MG 5 review

Category: Electric car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:electric
Available colours:
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Introduction

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If you’re in the market for an electric car, we suspect that saving a few quid will be of interest to you. After all, even the most environmentally conscious of you will no doubt have in the back of your minds: no more pricey petrol-station fill-ups. With that in mind, let us introduce the MG 5; an electric family estate that combines a decent battery range with an attractive list price.

Unlike some rivals that offer a bewildering array of motors, batteries and trim levels to pick from, MG makes things nice and simple. There’s one motor and battery combo, a pair of well-stocked trim levels and no optional extras to worry about, either. In other words, the toughest choice will be picking the colour, and, at the last count, there were only five of those.

You certainly get a lot for your money. Despite costing less than the Honda E, the Mini Electric, the Nissan Leaf 40kWh or the Renault Zoe, the 5 has a longer range and it's bigger inside than all of them. Indeed, it could be a perfectly viable first step into electric car ownership for those used to a Ford Focus Estate, Kia Ceed Sportswagen or Volkswagen Golf Estate. The 5 will certainly save you a packet on company car tax compared with petrol, diesel and even plug-in hybrid alternatives.

So, is the MG 5 too good to be true, or could it slot perfectly into your life at a pocket-friendly price? Over the next few pages we’ll let you know how it behaves on the road, investigate the interior and let you know how costly it is. And don’t forget about out our New Car Buying Service; you’ll find big savings on a huge range of new cars without leaving your armchair.

At a glance

Number of trims2 see more
Available fuel typeselectric
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty7 years / 80000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£0 / £0
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£0 / £0

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