Used MG Rover ZS Hatchback 2001 - 2005 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

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

What's the used MG ZS hatchback like?

The MG ZS's engineers may have been forced to use the platform of the stodgy-handling Rover 45 as a base, but they didn't let that deter them. When the ZS arrived in 2001, it did so to critical acclaim. The stiffened, lowered suspension does an excellent job and provides fine handling, although the ride is a bit too firm as a result.

There's a wide range of engines, starting with a 1.6-litre 107bhp petrol and culminating in an excellent 2.5-litre 177bhp V6. A 1.8-litre petrol and two 2.0 turbodiesels complete the picture.