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MG HectorMG Hector is a 5 seater SUV available in a price range of Rs. 12.83 - 18.08 Lakh*. It is available in 14 variants, 2 engine options that are BS6 compliant and 2 transmission options: Manual & Automatic. Other key specifications of the Hector include a kerb weight of, ground clearance of 183mm and boot space of 587 Liters. The Hector is available in 5 colours. Over 1244 User reviews basis Mileage, Performance, Price and overall experience of users for MG Hector.

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Key Specs of MG Hector

Mileage (upto)17.41 kmpl
Engine (upto)1956 cc
BHP167.68
TransmissionManual/Automatic
Seats5
Boot Space587

Hector Latest Update

Latest Update: MG has introduced dual-tone options on the Hector.

MG Hector Price: The SUV is priced from Rs 12.83 lakh to Rs 18.08 lakh (ex-showroom).

MG Hector Variants: It is offered in four variants: Style, Super, Smart, and Sharp.

MG Hector Seating Capacity: MG offers the Hector in a 5-seater configuration.

MG Hector Powertrains: The Hector is offered with BS6 diesel and petrol engines. Output figures of the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol unit stand at 143PS/250Nm, while the 2.0-litre diesel engine continues to put out 170PS/350Nm. MG also offers the 1.5-litre petrol engine with a 48V mild-hybrid system. While the 1.5-litre petrol engine is offered with both a 6-speed MT and DCT, MG offers the hybrid variants and the 2.0-litre diesel motor of the Hector with a 6-speed MT. The Hector is offered with a 2WD system.

MG Hector Features: MG has packed the Hector with features such as a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, and a 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 

MG Hector Safety: Standard safety features include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors.

MG Hector Rivals: The MG Hector takes on the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Tucson, and the higher variants of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. The carmaker has launched the 6 seater version of the Hector, the Hector Plus, in India. It comes with captain seats in the middle row and will rival the upcoming Tata Gravitas.

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MG Hector price list (Variants)

Style MT1451 cc, Manual, Petrol, 15.81 kmpl1 month waitingRs.12.83 Lakh*
Super MT1451 cc, Manual, Petrol, 15.81 kmpl1 month waitingRs.13.63 Lakh*
Style Diesel MT1956 cc, Manual, Diesel, 17.41 kmpl1 month waitingRs.13.99 Lakh*
Hybrid Super MT1451 cc, Manual, Petrol, 15.81 kmpl1 month waitingRs.14.21 Lakh*
Super Diesel MT1956 cc, Manual, Diesel, 17.41 kmpl1 month waitingRs.14.99 Lakh*
Hybrid Smart MT1451 cc, Manual, Petrol, 15.81 kmpl1 month waitingRs.15.31 Lakh*
Smart DCT1451 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 13.96 kmpl1 month waitingRs.15.99 Lakh*
Smart Diesel MT1956 cc, Manual, Diesel, 17.41 kmpl1 month waitingRs.16.49 Lakh*
Hybrid Sharp MT1451 cc, Manual, Petrol, 15.81 kmpl1 month waitingRs.16.63 Lakh*
Hybrid Sharp Dualtone1451 cc, Manual, Petrol, 15.81 kmpl1 month waitingRs.16.83 Lakh*
Sharp DCT1451 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 13.96 kmpl1 month waitingRs.17.55 Lakh*
Sharp DCT Dualtone1451 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 13.96 kmpl1 month waitingRs.17.75 Lakh*
Sharp Diesel MT1956 cc, Manual, Diesel, 17.41 kmpl1 month waitingRs.17.88 Lakh*
Sharp Diesel Dualtone1956 cc, Manual, Diesel, 17.41 kmpl1 month waitingRs.18.08 Lakh*
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MG Hector Review

The MG Hector has grabbed a lot of attention and interest, especially for its segment-above technologies. But does it score well on the core aspects of a family SUV? And with well established and proven alternatives like the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier & Hyundai Creta already here, is buying this new SUV from a new brand (at least in India) a gamble worth taking?

First, let’s identifying who the Hector isn’t ideal for. If backseat comfort is your number one priority, we’d recommend the Tata Harrier instead. The Hector offers fantastic cabin space but falls short on seat comfort. If you want the richest cabin and want the most fun to drive pick, that’d be the Jeep Compass.

The Hector, though, strikes a healthy middle ground. It offers an unmatched technology package with no real compromise on daily usability or practicality. Additionally, while the interior quality isn’t as luxurious as we’d hoped, it’s still well made and tastefully designed. It’s also important to note that even the base variant is well-equipped with no silly compromises to get a namesake starting price. And, yet, the MG Hector is priced very aggressively. At Rs 12.18 lakh for the base Style petrol manual and Rs 16.88 lakh for the top-spec Hector Sharp diesel manual, the MG Hector offers fantastic value for money and is indeed a gamble worth taking.

Exterior

If you enjoy making your neighbours jealous, the MG Hector does that job convincingly. For one, it has size on its side. At 4655mm in length with a height of 1760mm, it does have a big edge over already large rivals like the Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass. It also has a longer, 2750mm long wheelbase. Combine this size with the standard skid plates and roof rails, and the Hector clearly flexes its presence on the road.

But its charm isn’t linked so much to the size than it is to the luxury car styling. The now popular trend of DRLs on top with headlights in the bumper make the Hector look distinctive. The wow factor, though, comes from the all-LED exterior lighting and the heavy yet tasteful use of chrome. That said, while the doors have the sense of solidity you’d want in a premium SUV, there are some odd panel gaps that aren’t easy to miss.

It’s also a quirky and for some, polarisingly styled SUV, which looks like a completely different car from different angles. The rear end can have you wondering if this is an Audi Q5, while the front looks serious and menacing like some American SUVs. The side profile isn’t as flattering as the other angles though. The 17-inch wheels are certainly size appropriate for India but under an SUV as tall as the Hector, they look a little small, especially when you see the large wheel well gaps. Even the overhangs bulge out at either end, lending an MPV element to this SUV.

The question remains, though: do the large size and luxury car exterior translate to a spacious and luxurious experience inside?

Interior

Well, yes & no. Let’s address the good first. The Hector puts its size to good use. The cabin is easily one of the most spacious ones you can get for an SUV that will cost around Rs 15 lakh-20 lakh on road. With the driver’s seat set for someone who’s 6.5ft tall, there’s still a good amount of knee room to spare. You also get good headroom for tall users and adequate space to tuck your feet in under the front seats. The only exception to the latter is in the petrol hybrid variant. Since the hybrid battery is placed below the front passenger’s seat, there’s no place for the 2nd row occupant’s feet. This is also why even the fully-loaded petrol hybrid does not get a powered co-driver’s seat, since there’s no room for the mechanism.

It’s also wide enough to accommodate three lean-medium sized adults in the rear seat, especially thanks to the completely flat floor. Additionally, the rear seat reclines to a good degree, adding a nice touch of versatility. A big bonus is the almost shockingly large glass area. Forget the sunroof, the general glass area lets in so much light that there’s no chance you’d ever feel claustrophobic even with the all black interior. We do, however, recommend adding sunblinds for privacy and to keep the sunlight entering the cabin in check. A large glass area+black interior can see the cabin getting toasty quickly.

It’s also a practically laid out place with good storage space in the door pockets and underneath the front armrest. At 587 litres, even the boot space is more than enough for a weekend’s load of luggage or airport hauls. It easily accommodated 2 backpacks, 2 large camera bags and a trolley bag on our drive. If you need more, the rear seat splits 60:40 & folds completely flat.

There’s a big gap to find underneath the boot floor and this is where we expected the spare tyre, but that actually sits in the undercarriage. Instead, you get a storage space below the boot floor which shares its home with the tyre removal kit and the subwoofer. It’s a spot big enough to hold a car cover, car cleaning kit or tyre inflator i.e. items you’d want to keep separate from your actual bags/groceries.

So where’s the room for improvement? Well, the upholstery and trim quality could’ve been richer. There are no glaring rough edges like in some parts of the Tata Harrier, but quality doesn’t set any new benchmarks. The feel good factor falls slightly short of what you’d get in a similarly priced Skoda, VW or Hyundai car. Some more soft touch plastics or contrast coloured trim would’ve given the Hector a greater sense of occasion. Simply put, if you took out the 10.4-inch touchscreen, the interior wouldn’t look as opulent.

But it does get that touchscreen and a whole lot more with it!

Performance

Two counts where the Hector scores well. We managed to get our hands on the petrol hybrid manual and diesel manual, and both engines proved to be good for almost any kind of usage. What would we choose? For daily city usage, it’s the petrol hybrid.

This powertrain offers relaxed driving and usable performance at all times. The throttle response is predictable and thanks to the 48V mild-hybrid system’s torque boost, all you need for city commutes is light throttle inputs. Yes, even with a full passenger load. The 6-speed manual gearbox is also set up tall. In simple terms, it offers adequate driveability and doesn’t start knocking even if you upshift early. We reaped the benefits of the low-rev performance while driving behind a slow truck on the ghats section approaching Ooty in 3rd gear at 35kmph. So while the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine’s output of 143PS/250Nm isn’t a lot, there’s always usable performance available.

It also does very well as a highway cruiser, sitting below 2,000rpm in top gear while cruising at highway speeds of 80-100kmph. High speed overtakes will require a downshift but you can do without aggressive throttle after changing gear. We also enjoyed the refinement the engine offers. At slow-medium speeds it’s smooth and silent, and while the engine will get loud when revved hard, vibrations never become an experience dampener.

So why get the diesel? Well, first, obviously, fuel efficiency. The diesel engine, which is shared with the Jeep Compass & Tata Harrier, delivers a claimed 17.4kmpl, slightly more than the Harrier (16.79kmpl) & Compass (17.1kmpl). It’s also more than the petrol hybrid’s 15.8kmpl.

Second, the diesel engine, as we’ve experienced in the Compass, offers stronger mid-range punch, which makes highway overtakes easier. Remember the aforementioned example of driving behind a truck on the ghats? Well, while the petrol hybrid can drive at that speed in 3rd gear, the diesel can also manage overtakes in the same gear, while the petrol would need a downshift.

It’s also a better choice for extensive highway usage. It feels more relaxing to drive past 100kmph, while offering more grunt for overtakes and better efficiency. Where it trails the petrol hybrid is refinement. The engine noise is more audible and there are some vibes even at idle. Then the throttle response isn’t as progressive and there is a sudden surge of performance when the turbocharger engages. While it offers more excitement, it doesn’t build power as progressively as the petrol. Finally, the clutch action isn’t as smooth as the petrol. Not only is it heavier, the bite is also jerky while moving from a standstill and you can stall the transmission if you aren’t careful.

Thereafter, though, the diesel too offers good driveability in the city and on the highway.

Safety

Fortunately, the features list isn’t limited to comfort, convenience and cool tech. Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX, rear parking sensors, all wheel disc brakes, traction control, hill-hold and electronic stability control all come as standard!

The top-spec Hector Sharp gets 6 airbags, front parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, front fog lights with cornering assist and tyre pressure monitoring with tyre temperature readings. It even gets auto headlamps and auto wipers. The only odd miss is an auto-dimming IRVM.

Pros & Cons of MG Hector

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The MG Hector is priced very aggressively. At Rs 12.18 lakh for the base Style petrol manual and Rs 16.88 lakh for the top-spec Hector Sharp diesel manual, the MG Hector offers fantastic value for money.

Things We Like

  • Easy-to-drive petrol and diesel engines. Good ride comfort over bad roads too
  • Safety across the range. Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX, traction control, hill hold and more offered as standard. Top-spec gets 6 airbags, front parking sensors, 360-degree camera and more!
  • Luxury car styling. Looks and feels like an expensive car with strong road presence
  • Generous cabin space. Puts its wheelbase to good use, offering leg space even for occupants over 6ft tall
  • Technologies from segments above. Big touchscreen, voice commands, internet linked features make this an affordable futuristic SUV
  • Well-loaded with features even in the base variant. Top-spec offers panoramic sunroof, front powered seats, all LED lighting, powered tailgate etc
  • Standard 5 year/unlimited kilometre warranty. Strongest standard warranty among its rivals inspires confidence in the Hector’s long term reliability.
  • Buy back program powered by CarDekho. Sell your Hector in 3 years and get 60 per cent of the SUVs value back!

Things We Don't Like

  • Design, while distinctive, may not be to everyone’s taste. Styling may be too busy for some
  • Cool gizmos (touchscreen, iSmart app, 360-degree camera) could be more polished. Touchscreen faces issues with response time
  • Interior quality is good but not great. Upholstery quality and cabin materials feel decent but not rich
  • Seats could offer better underthigh support, even for people under 6ft tall. 2nd row floor sits close to the seat base, pushing your knees upwards

Stand Out Features

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    All-LED exterior lights, including fog lights, headlights and DRLs

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    10.4-inch touchscreen. Biggest touchscreen display of any car in India

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    Voice commands to control AC, music system, navigation, sunroof and more

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    Internet linked features like iSmart app remote control functions, car locator, geo-fencing and remote engine/AC start (for Hector AT) etc

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MG Hector User Reviews

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    It is a good car with excellent looks. This is a head-turner in the budget range. Amazing Value for Money. This is my fourth car and first SUV.

    By dk
    On: Nov 27, 2020
  • Best Car In This Segment

    Awesome experience for 6000 KM and I am proud to own this. No better option in this segment. Overall good experience so far. I am getting mileage around 18-20 KMPL with s...Read More

    By vickytiwari
    On: Nov 24, 2020 | 916 Views
  • Worst service Not Good For Indian Roads.

    Worst service and competent service center. Definitely not good for Indian roads and people. Need to improve a lot.

    By sathiyanarayanan vijayaragavan
    On: Nov 16, 2020 | 75 Views
  • Comfort And Technology.

    I am using a diesel sharp model. The car is very much comfortable for the journey. Getting decent mileage 14 to 16 km/l. I am happy with the service also the first 5 serv...Read More

    By hiranjith kp
    On: Nov 08, 2020 | 2537 Views
  • Very Satisfied Customer.

    I bought this car on the 17th of march model name sharp diesel. Positive excellent mileage around 20 + in highway 13+ in the city, Tons of space. Features, power is adequ...Read More

    By sandipan nandy
    On: Nov 03, 2020 | 3334 Views
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MG Hector 2020 has 19 video of its detailed review, pros & cons, comparison & variant explained,test drive experience, features, specs, interior & exterior details and more. Watch our Latest Hindi video of MG Hector to know price, safety features & more.

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What is the exact on-road price of MG Hector?

The on-road price of Hector in Delhi starts at Rs. 14,83,276. The on-road price is inclusive of RTO charges and insurance.

Which car is better Hector or Seltos?

Hector price starts at Rs 12.83 Lakh ex-showroom and Seltos price starts Rs 9.89 Lakh ex-showroom. Compare these two models on the basis of their price, features & specs.

What will the EMI or down payment for MG Hector?

MG Hector EMI starts at ₹ 28,362 per month for a tenure of 60 months @ 9.8% for a loan amount of Rs 13.41 Lakh & down payment will be ₹ 1.49 Lakh.

Is MG Hector a 4x4?

MG Hector does not offer 4 wheel drive transmission in Indian Market. Check more specifications of Hector on CarDekho.

Is MG Hector a 5 or 7 seater SUV?

MG Hector is a 5 seater car, Which is priced at Rs 12.83 Lakh. Check more 5 seater SUV options on CarDekho.

Does sharp variant have automatic transmission

K asked on 13 Nov 2020

Yes, the Sharp variants of MG Hector have automatic transmission.

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Hector also comes as a six seater ?

RahulDixit asked on 4 Nov 2020

MG Hector is a 5 seater car. However, you can choose to go with Hector Plus if p...

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By Cardekho Experts on 4 Nov 2020

Does the petrol automatic feel underpowered? Alsi do we have hybrid in Petrol Au...

Gaurav asked on 17 Oct 2020

This powertrain offers relaxed driving and usable performance at all times. In s...

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By Cardekho Experts on 17 Oct 2020

Explain mg hector 360 around view camera.

Disha asked on 12 Oct 2020

A 360 Degree camera isn't a single camera unit. It consisted of 4 cameras ar...

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By Cardekho Experts on 12 Oct 2020

Does the Super variant of Hector Plus has Infinity sound system?

Vijaya asked on 5 Oct 2020

No, the setup of Infinity sound system with subwoofer and amplifier is there in ...

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akhil yadav
Jun 26, 2020 7:37:39 AM

What's the EMI and down payment for MG Hector in Allahabad.

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    mustakil
    Jun 9, 2020 8:06:25 PM

    Very bad experience of Mg hector within 500 km driving wind shield break and also internet is not working Very bad and nobady is excepting their folt they always try to convince us it’s our folt

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      duke
      Aug 25, 2019 10:22:18 PM

      Mg hector is a china toy just assembled in the cheverlot factory which is take over by mg in halol Gujarat there many problems for mg hector it got clutch problem the clutch ,fuel pump, milage ,internetissue

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      mustakil
      Jun 9, 2020 8:07:15 PM

      Very true it’s a Chinese toy

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        MG Hector Price in India

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        MumbaiRs. 12.83 - 18.08 Lakh
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