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

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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  • MG HS 2021 front cornering
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  • MG HS 2021 interior driver display
  • MG HS 2021 interior panoramic roof
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RRP£32,595
Review

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.

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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 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. 


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

155.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

448

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

43

g/km

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