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  • Launched in 2021
  • SUV
  • EV
  • Launch year
    2021
  • Body type
    SUV
  • Fuel type
    EV

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Andy Brady

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Andy Brady

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Comfortable and spacious electric SUV

Best bits

  • 323-mile range will make Tesla buyers think twice
  • Spacious enough to be your main family car
  • Excellent ride quality for a heavy electric vehicle

Not so great

  • Skoda Enyaq iV does more for less
  • Alternatives are a bit more exciting to drive
  • Only the entry-level model qualifies for the plug-in car grant

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Overall verdict on the Volkswagen ID.4

"It's not hyperbole to describe the Volkswagen ID.4 as a revolutionary electric car. It's spacious, comfortable, has a very useable range and – crucially – isn't particularly expensive."

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The Volkswagen ID.4 is the second electric car in the brand's ID range, following in the wake of the ID.3 hatchback. It's an SUV, similar to the Volkswagen Tiguan in size and set to rival the Skoda Enyaq iV, Kia e-Niro and non-SUV competitors like the Tesla Model 3.


The most affordable Volkswagen ID.4 starts from around £32,000 and is powered by a 52kWh battery pack which allows it to cover 213 miles between charges. Upgrade to the 77kWh battery pack and you could be travelling more than 300 miles without having to stop for a charge – that's almost on a par with petrol alternatives.


It's got a spacious cabin, with a futuristic look and the latest Volkswagen Group infotainment. There's a range of trim levels available and more to come – including a hot GTX model intended to tempt current GTI buyers.


The standard ID.4 isn't particularly exciting to drive, but it's relaxed and soothing like a good electric car should be. Its ride quality is excellent and refinement levels are high, too – helped by the silent nature of the electric drivetrain.


While competitors might offer more in the way of excitement or quirkiness, the Volkswagen ID.4 is a wonderful introduction to electric vehicles. If you're a bit nervous about making the jump, the ID.4 isn't remotely intimidating and it should fit easily into your life. But then, the same could be said fo rhte Skoda Enyaq iV, and that's more affordable....


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How much does a Volkswagen ID.4 cost?

The most affordable Volkswagen ID.4 you can currently buy is the City model with the Pure 52kWh battery pack. This is eligible for the Government's plug-in car grant, meaning a new one will currently cost you £32,150.

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What is the range of the Volkswagen ID.4?

The range of the Volkswagen ID.4 depends on which trim level and battery pack you go for. The smaller Pure 52kWh battery pack can travel up to 213 miles between charges, while the 77kWh Pro Performance model can cover up to 323 miles.

Andy Brady

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What's the difference between the Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4?

Both the Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 share the same platform (along with models like the Skoda Enyaq iV and Audi Q4 e-tron), but the ID.4 is slightly larger than the ID.3. It has a more SUV-like body, with more interior space.

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