We know that visitors to Electrifying are really interested in MG’s electric cars. All three models in its range are proper contenders, offering a great combination of value and performance. And while they cost about the same, they are quite different.
But which one is the best for you? We brought all three together to take a closer look.
For this test, we have an MG4, the MG5 and the ZS. That’s a family hatchback, a small estate and a medium-size SUV.
You can only have the MG5 as a Long Range model, so we’re looking at like-for-like models and the SE Long Range versions of each car.
An MG4 costs £29,495 for the SE Long Range, an MG5 weighs in at £30,995 and the MG ZS £32,995, both for SE Long Range. Though there are standard range versions of both the MG4 and ZS that cost less, and better-specified Trophy versions of all three that cost more.
Interiors and practicality.
The MG4 and MG5 lead the way with more recent interior design, and although the ZS is functional, it hasn’t got the space of the two newer cars.
But they’re all pretty well-equipped. The two newer cars get 10.25-inch screens, the ZS a slightly smaller one at 10.1. But they all get the iSmart app, which allows you to do things like pre-start the climate control system to get the car toasty on a cold day and schedule charging.
There is also a host of safety assistance kit and CarPlay/Android Auto functionality. But the MG4 feels a bit bigger in the rear seats - more so than the MG5. Probably because the MG5 wasn’t designed from the outset to be pure electric, and the MG4 was. Same with the ZS - because it also has versions with engines, there have been compromises. None of them have frunks, either.