Cheaper Volkswagen ID.4 Is Coming to America

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 US Version

The Wolfsburg-based company has announced it will update the Volkswagen ID.4 for the 2023 model year and add a more affordable version.

The Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover for America enters its next model year. The 2023 vehicle receives several improvements, not still detailed by the carmaker. There may be refreshes inside and a more generous equipment list. Besides, there is another pleasant news – an introduction of a cheaper ID.4 variant, Carbuzz reports.

Volkswagen says the base 2023 model will come with a 62-kWh battery pack. Expect it will provide more than 146 hp and 213 miles of driving range according to the WLPT test (about 190 mi by EPA). Those are the figures of the ID.4 for Europe with a 52-kWh battery.

The current ID.4 available in the USA is equipped with an 82-kWh battery and a rear-mounted electric motor whose power figures are 201 horses and 228 pound-feet of torque. The driving range reaches 275 miles EPA-rated. The estimated charging time to 70 miles at a public DC fast charger is about 10 minutes⁠.

An all-wheel drive option can be chosen as well, with 295 horsepower and 251 miles of range on a single charge. The price starts at $41,230 before fees and options and can go to $33,730 after potential federal tax credit.

The announced cheaper Volkswagen ID.4 with the smaller battery pack will probably cost around $35,000 before the $7,500 incentive or $28K after it.

Should I Buy a Volkswagen ID.4?

Why not? The current 2022 ID.4 is a good electric SUV with a solid driving range, class-average fuel economy, balanced driving dynamics, spacious seating and cargo areas, quick acceleration, and decent agility.

At the same time, you can operate the car’s infotainment system via haptic buttons and a touch screen, without physical controls, so, it may be difficult to adjust settings on the move.

There are several other vehicles on the market you should consider, for example, the Ford Mustang Mach-E or the Tesla Model Y. Both have more athletic rides and greater fuel efficiency than the VW ID.4.

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