MG5 EV reliability & safety rating

There are no independent crash-test or owner satisfaction scores yet, but the MG5 has the simplicity of an electric drivetrain on its side

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Reliability & safety rating rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£30,995 - £33,495
Fuel Type:
Electric

We won’t be sure of the MG5’s long-term reliability until it’s been on the market for a few years. It has yet to be independently crash-tested, either, but there are a few signs that it could prove fairly painless to live with. Electric cars tend to fare well when it comes to reliability, and the MG5 is backed up by a seven-year warranty. Other MGs have scored well in recent crash tests, too.

MG5 EV reliability & problems

Only one MG ranked in the 2022 Driver Power survey: the MG ZS, which finished 61st on the list of 75 best new cars. Combined with MG coming second to last in Driver Power’s best manufacturers list, and it’s far from a stellar performance for the Chinese-owned brand. But we hadn’t heard of any reliability issues with the MG5 before its facelift, and a seven-year warranty is also evidence of MG's confidence in its cars’ durability.

Safety

The MG 5 still hasn’t been tested for crash safety by Euro NCAP. There have been concerns in the past over the safety of some Chinese cars, but that reputation has largely been overturned in recent years, particularly for models sold in Europe. Most recently, the MG ZS EV achieved a full five-star rating with good scores in all categories, so hopefully the MG5 will replicate those results.

Every MG5 also comes with a suite of active safety and driver-assistance systems called 'MG Pilot' which incorporates active emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, traffic-jam assist, high-beam assistance and speed-limit assist.

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