MG ZS 1.5 VTi-TECH Exclusive 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP £20,835What Car? Target Price£19,028
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The MG ZS has a relatively upmarket interior, roomy rear seats, tidy handling and a long warranty. Extremely competitive pricing explains away a lot of its flaws, including its unsettled ride, but the absence of automatic emergency braking is harder to forgive. We reckon the cheapest 1.5 VTi-tech engine in Excite trim makes the most sense.

This top-tier trim adds quite a bit to the price of the ZS but also some welcome luxuries, including ba uilt-in sat-nav, a 360-degree parking camera, heated front seats and blind-spot monitoring. You’ll struggle to find a rival for the same price that offers as much kit.

This engine's lack of a turbocharger means you need to rev it quite hard to get the best from it. Once it does get going, though, performance is very similar to the pricier 1.0T-GDI.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

42.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

448

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

149

g/km