While most of its electric rivals are supermini or even city car sized, the ZS delivers a higher-riding bodystyle with plenty of space for a family of four. I can’t think of another EV at this price that can swallow a mountain bike without at least one of the bike’s wheels being detached first. Our well-equipped Exclusive model also had plenty of useful tech, including fast-acting heated seats and a reversing camera with significantly better image quality than, say, a Peugeot 3008’s.
It might be pricier, but you get what you pay for with the Soul EV. Its boot is smaller than the MG’s, but not by enough to offset its more impressive range and efficiency. The South Korean SUV also edges the ZS EV for performance, but eclipses it when it comes to ride and refinement, as well as the infotainment system. It’s a convincing win for the Kia, if you can afford the extra outlay.
If you can’t afford to stretch to the Soul EV, then the ZS EV is every bit the brilliant but more budget-focused alternative to the Kia. For the money the level of connectivity and safety tech it offers is great, while it’s also practical, as spacious as the Kia, quick and comfortable enough. In this company quality and infotainment let it down, but it’s still an all-electric bargain, we think. » […]