MG ZS review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Performance & drive

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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

The MG ZS has meatier and more precise steering, better grip when cornering and much less body lean through corners than the Dacia Duster. It's not as fun or agile as the Seat Ateca and other more expensive family SUVs, though.

When it comes to comfort, the ZS starts to struggle. The ride is unsettled at all speeds – much more so than in the altogether softer Duster – making the driving experience quite tiring. You also hear more road noise at motorway speeds than you do in the Duster, although the ZS is better for wind noise.