GROUP TEST: BYD ATTO 3 vs KIA NIRO EV – shootout shock! | Electrifying

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BYD Atto 3 review:
Kia Niro EV review:

In the world of electric cars, the SUV sector is where it’s all happening. Whether you’re a fan or not, there’s no disputing the facts that family car buyers are continuing to choose mid-size SUVs in huge numbers.

The Kia Niro EV has been a fixture in the electric car market for five years, wowing buyers with its remarkable efficiency, practicality and value for money. Completely refreshed last year, it remains one of the best all-rounders in the business and still represents a great buy.

But the competition is now tougher than ever. BYD’s first offering for the UK market – the Atto 3 – hopes to take a bite out of Kia’s sales, and comes with a packed specification list and a decent range from its 60.5kWh battery pack.

But which is the most deserving of your cash? Join Tom as he pitches the BYD Atto 3 and Kia Niro EV head-to-head to find out which is the more convincing package. Do you agree with Tom’s verdict? Which would you choose from these two? As always, we love to hear your opinion, so please let is know what you think in the comments below.

BYD Atto 3
Price: £36,490 Comfort – £38,990 Design
201bhp, 228lb ft of torque
Front wheel drive, 1-spd
7.3 seconds 0-62mph, 99mph top speed
60.5kWh battery (useable), 261 miles range WLTP
88kw DC, 7.4kw AC (optional 11kw), 44 min fast DC, 66min 50kW
9hr 45 mins on home wallbox
Weight: 1,825kg
Boot: 440-litres/ 1,338 seats folded (No frunk)
Tow: no
Standard heatpump
Vehicle-to-load 3.3kW AC
Five star EuroNcap
No frunk
6year warranty, 8 year battery, 8 years roadside assist

Kia Niro EV 4
Starts at £36,795 (£40,495 if test car is ‘4’ grade)
201bhp, 188lb ft of torque
Front wheel drive, 1-spd
7.8 seconds 0-62mph, 103mph top speed
64.8kWh battery (useable), 285 miles range WLTP
80kw DC, 11kw AC, 45 min fast DC, 64min 50kW
10hr 30 on home wallbox
Weight: 1,739kg
Boot: 475-litres (1,392)
70kW Average charge speed and nine mins quicker than the old one
Battery pre-condition via navigation
Heatpump optional
Can tow 750kg
7 year/100k warranty (3yr unlimited)
1yr roadside assistance


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