The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is a completely electric small SUV with seating for five people. The ID.4 is available in three neat levels Pro, Pro S and 1st Edition. The ID.4 has an 82-kWh battery pack and is available with rear- wheel drive or each-wheel drive. On the rear- drive version, you get one electric motor and an affair of 201 horsepower. With the AWD ID.4, power increases to 302 hp, with one motor running the frontal bus and another running the reverse. 1st Edition models are available with rear- wheel drive only.
The 2021 ID.4 is the first U.S.-bound Volkswagen erected from the ground up as an electric vehicle. Note the crucial” ground up” part. Volkswagen’s first U.S. market EV was thee-Golf — not much further than a Golf hatchback with an electric motor and batteries rather of a gas powertrain. VW vended it from 2015 to 2019, and while we like the way it drove, its range was not veritably emotional. VW says the ID.4 is optimized from the get- go for the stylish range, effectiveness and interior space possible.
Retailed as an SUV, the ID.4 is lower than VW’s Tiguan small SUV. It’s4.6 inches shorter and1.9 inches lower than the Tiguan. But its wheelbase, which is the dimension between the front and hinder bus, is only about an inch shorter than the Tiguan’s. With the wheels pushed further piecemeal, the ID.4 has further space for passengers. In fact, it has nearly identical passenger lodgment as the Tiguan. The ID.4’s EPA- estimated range of 240 to 260 country miles is aplenty for utmost EV buyers, and Volkswagen is throwing in three times of complimentary DC fast charging at Electrify America stations.
Overall, the ID.4 has everything necessary to be an interesting pick for an electric SUV. But is it the right EV for you, or should you perhaps get a Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Ford Mustang Mach-E or Tesla Model Y rather? Read the orders of our Expert Rating below to help you decide.
The base ID.4 Pro standard feature highlights include:
- 19-inch wheels
- Keyless entry
- Power-adjustable front seats
- Digital gauge cluster
- Automatic headlights
- 10-inch touchscreen
- Heated front seats
- DC fast-charging capability (up to 125 kW)
- Leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel
- Voice controls
- Dual-zone automatic climate control with rear air vents
- Wireless smartphone charging
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
- VW’s CarNet connection service