MG HS 1.5 T-GDI Exclusive 5dr DCT Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
MG HS front 2019
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  • MG HS 2019 RHD infotainment
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  • MG HS 2019 front wide panning
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  • MG HS front 2019
  • MG HS 2019 RHD rear right tracking
  • MG HS 2019 RHD dashboard
  • MG HS 2019 RHD rear seats
  • MG HS 2019 RHD infotainment
  • MG HS 2019 front tight tracking shot
  • MG HS 2019 front wide panning
  • MG HS 2019 rear tight tracking
  • MG HS 2019 RHD front seats
  • MG HS 2019 RHD instruments closeup
  • MG HS 2019 RHD boot open
RRP £24,995What Car? Target Price£24,279
Review

Not only does the MG HS offer excellent value for money and lots of equipment, it also has a classy interior and decent performance from the 1.5 T-GDi petrol engine – if you’re prepared to work it. The downsides are its infotainment system is laggy, its engine rather coarse at times and the boot isn't big by class standards. Still, the HS petrol is well worth considering. The Plug-in model feels the least polished and isn't as good value compared with the much better Ford Kuga PHEV.

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This top-spec trim gets diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED headlights, heated, electrically adjustable sports front seats, two-tone leather upholstery, ambient lighting, a panoramic roof and an electric tailgate.

The MG HS’s 1.5-litre petrol engine is flexible enough in normal driving, but the smaller 1.2-litre petrol in the Citroën C5 Aircross picks up quicker from low revs. That said, the HS is actually pretty brisk when you work the engine really hard, chalking up a 9.0sec 0-60mph time on our damp test track. It can be quite coarse when you rev it but drive it carefully and it can do a respectable 34mpg in the real world.


Key information

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

36.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

463

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

174

g/km

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