This is a comprehensive comparison between the two longest range electric hatchbacks available; the Cupra Born and the MG4. This comparison focuses on the long range variants of each model, click to view full technical specs:
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Price and Incentives
Size and Dimensions
Both EVs are considered to be practical for their class. They are both built on a dedicated EV platform which allows for greater interior space relative to the external footprint. Size wise, they are in the same segment as popular hatchbacks including the Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3 and Hyundai i30.
Overall the Cupra Born is a slightly larger vehicle than the MG4 with a slightly longer wheelbase and marginally larger boot. It also weights about 202 kg more.
Range and Performance
Despite having a slightly smaller battery, the MG4 Long Range has a higher WLTP range (+19 km) . The MG4 is a more energy efficient vehicle likely due tobeing 202 kg lighter than the Cupra Born.
The MG 4 offers faster acceleration than the Cupra Born, hitting 0 to 100 km/hr in 6.5 seconds. This is due its more powerful motor and its rear-wheel drive setup.
Battery and Charging
Both vehicles provide strong charging capabilities. The Cupra Born charges faster and will reach a full charge quicker as a result.
Calculate your personal charging costs and times for each model using this calculator.
Driver technology is comparable for both models. Both come standard with they main driver assist technologies such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist. Neither have market-leading systems as those from Tesla or Hyundai/Kia.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Warranty and Servicing
The MG4 has a superior vehicle warranty providing an extra two years of coverage. The battery warranties are comparable and depend on your requirements - Cupra provides an additional year but MG4 provides unlimited distance coverage.
Scheduled servicing costs are comparable at ~$300 p.a.
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