Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 7.7 - 7.9 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 36.2 - 37.2 mpg
  • Decent fuel economy
  • Reasonable BiK rates
  • Affordable tax

 2019 MG HS dials

The HS arrives in the UK in November. Its insurance group has not yet been announced. But we do know that its fuel economy is reasonable, at 37.2mpg.

For the manual, the CO2 output is 148g/km, while the auto is 157. VED in year one is £210 for a manual, £530 for an auto. BiK is 33 per cent across the board.

Early days, but don’t expect the HS to hold on to its value particularly well in the used market.

Reliability

MG's cars aren't exactly complicated by the standards of the class, and there are fewer items to go wrong. Though 'made in China' isn't exactly a buzzword for high quality, owners seem extremely satisfied with the quality of their MGs so far, and there's no reason that the HS shouldn't continue this. A well-liked - if slightly sparse - dealer network is also on hand should anything go wrong.

MG's clearly confident in the quality of its engineering as it gives its cars the joint-longest warranty in the business, with the seven-year period matching both Kia and SsangYong. The mileage limit's slightly lower than those manufacturers, though, at 80,000 miles.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £150
Insurance group 16 - 18
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