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A compact SUV that offers excellent levels of practicality in an affordable package

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The MG ZS is a budget-friendly compact SUV that offers good practicality alongside a generous list of equipment.

Small SUVs are big business within the UK currently, with models like the Renault Captur and Nissan Juke selling in huge numbers. The ZS has been designed to offer a genuine alternative to mainstream models in an attractive and affordable package.

There are a number of reasons the ZS makes a good used car purchase, which include:

  • Cheap to buy
  • Low running costs
  • Modern appearance and interior
  • Well-equipped
  • Comfortable driving experience

Engines and Driving Experience

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With soft suspension and light steering, the ZS is an easy car to drive on a daily basis. The raised driving position provides a clear view of the road ahead, while the ZS' compact nature makes it easy to drive around town.


  • 1.0-litre: 108bhp, 0 to 62mph between 10.5 and 12.1 seconds, up to 42.7mpg
  • 1.5-litre: 106bhp, 0 to 62mph in 10.4 seconds, up to 42.7mpg

It's worth noting that the smaller engine is available with a manual or automatic gearbox, with the latter offering slower acceleration in return for seamless gear shifts.

Although the two petrol engines offer similar performance and fuel economy, it's the smaller, 1.0-litre unit that's the most popular. The reason for that is because it's turbocharged whereas the larger engine isn't. As a result, the smaller engine provides more grunt from lower down in the rev range.

Practicality and Running Costs

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With a generous amount of head and legroom, the MG ZS is well-suited to family life. The rear doors open widely, making it easy to fit a child's seat using the ISOFIX anchor points. Don't worry if your passengers are older though, there's ample room for two adults in the back, although a third would be a tight fit.

Impressively, the ZS offers 448 litres of boot space, which isn't far behind the larger MG HS (463 litres). Fold the rear seats down and you'll have 1,375 litres of luggage capacity at your disposal; ideal for tip runs.

The MG ZS occupies insurance groups between 10 and 15 (out of 50), which should reflect in your annual premiums. Affordable servicing and maintenance is available through all Evans Halshaw retailers.

Interior, Technology, and Safety

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MG clearly didn't get the memo that cheap cars usually get an interior to match because the ZS has a contemporary cabin design.

The simplistic layout of the controls ensure the dashboard doesn't look cluttered, while the infotainment touchscreen (not on 'Explore' models) is a welcome addition on a car at this price point.

Following a mid-life refresh in 2020, the ZS was made available in two specifications: 'Excite' and 'Exclusive'. The former is the entry-level model and comes with rear parking sensors, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, air-conditioning, and cruise control.

The top-spec 'Exclusive' variant comes with added luxuries such as a digital instrument cluster, rain sensing wipers, a panoramic sunroof, and a 360-degree parking camera.

The MG ZS comes with a host of safety features and driver aids, some of which include:

  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Hill launch assist
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Is the MG ZS right for me?

If you're in the market for a budget-friendly compact SUV, then it's easy to recommend an MG ZS. Rivals may have more badge kudos, but the ZS makes up for this with generous equipment levels, a spacious cabin and low running costs.

You aren't short for choice if you're in the market for a small SUV. The aforementioned Renault Captur and Nissan Juke cost more but are generally more polished. If you want to stick to a strict budget, then the Dacia Sandero Stepway is the natural alternative to the ZS.

Why purchase a used MG ZS through Evans Halshaw?

Find your ideal used car with Evans Halshaw

At Evans Halshaw, we have a variety of used cars for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it's inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted.

All our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer Home Delivery to UK mainland addresses, giving you flexibility when searching for your next car.

We're also able to offer you a tailored Service Plan for your selected car, which allows you to spread the cost of maintenance over an agreed period of time, whilst saving you money in the process.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.