MG ZS (2017) Review

by Stuart Noad

 

Overall user rating

5.0

This is the all new MG ZS. It comes in three different versions, starting at around £12,500 and going up to around £17,500. This seems like great value as even in the basic model you get features like cruise control and Bluetooth. The higher end models you also get wider alloy wheels, a full colour touchscreen with Apple Car Play and a reversing camera.

It's a good-looking car. That bold imposing grill, the sporty lines and the spoke alloys are a far cry from the MG of 5 years ago. MG call the styling "confident, athletic, and fluid" and I have to agree with them.

The boot is a great size for a Compact SUV. The MG badge acting as the boot opener is a nice touch. MG claim the boot capacity is best in class. The boot floor actually raises up and down so you can change the capacity of the boot.
In the back, there's a good amount of room. Definitely plenty of room for a couple of adults, and the finish is really good, especially considering the price point with chrome finish and soft finish materials.

Then in the front, this continues, again, a really nice finish. There are two engines, a 1.5L petrol and a 1.0L petrol turbo and choice of a 6 speed auto gearbox or 5 speed manual.
In terms of the drive, its pretty good, especially at lower speeds. Around town it feels really solid. When you get a little bit faster over 50mph it can feel a little less solid but there's no roll and you pretty much stick to the road. Overall, it's a great little car, especially considering the prices.

Pros

  • Great value for money
  • Decent Drive
  • Good Size Boot - Best in Class (Capacity)

Cons

  • 1.0L engine feels underpowered
  • Unknown depreciation - but it is well priced to begin with

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