MG HS 1.5 T-GDI PHEV Excite 5dr Auto Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

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  • MG HS 2022 interior infotainment
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  • MG HS 2022 PHEV charging socket
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  • MG HS 2022 interior panoramic roof
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  • MG HS 2022 boot open
  • MG HS 2022 front cornering
  • MG HS 2022 rear cornering
  • MG HS 2022 interior dashboard
  • MG HS 2022 interior rear seats
  • MG HS 2022 interior infotainment
  • MG HS 2022 right tracking
  • MG HS 2022 rear cornering
  • MG HS 2022 front cornering
  • MG HS 2022 front tracking
  • MG HS 2022 headlight detail
  • MG HS 2022 rear lights detail
  • MG HS 2022 grille and badge detail
  • MG HS 2022 PHEV charging socket
  • MG HS 2022 interior front seats
  • MG HS 2022 interior front seat detail
  • MG HS 2022 interior panoramic roof
  • MG HS 2022 interior controls detail
  • MG HS 2022 boot open
RRP £31,095What Car? Target Price£30,328
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The MG HS offers excellent value for money and lots of equipment, and 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 laggy infotainment system, rather coarse engine and small boot by class standards. Still, the HS petrol is well worth considering. The plug-in hybrid model feels less polished and isn't as good value as the much better Ford Kuga PHEV.

Even entry-level Excite trim gives you such niceties as leather seats, adaptive cruise control with steering assist (auto only), keyless entry and start, automatic headlights and wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, power-folding door mirrors, alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, a six-way-adjustable electric driver's seat and dual-zone climate control. The infotainment system includes a 10.1in touchscreen, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto and sat-nav. That's enough for us, so it's our pick.

The Plug-in version's claimed 0-62mph time is 6.9sec, which is faster than the Ford Kuga PHEV; it certainly feels lively everywhere from urban settings to motorways. And, of course, it'll run on electric power alone. It's a lot slower in electric mode, but still fine for tootling along and the official WLTP combined range is 32 miles - just shy of the Kuga's 35 miles. 


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

155.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

448

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

43

g/km