Brand new for 2021, the Volkswagen ID.4 is the brand’s first purpose-built electric vehicle. It’s a compact crossover that follows on the e-Golf, the electric compact hatchback that established VW in the EV space.
Volkswagen offers the ID.4 in Pro and AWD Pro trim levels. The entry-level Pro model powers the rear wheels, while AWD Pro adds a second electric motor for the front wheels.
Pro and AWD Pro trims come with nearly identical lists of standard equipment.
Exterior features include 19-inch wheels, heated side mirrors, heated washer nozzles, lighted door handles, LED headlights and taillights, black roof rails, passive keyless entry, and a heated windshield.
Inside, you get satellite radio, wireless smartphone charging, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, dual-zone automatic climate control, a digital gauge cluster, a seven-speaker stereo, navigation in a 10.0-inch touchscreen, heated front seats, a heated/leather-trimmed steering wheel, split-folding rear seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, ambient interior lighting, and cloth upholstery.
The ID.4’s standard safety kit comprises front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a road sign display, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, tire pressure monitoring, lane keeping assist with traffic jam and emergency assist, and forward collision detection with automatic braking.
AWD Pro’s only functional addition is a trailer hitch.
The ID.4’s exterior options include a hands-free power tailgate, silver roof rails, power-folding side mirrors with memory/reverse tilt-down, lighted door handles, LED projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, 20-inch wheels, and surround lighting.
Inside, you can add a 12.0-inch touchscreen with a proximity sensor and voice control, a panoramic sunroof, a variable-height cargo floor, customizable ambient lighting, brown dash/door inserts, and power front seats with memory/massage/power lumbar, leatherette upholstery.
Volkswagen estimates the ID.4’s energy consumption at 2.3/2.6 Le/100 km (city/highway) and promises 400 km of driving range on a full charge, but doesn’t specify whether the AWD Pro and its more powerful drivetrain uses more electricity.