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2023 Volkswagen ID.4

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CarsDirect Target Price
$35,290
Expert Rating
3.8 (Good)

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2023 Standard w/SK On Battery 4dr 4x2
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Price:   -  From $35,290
2023 Pro w/LG Battery 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $40,040
2023 Pro w/SK On Battery 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $40,040
2023 S w/SK On Battery 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $40,040
2023 Pro S w/LG Battery 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $42,040
2023 Pro S w/SK On Battery 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $42,040
2023 Pro w/SK On Battery 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $42,090
2023 Pro S Plus w/LG Battery 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $43,240
2023 Pro S Plus w/SK On Battery 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $43,240
2023 Pro S w/SK On Battery 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $44,090
2023 Pro S Plus w/SK On Battery 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $45,290

Overview

What's New

The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 expands its trim lineup with a new base trim with a smaller less-expensive battery pack and a new premium trim. The base trims now feature a 12-inch infotainment display with a revised operating system and additional safety features while interior material upgrades, color schemes, and new standard features are found across the trim range. The 2023 model also marks the beginning of production at the Tennessee manufacturing plant.

Choosing Your Volkswagen ID.4

The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 is offered in four trims; Standard / Pro, S, and Pro S Plus, and prices range from $38,790 to $51,240.

Engine Choices

The ID.4 now offers a base battery pack (62 kWh) alongside last year’s 82 kWh unit in the Pro models — now a $5,000 option — and is available in the Standard and S trims.

A rear-axle motor is standard (on both non-Pro and Pro) and produces 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque while all-wheel-drive models (a $3,800 option) utilize a front-axle motor for a total of 295 horsepower and 339 pound-feet. The battery pack is made in Tennessee while the drivetrain and control components are made in Germany.

The standard powertrain earns an EPA-estimated range of 209 miles which increases to 275 miles in Pro form. The all-wheel drive versions ride 0.8-inches higher while the range is lessened to 255 miles. The smaller battery pack cannot be paired with all-wheel drive

The Standard and S models with the base battery pack can accept a 140-KW charging rate and the Pro models can now receive a rate of up to 170 KW. Both batteries can be recharged from 10%-80% in 30 minutes under ideal circumstances at a DC Fast charger. At home, on a Level-2 charger, the ID.4 can take up to 7.5 hours to fully recharge.

To provide more incentive to go on long road trips, Electrify America and Volkswagen offer free 30-minute charging sessions for three years.

The all-wheel-drive models can tow 2,700 pounds.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 is about six inches shorter than the Ford Mustang Mach-E and even a couple of inches shy of the Ioniq 5. It is also narrower than both. Compared to the competition, the ID.4 trades rear legroom (37.6 inches) for cargo space (30.3 cubic feet) with a maximum capacity of 64.2 cubic feet with the seats folded.

Volkswagen ID.4

Safety Features

The ID.4 is standard with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist (new for 2023) detection, blind-spot detection, adaptive cruise control, lane centering with lane change assist (new for 2023), parking assist with reverse tracing (also new for 2023), front and rear parking sensors, high beam assist, and traffic sign recognition. The ID.4 also gains a new capacity-touch steering wheel.

Connectivity

A 12-inch touchscreen is now standard and features a revised menu structure, natural voice command, navigation, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, and SiriusXM. Wireless charging, remote connectivity, and over-the-air update capability are also included and sound is produced through seven speakers.

Volkswagen ID.4

2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Standard - MSRP From $38,790 ($43,790 for Pro)

The standard ID.4 is equipped with 19-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights and headlights, rain-sensing wipers, heated mirrors, and washer nozzles, flush door handles, proximity entry, a 5.3-inch digital gauge cluster, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and dual-zone climate control.

The heated seats feature more recycled-material content than last year and provide six-way manual adjustability for the driver. Models with all-wheel drive receive a heated windshield.

2023 Volkswagen ID.4 S - MSRP From $43,790

The S trim receives 20-inch wheels, adaptive LED headlights, horizontal light bars across the front fascia and rear tailgate, illuminated front and rear VW logos, a panoramic sunroof with fabric sunshade, a hands-free power tailgate, synthetic leather perforated seats, a heated steering wheel, and a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory. There’s also a redesigned center console that incorporates additional USB power ports and new interior color schemes.

2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S Plus - MSRP From $51,240

The top trim is distinguished by its unique 20-inch wheels, black roof panel and rear spoiler, silver C-pillars, roofline, roof rails, and bumper trim, power-folding mirrors with puddle lights, multi-color ambient interior lighting, and a surround-view monitor. The refreshed ID.4 gains a heated rear seat and a tri-zone climate control system.

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CarsDirect Tip

The Pro S is well equipped for the price and we’d also add the AWD for its extra performance and slippery road security.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Every model is well equipped
  • Impressively safe
  • Rides and handles well
  • Good interior space
Cons
  • Lacks sparkle or character
  • Interfaces are frustrating
  • Not especially fast
  • Prices quickly spiral
Expert Rating
3.8 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Electric dreams. Volkswagen are latecomers to the EV party, but the ID.4 shows their research time has been well spent. This is a cleverly packaged electric crossover, with an EPA-estimated range of between 209 and 255 miles depending which configuration you choose. The smaller of its two powertrains can replenish 80 per cent of its charge capacity in 40 minutes, while the first three years of ID.4 ownership is bundled in with 30-minute fast-charge sessions across Electrify America’s network.

You can have your ID.4 in two flavors – single motor or dual. The former has a 62kWh battery pack allied to rear-wheel drive, while the latter’s 82kWh pack can be augmented with optional AWD. This costs $3,800, while the dual battery setup adds $5,000 but doesn’t bring any additional equipment. It does knock a couple of seconds off the 0-60 time, but this is no traffic light firebrand; power delivery is smooth without pressing you back in your seat, or raising the hairs on your arms.

All the toys you’ll need. If you’re disappointed that a dual-motor ID.4 isn’t better equipped than its less powerful sibling, don’t be. Both models are generously specified with heated front seats, wireless device charging, ambient lighting and keyless entry. The 12-inch touchscreen on all models is overly complex but impressively large. We wouldn’t bother spending a further $5,000 upgrading to S trim, since its features (fixed glass roof, heated steering wheel, synthetic leather seats) struggle to justify the premium. Ditto Pro S Plus trim, which can push the ID.4’s purchase price beyond $55,000. Do you really need power-folding mirrors and a black roof that much?

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Impressive safety. America’s two crash test institutes have given the ID.4 their highest scores, though they’ve only tested the heavier 82kWh version to date. We have no reason to suppose the single-motor model would perform any worse, though. Despite the prominent C-pillar with its contrasting finish, outward visibility is good, and front and rear parking sensors improve low-speed maneuverability.

Standard safety kit runs to automatic emergency braking with cyclist detection and blind-spot monitoring, but you only get a surround-view camera system on the aforementioned Pro S Plus model. We also question the benefit of the semi-automated lane changing, which is bundled into the adaptive cruise control; you have to hold the wheel and tap the indicator stalk to prompt the car into action, which is pretty much what you’d do manually. Speaking of steering, it’s nicely weighted and feels less artificial than many EVs, while the dual-motor’s additional low-down weight improves handling and makes the ID.4 good fun on twisting roads.

Space, but not space-age. If you expected your first taste of electric motoring to be an other-worldly experience, prepare to be disappointed. The ID.4 feels every inch a conventional car. From outside, you may not notice the absence of a radiator grille, while there’s no frunk storage behind it. The cabin is entirely conventional, though where Volkswagen have tried to deviate from the norm, they’ve failed. We really don’t like the haptic temperature controls – dials work far better – and putting the parking brake at the end of a stalk is bizarre. It’s also impossible to fathom why VW have given the driver two window switches which have to alternate between front and rear operation. Are four buttons really that confusing to operate?

Otherwise, the cabin is assembled to usual Volkswagen design standards. Generous touchscreen notwithstanding, there’s nothing to surprise or delight in here. Plastics are durable but dull, the seats are firm but supportive on long journeys, and the rear bench is flat but can accommodate three adults. It’s all quite minimalist, but at least space and visibility are good. Ride comfort is perfectly decent, though the Nissan Ariya could teach the ID.4 a thing or two about being pliant.

Final thoughts. The ID.4 isn’t a revolutionary vehicle, nor does it take the burgeoning EV sector in new directions or set any standards. It lacks the regenerative one-pedal mode some existing EV drivers will expect, and it certainly won’t pin you back in your seat under heavy acceleration as other drivers may hope. To look at, sit in and drive, it feels very much like an unremarkable gas-powered car.

That, we suspect, is entirely the point. Potential electric car buyers might be intimidated by Tesla’s electronic gimmickry or the Ford Mustang Mach-E’s neck-bending acceleration, but there’s nothing about the ID.4 that’ll scare the horses. Apart from a few misguided dash components, this is a perfectly easy car to live with and drive. It’s spacious and well-assembled, quiet and comfortable, well-equipped in any configuration and attractive without being attention-grabbing. It’s affordably priced, will travel over 200 miles even in its base configuration, and offers free fast charging. For better or worse, it’s exactly the sort of family-sized EV you’d expect a company like Volkswagen to build. Mission accomplished, then.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Horsepower/Torque
201 HP / 229 ft.lbs.
Transmission
1-spd auto
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
115 / 99 / 108 Mpge
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Horsepower/Torque
201 HP / 229 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
key
115 / 99 / 108 Mpge
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
Recommended Fuel Type
Electric
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
64.2 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
100 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
180.5 "
Exterior Width
72.9 "
Exterior Height
64.6 "
Front Headroom
40.6 "
Rear Headroom
37.9 "
Front Legroom
41.1 "
Rear Legroom
37.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,317 Lbs.
Wheel Base
109 "
Turning Radius
15.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Front Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
None
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth/leatherette
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Fm/hd/satellite, Fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
7
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Climatronic
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Front Assist (forward Collision Warning And Autonomous Emergency Braking) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Active Side Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Assist (lane Keeping System) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Travel Assist W/assisted Lane Changing Hands-on (with Lane Change) Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Pedestrian Monitoring Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Light Assist (high Beam Control For Headlights) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Park Distance Control W/park Assist Automated
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 20,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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