Used MG ZS 2017 - present review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Ownership cost

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Ownership cost

What used MG ZS hatchback will I get for my budget?

Prices for a used MG ZS at the time of writing start at around £12,000 for a 1.5-litre Excite with less than 10,000 miles on the clock, while the more powerful 1.0-litre model is more like £14,500. You'll need around £20,000 to get behind the wheel of the all-electric ZS EV version. To keep up to date with used ZS prices, use our free valuation tool to make sure you're getting the best deal.

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How much does it cost to run a MG ZS hatchback?

Compared with its rivals, the MG ZS will cost you more to run in day-to-day driving. Official average fuel economy for the 1.5 is 49.6mpg, while the 1.0-litre auto returns 44.8mpg. An Arona with a similar 1.0-litre petrol engine will be well above 50mpg, in comparison. Road tax, under the current flat rate, is £150 per year.

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that the ZS EV’s range is nothing exceptional by today’s standards. Officially, 163 miles is possible (as measured in WLTP tests), while, for context, the e-Niro can manage 282 miles and the Renault Zoe 186 miles. 

The ZS EV can take up to 50kW from a public CCS point, giving a 0-80% top-up in around 40 minutes. If you charge up at home using a Type 2 connector from a 7.2kW wall box, as most owners will, the car's 44.5kWh battery takes roughly six and a half hours to charge up fully from empty.

Servicing is due every 15,000 miles and you could set up a service plan to help spread the cost.

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