Oh here she comes
Compared to the Europe-built car, the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 American versions will have a different center console, and source the 77.0-kWh battery from SK Innovation in Georgia. Materials for the interior will also be sourced from U.S. suppliers.
The 240-mile range for the U.S. version should be unaffected, and it will start around $35,000. For improved performance, the Pro trim starts at $42,000 and features an optional $3,680 dual-motor, all-wheel-drive powertrain.
The Pro S starts at $47,000 with a 268-mile range. With rear-wheel drive, the trim gets an EPA of 104 MPGe in the city and 89 MPGe on the highway. The rear-wheel drive Pro gets 107 MPGe in town and 91 MPGe on the highway.
Buyers can also expect a new entry-level model in the coming months, with rear-wheel drive, a smaller battery pack, and a lower base price. The Volkswagen ID.4 is also eligible for the
federal EV tax credit.
If you’re shopping for an ID.4 this fall, make sure you check the VIN number to see where the car is made. You’re likely to encounter German and U.S. models side by side at the dealership.
What to expect from the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4
The new Volkswagen ID.4 offers a decent driving range and a cargo-friendly cabin. But it’s not a very dynamic drive, or as playful as we’d expect. Models with rear-wheel-drive and one motor offer 201 hp, while all-wheel-drive features two motors and 295 hp.
Drivers will get about 280 miles per charge—the upcoming base model will offer even less. Recharging at public charging points is easy with the EV’s standard DC-fasting charging capabilities. You can also use 110- or 240-volt connections to charge the battery at home.
The EV can tow up to 2,700 pounds but fails to include one-pedal driving. We wouldn’t necessarily say the ID.4 is slow, but it’s definitely more laid back than its competitors. The SUV takes a whole 7.6 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph.
The interior boasts high-tech features, contemporary design, and ambient lighting. The steering wheel retracts and the cloth seats heat up for front occupants. The new Volkswagen ID.4 offers a spacious cabin that can fit eight carry-on suitcases behind the rear seat and up to 26 with the seats folded down.
A 10.0-inch infotainment screen comes standard and isn’t as intuitive as we’d prefer. Compared to gas-powered Volkswagens, the EV’s interface is fussy. All 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 trims are equipped with a 5.3-inch reconfigurable digital gauge display and voice-recognition technology.
2023 Volkswagen ID.4: safety features and warranty
When it comes to standard safety features, the SUV offers lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and adaptive cruise control.
Car and Driver, “Volkswagen currently offers an above-average limited warranty and below-average powertrain coverage compared with rival non-luxury brands, but it offers two years or 20,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance.”
Electrical and battery components for the ID.4 are covered for eight years/100,000 miles. The powertrain warranty covers four years/50,000 miles, and the limited warranty offers the same.