Comparison - MG GS Exclusive 2019 - vs - Seat Arona FR 2019

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
£
19,595
Updated: 
27 Dec 2018
£
21,775
Updated: 
20 Feb 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.60gals
10.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Arctic White
#ECECEC
Jet Black
#191B1F
Aspen Silver (metallic)
#A1A1A1
Sunset Orange (metallic)
#D25214
Mocha Brown (metallic)
#6F5B49
Sahara Gold (metallic)
#B4732F
Color: 
White
#E6E6E8
Eclipse Orange
#FD9654
Mystery Blue
#526993
Desire Red
#A80D1D
Urban Silver
#B5B5BC
Midnight Black
#11171D
Nevada White
#F0F1F3

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The MG GS is the brand’s first SUV, built to rival the Nissan Qashqai, Renault Kadjar and Vauxhall Mokka X. The MG costs less than all those models and is also a little bigger so, in terms of value for money, it’s off to a flying start.

Pros
Decent looks
Punchy engine
Low price

Cons
Cheap feeling cabin
Firm ride
Small boot

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Pros
Striking exterior design
Lots of standard kit and space
Very low PCP monthly payments
Plenty of personalisation
Good to drive

Cons
Plain interior design
Ride just okay on rough roads
Boot smaller than some rivals
Entry-level 95hp petrol a little underpowered
No Cupra planned (yet)

By: 
parkers.co.uk

The five-door All-New Arona, a front-wheel-drive only SUV, is well placed in this highly popular sector of the car market.It’s available with a choice of six engines, with both the diesel and petrol variants offered in either 95PS or 115 PS form, and the sporty FR 1.5 TSI EVO leaping up to 150 PS.

Pros
Very smart looking inside and out
Good choice of engines
Well equipped and overall good value

Cons
No SatNav on basic model

By: 
drive.co.uk

The Seat Arona is quite possibly the best compact SUV of the moment. Good practicality, economy and solid driving manners are all Arona staples.It lacks the visual creativity of a Hyundai Kona or the customisation of a Citroen C3 Aircross, but its real-world strengths far outweigh having orange door mirrors. It’s a level-headed car for level-headed people.

Pros
Refined 1.0-litre petrol
Ergonomic infotainment system
Good ride

Cons
Humdrum looks
Narrow middle seat
Trim levels that dictate engine choice

By: 
uk.motor1.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Urban /Extra urban/Combined(mpg) UK- 37.6/53.2/46.3
Combined - 47mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
12
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
1.50L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 4 300rpm
147ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
163hp
at 5 600rpm
85hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.71Feet
34.70Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cold storage box
Rear foot wind tunnel
Auto-dimming inner rear view mirror
Lazy locking
Trunk 12V power
A/C system
AUX
Push Button Start
Electric Power STEERING
Driver sunvisor with mirror and card holder
Dimming interior rear view mirror
Two cup holders in cabin
Front courtesy light with front reading light
Interior ambient light
Interior footwell light
Electric speed sensitive power steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.16in
162.90in
Width: 
73.03in
70.00in
Height: 
65.55in
61.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.28in
Front Track: 
61.96in
59.10in
Rear Track: 
62.72in
58.50in
Wheel Base: 
104.33in
101.02in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.25
41.60
Front Leg Room: 
40.79in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.30in
56.10in
Rear Head Room: 
38.11
38.90
Rear leg room: 
37.13in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.41in
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
47.18cu.ft
45.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1525lbs
1322lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.06cu.ft
14.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3053.40lbs
2672.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
AUX
Odometer
RPM counter
Instrument lighting with brightness control
Low fuel warning light
Lights on’ reminder
Gearshift indicator
Visible VIN in windscreen

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
electric mirror
LED tail lamp
Xenon headlamp
LED daytime running lights
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Fabric sporty seat
Leather sporty seat
Driver's seat lumbar support
Front heated seats
Driver's 6-way manual adjustable seat
Driver's 6-way power adjustable seat
Height-adjustable driver’s seat
Height-adjustable front passenger’s seat
Two front and three rear height-adjustable headrests
FR sport seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Incline adjustable rear seats
2nd row proportional foldable seat
Passenger's 4-way power adjustable seat
Passenger's 4-way manual adjustable seat
Folding center armrest
Split folding rear seats (60/40)
Ice metal door side panels

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Macpherson struts front suspension
Independent type McPherson with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
Semirigid rear axle with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
A/C system
Heater + A/C
Heater + Auto A/C
Lazy locking
Trunk 12V power
Power adjustable door mirror with steering light
Air conditioning
Dust and pollen filter

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Radio + AUX/USB
MP3 + iPod
DAB audio
Radio data system (RDS)
iGo navigation
USB (with charging function)
Mirror link
8” DISPLAY WITH FULL LINK
Apple Car Play™
6 speakers
300W amplifier

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent wipers
Manual fold rear-view mirror
Electrical heated door mirrors
Front and rear boneless wiper
LED licence plate lighting
Chrome window trim
Dark tinted rear windows
Electrically folding door mirrors
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 in.
17"
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Electric brake
ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Electric rake
solid disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Seat belt height adjustment
Rear ISOFIX (x2)
Take me home function
Side air curtain
Anti rolling program (ARP)
TPMS
Automatic door latch function
Seat belt reminder
ACC with Front Assist
6 Airbags
Hill hold control
Rear Traffic Alert
RAIN & LIGHT SENSORS
Anti-theft roof antenna
Three-point seatbelts on all rear seats
Remote central locking with deadlocks
ISOFIX points in outer rear seats with top tether anchorage points
Two folding remote keys with remote window opening/closing function
Tiredness recognition system
Multi-collision braking system
Active front head restraints