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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and twin front plus side airbags are standard on all models. Old Honda Civic (on which the ZS is based) had a mediocre crash test rating. Standard alarm, immobiliser and remote central locking; removable stereo.

Plenty of load area for a hot-hatch, but not quite enough cubby holes and places for your nick-nacks.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the MG ZS Hatchback (01-04).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

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
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

+ equipment

+ standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Sports seats
+ optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel

Atomix equipment

Atomix standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Sports seats
Atomix optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel