We're not keen on the MG6's big clunky handbrake, which is more cumbersome than a conventional lever handbrake and much less convenient than a modern electronic brake.
Ride and Handling
Ride quality is on the firmish side of what you would consider reasonable and the MG6 copes with most road surfaces quite well but it can be quite jarring over coarser pockmarked sections. Body control is pretty good, the body does not lean much on corners, and initially the handling feels quite sporty in this respect, but push the car a bit harder and it displays a more ragged edge. It is not quite as grippy or assured as you would like it to be on a fast gallop along a winding country road. Steering feel is a bit lacking, too, when you are pushing on. Although reasonably weighted and unexceptional in moderate driving, it becomes a bit lighter and more floaty than we would like on a faster road.
Ease of Use
The cabin feels roomy and the MG6 has quite generous interior space compared with similarly-priced rivals. Headroom is pretty good in the front seats and reasonable in the back, although the slope of the rear roofline may squeeze anyone over six feet.
The MG6 GT’s boot is well-shaped and a good size at 498 litres (472 litres more than in the Magnette), stretching to 1,379 litres with the rear seats folded (1,268 in the Magnette). It does have quite a high lip to lift heavy items over, and it is a bit disappointing that the folded rear seats do not lie completely flat, so there is a slope that gets in the way slightly when you want to carry large items.
Towing capacity is modest at 750 kg
We’re not keen on the MG6’s big clunky handbrake, which is more cumbersome than a conventional lever handbrake and much less convenient than a modern electronic brake. Another annoyance is the chunky ignition key, which fell apart and had to be reassembled several times during our week-long test drive.