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MG ZS Saloon review

2004 - 2005 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 53.0

At a glance

Price new £11,850 - £17,135
Used prices £447 - £5,600
Road tax cost £200 - £395
Insurance group 21 - 32
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 351 - 629 miles
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Pros & cons


Driving pleasure, national pride


Ageing underpinnings

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


MG’s ZS is directly descended from the Rover 400 of 1995, but you shouldn’t let that put you off. Consider it instead as a decade of development time, because inspite of such uninspiring ingredients, the ZS delivers a thrilling driving experience, especially in 180 guise. The latest facelift has taken a step away from the overtly ‘boy racer’ colours and spoilers seen previously and adopted a more understated yet still undeniably sporting visage that borrows heavily from the flagship SV coupe.

Great to drive, but you need to make some concessions to it in terms of details and ergonomics.