MG 3 1.5 VTi-TECH Excite 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £12,495What Car? Target Price£12,078
Review

The MG 3 is keenly priced, but a bumpy ride, wheezy engine and disappointing safety rating all count against it. It's hard to recommend.

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This entry-level trim gets you alloy wheels, air-conditioning, rear parking sensors, electric windows all round and an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system. Given the MG 3's budget-focused nature, it's the one to go for.

The MG 3's engine isn’t turbocharged like the majority of its rivals', so it feels gutless and asthmatic at low revs. On quicker roads, it’s easier to make use of the engine’s maximum grunt, which arrives at a 4500rpm – but once you’re that high up in the rev range, be prepared for quite a lot of vibration and harshness.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

43.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

285

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

147

g/km

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