For The MG3 is cheap and comes with lots of equipment. Good interior space means four adults will be comfortable, and insurance costs are low.
Against The engine feels weak and emissions and fuel economy are poor. The steering is too heavy at low speed, the ride is harsh and the interior feels low-rent.
What Car? says
The MG3 is cheap to buy and insure, but it’ll cost you more to run than many rivals because it loses its value more quickly, uses more fuel and emits more CO2. It isn’t particularly good to drive, either.
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There are 4 MG MG3 versions available
Target Price team says:
The MG3’s main attractions are its low price and the fact that even the entry-level 3Time model gets a USB socket, hill-hold control, LED daytime running lights and electric windows – features its similarly priced rivals can’t match. You don’t get air-con or alloy wheels at this level, though, so we’d recommend a more expensive model.
Our choice would be the 3Form, which gets air-con, Bluetooth, a DAB radio and a leather steering wheel with audio controls.
There are loads of ways to personalise your MG3, ranging from interior design packs to exterior graphics. Where you’re restricted is with the engine and gearbox; the only one is a 1.5-litre petrol that comes with a five-speed manual gearbox.
Reader test team says:
My wife bought this car last December and really likes it. She bought the special 90th edition which has the same spec as the Style. When we go out I…
Previously owning a Fiesta Zetec I was somewhat worried about reports on the MG3 from What Car etc slating this car for running costs, equipment etc.…
Having purchased an MG6 last year, my wife and I took a test drive of the MG3 shortly after the launch last summer. My wife was so enthused by the…
I actually bought one for my wife and I think the whole personalisation aspect has been missed by Whatcar review; not sure what spec. and when driven…