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MG 5 EV estate - Practicality & boot space

The MG 5 offers plenty of space inside

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

4.0 out of 5

One of the MG 5 EV's main strengths is its size - it's the first affordable electric estate car on sale in the UK, and is a viable alternative to electric SUVs like the Kia e-Niro and Peugeot e-2008. Needless to say, there's lots of room in the front and back seats, so four adults can travel in comfort. It's not quite as spacious as a conventional estate like a Ford Focus Estate or Skoda Octavia Estate but it's impressive for an EV.

MG 5 interior space

Headroom and legroom is generous in both the front and rear, and the driver gets a six-way adjustable seat, making it easy to find a good driving position. It's a fairly comfortable car but there's a lack of storage cubbies compared with some rivals.

Boot space

There's 464 litres of space behind the rear seats up to the parcel shelf, or 578 litres to the roofline. That's not too far behind the hybrid Toyota Corolla Touring Sports with a 581-litre boot. It's a shame there's a loading lip to lift items over but the impressive space for such a cheap EV helps make up for it. Folding the rear seats down frees up 1,456 litres of storage room.

If you need more space, the top-spec car comes with roof rails so you can install bike racks or a roof box.

Towing

Like many electric cars, the MG 5 isn’t able to tow.

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