Used MG Rover ZR Hatchback 2001 - 2005 review

Category: Small car

Section: Our recommendations

MG Rover ZR Hatchback (01 - 05)
  • MG Rover ZR Hatchback (01 - 05)
  • MG Rover ZR Hatchback (01 - 05)

Our recommendations

Which used MG ZR hatchback should I buy?

Don't bother with the 2.0 turbodiesel engines. They're reasonably strong, but unrefined, unenjoyable and unsuited to the car.

Of the petrols, the ZR105 is a good, low-cost warm hatch and its 1.4 petrol engine is willing enough. For drivers who want a little more go, there's the ZR160. Its 158bhp 1.8 petrol is hot-hatch swift - 0-60mph in 7.4sec - but the insurance costs are prohibitive.