A British journal compares the Volkswagen Tiguan with a new all-electric Volkswagen ID.4.
The Tiguan is built on the same platform as the Golf. It has always been somewhat conservative compared to some rivals.
The ID.4 is a fully new product, its designers added many fresh design accents, including a floating roof. In addition, a closed grille emphasizes its zero-emission electric power.
The same goes for the Tiguan’s interior: it’s good, but definitely not the last word in modern styling. Even its smart digital cluster does not help.
The standard VW ID.4 has a much more minimalist and up-to-date look. Digital dials and a touchscreen are located on the top panel. More space is freed up by installing a gear selector behind the wheel. However, the lack of physical buttons can make driving difficult for some users.
At first glance, the Tiguan (upper photo) is more practical than the ID.4. It’s not only about the trunk of 21.7 cubic feet but the towing capability too. The Volkswagen Tiguan is able to tow a trailer with a total weight of up to 5,512 pounds, while for the ID.4 this figure is 1,654 pounds.
Moreover, the Volkswagen ID.4 is 2.95 inches longer than the Tiguan. In addition, due to the compact electric motor and the lack of a transfer tunnel, the electric crossover has significantly more interior space.
The Tiguan offers several engine choices. Gasoline and diesel units consume from 37 to 44 mpg. A plug-in hybrid version covers up to 31 miles on a single charge.
The Volkswagen ID.4 can be equipped with two capacity batteries. A less powerful battery provides the range up to 211 mi, a more powerful – up to 323 mi.
As for accelerating dynamics, the ID.4 is slower, but with a low location of heavy batteries, it has better handling than the Tiguan.
The 2021 VW Tiguan is priced between $25,245-39,095. The 2021 ID.4 costs from $39,995 to $48,175. This difference in pricing is offset over time by lower operating costs.