New 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 ( Overview ). HIGHS
– Practical and cargo-friendly cabin, decent driving range with the larger battery pack, quiet when cruising.
– Infotainment system isn’t as intuitive as we’d like, unexciting driving dynamics, base model doesn’t offer as much range as more expensive trims.
– The ID.4 is an electric car for the people, but it provides drivers little to get enthused about.
Lots of helpful safety and technology features come standard
Spacious interior with lots of small-item storage
Smooth ride and quiet cabin
Tight turn radius makes parking and U-turns a breeze
Some controls can be difficult to operate
Low-quality cabin plastics cheapen the experience
Not as sporty or fun to drive as most rival EVs
– What’s new
New Standard trim with smaller battery and lower starting price
12-inch touchscreen now comes standard
Automated parking system included as standard
Upgraded interior materials
Part of the first ID.4 generation introduced for 2021
Introduced in 2021, the Volkswagen ID.4 is an all-electric SUV that’s about the size of the German brand’s compact Tiguan. But thanks to a platform designed from the ground up for electrification, the ID.4 is noticeably more spacious than its conventionally powered sibling. There’s a lot to like about the ID.4, including its long list of standard convenience and technology features.