In-depth reviews

MG ZS EV SUV - Practicality & boot space

The MG ZS EV has lots of space and a big boot - particularly for an EV

2021 MG ZS EV - boot
Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.7 out of 5

Read owner reviews
Practicality & boot space Rating

4.0 out of 5

We're used to hybrid and electric cars being compromised slightly by bulky battery packs, but not so in the ZS EV. You do feel slightly perched in its high-set front seats, but passengers in the back in particular, will certainly be glad of the ZS' space compared with a Renault ZOE or a Vauxhall Corsa-e.

MG ZS EV interior space and storage

The ZS’ SUV body means there’s plenty of space inside. Even with the panoramic sunroof fitted on high-spec models, headroom is good. The storage cubbies and door bins look to be a useful size and MG has taken a leaf out of Skoda’s book by fitting a USB port in the rear-view mirror housing to support a dashcam. As we’ve come to expect on modern cars, the rear seats are split 60:40 to allow long items and passengers to be carried at the same time.

Boot space

The ZS EV is one of the larger small SUVs on the market, and its 470-litre boot should certainly appeal to potential EV buyers who don't want to sacrifice practicality. With 1,100 litres of luggage room with the rear seats folded down, the MG is more roomy than a Nissan Leaf and similar to the more expensive Kia e-Niro. The boot is a useful shape and you can move the floor up and down to prioritise either a level surface or maximum space. We’d probably stash the charging cables under the false floor. Roof rails are fitted on Trophy and Trophy Connect trim levels.

Towing

The new ZS EV now offers a 500kg towing capacity. It’s not a lot but will be enough to tow a small trailer or cycle carrier. Rivals such as the Kia e-Niro and Citroen e-C4 can’t tow at all.

Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    105kW Excite EV 45kWh 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £28,244

Most Economical

  • Name
    115kW SE EV Long Range 73kWh 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £30,594

Fastest

  • Name
    130kW SE EV 51kWh 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £28,594

Recommended

Top 10 cheapest electric cars 2022
2021 Citroen Ami
Best cars
20 Apr 2022

Top 10 cheapest electric cars 2022

New facelifted MG ZS EV Standard Range starts from £27,495
2021 MG ZS EV SUV
MG ZS EV SUV
7 Feb 2022

New facelifted MG ZS EV Standard Range starts from £27,495

MG ZS EV SUV review
2021 MG ZS EV - front 3/4 dynamic
MG ZS EV SUV
31 Jan 2022

MG ZS EV SUV review

New long-range MG 5 EV does 250 miles on a charge
MG 5 EV long-range
MG
20 Jul 2021

New long-range MG 5 EV does 250 miles on a charge

Most Popular

Speed awareness course: how much does it cost, how long does it take and how do you do one online?
Police car - open boot
Tips and advice
19 May 2022

Speed awareness course: how much does it cost, how long does it take and how do you do one online?

Best new car deals 2022: this week’s top car offers
Fiat 500 deals
Deals
20 May 2022

Best new car deals 2022: this week’s top car offers

New car delivery times: how long will you have to wait?
Mazda3s at Bristol port
Car buying
17 May 2022

New car delivery times: how long will you have to wait?

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
23 Mar 2022

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Car buying
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2022
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Ioniq 5
Best cars
25 Apr 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Nissan Leaf front
Best cars
3 May 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022
Audi RS 3 driving - front view
Hot hatches
3 Feb 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022