It's becoming clear that MG is carving out a niche for itself in the UK's electric car market with their budget-friendly EV offerings. In addition to the MG ZS compact SUV and the MG4 hatchback, there's another contender in their lineup: the MG5 estate. As expected, the estate body style provides the added benefit of increased storage space compared to a traditional hatchback. But in the world of EVs, estates also boast greater efficiency than their compact SUV counterparts - another selling point for the MG5.
Is MG MG5 a good tow car?With their affordable compact SUV, the MG ZS, and the hatchback option, the MG4, MG has successfully positioned themselves as the go-to brand for value/budget EVs in the UK electric car market. The MG5 estate, on the other hand, is a different alternative that provides greater cargo room than the typical hatchback.
The MG5's 500kg maximum towing capacity is regrettably insufficient for larger cargo trailers and caravans. The MG5 currently only comes in a 'Long Range' form; a 'Standard Range' version is not offered.
MG5 vs MG4 - Which is the better tow car?Regarding towing and adventure trips, estate cars are generally more convenient for storing all the necessary equipment. The MG5, however, surpasses the MG4 in terms of storage capacity, providing a total of 1,367L as opposed to 1,177L in the MG4. Nonetheless, the MG4 Long Range (£28,495) proves to be a superior option than the MG5 Long Range (£30,995) when considering all other key specifications and pricing.
With a larger usable battery capacity, the MG4 boasts a longer real-world range of approximately 20 miles and a faster DC rapid charging rate of 135kW, compared to the MG5's 87kW. Essentially, the MG5 relies on previous generation MG technology and, consequently, cannot compete with the MG4 in terms of specifications, even though MG is demanding a higher price for it.
The Peugeot and Vauxhall electric estates, which lack towing capability, are a threat to the MG5, one of the best-selling low-cost electric vehicles in Britain.
In conclusion, although while estates have advantages like carrying more cargo and having greater EV efficiency, the MG5 is not as well-equipped or as affordable as the MG4 is.
Can the MG5 tow?Yes the MG5 can tow a trailer up to a maxium weight of 500kg (0.5 tons)
Can the MG MG5 pull a caravan?The towing limit of the MG5 is 500kg, which may not be considered a lot compared to other vehicles. Despite this it can adequately handle most compact cargo trailers as well as the lightest teardrop caravans or trailer tents.
How much towing capacity does the MG MG5 have?At present, MG is only offering the 'Long Range' option for the MG5, without any indication of a 'Standard Range' model being available. The MG5 Long Rannge has a max towing capacity of 500kg.
As well as providing the braked towing capacity for your MG MG5, where data is available we also have also listed the MG MG5's unbraked towing capacity.
Here is a full list of the Unbraked and Braked Towing Capacity for the MG MG5. If you cannot find the MG MG5 you are looking for please drop us a email and we will add this to the list.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the towing weights provided on this website are accurate, we always recommend checking the vehicle log book (V5) for the official towing capacity. We accept no responsibility if the towing weights provided on this website are incorrect.
|Car Make & Model||Max Towing Weight - Unbraked||Max Towing Capacity - Braked|
|2023 MG MG5 Long Range (130 kW/177 hp)||500kg||500kg|
|2023 MG MG5 Long Range: FWD with 154 HP||500kg||500kg|
|2022 MG MG5 Long Range (130 kW/177 hp)||500kg||500kg|
|2022 MG MG5 Long Range: FWD with 154 HP||500kg||500kg|