In-depth Reviews

MG HS SUV - Reliability & safety

The MG HS performed well in Euro NCAP crash tests

Carbuyer Rating

3.5 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

MG still has a long way to go after a poor result in our 2019 Driver Power survey for customer satisfaction but its 20th place (out of 30) finish in 2020 is slightly more promising - although it’s worrying that almost a third of MG owners reported a fault in the first year of ownership. The HS is too new to feature in our survey but the smaller ZS ranked in a reasonable 55th place.

Thanks to a healthy roster of safety kit, the MG achieved an impressive five-star Euro NCAP score than. That's significantly more reassuring than the three-star rating given to the petrol MG ZS.

MG HS reliability

MG owners clearly had contrasting views when it came to responding to our 2020 Driver Power survey, praising some aspects of their cars, but placing the brand near bottom for overall reliability and quality. Almost a third (31.8%) said their car had one or more faults within the first 12 months.


Unlike the smaller petrol MG ZS, that only managed a disappointing three out of five stars when it was crash tested by Euro NCAP in 2017, the HS achieved five stars in 2019. MG has fitted autonomous emergency braking and lane assist as standard to the HS, bundled in a package called MG Pilot. Car's equipped with the DCT automatic also add adaptive cruise control and traffic jam assist, which can follow the car in front at speeds of up to 35mph.

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