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2.5 out of 5 2.5
Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5
Proton Savvy (05-12) - rated 2.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £5,995 - £8,695
Used price £195 - £1,835
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £145
Insurance group 8 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Peppy engine, easy to drive and park, cheap to run, good interior space

CONS

No steering adjustment, poor quality interior, feels flimsy and dated, awkward rear styling

Proton Savvy rivals

Citroën
C3
2.5 out of 5 2.5
Perodua
Myvi
3.5 out of 5 3.5
Hyundai
Getz
2.5 out of 5 2.5

Written by David Ross on

The Savvy is a small hatchback from Proton that's designed to be a better value alternative to more mainstream cars like the Ford Ka. It's certainly cheaper new but unfortunately that can't justify the poor quality interior and overall low budget feel. On the plus side, standard equipment is good with air conditioning, electric windows, parking sensors and alloy wheels all included on the most popular Style model while there's reasonable room for four adults and a week's shopping.

But that doesn't prevent the Savvy from feeling dated and although cheap, other small cars represent better value for money.

Proton Savvy rivals

Citroën
C3
2.5 out of 5 2.5
Perodua
Myvi
3.5 out of 5 3.5
Hyundai
Getz
2.5 out of 5 2.5