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

BYD Atto 3 vs Tesla Model Y comparison

This is a comprehensive comparison of the specs and features of Australia's best-selling electric SUVs, the BYD Atto small SUV and the Tesla Model Y medium SUV.

This comparison focuses on the comparable variants of each model:

Tesla Model Y BYD Atto 3 Novated Lease

Price and Incentives

As of the date of this comparison, the Tesla Model Y RWD costs between $19k to $23k 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.

Size and Dimensions

Both EVs are considered to be practical cars and offer best in class passenger and storage space. The Model Y is an overall bigger car than the Atto 3 with slightly more interior passenger space and substantially more storage space.

Range and Performance

On paper, Model Y offers slightly 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 rear-world range between the two to be almost the same.

Battery and Charging

The Model Y offers substantially faster charging 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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Driver Technology

The Model Y and Atto 3 offer similar levels of driver assist technology features. At this stage the Tesla's autopilot appears to be one of the best driver assistance systems in 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, user-friendly interface and high quality premium sound system.

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

The Model Y does not have scheduled servicing or maintenance.

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