Volkswagen ID.4 150kW 1ST Edition Pro Performance 77kWh 5dr Auto Review

Category: Large Electric

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£40,800
Review

For the money, the Volkswagen ID.4 is a very good car. It’s practical, the 77kWh battery provides a great electric range, it’s well equipped (in 1st Edition trim) and it’s pretty comfortable and quiet on the move. If you want something faster or more enjoyable to drive, have a look at the Tesla Model 3, or for something cheaper and almost as practical, check out the Kia e-Niro.

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Key features include dual-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers, part-Alcantara seat trim, power-folding door mirrors, 30-colour ambient interior lighting, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a contrasting black roof, metallic paint, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, 20in alloy wheels, privacy glass, LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, traffic sign recognition, eCall emergency response, adaptive dampers, a six-speaker stereo, sat-nav, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, a 10.0in infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and adaptive cruise control. The optional three-pin charging lead is worth adding and it’s also worth considering the optional Heat Pump that increases the maximum battery range in cold weather.

This has a 201bhp motor powering the rear wheels to deliver 0-60mph (when we tested it) in 8.1sec, which is about the same as the Kia e-Niro 2 39kWh. Even with a car full of people and luggage, there’s plenty of zip to get you up to motorway speeds. The Mustang Mach E Standard Range RWD and the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus are quicker but the cannot match the ID.4’s official battery range of 310 miles, although expect around 231 miles in the real world.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.5 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

543

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km

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