Used test: MG GS vs Suzuki Vitara

If you want an SUV but don't want to pay high running costs you could try the MG GS or the Suzuki Vitara. But which makes the most sense as a used buy?...

MGGS vs Suzuki Vitara

Our Verdict

The MG GS has its strengths; it’s roomy enough in the back to keep tall adults comfortable and its boot is large enough to deal with the whole family’s luggage. It’s also pretty nippy.

However, Suzuki’s experience wins the day. The Vitara, while not quite as spacious as the GS, is still a practical family car. It’s also far better to drive and is cheaper to run. As an added bonus, it’s also better equipped in this mid-level SZ-T trim.

Read our review of the  Suzuki Vitara

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1st – Suzuki Vitara

Suzuki Vitara

For Well equipped; comfortable ride; cheaper to run

Against Tinny interior; smaller boot

Verdict A well-rounded small SUV at a good price

4 out of 5 stars

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2nd – MG GS


For Good performance; loads of space; well equipped

Against Dreadful ride; stodgy handling; costs more to run

Verdict  Good in some areas but can’t cut it with the Vitara

2 out of 5 stars

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Specifications: MG GS 1.5 Excite

Engine size 1.5-litre petrol

List price when new £17,495

Price today £11,200

Power 164bhp

Torque 184lb ft

0-60mph 8.7sec

Top speed 118mph

Fuel economy 46.3mpg (Official average)

CO2 emissions 139g/km


Specifications: Suzuki Vitara 1.6 SZ-T

Engine size 1.6-litre petrol

List price when new £16,249

Price today £11,000

Power 118bhp

Torque 115lb ft

0-60mph 9.7sec

Top speed 112mph

Fuel economy 53.3mpg (Official average)

CO2 emissions 123g/km


Price today is based on a  2016 model with average mileage and full service history, correct at time of writing

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