2022 Chery Tiggo 2 Pro vs MG ZS Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Dec 03, 2021

Let’s compare two affordable but feature-rich crossovers.

In this article...

  1. It's an affordable but capable crossover duel
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Engine and Performance
  5. Safety
  6. Chery Tiggo 2 Pro vs MG ZS: Price
  7. Conclusion

Chery Tiggo 2 Pro vs MG ZS: It's an affordable but capable crossover duel

As we’ve mentioned again and again, crossovers have become quite the popular segment in the Philippines. This mirrors the overall global trend, and like other markets, we’ve received an influx of new models in the past three years. 

The latest of this is the Chery Tiggo 2 Pro, which launched recently in November 2021. It uses the same platform that the old Tiggo 2 uses, but it assumes a more modern look, plus it received some improvements to its on-board features and drivetrain. 

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So, how does the new Chery Tiggo 2 Pro compare against other crossover models in the market that have been around for much longer?  

To find out, we’ll be comparing the new Chery Tiggo 2 Pro against the MG ZS, specifically, the ZS Style 1.5 AT. They’re close in pricing, and they both fall in the subcompact crossover segment.

A picture of the Tiggo 2 Pro and the MG ZS head to head.

Which crossover is better on paper? 

Chery Tiggo 2 Pro vs MG ZS: Exterior

When it comes to size, the Chery Tiggo 2 Pro 1.5 CVT is 4,200mm long, 1,760mm wide, and 1,570mm in height. Its wheelbase length measures 2,555mm, and it has a curb weight of 1,260kg.  

A picture of the Chery Tiggo 2 parked near a wooded area

The Chery Tiggo 2 Pro 1.5 AT

In turn, the MG ZS Style 1.5 AT is 4,314mm long, 1,809mm wide, and 1,648mm in height. It then has a wheelbase length of 2,585mm, and a curb weight of 1,258kg.  

Chery Tiggo 2 Pro 1.5 CVT 

Dimensions 

MG ZS Style 1.5 AT 

4,200mm 

Length 

4,314mm 

1,760mm 

Width 

1,809mm 

1,570mm 

Height 

1,648mm 

2,555mm 

Wheelbase 

2,585mm 

1,260kg 

Curb Weight 

1,258kg 

The MG ZS Style is slightly larger overall than the Tiggo 2 Pro. The MG model also has a longer wheelbase. Despite that, it is lighter than the Tiggo 2 Pro by 2 kilograms. 

The MG ZS

Moving on to exterior equipment, both crossovers are mostly on-par with each other. Both come standard with halogen headlamps, LED taillights, roof rails, and rear roof-mounted spoilers. The MG ZS however, does come with front fog lamps, and a larger set of 17-inch alloy wheels. In turn, the Tiggo 2 Pro rides on a 16-inch set. 

Chery Tiggo 2 Pro 1.5 CVT 

Exterior Equipment 

MG ZS Style 1.5 AT 

Halogen 

Headlamps 

Halogen 

LED 

Daytime Running Lights 

LED 

Halogen 

Turn signal lamps 

Halogen 

LED 

Taillights 

LED 

None 

Front fog lights 

With 

16-inch 

Wheel size 

17-inch 

Alloy 

Wheel type 

Alloy 

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Chery Tiggo 2 Pro vs MG ZS: Interior

In comparing interiors, both the Tiggo 2 Pro and the MG ZS Style can comfortably seat up to five. Both also get manually adjustable driver’s seats, tilt adjustable steering columns, and manual air-conditioning systems. 

A picture of the Chery Tiggo 2 Pro's interior

Inside the Chery Tiggo 2 Pro

Chery Tiggo 2 Pro 1.5 CVT 

Interior Equipment 

MG ZS Style 1.5 AT 

Leather and fabric 

Seat material 

Leather 

Manual 

Driver’s seat adjustment 

Manual 

Tilt 

Steering wheel adjustment 

Tilt 

Manual 

Air-conditioning type 

Manual 

Push button 

Ignition 

Push button 

Seating Capacity 

Then again, the Chery Tiggo 2 Pro gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel, whereas the MG ZS Style AT has a polyurethane steering wheel. The seats on the Tiggo 2 Pro use a combination of leather and fabric, whereas the ones on the MG ZS Style are clad in leather only. 

Other equipment found inside both models is a push-to-start button, a digital trip computer, an analog gauge cluster, cruise control, and USB charging ports. 

A picture of the interior of the MG ZS Alpha

A look inside the MG ZS (Alpha variant pictured)

To entertain its occupants, the Tiggo 2 Pro gets a nine-inch touchscreen headunit with Bluetooth, USB and Apple CarPlay. In turn, the MG ZS Style AT only comes with a 2-DIN headunit that can play MP3 files, and can connect to smartphones via USB and Bluetooth. Both headunits for both models are then linked to a four-piece speaker system. 

Chery Tiggo 2 Pro 1.5 CVT 

On-board tech 

MG ZS Style 1.5 AT 

9-inch touchscreen 

Infotainment system 

2-DIN radio and MP3 

Bluetooth, USB, Apple CarPlay 

Connectivity options 

Bluetooth, USB 

# of Speakers 

None 

Offline navigation 

None 

None 

Power-folding side mirrors 

None 

None 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror 

None 

None 

Rain-sensing wipers 

None 

Chery Tiggo 2 Pro vs MG ZS: Engine and Performance

Under the hood, the Chery Tiggo 2 Pro uses a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that can produce up to 108 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque. It then uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which sends power to its front wheels. 

A picture of the Chery Tiggo 2 Pro's rear end

Check out the rear of the Tiggo 2 Pro

On the flip side, the MG ZS Style is propelled by a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline mill that makes up to 112 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque.  It then uses a four-speed automatic gearbox, which also sends power to its front wheels. 

As you can see, the MG ZS Style makes a bit more horsepower and torque than the Chery model.  

A picture of the rear and side of the MG ZS

A rear-quarter view of the MG ZS

For suspensions, both vehicles use a MacPherson strut for the front, and a torsion beam for the rear. Both also come with disc brakes for all four wheels, as well as a hand-operated manual parking brake. 

Specs 

Chery Tiggo 2 Pro 1.5 CVT 

MG ZS Style 1.5 AT 

Engine 

Inline-4 gasoline 

Inline-4 gasoline 

Displacement 

1.5-liter

1.5-liter

Transmission 

CVT 

4-speed automatic 

Horsepower 

108 horsepower 

112 horsepower 

Torque 

140 Nm 

150 Nm 

Drivetrain 

Front-wheel-drive 

Front-wheel-drive 

Chery Tiggo 2 Pro vs MG ZS: Safety

When it comes to safety, the Chery Tiggo 2 Pro is again pretty much comparable to the MG ZS Style AT. Both come with dual-front airbags, stability control, traction control, ISOFIX child seat tethers, anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, an engine immobilizer, a security alarm, and rear parking sensors. 

The Tiggo 2 Pro does come with a reverse parking camera which is absent on the ZS Style AT. In turn, the aforementioned ZS variant gets a hill-start assist, which is unavailable on the Tiggo 2 Pro. 
 

Chery Tiggo 2 Pro vs MG ZS: Price

 

Chery Tiggo 2 Pro Variants 

Price 

Tiggo 2 Pro 1.5 CVT 

Php 838,000 (non-introductory price) 

 

MG ZS Variants 

Price 

ZS Style 1.5 MT 

Php 818,888 

ZS Style 1.5 AT 

Php 868,888 

ZS Alpha 1.5 AT 

Php 998,888 

ZS T Trophy 1.3 AT 

Php 1,158,888 

Chery Tiggo 2 Pro vs MG ZS: Conclusion

To sum it all up, the Tiggo 2 Pro is mechanically on the level of the MG ZS Style AT. Beyond that, the Chery model offers more in the way of on-board entertainment.  

A picture of the Tiggo 2 Pro parked on the side of a road.

Do you like the looks of the Tiggo 2 Pro?

The ZS Style however, is a larger vehicle than the Tiggo 2 Pro. As such, it might offer more in the way of usable space. For instance, the ZS comes with a default cargo capacity of 448 liters, while the Tiggo 2 Pro only has 420 liters. Moreover, it also has a longer wheelbase than the Chery model, and it also has hill-start assist. 

A picture of the MG ZS

Or do you prefer the style of the MG ZS?

The difference in size might justify the difference in price between the two crossovers we’ve compared. But while the ZS is larger, the Tiggo 2 Pro’s price might be enough to sway some people to its side. To put this into perspective, it is currently one of the cheapest crossovers in the market today with cruise control, and a fairly competent headunit.  

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Author

Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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