As a brand, MG seems to come and go in the automotive industry. For 2017 though, MG is back with a completely new car, the MG GS SUV.

Tasked with challenging the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, SEAT Ateca and Renault Kadjar, the MG GS claims to combine SUV styling, practicality and affordability in one package.

But the crossover SUV market has come a long way in the last five years or so. So is the new 2017 MG GS up to the task?

We take the new 2017 MG GS out for a spin to see what it can do.

In this review, we take an in-depth look at the interior of the MG GS including its boot size, dashboard and back seats. We then run through performance, price and finish up with the all-important verdict - is the MG GS a good car?

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    • shi peng li
      shi peng li

      I want to buy it

      about 6 months ago
    • Joaquin Misa Jr.
      Joaquin Misa Jr.

      Great car!

      about 8 months ago
    • Jim Miklas
      Jim Miklas

      The Mitsubishi Lancer has a sea of hard plastics but nobody ever complains about this.

      about 8 months ago
    • First Last
      First Last

      Hr missed a a feature in the duct you have a separate place for spare wheel and spare to reap air like srewdriver

      about 9 months ago
    • Ram Dutt Tiwari
      Ram Dutt Tiwari

      Good Mid Range SUV in low budget with reliable MG international brand , after good sales service, with 07 year 200kK manufacturer Warranty.

      about 11 months ago
    • Noel Cahill
      Noel Cahill

      A good second hand buy

      about 11 months ago
    • florence Upton
      florence Upton

      Just as knockoff like everything Chinese.. MG badge is an insult and naff all to do with it's heritage.
      The plastics? That's recycled and recyclable crud.... as every eco hippy demanded.

      about 1 year ago
    • ADPayne

      Don't part with your money for this rubbish.

      about 1 year ago
    • trevor ede
      trevor ede In reply to ADPayne

      Ihave owned one since may and have found it a great car.i cannot fault it.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jan Kowalski
      Jan Kowalski

      I miss the old MG cars.

      about 1 year ago
    • seanee200

      if you ask me all the new cars nowadays all look the fucking same ,a few brake that rule but on the whole you by the same car just a different badge on the front,old days manufactures used have distinct designs,and you could tell what car it was even from a distance.

      about 2 years ago
    • Stephen Fletcher
      Stephen Fletcher

      Everyone goes on about these chinese badged MG’s as an insult to the name but lets be honest MG have always been mediocre at best remember the metro,maestro, montego ect bloody awful cars even later on with exception of the MGzt they weren’t exactly great. The reality is these chinese cars are as good if not better than anything rolled out of Longbridge beforehand sad but true.

      about 2 years ago
    • peter moy
      peter moy In reply to Stephen Fletcher

      It really makes me laugh at some of the comments made by you folk. Number one most of you are living in the past raving on about the sports cars of yesteryear, sure they weren’t bad, in fact I drove an MGA for 30 years and it was a very reliable vehicle and a pleasure to drive. Some rave on about the B and all I can say is that that model hung around far too long. Number two. Please don’t go on about the fact the MG is now produced by a Chinese company, for heavens sakes how many different companies produced MG’s? You couldn’t count them on one hand. Number three, don’t keep going on about the so-called “hard plastics” used on the interior of the vehicle. I have been in a number of so-called high end vehicles with similar materials used in the interior. Number four. Just about everyone and his dog is now driving some form of SUV, just about everyone considers them the best thing since slides bread so why shouldn’t the new MG hop on on the bus bandwagon and get their slice of the action. And finally number five for you poor silly sods who are living in the past and of the glories of MG, how’s about the MG Evolution which looks like a pretty schmick sports car and a return of past glories and of things to come in the future.

      Happy MGing.

      about 1 year ago
    • Tony Ronald
      Tony Ronald

      The Mini no longer British like Jaguar and Landrover. One by one British history comes to an end. MG,sports cars part of our British automobile history - gone again.I had a MG sports car and it was fantastic, great value and fun. Alas those days are over. What do we have left to sell to a foreign company, anything at all?

      about 2 years ago
    • Drew
      Drew In reply to Tony Ronald

      Yes, we could always sell the ex PM T May. However, I doubt we would get much for her but personally, I would give her away for free.

      about 5 months ago
    • Jacob Price
      Jacob Price In reply to Tony Ronald

      Tony at Least we still have tvr who recently come back from the dead

      about 11 months ago
    • Nigel D
      Nigel D

      Now readily available pre-registered with delivery miles for £12,500
      I'm half-tempted, but as with all of MG Motor's offerings, you just know residuals will take a hammering and trade-in values will be rock bottom.
      Proceed with caution is the name of the game for me!

      about 2 years ago
    • John J
      John J

      MG reminds me of Kia/Hyundai in the early 2000's. Their cars were terrible quality cheap boxes at the time - remember the Accent / Shuma? Now look 10-15 yrs later, they've just produced the Stinger. I think / hope MG will follow the same sort of path...

      about 2 years ago
    • Daniel Meléndez
      Daniel Meléndez In reply to John J

      John J you get what you pay for, man. Are you really expecting a Stinger out of a car as cheap as this one? Like be serious.

      about 1 year ago
    • Commentator541

      That door closing sound was horrible at 1:10.

      about 2 years ago
    • quarkwrok
      quarkwrok In reply to Commentator541

      It sounds different at different volume levels so probably the video. I like clunking my door in a car park next to an Audi or BMW as I get a kick out of owning a car that has a door closing sound as satisfying as something a lot more expensive and common (not that door clunking is important). The car's a 3 year old 3 but I don't see why the GS shouldn't be just as good quality.

      about 2 years ago
    • Ivan Mellon
      Ivan Mellon

      Terrible review, FIAT and plenty car companies use hard plastics. I've used my own brain and viewed the MG GS. Great car, great feel to switch gear etc. How many engines do you need. Diesel is almost dead thanks to VAG dieselgate. MG are designed and engineered in England but built by the worlds largest car producer, who also build VW's, GM's, Buick's. Bit like the worlds most acclaimed mobile phone, USA designers and engineers but built in China. STOP trying to ruin a British Brand.

      about 2 years ago
    • Car Keys UK
      Car Keys UK In reply to Ivan Mellon

      Better than ours, Ivan. You've got good taste.

      about 2 years ago
    • Ivan Mellon
      Ivan Mellon In reply to Ivan Mellon

      I'm sure as good as yours.

      about 2 years ago
    • Car Keys UK
      Car Keys UK In reply to Ivan Mellon

      You've got a cool collection of playlists, Ivan

      about 2 years ago
    • Leon

      very nice car.

      about 2 years ago
    • armadillo platypus
      armadillo platypus

      My's fucking awful....Free fall depreciation. If you want one wait 3 years and pick up one for 5 grand or less.

      about 2 years ago
    • cookiedais

      Looks ok but ok isn't good enough if they are trying to establish themselves in the competitive UK market . Depreciation will be absolutely horrendous. It will make much more sense as a nearly new or used buy when u will be able to get one for peanuts .

      about 2 years ago
    • dftr

      Oh dear...... MG really ought to drop the name on international markets. It's just making a mockery of a once loved brand known for sports models. Maybe a more mundane brand like Morris or Austin should make a return?

      about 2 years ago
    • Simon Griffiths
      Simon Griffiths

      Really like it, you can pick up the top model exclusive as a pre-reg for £17,000 now...

      about 3 years ago
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      about 3 years ago
    • Car Keys UK
      Car Keys UK

      What do you think of the first MG SUV?

      about 3 years ago
    • TheStockholmboy
      TheStockholmboy In reply to Car Keys UK

      Steven Greenwood - I totally agree, they are a horrible insult to a proud brand. I'm so pleased that they do not sell them in Sweden. Awful, awful, awful!!!

      about 2 years ago
    • Steve Greenwood
      Steve Greenwood In reply to Car Keys UK

      These “MG” badged vehicles are just an insult to the name of Morris Garages their sales are minisculer here but every two or three years this MG companies line up is repromoted please just leave all these awefull vehicles in thier country of origin you can tell by the sales figures that the uk buyers are not interested.

      about 2 years ago
    • Commentator541
      Commentator541 In reply to Car Keys UK

      Made in China, am I right?

      about 2 years ago
    • Joseph smith
      Joseph smith In reply to Car Keys UK

      Car Keys UK My whole family is a little MG mad. I drive a old ZS diesel, my dad has a MG6 DTI along with my brother in law who also has a MG6 DTI. My sister has a MG3 and recently my mother in law chose a MG GS over all of the current range of cross-over SUV style cars on the market.

      She is delighted with it! She wanted something different and to not follow the crowd, so I recommended it. She got a brilliant deal as well, if you haggle you'll get a top spec MG GS for a lot less than the asking price. She picked hers up for £16,795 OTR, including a years tax, tank of fuel, floor mats and a superguard treatment. Which is around £6000 cheaper than the equivalent spec Quashqai or Kajar!

      OK the engine is a 1.5 Turbo, but once the engine and gearbox has freed up and run in a little the MPG rises up to well in the 40s consistently, the performance becomes smoother and the ride becomes less choppy.

      I do get fed up of people complaining about dash board plastics! No one moaned a few years back when all cars were made with hard plastics! Plus I don't know about you but I don't drive along stroking or knocking the dash, or the centre console, or the doors etc. The harder plastics will stand the test of time, rather than everytime you go to B&Q and put a length of timber in the car you rip or graze the 'soft touch' stuff.

      Over all, the MGs I've got in the family are great! The dealers are great, the cars are great to drive, the cars are great to live with everyday and they stand out on the road! Stop following the crowd and give an MG a drive!

      about 2 years ago
    • Snowflake1

      i like your big, round bum. The MG is okay.

      about 3 years ago
    • Jamie Pickles
      Jamie Pickles

      I agree MG should offer a Diesel Version and also MG should have used more soft touch materials

      about 3 years ago
    • Aspirer

      I quite like it, but it needs more engine choices.

      about 3 years ago
    • Thomas Hillier
      Thomas Hillier

      If I wanted a GS I'd buy a mint Citroën GS for €8000 and still have €7000 to keep it running for years. 😂

      about 3 years ago
    • Meni Fo
      Meni Fo

      Ugly, dull, uninspired face, cheap interior. Total waste of money actually.

      about 3 years ago
    • Phil Ryan
      Phil Ryan

      Hi guys it looks ok but the price is a bit high and so it's not for me. I'll stick with me duster ...cheers Phil

      about 3 years ago
    • Robert l
      Robert l

      very interesting review thanks

      about 3 years ago
    • Car Keys UK
      Car Keys UK In reply to Robert l

      Thanks for watching!

      about 3 years ago