What alternatives should I consider to a used MG HS hatchback?
Almost all the MG HS's competitors will demand higher prices. For similar money as an entry-level 2020 HS, you could pick up a top-spec 2021 Dacia Duster but the trade-off is you're getting a smaller car (the Duster is in the family SUV class).
If you have your heart set on a large SUV and have some extra money to spend, the Ford Kuga is an excellent choice. It's spacious, well priced and we particularly like the PHEV version.