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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 may be making better cars now than when it relaunched in the UK, but it seems a substantial number of owners aren’t totally happy with their purchase. In 2021, the brand finished last out of the manufacturers ranked in our Driver Power survey. Reliability was particularly poorly rated, but the mood improved when talking about practicality and value. The HS didn’t individually feature in our survey but the smaller ZS ranked in a reasonable 41st place out of 75 cars - a 14-place improvement on the year before.

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 2021 Driver Power survey, praising some aspects of their cars, but placing the brand near bottom for overall reliability and quality. Almost four in 10 (38.05%) owners said their car had one or more faults within the first 12 months, which is very poor.

Safety

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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