This is a comprehensive comparison of the specs and features of Australia's most affordable electric cars, the BYD Dolphin and MG 4 electric hatchbacks. This comparison focuses on the most comparable variants of each model:
Price and Incentives
Size and Dimensions
Both EVs are considered to be practical. They are both built on a dedicated EV platform which allows for greater interior space relative to the external footprint.
The BYD Dolphin is similar in size to the MG 4. The Dolphin is slightly taller, however, the MG 4 is wider. Boot space is very similar.
The BYD Dolphin weighs about 150 kg less which is the main reason for its marginally better claimed energy efficiency.
Range and Performance
On paper, the MG 4 offers slightly more range, however, it is less efficient than the BYD Dolphin, likely due to being 150 kg heavier. The more powerful motor of the MG 4 results in significantly faster acceleration compared to the BYD Dolphin Dynamic.
Battery and Charging
The BYD Dolphin and MG 4 offer similar levels of driver-assist technology features. The BYD Dolphin however offers a larger screen and higher resolution camera system.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Warranty and Servicing
The MG 4 offers a slightly longer vehicle warranty however the BYD Dolphin offers a slightly longer battery warranty based on number of years.
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