Cupra Born vs Tesla Model 3 Specs and Features Comparison (2023)

Cupra Born vs Tesla Model 3 comparison

This is a comprehensive comparison of the specs and features between:

Cupra’s first EV model to Australian market, the Cupra Born hatchback and the Tesla Model 3. This comparison focuses on the base variants of each model, click to view full technical specs:

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Did You Know?

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

Price and Incentives

At the time of this comparison, the Cupra Born is about $5-6k cheaper after on-road costs and 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

Despite being an overall smaller vehicle, the Cupra Born is heavier than the Tesla Model 3. This is attributable to its larger battery pack.

The Cupra Born has more storage space due to its hatchback shape, which allows for a maximum of 1267 litres of storage with the seats down, almost doubler that of the Model 3.

Range and Performance

The Cupra Born has a higher WLTP-rated range thanks to its large battery pack which is 19.5 kWh larger by capacity.

The Tesla Model 3 RWD is quicker off the mark due to its more powerful motor and lighter weight.

Battery and Charging

Both vehicles provide strong charging capabilities. The Tesla Model 3 will reach a full charge quicker due to its smaller battery.

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

Driver Technology

Infotainment and Connectivity

The Tesla Model 3 is considered to have a superior infotainment and connectivity package. The Tesla screen is larger, crisper, and faster. It also has a superior sound system.

Other Features

Warranty and Servicing

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Danny Thai

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Danny is a consultant and entrepreneur working at the cutting edge of the electric vehicle and energy transition. He is passionate about educating and helping consumers make better decisions through data. He is the founder of zecar and is currently the EV Innovation Manager at Endeavour Energy.

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