Our 2023 MG4 EV Review

By Libby Foster
Our 2023 MG4 EV Review
Do you feel that prices are rising too quickly on electric vehicles? If yes, then the MG4 EV might be the EV you’ve been searching for. One of the most affordable electric vehicles available is the newest model from the Chinese-owned manufacturer, MG Motor. It's even less expensive than MG's previous electric alternatives, the MG5 and the MG ZS EV, both of which are well-known for their value.

Tempted by the MG4 EV?

So what vehicles does the MG4 have to compete with? Although the MG4 has a similar footprint with the ID 3, Cupra Born, and Renault Megane E-Tech, its price undercuts those of considerably less powerful competitors like the Peugeot e-208 and Renault Zoe. So, how does it compare to the competition? 

MG4 EV Drive 

There are now two MG4 EV models, and each one has a single electric motor that drives the rear wheels. The base model has a 50.8kWh battery, a stated range of 218 miles, and is said to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 7.7 seconds. By today's standards, that price range is not exceptional, but this version is significantly less expensive than any comparable rival.

The MG4 Long Range, meanwhile, gains a larger 61.7kWh battery, a claimed 281-mile range on a single charge, as well as a more potent 201bhp electric engine. It manages to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds, the larger battery makes it heavier, making it appear to be a little slower.

All variants of the Renault Megane, Cupra Born, and MG5 are quicker. But even at its current speed, the MG4 is still speedy enough to easily reach motorway speeds.

MG4 EV Interior 

The MG4's driving position isn't ideal because the steering wheel is skewed slightly to the left and doesn't exactly line up with the seat. Other than that, there's little to complain about, and if you choose the top-tier Trophy trim, you'll even get fully electric seat adjustment.


Every model comes standard with a 7.0in digital driver display behind the steering wheel, however, some drivers may notice that the wheel rim cuts off the top of the screen. That depends on how you configure your driving position; as always, try before you lease to ensure it works for you.

MG4 EV Space

By small electric car standards, the MG4 is quite practical. There's plenty of room in the front, even for tall individuals, and there's plenty of storage space. Leg and headroom are generous in the back, so six-footers may fit without feeling cramped. The MG4 is unquestionably more spacious in the back than the Renault Megane. The Cupra Born, on the other hand, is a better option than both vehicles because of its more comfortable seats and the fact that all three back passengers have a headrest. Whoever is seated in the middle of the MG4 is missing one, which is a serious safety flaw.

The boot is also a touch underwhelming. As compared to the Born's six and Megane's seven carry-on suitcase slots, you might only be able to accommodate five below the parcel shelf.

Our Conclusion 

The MG4 EV offers incredible value, especially when equipped in SE trim, which is the base model. It can charge quickly, has wide back seats, and comes with a tonne of standard features. It also has a competitive range. Some competitors have interiors that are more upscale and are a touch more refined to drive, but they also cost thousands more to purchase.

Considering moving to an electric vehicle or leasing the MG4 EV? When it comes to selecting the right vehicle for you, we have plenty of electric car leasing deals available at MWVC to suit everyone's needs. Whether you are looking for a personal deal or a commercial vehicle to lease, our expert sales team can advise you on the best deal for you

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