The Volkswagen ID.4 is already a piece of history, and it’s not even on the roads yet. The 1st Edition models have already been sold out in reserve, and Volkswagen has not yet announced when the electric SUV will arrive on dealership lots. It looks fancy, has one of the first all-electric Volkswagen powertrains, and is loaded with interior technology, but is it right for you? The rest of this post should help you answer that question.
What is the Driving Range of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4?
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is estimated to have about 250 miles of electric range. To put that into perspective, that is like driving nonstop from Seattle to Spokane with a little to spare.
If you rarely drive that far, the ID.4 is a great match for you. If you drive that far or further, the ID.4 requires time to charge back up, which usually means a few hours at a time. Don’t plan to use an ID.4 to drive cross-country or from state-to-state without being able to plan out where you will charge your car on the way, and account for a substantial increase in overall travel time.
Does the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 have All-Wheel-Drive?
One major advantage to driving an all-electric vehicle is that many models have two electric motors (one for each axle). This is the case for some versions of the Volkswagen ID.4, granting All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) to its owners. There will be trims without the second electric motor, but if your driving demands more traction through AWD, the ID.4 could be right for you.
What is the Performance of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4?
Electric motors provide torque instantly. It won’t feel like a gasoline engine, but it will feel thrilling. In the ID.4, you get the power of 228 lb-ft of torque and 201 horsepower, which are enough to propel the SUV from 0-60 in just under 8 seconds. And that’s with just one electric motor. The AWD version of the ID.4 should be even more powerful.