Volkswagen ID.4 – Fuel Economy, Pricing and More

August 16th, 2021 by

Getting the Most Out of the New ID.4

Volkswagen’s newest vehicle, the ID.4, can go up to 400 km on a single charge and does so with zero emissions.

This makes it an excellent choice for those who are looking to go electric, but have reservations about charging. The high fuel economy and low environmental impact of the ID.4 makes it the perfect fit for the Vancouver area.

As the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 grabs the attention of many electric vehicle enthusiasts, it continues to impress the respective owners of this electric car. We guarantee that with its price range, the Volkswagen ID.4 will not disappoint.

With such impressive stats, we’ll be sharing some information about the Volkswagen ID.4’s fuel economy and other features in today’s post.

Volkswagen ID4: Fuel Economy

Careful driving and smart use of the vehicle’s battery regeneration system easily extends the ID.4’s range to 400 km. If you drive this electric vehicle on the highway for a long time with the climate system on, the range will decrease slightly, but this is still an impressive amount for a car of this size.

The Volkswagen ID.4’s maximum charging rate is 120 kW, which provides enough power for a battery to be charged from five to 80% in about 40 minutes.

Volkswagen ID.4: Other Features

Power

Electric cars can be characterized by power, charging capacity, and range.

Despite its heavy load, this 2,116-kg (4,665-lb) crossover can reach 100 km/h in just eight seconds with its 201 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque.

With a motor that delivers immediate torque, the ID.4 feels quick enough around town but slightly lacks passing power on the highway. The 300-hp dual-motor all-wheel drive model feels much faster than the single electric motor on the rear-wheel drive model.

Driving Experience

Although the ID.4 weighs more than 2,100 kg (4,630 lb), its low center of gravity, along with rear-wheel drive (on the base trim) and a floor-mounted battery, allows it to handle well.

Comfort

The ID.4 possesses a comfortable interior, and its chassis offers a smooth ride one would expect from a German premium vehicle of this price range. This electric vehicle provides a spry and mildly sporty driving experience thanks to its excellent suspension, which easily absorbs road bumps.

Exterior Styling

VW ID.4’s exterior styling communicates the car’s status as an electric vehicle, including narrow headlights with LEDs, a rear LED taillight bar and an optional illuminated VW badge.

The styling gives the SUV a more futuristic look than other VWs, such as the Tiguan or the Atlas.

Several exterior colors are available, including white, black, or grey, red, and blue. The exterior appearance can be enhanced by a black roof, which is available with the Statement package.

Safety Features

A study conducted by the European Safety Rating Council awarded the Volkswagen ID.4 a five-star safety rating. As the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) examines this electric vehicle in the near future, there is no reason to doubt its performance.

A wide range of safety features is also included in the VW ID.4. Among them are:

  • Automatic High Beams
  • Forward Automatic Emergency Braking With Pedestrian Detection
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-traffic Alert
  • Lane Keeping Assist

The following safety-related standard equipment is also included:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (Works in Stop-and-go Traffic)
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rain Sensor Equipped Wipers With Heated Washer Nozzles
  • Rearview Camera

This family-friendly crossover is loaded with safety technology – something any busy household will appreciate.

Tech Features

The ID.4’s base price of $44,995 gets you a fully loaded SUV with numerous standard features, explained above and in other posts on our blog.

The ID.4 also comes with several additional safety and technology features, including:

  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Dual-Zone Climate Controls
  • Large 10-Inch Infotainment Display With Navigation
  • Wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Four USB Ports (Two in Front Seats and Two in the Rear Seats)
  • LED Exterior Lighting

Fortunately, Canada-spec models also have heated windshields and heat pumps for the HVAC system, allowing them to be winter-ready.

Another important addition to the vehicle is the $8,000 Statement package, which includes multiple luxury features:

  • Large 12-Inch Infotainment Screen
  • Fixed Panoramic Sunroof
  • Leatherette Seating Surfaces
  • 20-Inch Wheels
  • Massaging Front Seats
  • Power Tailgate
  • Interior Ambient Lighting With Configurable Colors
  • Welcome Lights

User Friendliness

Touch-based controls are used for many of the interior controls, including the audio systems and sunroof shades.

Comparing the digital buttons in the ID.4, some people may prefer to use physical controls like buttons. It can also be difficult to find many controls and settings on the touchscreen because they are hidden in the various menus.

But as long as you’re a tech-savvy person, you shouldn’t have any trouble.

Practicality

The VW ID.4 is highly practical when it comes to everyday use. A spacious, smartly designed cabin offers enough room for the front as well as rear passengers, while the flat floor and minimalist styling infuse the cabin with a sense of light, airiness, and openness.

When the rear seats are folded, it provides 1,818L of cargo space, one liter less than the Tesla Model Y and one ounce more than the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

Charging is another important consideration in this category. Although the Electrify Canada charger network is growing, there are still few public fast-charging stations across most of the country.

When it comes out, give it a few months to purchase the VW ID.4, especially if you aren’t able to fully charge it at home each night. In the coming years, Canada’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure will improve, which will make owning electric vehicles less of a hassle for consumers.

It’s also worth noting that although Electrify Canada only has a few charging stations all over the country, they offer 3 years’ worth of free charging for VW EV owners. You won’t need to go for a complete stop when you’re out on a drive. All it takes is to find the nearest fast-charging station, wait for at least an hour, then you can go back out in the road.

Value for Money

There’s a mild price premium to expect with electric vehicles since they’re still considered an emerging technology. The ID.4 is a great SUV, with a well-equipped interior. If you are considering the price of a regular, new well-equipped SUV, you could easily spend close to $60,000 anyway. So why not spend it on a vehicle built for the next era of transport?

There are also incentives offered by British Columbia that knock a few thousand dollars off the final price. All things considered, however, the car is well equipped and comes with a lot of bonus features.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Volkswagen ID.4

ID.4 Will Cover What Range?

A single charge of the Volkswagen ID4 Pro 2021 is expected to provide 400km of range. This is the longest EPA range of any non-luxury EV on the market at the current time, beating both the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Hyundai Kona Electric by a distance of 2.5 and 4 kilometers, respectively.

Is the Volkswagen Id4 a Hybrid?

The Volkswagen ID.4 is fully powered by electric motors, meaning it’s an all electric vehicle. New for Volksawgen, this electric SUV is a practical alternative to gas-powered SUVs and even hybrids, coming with full electric functionality.

How Fuel-Efficient Are Volkswagen Cars?

Volkswagen has been a leading innovator in fuel-efficient cars for many decades. They have a range of models that vary from small and economical to large, luxurious family vehicles with all the extras.

The Volkswagen ID.4 is one such car – it has an average efficiency level of up to 400 km on a single charge – and does so with zero emissions. Although this vehicle shows excellent fuel efficiency for an EV, Volkswagen’s other vehicles offer just as much when it comes to protecting the environment.

Conclusion

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric car is a well-engineered, nicely crafted EV. It boasts a rear-wheel drive layout with a spacious interior, roomy cabin, and adequate cargo area. For a smaller SUV, it offers a lot more room than you would expect.

With Vancouver hosting many charging stations, and the provincial government’s electric car rebates, now is a better time than ever to make the change to an electric vehicle.

You can choose among the ID.4’s trim levels, which includes the Volkswagen ID.4 Pro and Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro. Volkswagen also offers a Statement Package for the ID.4, which offers a host of different features..

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