Parkers overall rating: 2.8 out of 5 2.8
  • No advanced crash-mitigation kit
  • Three-star safety rating from Euro NCAP
  • Standard spread of airbags, plus two Isofix points in the back

The MG ZS may be a cheap car, yet for one that was launched in late 2017 its lack of advanced safety tech is concerning. There’s the usual spread of airbags, ABS and ESC, but potentially life-saving features such as autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane-departure warning, blindspot monitoring and cross-traffic alert are all absent. Either as standard kit or as an option.

Due to the lack of AEB, the maximum Euro NCAP safety rating that the ZS could get get is three stars - well below average - and that's the score it achieved when it was crash-tested at the end of 2017. As a point of comparison, three of the ZS’s rivals that were been launched in 2017 – the SEAT Arona, Volkswagen T-Roc and Kia Stonic – all have AEB as standard or as an option.

How many Isofix car seats can I fit in a MG ZS SUV?

There’s two fittings on the outer rear seats of the ZS, although both are tucked in and tricky to access. 

  • Lots of space in both the front and rear
  • Class-leading boot space
  • Variable-height boot floor also included

Whether you’re sat in the front or the back of the MG ZS there’s tonnes of space to spread out. Up front storage is also pretty generous thanks to some sizeable door pockets and cubbyholes dotted around the cabin.

Hope into the back and it’s unlikely that anyone will have any complaints over the level of leg and kneeroom on offer. Even with a taller driver and passenger sitting in the front, the ZS affords those in the rear a generous amount of space.

It’s just a shame that the middle seat is fairly narrow, as the level of intrusion from the transmission tunnel is admirably small. There’s no fold-down armrest unfortunately, either.

 

Larger than most if it’s rivals, the reversing camera and rear parking sensors (standard on Exclusive models) are necessary if you’ll frequently be squeezing the ZS into small spaces. The rear C-pillar blindspot is also pretty chunky, so it’s worth remembering this when you’re reversing in the vicinity of pedestrians. 

The ZS’s bootspace is just as impressive as its interior space. There’s a class-leading 448 litres with the rear seats in place and 1375 litres with them folded down. For greater flexibility, the boot floor can either be removed or slid in place so that it sits almost level with the rear seats when they’re folded down.

It’s no harder than it is in most cars to flip the seats down, however they don’t go completely flat making it tricky to load long items. Furthermore, there’s no clever storage solutions (such as separate compartments or hooks on offer) – you see what you get with the space.

Basic equipment

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

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

Excite equipment

Excite standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
Excite optional equipment
None available

Exclusive equipment

Exclusive standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Exclusive optional equipment
None available

Explore equipment

Explore standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Explore optional equipment
None available

Limited Edition equipment

Limited Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
Limited Edition optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights

Euro NCAP Rating – 3 stars

The MG ZS SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 3 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

3 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 71%
Child Occupant: 51%
Vulnerable Road Users: 59%
Safety Assist: 29%

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.