Comparison - MG ZS EV 2020 - vs - Seat Arona FR 2019

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
£
30,995
Updated: 
25 Jul 2020
£
21,775
Updated: 
20 Feb 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
1-speed Direct Drive
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
10.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Pimlico blue
#4CAEDB
Arctic white
#FAFBFF
Black Pearl
#1C1C1E
Dynamic red
#CB2B38
Color: 
White
#E6E6E8
Eclipse Orange
#FD9654
Mystery Blue
#526993
Desire Red
#A80D1D
Urban Silver
#B5B5BC
Midnight Black
#11171D
Nevada White
#F0F1F3

Electric

Battery: 
44.5
Full Charge Range: 
163mi
Full Charge Time: 
80% charge with 50kW public fast charger in 40 minutes
Top Speed: 
87mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
8.50s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The MG ZS EV offers a lot for the money in the electric car world, with good interior space, a big boot and plenty of standard equipment. The thing to remember, though, is that more expensive electric cars, such as the Nissan Leaf and Kia e-Niro, are generally better to drive and, thanks to better resale values, might not cost you that much more in the long run.

Pros
Lot of room for passengers
Big boot
Well equipped

Cos
Poor predicted resale values
Limited steering wheel adjustment
Not that comfortable or good to drive

By: 
whatcar.com

The MG ZS EV could be a surprise hit thanks to its powerful motor, excellent practicality and bargain price

Pros
An affordable EV
Improved drive
Practical

Cos
Cheap interior feel
Wallowy handling
No companion app

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

PROS
Low list price and good finance options
Usable electric range and performance
Seven-year warranty, five-star safety rating
Practicality unaffected by EV conversion

CONS
Less range than key rivals
It’s not quite as cheap as we had hoped
Low-rent interior
Not exciting to drive

By: 
parkers.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: 
Electric
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined - 47mpg
Engine type: 
Electric
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
147ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
143hp
85hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.70Feet
34.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
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 Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather steering wheel
Lights On' Remainder warning buzzer
Intelligent speed limit assist
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: 
169.80in
162.90in
Width: 
80.60in
70.00in
Height: 
63.70in
61.10in
Front Track: 
60.00in
59.10in
Rear Track: 
60.50in
58.50in
Wheel Base: 
101.50in
101.02in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
38.80cu.ft
45.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1322lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.50cu.ft
14.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3311.00lbs
2672.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
no
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
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: 
power steering
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 way manually adjustable passenger seat with height, reach,till and backrest
6-way manually adjustable driver's seat
Driver's footrest
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
Heated front seats
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: 
Folding center armrest
2nd row 60/40 split/fold
Folding center armrest
Split folding rear seats (60/40)
Ice metal door side panels

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson Struts
Independent type McPherson with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.
Rear Suspension: 
Torsion Beam
Semirigid rear axle with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air conditioning
odour and pollutant filter
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: 
USB mobile phone charging function
Bluetooth connectivity
Apple CarPlay
8" colour touch screen
iGo Navigation system
Android Auto
6 speaker audio system
MP3 player
iPod compatibility
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: 
Rear spoiler
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Load carrier
Chrome side window trim
Bi-function projection headlight
Front and rear aero 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: 
17"
17"
Wheels more: 
Diamond cut EV alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
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
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
no
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Fuel cut off safety device
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Seatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger
Hill launch assist
Anti rolling protection
Active emergency braking with pedestrian/Bicycle detection
Blind Spot Detection (BAS)
Lane keep assist system (LAS) with Lane departure warning system (LDWS)
Regenerative braking system
Electric parking brake with auto hold function
Anti rolling protection
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