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MG ZS EV review

Category: Small Electric

Section: Costs & verdict

MG ZS EV 2021 interior infotainment
  • MG ZS EV 2021 front right tracking
  • MG ZS EV 2021 rear right tracking
  • MG ZS EV 2021 interior dashboard
  • MG ZS EV 2021 interior rear seats
  • MG ZS EV 2021 interior infotainment
  • MG ZS EV 2021 front tracking
  • MG ZS EV 2021 front left tracking
  • MG ZS EV 2021 rear left tracking
  • MG ZS EV 2021 right tracking
  • MG ZS EV 2021 front left cornering
  • MG ZS EV 2021 front right static
  • MG ZS EV 2021 front static
  • MG ZS EV 2021 rear right static
  • MG ZS EV 2021 charging socket detail
  • MG ZS EV 2021 front charging socket detail
  • MG ZS EV 2021 rear lights detail
  • MG ZS EV 2021 interior front seats
  • MG ZS EV 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • MG ZS EV 2021 interior panoramic roof
  • MG ZS EV 2021 boot open
  • MG ZS EV 2021 front right tracking
  • MG ZS EV 2021 rear right tracking
  • MG ZS EV 2021 interior dashboard
  • MG ZS EV 2021 interior rear seats
  • MG ZS EV 2021 interior infotainment
  • MG ZS EV 2021 front tracking
  • MG ZS EV 2021 front left tracking
  • MG ZS EV 2021 rear left tracking
  • MG ZS EV 2021 right tracking
  • MG ZS EV 2021 front left cornering
  • MG ZS EV 2021 front right static
  • MG ZS EV 2021 front static
  • MG ZS EV 2021 rear right static
  • MG ZS EV 2021 charging socket detail
  • MG ZS EV 2021 front charging socket detail
  • MG ZS EV 2021 rear lights detail
  • MG ZS EV 2021 interior front seats
  • MG ZS EV 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • MG ZS EV 2021 interior panoramic roof
  • MG ZS EV 2021 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The MG ZS EV is much cheaper for cash buyers than the equivalent Kia e-Niro or Hyundai Kona Electric. It’s also cheaper than smaller electric cars, such as the Renault Zoe, but not by the same margin. 

The ZS EV is predicted to hold on to its value well if you go for the long range (68.3kWh battery) model, and is expected to be worth more than the Peugeot e-2008 after three years. The Kia e-Niro will hold on to its value even better.

Although the regular MG ZS has a disappointing three-star Euro NCAP safety test rating, the ZS EV scores the full five stars. As well as having more safety kit, it does a better job of protecting adults and children from injury. Even so, the Nissan Leaf was found to be safer in an impact.

MG performed reasonably well in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, coming tenth out of 30 brands, behind Hyundai and Kia, but ahead of Renault and Nissan. MGs come with a seven-year, 80,000 mile manufacturer warranty. The battery is covered for the same duration, and will be repaired or replaced if it falls below 70% of its as-new performance in that time.

MG ZS EV 2021 interior infotainment

Overview

The MG ZS EV offers a lot for the money in the electric car world, with good interior space, a big boot and plenty of standard equipment. The long range version is even more compelling because of how much it undercuts the Kia e-Niro and others. It's also expected to hold its value well. The ZS EV is mediocre in terms of its ride comfort and refinement, but many buyers will be happy to accept that compromise for such good value.

  • Lot of room for passengers
  • Long driving range
  • Well equipped
  • Poor ride comfort
  • Lots of noise on the motorway
  • Other electric cars charge more quickly
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