The Volkswagen ID4 in Detail: Features and Specs
Electric Transport in a Volkswagen
Volkswagen has been in business for over 75 years and has always strived to be the best at what they do. Automotive technologies have pushed transport engineering and vehicle technology beyond the standard wheeled vehicles. Unlike your typical SUV, VW’s new electric SUV, the ID4, offers advanced features and a futuristic driving experience.
This article will take you through all of the technical specifications that come with the ID4, as well as some features that make it stand out from other cars on the market today.
You’ll get a better sense of the new electric SUV and whether or not the Volkswagen ID4 features and specs impress you!
Volkswagen ID4 Engine Performance
The VW ID.4 is a fully electric vehicle, so it doesn’t have a combustion engine, but it has an electric motor that can easily be charged at home or at one of the numerous public fast-charging stations.
Its 260-mile range means you’ll never be tempted to get sidetracked when you’re out running errands or taking weekend trips.
Single-Motor Rear-Wheel Drive
While all-wheel drive models will eventually be included in the ID.4 lineup, the single electric motor rear-wheel drive models will launch first.
In its initial form, ID.4 is only available with a single powertrain combination: a rear motor that has 201 horsepower and 229 lb-ft of instant torque, powered by an 82-kilowatt-hour electric battery. While an eight-second 0-60 time isn’t fast in this category, it is still good for a compact crossover.
The dual-motor vehicle will be available by late 2021 with a more powerful AWD version that has a second electric motor with approximately 302 horsepower. As a result, the segment’s 0-60 time will be improved by approximately 2 seconds.
The EPA-estimated range of the single-motor Volkswagen ID.4 vehicle is approximately 250 miles.
Magnet Motor Power
The 2021 VW ID.4 is powered by a single permanent-magnet motor driving the rear wheels, producing 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque.
A subframe for mounting the powertrain in front and struts at the rear comprise the suspension system for the ID.4. The turning circle is only 33.6 feet from curb to curb.
Under the passenger, the floor is a large liquid-cooled battery pack consisting of 288 lithium-ion battery pouch cells arranged in 12 modules for a total capacity of 82 kWh, or 77 kWh usable.
The battery pack weighs around 1,067 pounds and this increases the weight of the ID.4 to more than 4,600 pounds in the rear-wheel drive 1st Edition.
It can be charged at 11 kW, resulting in a 5%-to-80% charge in 38 minutes using a 240V home battery charger, or at 125 kW on a DC fast charger, such as that found in VW’s Electrify America network.
Electrify Canada also offers 3 years’ worth of complimentary charging for new owners of the Volkswagen ID4 electric vehicle!
DC fast charging outlets are also available in Canada for those wishing to recharge their electric car motor while on the road. Canadians have access to many public DC fast charger stations, so ID4 owners would only wait about an hour before hitting the road. While the new ID.4 can offer its patrons a smooth driving experience despite continuous use of the infotainment system and answering incoming calls.
Make sure you maintain good charging habits while you’re on the road so you won’t lose juice.
Even in the ID.4’s most aggressive regenerative mode, regenerative braking helps capture energy when the vehicle slows, but one-pedal driving that EV drivers have come to appreciate is largely absent.
You can choose from Eco, Comfort, Sport, and Custom modes (each changes steering and accelerator responses slightly); a B mode trades the easy-coasting feel of Drive (Drive) for a little more regenerative braking when lifting the brake pedal. Lifting off the brake pedals, the ID.4 moves slowly forward.
The ID.4 isn’t slow by traditional compact car cross-over standards, but its 7.6-second dash to 60 mph in our testing shows that it’s far more laid back than quicker EV competitors.
It also handles less sharply than some other EVs, but we appreciate its smooth ride quality and quiet cabin.
In addition, ID.4 all-wheel-drive versions are expected to accelerate quickly to 60 mph.
In other ways, it drives gracefully, and it is quick enough, but it is not particularly sharp. It can reach 60 mph in about 7.5 seconds, which is faster than its predecessor, the e-Golf.
With its rear-wheel drive layout, the ID.4 makes up for its slow acceleration with good handling. Its rear-wheel drive layout gives it a balanced feeling in tight cornering and twisty backroads, and its steering tracks and centers predictably.
Volkswagen ID.4 Interior
It’s easier to adjust volume and channel selections with the steering wheel, and voice commands have a lot of potential if you have the patience to learn the syntax.
The touchscreen system’s menu, which is high-contrast, colorful, and easy to see, is elegant in theory but clumsy in implementation.
As the home button is always on the left, and the tabs leading to individual screens occupy the same area of the screen, the driver does not have to take their eyes off the road.
A common problem with early cars is that any selection is delayed. Likewise, the capacitive buttons below the screen show a similar latency.
The interior of the ID.4 is quite functional and comfortable. Besides four-way lumbar adjustment, memory, and a massage function, VW’s leatherette (imitation leather) seats also had those features. A cloth front seat in the Pro trim base model has six-way adjustment but lacks all of the above.
Despite its compact size, the ID.4 boasts impressive passenger space, an ideal seating position and sightlines, and good ride comfort-as well as the most comfortable back seat among compact EVs.
Its excellent noise insulation and impressive materials, along with a very nice fit and finish, make the ID.4 a model that will surprise and delight you when you put yourself, your kids, or your pets, and all your stuff in it.
The VW’s roominess, open storage areas, and interchangeable cupholders in the front and its flat backseat floor impressed us in practice. The panoramic glass roof on higher trim levels makes it seem even more spacious.
The benefit of vehicles designed to be fully electric from the outset is that they can be packaged in a way that is much more user-friendly. VW’s 2021 ID.4 doesn’t waste any of this potential, even if it does things a little differently than other EV models on the market at the moment.
In the era of Tesla, most people would expect an EV to have a front trunk, or “funk,” but the ID.4 doesn’t have one. Volkswagen has instead placed the onboard charger, climate control system, and other components there, freeing up the footwell and cabin space in front.
With the door bins, the center console is very deep and has plenty of storage space for small items.
With the VW ID.4’s power folding seats, it can easily create extra leg room inside the car. Having the third row rear seats folded forward, VW owners can create a nearly flat space, increasing the leg room to about 30.3-cubic-feet to 64.2 cubic feet.
The cargo floor also folds and slides forward to reveal a separate compartment below.
Cargo And Towing Capacity
With a short length and competitive occupant space, the ID.4 has surprising cargo space and towing capacity.
Under the liftgate is a large cargo space with an easy-to-use bilevel cargo floor. Standard folding backseats are divided 60/40, and higher trims come with a center armrest and pass-through.
The ID.4 does not have a front trunk, as appears in several EVs.
Ultimately, the ID.4 shines in terms of overall volume. The ID.4 has a maximum cargo volume of 64.2 cubic feet, while the Mustang Mach-E has 59.7 cubic feet with its backseat folded, according to manufacturer specifications.
This was with the cargo floors at the lowest positions, with additional, unoccupied underfloor storage spaces, as well as any sideways or sideways-facing storage spaces.
The ID.4 does a lot of things right in terms of climate comfort as well. There is also a heated steering wheel and heated seats, and the climate system lets you select the driver specifically to save energy.
With the Car-Net app, you can remotely precondition the cabin while it is still plugged in so that you don’t waste driving range.
Intuitive Illuminated Light Bar
You will be alerted to incoming calls, brake warnings, and the charge status using ambient lighting and acoustics in the ID.4 interior.
- 10.0-Inch or 12-Inch Infotainment Touchscreen
- IQ DRIVE
- Wireless Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™
- 5.3-Inch Reconfigurable Digital Gauge Display
- Voice Recognition Capability (Voice Controls)
- ID Light – Intelligent Interior Ambient Lighting
- Intuitive Start
- Sirius XM and Premium Audio
- Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
- Wireless Charging
- Speed Assist Information
- Drivers Assist Information
- Apple Carplay
- Android Auto
- VW Car-Net® App
- LED Adaptive Headlights
- Front Seats With Massage Function
- Adjustable Floor Panel
- Additional Features With the Gradient Package
- Black Roof
- Silver Bumper Accents
- Silver and Black Roof Rails
- Intuitive Light Bar
- Electric Sunshade
- Premium LED Projector Headlights
- Rain Sensor Equipped Windshield Wipers
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Volkswagen’s electrified models offer a range of standard and optional advanced driver-assistance systems. Key safety features include:
- Automated Emergency Assist Brake with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane-Departure Warning System and Lane-Keeping Assistance
- Adaptive Cruise Control & Semi-Automatic Driving Mode
Other Key Safety Features
The ID.4 is equipped with a suite of safety features called IQ. Drive. The system includes automatic emergency braking, active lane control, blind-spot monitoring, and road sign recognition, in addition to six airbags. Other smart features include:
- Forward Collision Warning
- Collision Avoidance System
- Autonomous Emergency Braking
- Pedestrian Detection
- Vehicle Blind Spot Monitor
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Lane Departure Warning System
- Lane Keep Assist
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Front and Rear Parking Sensors
- Automatic High-beam Headlights
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- Automatic Highway Driving Assist
- Rearview Camera
- Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
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