A poor performance in the hill-start test scuppered the MG6’s chances of a higher finish. No other car struggled so much with the 1-in-6 hill.
The handbrake couldn’t be relied upon to hold car and caravan still on the slope, and lots of revs were needed to bully the car to the top of the hill. The MG struggled in reverse, too.
This aside, the MG6 actually tows quite well. Stability at motorway speeds and beyond is solid. In the lane-change test the car behaved well on the first two runs, only struggling on the final, fastest pass through the cones.
An 11.1m stopping distance from 30mph is respectable, and the 2.0-litre diesel had no problem pulling car and caravan to 60mph. However, the engine leaves your ears in no doubt as to just how hard it is working. In fact, there’s too much noise in the MG’s cabin, full stop.
The 498-litre boot took care of every item from our typical load of holiday luggage, and the practicality team gave further marks for the neat towball installation and easily accessible electric socket.
Although the price tag of just over £20k looks reasonable, poor fuel economy pushes up running costs, and resale values are predicted to be weak.