4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Impressive value, upgraded driver-assistance tech and electric range

MG ZS EV SUV (19 on) - rated 4 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £28,595 - £33,995
Lease from new From £240 p/m View lease deals
Used price £17,490 - £29,890
Used monthly cost From £437 per month
Fuel Economy 3.3 - 3.5 miles/kWh
Insurance group 21 - 28 How much is it to insure?
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PROS

  • Low list price and good finance options
  • 273-mile official electric range
  • Seven-year warranty, five-star safety rating

CONS

  • Lack of badge appeal
  • Low-rent interior
  • Not exciting to drive

MG ZS EV SUV rivals

Written by Murray Scullion on

The arrival of the original ZS EV marked a turning point for the fortunes MG in the UK, as its popularity improves month on month. This well-priced electric SUV has found favour with buyers looking to make the leap to a plug-in car without paying mega-bucks in the process.

It's been updated for 2022, with revised front-end styling for a more modern look, an updated interior with vastly improved infotainment, and the option of a larger battery for a longer range. How much larger? How does 273 miles from a high-capacity 72kWh long range battery pack sound? That's quite an improvement over the 163 miles offered by the outgoing model.

Its choice of rivals is particularly varied, although none are directly comparable. On one hand you could consider the more expensive Nissan Leaf, Kia e-Niro or Hyundai Kona Electric for similar practicality and range or plump for something for around the same price, such as the Renault Zoe or MINI Electric Hatch.

There's a reasonable choice of models and trims – it's available in SE, Trophy, and Trophy Connect forms. Even the entry-level SE models come stacked with a decent amount of equipment, such as driver-assistance tech, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatability and a reversing camera. The Trophy model adds wireless mobile charging, heated front seats, and a panoramic roof. Trophy Connect basically adds connected services.

At the moment it only comes with a headline-grabbing long-range battery option, but the lower-priced short-range model (with a battery pack similar in size to the old-ZS EV) will go on sale in 2022.

Over the next few pages we’ll be scoring the ZS EV in 10 key areas to give it a score out of five. They’ll take into account the driving experience, how pleasant the interior is, the practicality on offer and what it’ll cost you.

MG ZS EV SUV rivals