The MG 4 (styled by the company as MG4) is a five-door hatchback and one of the cheapest electric cars on the market, undercutting established battery-powered rivals like the Vauxhall Corsa-e and Volkswagen ID.3.

Officially marketed as the MG4 EV in Europe and the MG Mulan in China, this small family car is MG’s first full-electric hatchback, and going by to the glowing reviews published by the UK motoring media, the manufacturer seems to have hit the nail on the head in what the Carwow team calls “a landmark moment for the brand.”

Besides its low price point that makes it an attractive gateway to EV ownership, reviewers comment that the MG 4 is one of the best options in its class thanks to its competitive battery range and generous seven year warranty, as well as its comfortable and rewarding driving experience.

“It’s not just the budget brands who should be worried about this car stealing their sales”, Parker‘s Tom Wiltshire argues, “the established players ought to keep a look out too.”

These established rivals do have more interior refinement – the MG 4’s cheap interior plastics a reflection of its low pricing. The car has also received some flack for its fiddly infotainment system, but What Car? comments that this touchscreen console is “still slightly better than the appalling infotainment in the Volkswagen ID 3.”

Available for £10k less than the ID.3, the MG 4 is certainly an appealing value-for-money EV contender that many journalists believe is set to become a frequent sight on UK roads in the coming years. As Top Gear concludes, “When you dig into what the MG4 does for the money, it’s probably the only car in the class to recommend.”

As of September 2022, the MG 4 holds an Expert Rating of 81%, based on 15 reviews published by UK media outlets. This is a brand new model, and therefore, we expect to see further UK-based reviews being published in the next few months, which could push the rating up or down by a few points.

MG 4 highlights

  • Fun to drive
  • Competitive battery range
  • Comfortable ride
  • Long warranty
  • Unparalleled pricing

MG 4 lowlights

  • Fiddly infotainment
  • Rather poor rear visibility
  • Some cheap interior plastics
  • No front boot storage
  • Road noise can be loud at speed

Key specifications

Body style: Medium hatchback
electric, battery-powered
From £25,995 on-road

Launched: Summer 2022
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA

Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

Safety rating

No safety rating

As of September 2022, the MG 4 has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP.

Eco rating

No eco rating

As of September 2022, the MG 4 has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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The MG 4 is a brand-new model, so we don’t have enough reliability data on the MG 4 to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively for us using warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the MG 4 we’ll publish the score here.

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