Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen ID.4


The ID.4 was the first real competitor for the Tesla Model Y to hit the market. While the Tesla often feels like a minimalist spaceship, the ID4 is very…car. It doesn’t produce very much power nor does it have a large battery or charge particularly fast, especially compared to modern competition in 2023, but it has a great set of standard features and wins on price, and it brings a sense of familiarity with it that even the Mustang Mach-E doesn’t quite have.

As a typical German vehicle, it has very well-tuned suspension and great build quality, with some thoughtful touches like a gauge cluster that moves with the steering column so that it’s always visible no matter your seating position. Its primary flaws focus around usability and software.

Both the infotainment and steering wheel have eschewed physical buttons in favor of capacitive touch – the infotainment doesn’t even have a volume knob or backlighting for its “buttons” – and many early reviews complained about the infotainment software being buggy and slow. Volkswagen has pushed many over-the-air software updates since the car was released which have allegedly resolved some of these bugs and usability issues (including improving calibration of the capacitive touch buttons), so a test drive is highly advisable to see if it is something that can be lived with.



  • Seating: 2 rows
  • 2nd Row Leg Room: 37.6 in
  • Cargo Capacity (Behind 2nd Row): 30.3 cu ft
  • Cargo Capacity (Max): 64.2 cu ft

Driving/EV Info

  • Drivetrain: RWD or AWD
  • Battery Size: 58 kWh or 77 kWh (advertised as 62 kWh or 82 kWh)
  • Max Charging Rate: 125 kW
  • Time to Charge 10-80%: 35 minutes (77 kWh battery)
  • Battery Connector: CCS
  • Heater Type: Resistive heat (US models only – other markets get heat pumps)
Trim Level Range
Standard RWD 209 miles
Pro RWD 275 miles
AWD 255 miles
S RWD 209 miles
Pro S RWD 275 miles
AWD 255 miles
Pro S Plus RWD 275 miles
AWD 255 miles


Information is as of 2023 model year


  • Limited: 4 years/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 4 years/50,000 miles
  • High-Voltage Battery: 8 years/100,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 3 years/36,000 miles
  • Complimentary Maintenance: 2 years/20,000 miles
  • Parts & Accessories: 1 year/12,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned

  • Repair Deductible: $50 per visit
  • Limited: 2 year/24,000 miles from CPO purchase date
  • Roadside Assistance: 2 years/unlimited miles from original in-service date

Offers & Incentives

Government Incentives

  • Federal EV Tax Credit
    • New: $7500
    • Used: Yes
  • Colorado EV Tax Credit: $5000

Volkswagen Offers

  • 3 years of unlimited 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America charging stations included with the purchase/lease of a new ID.4
  • $289/month lease for 39 months at 32,500 miles for ID.4 Pro AWD
    • $4999 due at signing
    • price includes $5000 Colorado EV tax credit, $7500 EV Lease Bonus, and $1000 customer cash offers
    • offer ends 2 October 2023
  • $459/month lease for 39 months at 32,500 miles for ID.4 Pro AWD
    • $4999 due at signing
    • price includes $7500 EV Lease Bonus
    • offer ends 31 October 2023
  • $7500 EV Lease customer cash bonus for all ID.4 models; offer ends 31 October 2023
  • 3.9% APR financing + $1000 customer cash for all ID.4 models; offer ends 31 October 2023
  • $1000 customer cash bonus toward the lease/purchase of all ID.4 models; offer ends 31 October 2023

Trim Levels


Base MSRP: $38995

Standard Features

  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Automatic high beams
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • Autodim rearview mirror
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Wireless charger
  • Wireless CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Heated front seats
  • Smart cruise control w/ stop & go
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Rear cross-traffic assist
  • Forward collision warning & automatic emergency braking
  • Pedestrian & cyclist monitoring
  • Park Assist Plus w/ memory parking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane centering assist


Base MSRP: $43995

Additional features over Standard

  • 77 kWh battery

Notable Options

  • AWD (+$3800)


Base MSRP: $43995

Additional features over Standard

  • 20″ wheels
  • Adaptive front lighting system
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Panoramic fixed-glass roof
  • Leatherette seating surfaces
  • 12-way power front seats w/ massage & memory
  • Heated steering wheel

Pro S

Base MSRP: $48995

Additional features over S

  • 77 kWh battery

Notable Options

  • AWD (+$3800)

Pro S Plus

Base MSRP: $51445

Additional features over Pro S

  • Machined alloy wheels
  • Power folding side mirrors w/ puddle lights
  • Silver roof rails & accents
  • Automatic three-zone climate control
  • Heated rear seats
  • Surround-view cameras

Notable Options

  • AWD (+$3800)