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2022 MG ZS

2022 MG ZS
MG
7.7
Price$21,990
Fuel Efficiency7.1 / 100km
ANCAP Rating4-star
Warranty7 years
Price$21,990
Fuel Efficiency7.1 / 100km
ANCAP Rating4-star
Warranty7 years

About the ZS

The single-spec MG ZS serves as entry point to the company's small SUV range, and represents unbeatable value-for-money, if not class-leading technology or dynamics.

Summary

Our expert's shortest summary
Hit

Bargain entry price

Seven-year warranty

Handsome design

Miss

Short on active safety

Uninspiring drivetrain

Cabin built to a price

ZS Price

What is the price of a MG ZS?

$22,490 drive-away

News

All the latest ZS news

Range Guide

Which variant of the MG ZS range is best for you?

MG ZS Excite includes:

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen
  • Wired Apple CarPlay
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Bluetooth
  • Reversing camera
  • Cruise control
  • Height-adjustable steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Synthetic leather trim
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Halogen headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Automatic headlights

Variants

What are the variants of the MG ZS?
EXCITE
FROM
$21,990
Variant Name
EXCITE
Price From
$21,990
Series
AZS1 MY22
Style
4D WAGON
Transmission
4-speed Automatic
Fuel Type
Petrol - E10 Compatible
Fuel Economy
7.1L / 100km
Seating Capacity
5
Engine Size
1.5L
Cylinders
four-cylinder
FULL SPECS

Interior

Photos and Images of the MG ZS Interior

It's back-to-basics in here, although the handsome steering wheel and Volkswagen-like switchgear on the doors add some glamour.

The synthetic leather-trimmed driver's seat has height adjustment as well as tilting and sliding, but unfortunately the steering wheel only moves up and down and does not telescope.

The centre screen is flanked by faux carbon-fibre trim, while silvery plastic inserts and soft touch points make it feel a little nicer. The vinyl seat trims are easy to keep clean.

The back seats are relatively capacious by class standards, for adults 180cm or below. The boot is 359L with five seats in use, which is about what you'd expect of a lower small hatchback.

A temporary space-saving spare wheel sits below the loading floor.

Exterior

Photos and Images of the MG ZS Exterior

A key factor behind the ZS's take-up is its design.

It's fairly anonymous, but its curves and proportions are contemporary. Nobody will know you're in a budget SUV unless they're real car people.

ZS Colours

What colours are available for the MG ZS?
  • Sloane Silver
  • Diamond Red
  • Regal Blue

Cost of Ownership

What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a MG ZS?

The 2022 MG ZS is covered by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

MG offers capped-price servicing under its Precise Price Service scheme.

Servicing is required every 12 months or 10,000km, and currently the first seven services cost $243, $285, $293, $343, $243, $335 and $243, respectively, or $1985 over seven years.

How it Drives

Our expert take on MG ZS drivability?

It's a pretty simple bit of kit, with electric power steering with a few modes of resistance, MacPherson strut front suspension, and a torsion beam at the rear. It has disc brakes at each end.

It's not the final word in agile handling or cushy ride, but for those hopping out of a used vehicle should prove a pleasant enough bit of A-to-B transport.

Safety Rating

ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

There’s no active safety technology like autonomous emergency braking available, though a full suite of active safety and driver assist features is standard on the ZST.

Standard fit includes front, front-side, and curtain airbags, as well as a reversing camera with rear parking sensors.

ZS Lifecycle

How old is the current generation and when will there be a new or updated MG ZS?

MG focuses more on the updated MG ZST family now, and keeps the regular ZS around as a price-leader.

It's a five-year old design so has some life in it yet – for precedent look at how old the ASX's design is.

ZS Options

Options list for the MG ZS

What you see is what you get, there are no options on the MG ZS.

ZS Warranty

What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the MG ZS?

MG suggests that owners service their 2022 MG ZS every 6 months or 10,000km, whichever comes first.

The 2022 MG ZS has a 7 year, unlimited km warranty.

ZS Stock Availability

Is the MG ZS available to buy now and what are stock levels and how long are wait times?

MG has better stock of the ZS than most of its rivals.

The brand earlier this year welcomed its own shipload of cars Down Under, and hasn't been hit by the same supply crunch as other carmakers due to its different supply chains.

ZS Boot Space

How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the MG ZS?

Boot space is 359L with the rear seats upright, and 1166L with them folded flat.

ZS Fuel Economy

How much fuel does the MG ZS use and what are its emissions?

MG claims combined-cycle economy of 7.1 litres per 100km and a 48L fuel tank.

The 2022 MG ZS is Combined (7.1) and E10 Compatible (Yes).

ZS Dimensions

The dimensions of the MG ZS

The 2022 MG ZS measures 4314mm long, 1809mm including the mirrors, and 1644mm tall (1620mm excluding the roof rails). It rides a 2585mm wheelbase.

The 2022 MG ZS measures 4314mm long, 1809mm wide and 1644mm tall, with a 2585mm tall wheelbase.

The 2022 MG ZS has a braked towing capacity of 500kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 500kg.

ZS Market Fit

Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

Nothing beats the MG ZS on price. At $21,990 on the road, it actually competes better against used cars.

ZS Sales Data

How well has the MG ZS been selling?

In a market where rivals are jacking up prices, the MG has skated to top spot on the sales charts.

The company sold 18,423 ZS and ZST models in 2021 combined, nearly 15 per cent 'Small SUV under $40k' market share.

Should you buy the ZS

Is this the right car for you? Our experts buy or not guide.

We won't pretend it's a class-leader, and if you prefer to spend your money on brands with long and uninterrupted periods in the market, then it's not for you.

But if you want a new SUV for the price of rival used ones, then it's on a list of one at this price.

Competitor Analysis

What other cars should you look at?

The Haval Jolion matches it on value, the Mitsubishi ASX has more space, the Toyota Yaris Cross has a hybrid option, the Mazda CX-3 offers similar style with a nicer interior, and the Hyundai Venue comes with more badge cred.

MG ZS Interesting Facts

Did you know?

MG finished ninth in the 2021 sales race, ahead of Subaru and Honda.

Frequently Asked Questions

The price of the MG ZS is $21,990 plus on-road costs.

The MG ZS is built in China and is then shipped to Australia.

The MG ZS has a braked towing capacity of 500kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 500kg.

MG suggested that owners service their MG ZS every 6 months or 10,000km, whichever comes first.

The MG ZS has a four star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

The MG ZS uses Unleaded Petrol. It is compatible with E10 fuel.

The MG ZS has 4 doors.

In our latest review the MG ZS scored 7.7 out of 10. Read the full MG ZS review here.

The MG ZS had a 7 year, unlimited km warranty.