Before going any further, let's put the church back in the middle of the village: yes, there is already an electric station wagon on the market: the Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo.

So OK, the MG is not the very first, but the first with mass distribution potential, because obviously much more affordable.

An electric station wagon rather than yet another SUV, that's a refreshing idea.

The thing is that to interest an audience that just swears by the SUV, wouldn't it have taken a slightly less "generic" design?

At the same time, it does not shock either, it is sober and discreet, which some will appreciate.

Inside, it's just as understated without being sad.

There is all the current "classics", such as the digital dashboard and a connected multimedia system with a 10.25'' touch screen.

The interface of this system is not particularly modern in its look, but we have seen for example that the same criticism was very quickly corrected on the ZS SUV.

The overall quality leaves a favorable impression (especially at this price), as does the list of driving aids.

Finally, despite reasonable dimensions (4.6 m long), the MG 5 is a real station wagon, with sufficient rear seats for adults, and a real trunk of at least 497 liters.

Very convincing

The MG 5 is available in a "Standard Range" version (50 kWh battery, 177 hp motor, 320 km WLTP), or "Long Range" (61 kWh, 156 hp, 400 km).

It accepts fast recharges up to 87 kW, for a "0-80%" charge in 40 minutes.

On the road, we first notice that the relatively modest batteries are the right choice, because the car suddenly weighs only 1,560 kilos.

In addition, it is very clear that the development of behavior is always carried out by the English.

Without having the sportiness that we still associate with MG, the 5 is very "European" on the road.

Understand: serious, efficient, ready to take on more engaged driving sessions (and the engine performance makes you want to), without neglecting classy family comfort.

In short, without creating crazy doses of emotions,

And, icing on the cake, it is a very efficient electric.

For the "Standard Range" version of our test, MG announces a consumption of 17.9 kWh.

Our predominantly peri-urban route was certainly a bit easy for the car, but still: an average reading of less than 14 kWh/100 km is amazing!

And it gives greater autonomy than the official value.

All this to say that technically the car is convincing and makes sense.

There remains the price: from €26,490 (excluding bonuses), for something already more than adequate.

If the MG 5 does not yet have what it takes to be a main car, its price may qualify it as a second car for certain families… Nice move!

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The MG 5 Standard Range in a few figures

  • Motor: electric;

    177 hp;

    280Nm

  • Transmission: to the front wheels

  • Gearbox: 1-speed auto

  • L/W/H (mm): 4,600/1,880/1,521

  • Empty weight (kg): 1.562

  • Trunk volume (l): 497 – 1,367

  • 0-100 km/h (sec.): 8.3

  • Max speed (km/h): 185

  • Batteries (kWh): 50

  • Electric range (km): 320

  • Price (€): 26,490

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