What Car? says...
Despite its maker originally finding fame as a sports car manufacturer, the MG HS proves that, nowadays, the brand is far more interested in chasing volume sales. And that’s a sensible business strategy, bearing in mind that sports cars have become a very small niche sector, while SUV sales are through the roof. It also cements MG’s current reputation for good value. After all, this is a large SUV at a price that undercuts a fair few small SUVs.
The line-up is refreshingly simple. Power-wise there’s a petrol engine with a standard six-speed manual gearbox or optional dual-clutch automatic and, bang-on trend, a plug-in hybrid with, wait for it... a 10-speed auto ‘box. In terms of equipment, you can choose from two trim levels, but if you’re hoping for four-wheel drive or a diesel engine, forget it.
For a large SUV to be so cheap, you might be expecting an interior that feels a generation or two out of date, like the smaller Dacia Duster’s. However, as you’ll find out from our comprehensive review, the HS is full of surprises.
So, to find out how it compares to other large SUVs, such as the Citroën C5 Aircross, Mazda CX-5 and Peugeot 5008, keep with us over the next few pages. We’ll tell you all about how it drives, what the interior's like and how many people or things you can cram into it. You’ll also find out which trim we prefer.
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At a glance
|Number of trims||2 see more|
|Number of engines||2 see more|
|Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you?||petrol, hybrid|
|MPG range across all versions||155.8 - 37.9|
|Avaliable doors options||5|
|Warranty||7 years / 80000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£661 / £1,789|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£1,322 / £3,577|
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