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Used MG ZS EV 2019-present review

Category: Electric car

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Used MG ZS EV 2019-present review
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What's the used MG ZS EV hatchback like?

The MG ZS EV is an electric SUV that's bound to raise some eyebrows – are its cheap and cheerful prices too good to be true? Well, let's just say this isn't one for the bargain bin, people. In fact, you get an impressive amount of quality bang for your buck. 

It has more grunt than the petrol-powered ZS, for starters. Opt for a pre-facelift example and you'll get a 45.5kWh battery paired with one electric motor for 141bhp. Put your foot down and 0-62mph takes a respectable 8.5sec. 

Rivals such as the Nissan Leaf are better to driver than the ZS EV, though. Its steering has an artificial feel which doesn’t give you much insight into what the front wheels are up to. The weight of the battery pack makes it around a quarter of a tonne heavier than the regular ZS, so the EV doesn’t feel quite as agile as its petrol-powered sibling. 

Ride quality can be relatively soft over potholes, but it has a tendency to bounce around over uneven roads. Also, the ZS EV is not as quiet as you'd expect an electric car to be, with plenty of motor whine and high levels of wind and road noise at motorway speeds.

It's not all bad news, though, because the brake pedal has a satisfyingly predictable action to it, making it easy to apply the right amount of pressure to stop smoothly, unlike the Renault Zoe.

The interior is a pleasant surprise, with plenty of soft-touch plastics on its dashboard and some solid-feeling buttons and switches. Thanks to its SUV body, the ZS EV is highly practical.

Head, leg and shoulder room are great front and rear (even with a head room robbing panoramic glass roof), plus the boot is huge compared with many electric car rivals, because the batteries are housed under the rear seats and not the boot floor.

If you're interested in finding a used ZS EV, or any of the other cars mentioned here, head over to the Used Car Buying pages to find lots of cars listed for sale at a great price.

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