Buyer’s guide to the Volkswagen ID.4

Buyer’s guide to the Volkswagen ID.4

Here’s what you need to know about this appealing electric SUV

Volkswagen is rapidly expanding its range of EVs over the coming years as part of its dedicated ‘ID’ line-up of battery-powered models. 

First up was the ID.3 hatchback and more recently there has been the arrival of the ID.4 – the brand’s first electric SUV. Offering impressive levels of interior space, a good driving experience and attractive styling, it’s likely to be a popular option, and tempt many out of conventional SUVs – including Volkswagen’s own Tiguan. 

With a variety of battery options and trims to choose from, here we walk you through the Volkswagen ID.4 range so you can find the model that works best for you. 

What powertrains are available?

Volkswagen offers a great range of powertrains on the ID.4 and there should be something to suit most. 

Kicking off the range is the ‘Pure’ version, which combines an electric motor producing 146bhp with a 52kWh battery pack. It’s a great entry-level option for those not fussed about rushing from A-to-B as quickly as possible, though a 10.7-second 0-60mph time is respectable, while a 52kWh battery offers a claimed range of 213 miles. 

Next up is the Pure Performance, which keeps the same 52kWh battery – as a side note this can be rapid charged to 80 per cent in as little as 36 minutes at a rate of up to 110kW, or in seven-and-a-half-hours with a 7kW wallbox. It also manages 213 miles on a charge, though gets a 168bhp power output that drops the 0-60mph time to 8.8 seconds. 

Next up we have the Pro Performance model, which uses a larger 77kWh battery (which takes 38 minutes to rapid charge at 125kW) and also a 201bhp electric motor that drops the 0-60mph time to 8.3 seconds. More impressively though, these can travel for up to 323 miles on a single charge. 

At the top of the range is the sporty GTX which is Volkswagen’s first performance EV. It keeps the 77kWh battery (allowing for a range up to 291 miles here), though its dual electric motor setup, which allows for four-wheel-drive, takes the power up to an impressive 295bhp. That allows for a 0-60mph time of just six seconds. 

What trim levels are offered?

Volkswagen offers six trim levels on the ID.4, with equipment highlights and prices as follows. 

Life – from £32,495 (including government grant)

Kicking off the ID.4 range, the Life comes with 18-inch steel wheels, LED front and rear lights, a 10-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You also get 30-colour ambient lighting, dual-zone climate control, keyless go, electric folding mirrors and a heated windscreen. Plenty of driver assistance kit is also offered, such as adaptive cruise control, a reversing camera, lane assist and front and rear parking sensors. 

Style – from £38,165

Upgrade to the Style to get more attractive 18-inch alloy wheels, along with an illuminated light bar at the front, Matrix LED headlights, 3D-effect rear lights and tinted rear windows. Rear climate control and an adjustable boot floor is also included. 

Family – from £45,535

In addition to the Style, the Family offers 19-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic glass roof, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. 

Max – from £50,710

Max models get a long list of equipment, such as a heat pump that offers speedier charging, along with a larger 12-inch touchscreen and an augmented reality head-up display. You also get a surround-view camera system, electric boot, side assist and travel assist, along with dynamic chassis control and electric and massaging front seats. 

GTX – from £48,525

With the GTX, you’re mainly paying for the more powerful powertrain, though in addition to the Life you also get 20-inch alloy wheels, a black roof and sports steering wheel. The augmented-reality head-up display is also included, along with the large 12-inch touchscreen and Matrix LED headlights. A ‘Sports pack’ also brings progressive steering and sports suspension. 

GTX Max – from £55,555

At the top of the range is the GTX Max, which adds a panoramic sunroof, three-zone climate control, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. You also get an electric boot, area-view surround cameras and side and travel assist in terms of driver assistance features. Dynamic chassis control is also included, along with electric and massaging front sports seats. 

What about personalisation?

With a vast range of trims to choose from, that’s an easy way to make your ID.4 your own. However, Volkswagen also offers a broad range of colours, including bolder shades like Honey Yellow, Kings Red and Blue Dusk. Various interior colours can also be chosen from, while there’s the option to upgrade the alloy wheels up to 21 inches. A two-tone styling pack can also be chosen for £620, while if you intend to tow with your ID.4, you’ll want to add the swivelling towbar for £850.

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