What Car? says...
The maker of the MG HS large SUV may have found fame building sports cars, but with this model and others, it's aiming for more mainstream success.
That’s a sensible business strategy, bearing in mind that sales of family-friendly SUVs have gone through the roof, while sports cars are very much a niche product. The HS – a large SUV that undercuts a fair few small ones on price – also cements MG’s reputation for good value.
The HS didn’t feature in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey but MG performed well in the brands section, coming ninth out of the 32 car makers. The HS is covered by a seven-year warranty. Read more here
The HS is available as a petrol and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) but not as a fully electric car. The PHEV model has an official electric-only range of 32 miles on a full charge (although it’s likely to be closer to 20-25 miles in real-world driving). Read more here
Our favourite HS engine is the 1.5-litre petrol, which is reasonably brisk and delivers respectable fuel economy. We reckon the entry-level Excite trim level offers the best value – it includes nice-to-have kit, including leather seats, adaptive cruise control and power-folding door mirrors for a low price. Read more here
It has a 10.1in touchscreen with some shortcut buttons that make it easy to navigate, and built-in sat-nav. It can be slow to respond to inputs though, so it’s best to use the standard Android Auto/Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring feature if you can. Read more here
Non-PHEV versions of the MG HS have a relatively small boot at 463 litres, which our testers found to be big enough to take six carry-on suitcases. The plug-in hybrid HS has a slightly smaller boot (448 litres) because its batteries take up space. The rear seats split 60/40 to open up a larger carrying area. Read more here
|RRP price range||£23,495 - £33,595|
|Number of trims (see all)||2|
|Number of engines (see all)||2|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol, hybrid|
|MPG range across all versions||155.8 - 37.9|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||7 years / 80000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£683 / £1,961|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£1,366 / £3,921|