MG GS

MG GS

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How much does the MG GS cost to run?

The 1.5L petrol is the most economical MG GS to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The MG GS 1.5L petrol costs £145.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band E.

It does just over 46 MPG on average, which means it will cost £13.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Citroen C4 Cactus 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty MINI Countryman 1.5L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 16, which is lower than the MINI Countryman 1.5L petrol, but higher than the Mitsubishi ASX 1.6L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Citroen C3 Aircross has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.5L petrol
mpg45.5 - 46.3
emissions139 - 141
tax£145.00 - £160.00
insuranceGroup 16 - 17

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

MG GS: How big is the boot?

The MG GS has a below average boot space (335 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and one large bag. Alternatively you could load up with 2 large bags or 2 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Renault Kadjar hatchback is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 4 large bags with its 647 litres.

Is the MG GS easy to park?

Given a typical supermarket space, the GS is hard to park. (If you want the detail it will fill just over three quarters of the bay). This is the widest car in the Crossover class, and you may need to breathe in a bit when getting in and out.

For parallel parking, the GS is the worst in its class. It has a turning circle of 12m, and a length of 4500 metres, giving you a tiny 300mm gap to swing the car in and out.

If you don’t have a drive, you should look at the best in class for parallel parking, the Hyundai IX20.

Which MG GS has the best performance?

The fastest MG GS from 0-60, is the 1.5L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 250 lbs/ft torque and 166 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 9.6 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Fiat 500X 2.0L diesel, which will beat your MG GS to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.5L petrol
zeroTo629.6
torque250
bhp166

What size caravan or trailer, can the MG GS tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the MG GS 1.5L petrol which has 250 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1750kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.