Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
  • Roomy front and rear
  • Useful boot
  • Keyless entry standard

2019 MG HS rear seats

The HS is blessed with a distinctive grille, housing the biggest ever MG badge this side of a showroom wall, but that aside it looks very much like most of the other family SUVs, the class created and still defined by the Nissan Qashqai. But sit inside and you’ll immediately notice that it’s significantly roomier in most ways than most of the competitors.

In the front you get good elbow and knee room, and in the back the leg room is excellent, beaten only by the longer Skoda Karoq. The rear seats are happier housing two adults, not three, with the centre seat best used in armrest mode. That central armrest contains a cubby and cupholders. There are two Isofix mountings.

The boot is a decent size, although not vast. It offers 463 litres with the seats up, 1454 with them folded. It has a false floor that, for the UK, doesn’t contain a spare wheel, just a repair kit. As part of the high level of equipment fitted as standard to every HS, it has keyless entry and pushbutton start. The parking brake is electronically controlled.

2019 MG HS boot

Safety

  • Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
  • Helps you stay in lane
  • Alerts you to problems at the rear

Remember when Chinese-built cars struggled to meet European safety standards? That's not the case now, with the MG HS scoring a full five stars in the Euro NCAP test. It's no flash in the pan, as its MG ZS EV sister car matched this rating. As a driver, you'll be left in no doubt that these systems are in action, as the sheer number of beeps and bongs can be annoying on longer runs.

It's helped by the fact that all versions of the HS come with MG Pilot – MG’s name for a suite of electronic safety equipment, as already seen on the ZS EV. They work well on real roads, too – we found no issues during our week-long review.

These include:

On DCT-geared cars, MG Pilot also includes traffic jam assist, which can steer, brake and accelerate for you in the right conditions.

Watch: Euro NCAP crash test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the MG HS SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Excite equipment

Excite standard equipment
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Excite optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint

Exclusive equipment

Exclusive standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Exclusive optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Metallic Paint

Explore equipment

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  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Leather seat trim
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Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The MG HS SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2019 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2019
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 92%
Child Occupant: 81%
Vulnerable Road Users: 64%
Safety Assist: 76%

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.