It is pertinent to mention that ZS being compared in this article is not electric one, rather it petrol variant by the company. This article will compare the salient features, specs, and options of these two crossover compact SUVs.
Engine and Transmission:
MG ZS comes with 1490cc engine, which produces 113hp and 150Nm torque. Meanwhile, KIA has installed 1999cc engine in Alpha, generating 155hp and 196Nm torque. So, there is a clear dominance of Sportage Alpha.
Furthermore, KIA’s SUV comes with 6-Speed Automatic, while ZS has 4-Speed Automatic Transmission, again giving an upper hand to Alpha. Also, both vehicles are Front Wheel Drives (FWD).
Both SUVs come with Halogen Front Lamps, making both vehicles equal in this regard. Furthermore, both cars have 17-inch Alloy Rims.
Parking Sensors and Rear Camera:
MG’s SUV comes with both Parking Sensors and Rear Camera, while Sportage Alpha only has Rear Camera but no Parking Sensors. This means it is easier to park and reverse, ZS as compared to its competitor.
On one hand, MG ZS has 6 airbags, while one the other hand, Alpha has only 2, meaning MG has manufactured way more safer SUV than vehicle by KIA.
If we come to the interior, we will find that MG ZS comes with an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, while Alpha has a 7-inch screen. So, ZS has a bigger screen, which makes the driving experience more enjoyable and convenient.
Moreover, MG’s SUV has Leather Seats, while Alpha has Fabric ones, giving a clear edge to MG’s SUV as its seats are chicer and give an executive look to the interior.
Electronic Stability Program:
The MG ZS has Electronic Stability Program (ESP), while Alpha doesn’t offer this feature. It means that vehicle by MG is safer and more stable vehicle because, in an emergency, the brake of the car holds all four-wheels, while maintaining the car’s balance. The feature is extremely handy on slippery roads, specifically.
Now, time for the most important comparison, MG has set the price of its SUV at Rs4,099,000, while the rate of Sportage Alpha is Rs4,399,000. So, it means, ZS is Rs 3 lacs cheaper than Alpha, which is a great positive for the car.