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MG ZS

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Summary


The MG ZS is a budget compact SUV/crossover that arrived in the UK in late 2017. The car is designed in the UK but built in China.

The ZS is currently available with either a petrol or diesel engine. An electric model joined the range in 2019, but this is not covered by this page. We have a separate page for the ZS EV right here.

The MG ZS has received poor to average reviews from the UK motoring media, and as of September 2021 it has an Expert Rating of just 41%, which is one of the lowest scores of any car we have collected data on so far.

Reviewers have praised the ZS for being more spacious than many rivals and for offering a seven-year new car warranty, but have criticised its poor safety rating and underpowered engines.

Key specifications


Body style: Small SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £15,600 on-road

Launched: Winter 2017/18
Last updated: Summer 2020
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

The Car Expert

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Auto Express

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Auto Trader

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Autocar

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Car

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Car Keys

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Honest John

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The Sun

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Safety rating


Overall rating: 3 stars
Date tested: December 2017

71%

ADULT OCCUPANT

51%

CHILD OCCUPANT

59%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

29%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


No eco rating

The MG ZS has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP, and only a few cars have do far been assessed.

If the ZS is selected for assessment, we’ll update this page with the results.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the MG ZS has received

2021

  • Auto Trader New Car Awards – Best Value New Car + Best Car for Dog Owners

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