The first all-electric estate car, and named one of our most affordable electric cars for 2023, the MG5 EV offers the space and range to make family road trips a reality where other EVs may fall short. MG has always had a focus on affordability and functionality, making the MG5 electric a great choice for first-time EV owners who are looking to make the switch without losing any of the practicality of a combustion engine family car.

Try the MG5 EV on subscription

Both the MG5 Excite and MG5 Exclusive are available through our all-inclusive elmo electric car subscription packages, which include:

  • Electric car hire
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Maintenance and servicing
  • Breakdown cover

As well as no deposit to pay, and no long lease contract. After you’ve made your online booking and been verified, your chosen car can be delivered to your door in as little as 7 days (subject to availability). 

An MG5 parked on the road in a park

MG5 Excite vs MG5 Exclusive

The ‘Excite’ and ‘Exclusive’ trims are ever so slightly different, but both come with the same base features. To put it simply, the Exclusive has everything the Excite does, as well as some high-tech additions, such as rain-sensing wipers and smart keyless entry. The Exclusive’s glossy gadgets make it the slightly more expensive option – but only by £20-£25 per month.

If you love the idea of features like folding, heated door mirrors and heated leather-style seats, the Exclusive may be the model for you. If the lower MG5 EV price is where the appeal lies, you’ll be fine with the Excite.

Read our blog for an indepth review of the MG5.

Fancy a guided tour?

Watch our short MG5 Excite walk around, presented by EV expert Josh. Spare 3 minutes to take a detailed look at the Excite’s interior and exterior features, range and charging information. 

MG5 range and charging info

The MG5 EV Long Range enjoys a real-world range of over 200 miles thanks to a 61 kWh battery, making it more than capable of transporting you for weekends away and relaxed road trips. 

In terms of charging, the battery can reach 80% in 50 minutes with an 80 kW charger speed. So, while it may not be the nippiest of chargers, you won’t need to wait around all day to get some power back under your hood if you aren’t able to charge your EV at home. The slow, fast, and rapid settings are all available for MG5 charging via public charge points, as the MG5 has the Type 2 and CCS charging ports as usual.

MG5 interior

Spacious in both the cabin and the boot, if you’re looking for an electric car with leg room, then the MG5 EV interiors won’t disappoint you. The boot has a capacity of 464 litres, which expands to 1,456 with the back seats down, making this a great choice for people who know they’ll need space – whether for sports gear, shopping, or suitcases.

The controls are simply laid out and easy to follow even with your eyes on the road, and all MG5’s come with a 6-speaker audio system, Sat Nav and four USB ports in the cabin as standard.

MG5 exterior

The MG5 might strike you as lacking the futuristic pizazz we’ve come to associate with EVs, but that can be put down to MG’s focus on function over form. While it’s not the most eye-catching, even with the Exclusive’s silver roof rails, the majority of the MG5’s accessories can be found on the inside. We currently have both the Excite and Exclusive available in white, with the Excite also available in black.

MG5 key features

  • MG Pilot driver assist system
  • Active emergency braking
  • Touchscreen digital display with Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • 6-speaker sound system
  • Rear parking camera
  • Cruise control
  • Push-button start
Driving tech
Interior comforts
MG5 Excite Long Range
Adaptive cruise control, satellite navigation, 7” digital instrument display and push-button start
4x USB ports, air conditioning, rear parking camera and leather steering wheel
MG5 Exclusive Long Range
+ Smart keyless entry, rain sensing wipers and folding, heated door mirrors
+ Electric leather heated front seats and automatic air-conditioning

Lease vs subscription

Below is a lease vs subscribe comparison table for the MG5 EV Exclsuive Long Range model.

MG5 Excite LR
MG5 EV Exclusive Long Range

* Compared against leading lease deals at 10,000 miles a year.
** Split monthly over 36 months.
*** Lease vs elmo comparison guideline only. May vary depending on model.

Is the MG5 suitable for you?

The MG5’s dimensions and range make it the perfect car for an active family. This car does well on motorways and shouldn’t be confined to city driving just because it’s an EV. While it’s not the fastest or flashiest EV on the market, its reliability and functionality make it a hit with our subscribers.

Like the sound of that?

Book the MG5 for just a minimum of 60 days on elmoFlex or save each month with our 12-month elmoSave subscription package. Give us 30 days’ notice to end your subscription after your minimum term, or swap to a new car. The choice is yours!


Does the MG5 have an app?

The MG5 can pair with the MG iSMART app, allowing you to control and monitor multiple aspects of your EV from your smartphone. Check that you’ve locked the doors, plan a route, or schedule a charging session with the touch of a button. 

How to charge an MG5

An MG5 EV can be charged both at home and in public thanks to its widely-used charging ports. If you’re looking to find out more about charging EVs and potentially installing a home charging point, we can help.

When is the new MG5 coming to the UK?

The latest MG5 EVs hit the UK in September 2022.

Is the MG5 a good car?

The MG5 is the perfect car for your first forays in the EVs, especially if you have a family in tow. While it may not turn heads, it isn’t likely to leave you shaking your head either. Read our latest detailed MG5 EV review here.

How does the MG5 compare to the MG ZS?

Both cars rank high in affordability, and their top speeds are only different by 5mph. At their hearts, the MG5 is an estate car and the MG ZS an SUV, so the differences may depend on your personal preferences and attitudes towards these styles of driving and car ownership. See more differences in our detailed comparison.

Does the MG5 have a good range?

While the MG5’s range is nothing to shout about, it’s not to be sniffed at either. Most EVs have a real-world range of 150-300 miles, so the MG5’s range of 210 comes close to being in the middle of what’s expected.

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