Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
  • Lots of space front and rear
  • Boot unaffected by EV conversion
  • Impressive practicality all round

The ZS is one of the most practical small SUVs around, thanks to generous space for all passengers. Though it’s slightly too narrow to comfortably fit three child seats across the rear, it will easily take two – and if used for adults, the rear bench is spacious for both head- and leg-room.

The seats are positioned rather high in the interior, and while this does rather make it feel as though you’re sitting on the MG ZS EV rather than in it, it does have the added bonus of making entry and exit very easy.

As for the boot, it offers 448 litres of space – that’s 48 litres more than the already spacious SEAT Arona, and class-leading for a compact SUV. The opening isn’t as wide as that car’s, though, and the seats don’t fold completely flat – though a split-level boot floor eliminates the hump in the load area that you’d have otherwise.

Despite the cavernous interior dimensions the ZS EV isn’t a big car, so there shouldn’t be any concern when it comes to parking. However, all models get rear parking sensors as standard, with a reversing camera on top-grade Exclusive trim, making life even easier.

Safety

  • New safety kit makes its debut on the ZS EV
  • Big improvement over standard ZS
  • Five-star Euro NCAP result for the EV

The MG ZS EV takes a five-star Euro NCAP crash test safety rating compared with three for the standard car. This improvement is down to the additional safety equipment you get on the ZS EV. Regardless of trim level, the ZS EV comes with a glut of safety aids bundled under the brand name ‘MG Pilot’.

This package includes adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking capable of detecting cars, cyclists and pedestrians, lane-keeping assist and lane-departure warning, speed limit assist (automatically adjusting the speed limiter for you based on traffic sign recognition) and traffic jam assist, which is capable of steering, braking and accelerating the car in slow-moving traffic.

Watch: MG ZS EV Euro NCAP crash test video

Basic equipment

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

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • 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
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Roof rails

Excite equipment

Excite standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
Excite optional equipment
None available

Exclusive equipment

Exclusive standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Roof rails
Exclusive optional equipment
None available
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Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The MG ZS EV 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: 90%
Child Occupant: 85%
Vulnerable Road Users: 64%
Safety Assist: 70%

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.