BYD Atto 3 vs Tesla Model 3 Specs and Features Comparison (2023)

BYD Atto 3 vs Tesla Model 3

This is a comprehensive comparison of the specs and features between the best and third-best selling electric cars in Australia in 2022, the Tesla Model 3 and BYD Atto 3. This comparison focuses on the most comparable variants of each model, click to view full technical specs:

Price and Incentives

As of the date of this comparison, the Tesla Model 3 RWD costs between $15k to $18k more than the BYD Atto 3 Extended Range after on-road costs and applicable state government incentives.

For a more detailed breakdown of eligible government incentives, estimated driveaway price and total cost of ownership - use the zecar cost of ownership calculator.

Did You Know?

Due to the FBT exemption, procuring either EV through a novated lease will be substantially cheaper than an outright purchase.

Size and Dimensions

Both EVs are considered to be practical cars and offer best in class passenger and storage space. The Model 3 is longer car but the Atto 3 offers more maximum storage spac.

Range and Performance

On paper, Model 3 offers more range and acceleration than the Atto 3 despite having a slightly smaller battery. In zecar's independent range testing and modelling we found the difference in rear-world range between the two to be much smaller than reported figures.

Battery and Charging

The Model 3 offers substantially faster and better overall charging experience than the Atto 3 across both home AC charging and public DC charging.

The Atto 3 does offer the advantage of V2L which allows you to use the car's battery as a mobile power bank.

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Calculate your personal charging costs and times for each model using this calculator.

Driver Technology

The Model 3 and Atto 3 offer similar levels of driver assist technology. At this stage the Tesla's autopilot appears to be one of the best driver assistance platforms on the market. The Atto 3 features an exceptional 360 degree camera which the Model Y lacks.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The Model Y is considered to have a superior infotainment and connectivity offering highlighted by its best in-class 15 inch centre screen and user-friendly interface.

The Atto 3 features Android Auto and Apple Carplay, something Tesla has yet to offer in any of its vehicle models.

Other Features

Warranty and Servicing

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