Volkswagen ID 4 Review

The 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 is the emissions-free spiritual successor to the Type 1 Beetle.

Driving range is decent at up to 280 miles per charge and with DC fast-charging, the battery can be replenished quickly via public charging stations.

The ID.4's digital dashboard offers the inside a high-tech look, although it takes some getting used to, especially the infotainment system.

Volkswagen ID 4 Specs

The SUV now comes standard with an auto-hold braking technology, and its DC fast-charging speed increases from 125 to 135 kW.

The ID.4 produces 201 horsepower from a single rear-mounted motor, but 295 horsepower from an all-wheel-drive vehicle with two motors.

For 2022, the ID.4's driving range has increased, with the rear-wheel drive Pro variant now having an estimated range of 280 miles per charge;

Strong 2700 pounds may be towed. When the car slows down, regenerative braking helps recover energy.

The rear-wheel-drive ID.4 isn't slow by compact-crossover standards, but its 7.6-second run to 60 mph is slower than EV competitors.

Volkswagen ID 4 Range

The ID.4's 77.0-kWh battery pack has enough energy to operate the SUV for up to 280 miles between charges.

Which puts it in the mix with other electric SUVs such as the Hyundai Kona Electric and the Kia Niro EV.

Sadly for VW, that is less than the 330 miles of range that the EPA estimates the Tesla Model Y to have.

EPA estimates the rear-wheel-drive ID.4 Pro S's range as 268 miles per charge and 104 MPGe city/highway.

The rear-wheel drive ID.4 achieved 82 MPGe on our 75 mph highway fuel-economy test route and continued for 190 miles.

Volkswagen ID 4 Interior

ID.4's interior is less showy than the ID. Crozz Concept's, which had a retractable steering wheel and sliding rear doors.

Volkswagen ID.4's cargo space is large. We fit 8 carry-ons behind the ID.4's rear seat and 26 with the seats folded.