Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Should you buy an MG 5 EV Estate?

Yes – it’s got under our skin rather more than we expected it to and we’ll make no apologies for it.

While it doesn’t excel in any one area – aside from being the cheapest estate car to run – it does many things well and a handful of things okay.

Somewhat ironically, the estate part is something that it’s not especially good at given the boot lip, disappointing seat-folding and overall space. If excellent load volume volume with some electrification is more your thing, then PHEV versions of Kia’s Ceed Sportswagon, SEAT’s Leon Estate and Skoda’s Octavia Estate will serve you better. Although all cost at least 20% more than the MG.

In fact, smaller electric cars, such as the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense, Peugeot e-208 and Vauxhall Corsa-e all cost more than the MG – it’s a remarkably good value package.

However, if you’re drawn by the inexpensive running costs and the fine handling, then the MG’s the way to go.

We would choose ours in Exclusive trim and pick one of the stronger metallic colours to add some glamour to an otherwise staid exterior.

Further reading:

Grey 2020 MG 5 EV rear three-quarters driving

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