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MG MG4 review

2022 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 54.5
” A great electric car that also undercuts key rivals on price “

At a glance

Price new £26,995 - £36,495
Used prices £14,123 - £23,088
Road tax cost £0
Insurance group 27 - 33
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Fuel economy 3.6 - 3.8 miles/kWh
Range 218 - 323 miles
Miles per pound 5.7 - 11.2
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Available fuel types

Fully electric

Pros & cons

  • Better than far more expensive rivals
  • Good ride/handling balance
  • Long range and accurate readouts
  • Touchscreen-led interior can be fiddly
  • Some cheap plastics inside
  • Space not the best in class

Written by Alan Taylor-Jones Published: 18 October 2022 Updated: 8 January 2024


The last few years have seen MG become a maker of perfectly sensible, well-priced but rather dull electric cars. However, the MG4 EV is the first of the next generation of electric models that offer a decent range for a competitive, petrol-rivalling, price.

However, the MG4 EV has its sights set on the Cupra Born, Renault Megane E-Tech and Volkswagen ID.3, all big hitters in their segment. The MG4’s ingredients certainly appeal as it’s as good, if not better, than its aforementioned rivals, even if you don’t take its price into account. And that’s why it’s won our Car of The Year trophy in the Parkers New Car Awards 2024.

There’s the choice of standard, long- and extended-range versions all with enough power to give a sub-8.0-second 0-62mph time, a rear-mounted electric motor powering the rear wheels just like a Born or ID.3 and an impressive selection of standard equipment, even if you don’t opt for the top of the range Trophy model.

So far so good, but the MG4 EV’s biggest draw is once again its price. Standard range models are priced below even a Vauxhall Corsa Electric or Renault Zoe, while even long-range Trophy models undercut similarly sized rivals such as the Born by thousands. Only the BYD Dolphin matches it for value, and that’s from a (still relatively) unknown maker.

The range kicks off with the SE trim, which is available with either the Standard or Long Range battery. This doesn’t lack equipment by any stretch – it still has two high-definition screens, the MG Pilot suite of advanced driver tech as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

If you step up to the Trophy, it’s available with the Long Range or Extended Range battery packs. You gain a 360-degree camera, wireless phone charger, built-in sat-nav, heated front seats and steering wheel, and some extra safety kit.

The big question will be whether the MG4 EV’s driving experience and interior can hold a candle to established rivals, or whether the car’s price will be the main reason for buying. To find out how it stacks up against rivals and whether it should be on your EV shopping list, keep reading for our multi-page review.

We’ll let you know what it’s like from behind the wheel, what your passengers will make of it, how big the boot is and all the nitty-gritty regarding charging.