What Car? says...
An electric car with a good range and a big boot must be pricey, right? Wrong. Let us introduce you to the MG5 EV – an estate car that combines a decent battery with an attractive list price.
How far can the MG5 go on a full charge? Officially, the 57kWh (usable) battery pack gives the model a range of up to 250 miles. That's not bad considering most rivals able to match that cost thousands of pounds more.
You'll notice that none of those are estate cars – the MG5 is unique in this price range as an electric estate, although there are plenty of electric SUVs around. To give you an idea of how it compares for practicality and boot space, we'll put it up against some petrol estates too, including the Ford Focus Estate, Kia Ceed Sportswagen and VW Golf Estate.
When you've decided which make and model to buy, we can help you find it for the lowest price if you search our free What Car? New Car Deals pages. It has big savings on a huge range of new cars, including lots of new estate car deals.
There’s certainly a lot to like about it. It’s great value, practical and has a good range. If you want an electric car in this price range, it's definitely worth considering. Read more here
MG performed well in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey finishing in joint ninth place out of 32 manufacturers. That's above most of its key rivals. Read more here
It gets a battery with a useable capacity of 57kWh and an official range of 250 miles on a full charge. In real-world driving conditions, expect it to be closer to 200 miles. Read more here
Its quoted maximum charging speed is 87kW, so the absolute fastest top-up you can get is just over 40 minutes for a 10-80% charge if you can find a 100kW charger. Read more here
|RRP price range||£29,695 - £33,495|
|Number of trims (see all)||4|
|Number of engines (see all)||2|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||electric|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||7 years / 80000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£59 / £67|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£119 / £134|