New MG3 1.5 VTi-TECH Exclusive 5dr [Navigation] Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

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RRP £16,035What Car? Target Price£15,459
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

Some rivals are better to drive and have better interiors, but the MG3’s cheap price tag, comfortable ride, efficient hybrid engine and standard equipment levels make it a very appealing choice among its small car rivals. We'd stick with the entry-level SE trim, but top-spec Trophy is not a big step up in price.

This range-topping trim brings sports seats up front, cruise control, a reversing camera and a few other upgrades, including built-in sat-nav.

The only engine option isn’t turbocharged, so it feels a bit 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 the rev range, be prepared for quite a lot of vibration and harshness.


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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