Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

2020 MG HS rear view, stationary

Should you buy an MG HS?

If you want a brand new car on a tight budget, then yes. The MG HS is good family transport and cracking value for money for cash buyers. There are some quality and setup issues to complain about, but the overall package is a good one – especially when you take into account MG’s seven-year warranty.

The new plug-in hybrid model adds another string to the HS’s bow, offering cheaper running costs and a reasonable electric-only range for a shade over £30,000. And there’s little else on sale in the UK today that can match the HS on price and space.

What we like

The interior is well-built and there’s tons of space inside for you and your family. Boot space is about average for the class and the PHEV model seems to offer good economy. Also, just in case we haven’t mentioned it enough already, it’s very cheap! 

What we don’t like

The problems that come hand-in-hand with its cheapness. The infotainment system is unreliable and slow, the chassis isn’t as composed as its European rivals and the engines sound coarse and agricultural when pushed hard.

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