The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is a crossover SUV that hit dealerships in summer 2021. With a starting MSRP of $39,995, the EV is also capable for a federal tax rebate of $7,500. Recently, the IIHS has declared the ID.4 as one of its 2021 Top Safety Pick+ along with 69 other vehicles. The ID.4 is one of the many upcoming vehicles of Volkswagen’s all electric ID. lineup.

Receiving the Top Safety Pick+ award from IIHS is testament of a car’s structural integrity and commendable safety features. The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 has managed to get a “good” rating in all of the institute’s six crashworthiness tests.

The LED projector lamps have been awarded a “good” rating too. The Front Crash Assist has been stated to be “superior” by the IIHS.

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Model Specs

Price Range

$39,995

Release Date

Summer, 2021

Engine

Single Synchronous Electric Motor/ Dual Synchronous Electric Motor

Drivetrain

RWD/AWD

0-60 MPH

7.4s / 5.7s

Trims

Pro, Pro S (Statement)

Changes

All-new production model

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 also features the IQ DRIVE feature as standard. This is a hands on semi autonomous driving feature which employs lane centering and capacitive steering. Other safety features include Forward Collision Warning, Auto Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Traffic Alert and Park Distance Control.

Apart from the Top Safety Pick+, the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 also holds the award of 2021 World Car Of The Year. From a list of 24 vehicles from around the world, the ID.4 jumped ahead to take the top spot. The crossover did so by defeating cars like the Honda e and Toyota Yaris in the final round. The World Car Of The Year is picked by a jury of 93 judges from 28 countries.

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 features a single electric motor setup in the RWD models, which puts out 201 hp. The AWD models come with a dual motor setup capable of 295 hp. All trims get an 82 kWh battery. The EPA estimated range for the base RWD trim is 260 miles. On the RWD Pro S, AWD and AWD Pro S the range figures are 250 miles, 249 miles and 240 miles respectively.

Charging at a DC fast charging station with 125 kW capacity means it will take only 38 minutes to juice up the battery of the 2021 ID.4 from 5% to 80%. The ID.4 is a very potential replacement for the Hyundai Kona Electric, Tesla Model Y and the Chevrolet Bolt EV. With such reclaimed accolades to its name already, the Volkswagen ID.4 is definitely a top pick.