MG HS 1.5 T-GDI Excite 5dr Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £20,995What Car? Target Price£20,498
Review

Not only does the MG HS offer excellent value for money, it also has a classy interior and punchy performance if you’re prepared to work the engine for it. Although its infotainment system is laggy and its engine rather coarse when pushed, it’s well worth considering if you don’t need a vast boot.

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Mid-spec Excite trim increases the alloy wheel size from 17in to 18in, adds rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, a DAB radio, sat-nav and the option of an automatic gearbox. Go for the auto, and you get adaptive cruise control as well.

With 160bhp, this 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine feels punchier than the similarly priced C5 Aircross Puretech 130, and has far more low-down get-up-and-go than the petrol-powered Mazda CX-5. It is rather coarse and rivals are more efficient, though. An automatic gearbox is optional on Excite and Exclusive trims.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

37.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

463

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

172

g/km

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