This is a comprehensive comparison of the specs and features of Australia's cheapest electric car, the MG ZS EV small SUV, and its closest competitor, the similar-sized BYD Atto small SUV. This comparison focuses on the most comparable variants of each model:
Price and Incentives
As of the date of this comparison, the BYD Atto 3 Standard Range costs about $2k MG ZS EV Essence after on-road costs and applicable state government incentives. The main reason for this is the the dealer delivery fees payable on the MG ZS EV.
Size and Dimensions
Range and Performance
On paper, the Atto 3 offers slightly more range and acceleration than the ZS EV despite having a similar sized battery and being slightly heavier.
Battery and Charging
The MG ZS EV and Atto 3 offer similar levels of driver assist technology features.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Warranty and Servicing
The ZS EV requires less servicing with lower annual costs.
The ZS EV offers a slightly longer vehicle warranty however the Atto 3 offers a slightly longer battery warranty.
About the author
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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