Parkers overall rating: 3.2 out of 5 3.2
  • MG3's EuroNCAP score is average
  • Lack of advanced driver assistance
  • Decent protection for the budget, though

2018 MG3 - two ISOFix points on outer rear seats

Like many cars in this sector, the MG3 scores three stars with EuroNCAP and the 2018 facelift is unlikely to change that result. Basic driver assistance and occupant protection are average for the class, with no advanced features such as autonomous emergency braking available optionally.

Regardless of model the MG3 comes with six airbags (front, side and curtain), stability and traction control and emergency brake assist.

If you regularly carry small children in the front you’ll need to buy an Excite or Exclusive, as the entry-level Explore does without a passenger airbag cut off switch.

  • Generous interior dimensions for a small car
  • Comfortable footwell space, good legroom in rear
  • Easy to place on the road

2018 MG3 interior space

The MG3 is available with a five-door bodystyle only and, as mentioned above, there’s plenty of room for four occupants of all sizes and space for a fifth passenger if necessary. Despite the generous interior space, it's a very easy car to park and find space for.

Rear passengers will find ample legroom unless unusually tall, and there's more than the usual width for the back seat too. Those in the front will find wide footwells without uncomfortable intrusions, and plenty of space for pedals and feet to work together.

2018 MG3 dimensions - 1,912 x 4.018 x 1,507mm

Boot space is fine for most purposes, with a quoted volume of 285 litres. That’s the same figure as the Peugeot 208 and 10 litres smaller than the Ford Fiesta, while MG3 practicality is way ahead of smaller rivals such as the Chevrolet Spark with its 170-litre boot.

MG’s boot volume figure includes space in the spare wheel well under the boot floor; with a spare wheel fitted official boot capacity is 256 litres.

2018 MG3 luggage capacity - 285 litres/1,262 litres

The rear seat backs are split 60:40 and are very easy to fold down via pull-up tags, though you’ll need to hold the seatbelts to one side to make sure they don’t become trapped. As with many cars of this size, the seat backs fold straight down onto the seat base to create a stepped rather than flat load area.

MG do offer an approved towing kit, and the MG3 can tow 200kg.

MG3 towing capacity - 200kg

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the MG Motor UK MG3.

  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

3Form equipment

3Form standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
3Form optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control
  • Traction control

3Form Sport equipment

3Form Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
3Form Sport optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control
  • Traction control

3Style equipment

3Style standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
3Style optional equipment
None available

3Style Lux equipment

3Style Lux standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
3Style Lux optional equipment
None available

3Style+ equipment

3Style+ standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
3Style+ optional equipment
None available

3Time equipment

3Time standard equipment
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
3Time optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Traction control

90th LE equipment

90th LE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
90th LE optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim

Excite equipment

Excite standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Excite optional equipment
None available

Exclusive equipment

Exclusive standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Exclusive optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Explore equipment

Explore standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Explore optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 3 stars

The MG Motor UK MG3 was tested by Euro NCAP in 2014 and was awarded a 3 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

3 star rating
Test 2014
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 69%
Child Occupant: 71%
Vulnerable Road Users: 59%
Safety Assist: 38%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.