Used MG Rover ZT Tourer 2001 - 2005 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Our recommendations

2001 - 2005 review
MG Rover ZT Tourer (01 - 05)
  • MG Rover ZT Tourer (01 - 05)
  • MG Rover ZT Tourer (01 - 05)
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Our recommendations

Which used MG ZT-T estate should I buy?

We'd recommend the turbocharged 1.8-litre petrol engine. Its 0-60mph time of 8.9 seconds isn't too far behind the bigger 2.5-litre V6 engine, but it improves your average fuel consumption by almost 9mpg.

The entry-level 1.8 is even more frugal, but it's too weedy to make the ZT-T feel like a proper sports car. The same goes for both the 2.0-litre diesel engines. The V8 isn't a great choice. It's very quick, but an average of 21.5mpg makes it very pricey to run.

Trim levels reflect those found in the saloon. There are two for our favourite engine: ZT-T and ZT-T+. The standard car has lots of toys, including remote central locking, air-conditioning, alloys, electric front windows, a sunroof and a CD player. The ZT+ won't cost you much more, and it adds climate control, electric rear windows and a CD changer.

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