MG ZS EV vs BYD Atto 3 Specs and Features Comparison (2023)

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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.

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. The Atto 3 is a slightly larger car than the ZS EV with more interior passenger and storage space. This can be attributed to the chassis of the Atto 3 being built on a dedicated all-electric platform.

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 offers faster charging than the Atto 3 across both home AC charging and public DC charging.

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

Driver Technology

The MG ZS EV and Atto 3 offer similar levels of driver assist technology features.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The BYD Atto 3 is considered to have a superior infotainment and connectivity offering highlighted by its sharp 12.3 inch centre screen, snappy user-friendly interface and high quality sound system.

Both feature Android Auto and Apple Carplay.

Other Features

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.

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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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