Which car has better fuel economy?
innova is 2.0 while EB is 1.6 which power same as 2.0...my boss already change to EB last year. previously he own toyota UNSER 1.8..he tell me that EB still saving compare to 1.8 UNSER..so, how to compare with 2.0 INNOVA? u figure it out

7. Is the Toyota Innova's build quality more superior than the Exora? (Given that the Innova is manufactured in Indonesia)
in term of build quality, i will say toyota wins. but u may check the price. if proton can sell EB near to 100k, i know the build quality will be superb too..

8. Is the Proton Exora as reliable as the Toyota Innova?
they both group as MPV, as a MPV yes both are reliable, but in term of space, EB 3rd line seat is not suitable for adults and it's luggage capacity may less compare to innova huge chasis
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Cool and sincere reviews too! Surprise, EB 3rd line seats so narrow? Innova not so spacious too? Still, the last roll for luggage, really lower capacity than Innova?

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so whts the verdict guys?

i m also in the market for a new mpv

preferbly below RM150k
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QUOTE(ariffred @ Dec 29 2016, 01:23 AM)
so whts the verdict guys?

i m also in the market for a new mpv

preferbly below RM150k
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You want peace of mind? Get innova instead of exora. Not blindly saying, i am exora bold owner. Yes it is nice, it is comfy, powertful but there are few issues need extra attention.

But 150k choose this option lah

Mazda 5 2.0 liter skyactiv (150k)

Nissan Serena S Hybrid (from 130k) wub.gif
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QUOTE(ariffred @ Dec 29 2016, 01:23 AM)
so whts the verdict guys?

i m also in the market for a new mpv

preferbly below RM150k
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Nissan Serena is your best bet.

 

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