MG3 Review (2013)

MG3 (Rear Side View) (2013)
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MG3 Review

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There is not much body roll and the car hangs on to the corners with a reassuring panache ...

Ride and Handling

The MG3 rides and handles pretty well for a budget supermini. It jostles a bit over potholes but copes with most surfaces quite pliantly. There is not much body roll and the car hangs on to the corners with a reassuring panache. It doesn’t have the go-kart handling of a Mini, or quite the same precision as a Fiesta, but it saves money against either of them and is really quite good fun to drive. On a twisty test route over the South Downs it had a very likeable feel behind the wheel.

Ease of Use

Although it is quite modestly sized at 4,018 mm long and 2,520 mm wide, the MG3 is roomier inside than its exterior dimensions make you expect. Headroom is good enough for six-footers to sit comfortably front or rear, and it has pretty reasonable elbow room too, measuring 954 mm from door to door across the car. There is a practical width across the tailgate aperture for loading the boot. Boot space is 285 litres, increasing to 1,282 litres with the rear seats stowed flat. Unlike some smaller hatchbacks that have a restricted view past very thick rear pillars, the MG3 has really pretty good all-round vision, which makes it unproblematic to park.

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