New MG ZS EV vs new Renault Zoe

Renault has upgraded the Zoe with a super range, while MG is undercutting every comparable electric car. Who has the brighter idea?...

New MG ZS EV vs new Renault Zoe

Our verdict

The new Zoe may not look a lot different from its predecessor, but it’s a drastically better car. With a range that competes with that of many premium electric cars and a smart new interior, it’s a great buy. It’s just a shame there’s no longer a battery leasing option to bring the price down.

The ZS EV finishes a close second, and it’s actually the better choice if you regularly need to cart around four adults. You also get loads of equipment as standard for a great price, helping to make up for its so-so driving dynamics and shorter range.

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1st – Renault Zoe - 5 stars

Renault Zoe rear

For Better to drive; much longer range; better infotainment system; smart interior

Against Cramped rear seats; road noise; no Euro NCAP rating at time of writing

Read our full Renault Zoe review >

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2nd - MG ZS EV - 4 stars

MG ZS EV rear

For The more practical family car; big discounts; stronger performance; quieter

Against Incessant warning noises; bouncy ride

Read our full MG ZS EV review >

Find a great MG ZS EV deal >


Specifications: MG ZS EV Exclusive

  • Engine Electric motor
  • List price £30,495*
  • Target price £27,995*
  • Power 141bhp
  • Torque 260lb ft
  • Gearbox Single-speed automatic
  • 0-60mph 8.1sec
  • Top speed 87mph
  • Official range 163 miles
  • Real Range na 
  • CO2 emissions 0g/km (NEDC)

Specifications: Renault Zoe R135 GT Line

  • Engine Electric motor
  • List price £32,120*
  • Target price £30,549*
  • Power 134bhp
  • Torque 181lb ft
  • Gearbox Single-speed automatic
  • 0-60mph 9.2sec
  • Top speed 87mph
  • Official range 238 miles
  • Real Range 192 miles 
  • CO2 emissions 0g/km (NEDC)
     

(*before £3500 government grant)


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