2022 Volkswagen ID 4 electric

MSRP $45,000 Est.

Ranked #12 in Compact Suv

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2022 Volkswagen ID 4 electric Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 19, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Volkswagen ID 4 Electric debuted in 2021 yet has managed to cater to the trusted VW customer base with class and attitude. It is surely a perfect blend of everything one needs from its utility machinery. Decent towing and payload, smooth exterior styling, spacious cabin, and relative accents make it more than an SUV. 

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Pros

Interior accents

Spaciousness

Heat-assist and other comforts

Cargo capacity

Standard trim is well-equipped

Cons

Range should be improved

Performance curve

What's New?

No major change expected


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45000

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$45,000 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 electric in Alfa White color
Alfa White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The segment has been redefined by the introduction of the ID 4 and we see no coming back now. Expectations are also very high from its upcoming model despite knowing that there will be hardly any upgrade as its newness has not been absorbed yet by the market. Up against the competent names like the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Hyundai Kona Electric, and the Kia Niro Electric, it will be a neck-to-neck competition at the end of the day.

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 electric SUV Front Angle View
2022 Volkswagen ID 4 electric SUV Rear Angle View

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 electric Features

The 2022 Volkswagen ID 4 Electric is most likely to continue with the same trim level without any change as such, considering its release last year only. The features and packages that are accustomed to its predecessor will also have their vocal inside and outside its cabin if the claim is true. The Volkswagen ID 4 Electric will have an array of assets right from its base trim itself including the Heated Front Seats and Steering Wheel with leather packaging all over them. The elder siblings like the 1st Edition and Pro S are bound to go a bit higher with a higher permutation of adjustability and a bigger 12” Touchscreen Display. The mechanical attachments like the roof rack rails and lip spoiler for enhancing functionalities are also nowhere to be taken out of sight in the newer model.

Trims

Pro

Pro S 

1st Edition

MSRP(RWD (Expected)

$41,190

$45,690

$45,190

MSRP(AWD (Expected)

$44,870

$49,370

N/A

Key Features

Heated Front Seats

Includes all features of Pro with other assets like:

Includes all features of Pro with other assets like:

 

Partial Power Adjustment for seats

12-way power seat

6-speaker sound system

 

Heated Leather Steering Wheel

Perforated V-Tex Leatherette

Automatic High Beams Headlamps

 

Cruise Control-Steering Assist

Memory Settings

SiriusXM

 

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

12" Touchscreen Display

Power Sunshade

 

Traffic Stop-Go

Navigation Unit

20" Dynamic Design Machined Alloy

 

Metal-Finish Instrument Panels

App-Connect smartphone integration

Power Liftgate

 

Electronic Stability Control

Lip Spoiler

 
 

Park Distance Control Parking Sensors

19" 5-Spoke 2-Tone Machined Alloy Wheels

 
 

Active Side Assist 

   
 

Forward Collision Warning

   
 

Discover Pro

   

There is a reason behind Volkswagen ID 4 Electric for being awarded the “Car of the Year” in 2021 and one of the pillars in achieving that feat is its safety artillery that is exceptionally sound. The advanced values such as the Forward Collision Warning, Active Side Assist, and Cruise Control-Steering Assist come standard throughout the trim strata. 

As far as wheels are concerned, the design of the 19" 5-Spoke 2-Tone Machined Alloy remains the same in the Pro and Pro S while the 1st Edition trim gets its hands on the exclusive 20" Dynamic Design Machined Alloy Wheels. Such a top-notch stature is in itself a testament that these features will have their relevance yet again. Apart from these, one may stay spellbound by the tech-ends inside the cabin with a highly probable continuation of the Discover Pro and a high-bass 6-speaker sound system. On the whole, what’s all on offer is just impressive and compelling.

Which Trim should you buy?

Since the Pro trim is sufficiently packed and has all the units for one’s daily commuting, long traveling, and comfort, we don’t see investing any further extra bucks in the higher trims. The choice to choose from two drive layouts and comparable performance dynamics are also additive in strengthening the Volkswagen ID 4 Electric Pro overall appeal. Not just that, the VW followed an egalitarian approach because of which the base format has that safety poke as well tagged to its name. Therefore, it is reasonable to save extra dollars and go for the Pro.

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 Electric Release Date

Much awaited news regarding the sales and production of the 2022 Volkswagen ID 4 Electric has finally knocked the US door as it has been announced officially that the production of the same has commenced and the SUV will be available for one’s purchase by September 2022. The deadlines are expected to be met as with the curbing of the pandemic in the state.

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 electric Engine and Performance

Official data regarding the powertrain and drivetrain are yet to be confirmed from the brand’s end which is why the 2021 model specifications have been taken into account for the evaluation with speculations and assumptions. The Volkswagen ID 4 Electric will most probably carry on with its AC permanent-magnet synchronous motor which is capable of producing the power of 201 hp and a torque of 229 lb-ft.

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 electric SUV Engine Bay

The 82 kWh capacity Lithium Ion Traction Battery is the battery pack that is expected to be placed on the platform bed with a corresponding Battery Management System if the motor configuration is continued. This translates to the acceleration prowess of hitting 60 mph from a standstill within 8.1 seconds with a top speed of 99 mph.

Models

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 Electric

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV 

2021 Hyundai Kona Electric

2021 Kia Niro Electric

MSRP

$41,190

$37,495

$38,575

$40,265

Engine

AC permanent-magnet synchronous motor

Electric Motor

Single-stage electric motor

Single-stage electric motor

Drivetrain

RWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

Direct Drive

Single-Speed Drive 

Single-Speed Drive 

Single-Speed Drive 

Power (hp @ rpm)

201 hp

200 hp

201 hp

201 hp

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

229 lb-ft

266 lb-ft

291 lb-ft

291 lb-ft

0-60 mph (sec)

8.1

6.5

9.9

7.5 

Quarter Mile (sec)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Top Speed (mph)

99

91

96

104

The significance of the figures is met when they are at least at par with the rivals. As mentioned earlier, the powertrain unit is likely to be the same because of which the Volkswagen ID 4 Electric will mark none of the extremities and will stay in the middle in its peers. On the other hand, it is the Chevrolet Bolt EV that clinches the top spot in accelerating in the same speed variation range and Kia Niro Electric that outclasses all by more than 5 mph in the high-speed maneuvering. But the latter does manage to come out as the most desirable for the fact that it has a much higher torque surge available at its disposal with 291 lb-ft and counting.

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 electric Fuel Economy

With the dawn of electric mobility, the possibilities to have a high-slope power curve along with decent economic returns look promising and such days are not far ahead. It is not just optimism rather a fledgling prediction as to the mileage of 107 MPGe in the cities, 91 MPGe on the highways, and 99 MPGe overall by the Volkswagen ID 4 Electric is much appreciated and paves the way for better developments. One should also pay attention to the ever-increasing battery capacity too which can further boost the combined figures. Though the data for the 2022 model is not available and with no expected changes, the 2021 datasheet has been referred for the same.

Models

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 Electric

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV 

2021 Hyundai Kona Electric

2021 Kia Niro Electric

MPGe (City)

107

127

132

123

MPGe (Highway)

91

108

108

102

MPGe (Combined)

99

118

120

112

Fuel Capacity (kWh)

82

60

64

64

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The range coverage of each of them is still in the shades of gray which makes the analysis inconclusive for this domain on a bigger scale but the mileage can guide to weigh one heavier. For instance, the ability of the Hyundai Kona Electric to go for more than 130 miles on a single charge is quite impressive. It is closely followed by the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Kia Niro Electric in the same order averaging combined efficiencies of 118 and 112 MPGe while the VW badge has a lot to do to match up with them. Though the figures are that of the 2021 model, we assume them not to be improving any sooner.

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 electric Interior

The days are forgotten in the pages of history when SUVs were meant for only utilitarian purposes rather an era has begun where they are equivalent in their accents and appeal just as much as their purpose-driven contemporaries. Be it electric mobility or engine under the hood, the notion is rife throughout the globe. The Volkswagen ID 4 Electric is right there for anyone who has got any skepticism in this regard. The Heated front seats and heated steering wheel in pairing with the refreshing ID. The cockpit is in line with the universal charm. The leather touches in the Pro do get better when they are replaced by the Perforated V-Tex Leatherette in the higher trims. 

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 electric SUV Front Seats

There is a small margin gap as per trim level in a few of the offers that include the mention, in the first place, of the partial-power assist for adjustability with 6-way flexing for front seats in the Pro trim. The same gets doubled to 12-way flexing with position memory function incorporated into them in the Pro S. But one can be satisfied with the ambient temperature regulation with the Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning, Underseat ducts, and Console ducts. Since these features are that of the 2021 model, it is much anticipated that the newer model will be a mirror image of it in this category.

Models

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 Electric

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV 

2021 Hyundai Kona Electric

2021 Kia Niro Electric

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

41.1/57.5/41.1

39.7/54.6/41.6

39.6/55.5/41.5

40.1/56/41.7

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.4/55.9/37.6

37.9/52.8/36.5

37.7/54.4/33.4

37.7/55.1/36

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

30.3

16.9

19.2

18.5

It is not just the touch of the Volkswagen ID 4 Electric which is contained in nature rather the whole cabin is the most balanced in its peers. The capacity to seat 5 with enough room in both rows and nice visibility throughout are indicative of sound ergonomics that have been taken care of by the designer. 

The highest cargo capacity of 30.3 cu-ft adds another dimension to its value. The rivals are also considered in their space management but nothing compares to what the VW is capable of delivering in this domain. All three SUVs from Kia, Hyundai, Chevrolet have lower cargo capacities of less than 20 cu.-ft as well. Hence, it has to be the ID 4 Electric over any other. Some of the expected features are:

  • ID.Cockpit
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Underseat ducts
  • Perforated V-Tex Leatherette
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Telescoping Steering Column

How intuitive is the 2022 Volkswagen ID 4 Electric’s infotainment unit?

Definitely one of the fortes of the Volkswagen ID 4 Electric is its tech-ends with which the commands are as easy as they can be for keeping the cabin interactive on all fronts. Be it the 10” Touchscreen Display in the Pro or 12” variant in the higher trims, the unit is very responsive and scratch-resistant. The 6-speaker sound system including an additional central speaker keeps your playlists on the loop but within a volume limit which is maintained by the Speed Compensated Volume Control. 

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 electric SUV Infotainment System

In addition to that, one is also destined to experience the Navigation unit that has been embedded along with SiriusXM, VW Car-Net services, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The list is a fairly long one and has everything in its bin one could ask for. The aforementioned data are that of the 2021 model which, without a doubt, should have their roll calls in the upcoming model. Some of the expected features are:

  • 6-speaker sound system
  • Navigation unit
  • 10” Touchscreen Display
  • SiriusXM
  • VW Car-Net services
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Speed Compensated Volume Control

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 electric Exterior

The 2022 Volkswagen ID 4 Electric will be way too promising in its exterior styling if it even comes close to its predecessor. Those sleek and sharp automatic high-beam headlamps give the ID 4 an aggressive persona. There is no circus of any grille or inserts on the front fascia making it look neat in its presence with a VW badge right there in the center. On top of that, the color contrasts of cladding like the Glacier White Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Scale Silver Metallic, and Moonstone Gray are so different from the platitude that they are alone capable enough to make it recognized from a far distance.

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 electric SUV 

One feels more inclined towards it once he/she views the Volkswagen ID 4 Electric rolling in those 19" 5-Spoke 2-Tone Machined Alloy Wheels. Perfectly matched with the fluidic curvature of the SUV, these wheels look premium. This gets further amplified in the 20" Dynamic Design Machined Alloy Wheels that are reserved for the 1st Edition format specifically. In addition to that, it has been given a rear lip spoiler to increase the downforce and manage turbulent air along with the rack rails on the top for extra luggage loading. The description of such a silhouette is that of the 2021 model which is likely to be replicated in 2022.

Models

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 Electric

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV 

2021 Hyundai Kona Electric

2021 Kia Niro Electric

Curb Weight (lbs)

4559

3563

3715

3854

Length (inches)

180.5

164

164.6

172.2

Width (inches)

72.9

69.5

70.9

71.1

Height (inches)

64.4

62.8

61.2

61.4

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

N/A

6.2

6.1

Wheelbase (inches)

108.9

102.4

102.4

106.3

The Volkswagen ID 4 Electric, if it retains the status of its predecessor, it is certainly going to be the heaviest and lengthiest machinery among the rivals and that is sort of one of the reasons why it has been so heavily sensor-bounded all across its frame. But the dynamics and handling are well managed in it with the pairs of anti-roll bars, multi-link suspensions, and corresponding tech-assists. In comparison to the rivals, the others, though, are relatively lighter but that does not make any impact as such that are to be noticed. All in one, all of them are equally competent in their respective manners. Some of the expected features are:

  • 19" 5-Spoke 2-Tone Machined Alloy Wheels
  • 20" Dynamic Design Machined Alloy Wheels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Rack Rails
  • High beam headlamps
  • LED Brakelights
  • 20" All-Season Tires
  • Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Power Liftgate

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 electric Safety

There is hardly anything left to be achieved by the Volkswagen ID 4 Electric as it has already set the tone that is echoed with the safety assists such as the Cruise Control-Steering Assist, Active Side Assist Blind Spot, and Forward Collision Warning. It is not unjust to call it the best-in-class or probably one of the best produced by the VW to date as it is unlikely to have such close proximity to the Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and the Rear Traffic Alert all at once. 

Not just the outside realm but the cabin is also well-insulated and equipped with features like the Side Curtain Protection 1st & 2nd Row Airbags, Airbag Occupancy Sensor, and the Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags. They are, in solitude, so exemplary that they don’t require any complementary values in extension with them. But that is where the price tag of this SUV is justified as this high-strength steel-reinforced chassis has been adorned with the Anti-lock braking system, Electronic Stability Control, and Driveline Traction Control. As mentioned earlier, the 2021 model already has these assets, so there is no chance we could witness any upgrade in the newer model at all. Some of the expected features are:

  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Side Assist Blind Spot
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 electric Competition

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 Electric vs 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV 

The Volkswagen ID 4 Electric and Chevrolet Bolt EV are some of the most reliable electric vehicles to date. But when it is a matter to choose between the two then it becomes a risky business altogether.

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV

The former is more inclined towards the appeal and interior touch-ups with exemplary safety aids in its baggage while the latter has better trade-offs in its powertrain prowess and fuel efficiency. Therefore, it is at the consumer end which asset he/she will prefer to have in his/her garage.

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 Electric vs 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric 

Better performance and economy along with a high-end torque capacity puts the Hyundai Kona Electric way above the Volkswagen ID 4 Electric but those are the utility proposition while the latter is more about an overall coverage of all aspects right from exhilaration to the exterior showcasing and relevant interior engagement. Thus, the preference may sway towards the VW brand for its overall perspective.

2021 Hyundai Kona Electric

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 Electric vs 2021 Kia Niro Electric 

The Kia Niro Electric with an impressive towing capacity and performance curve lacks the charm that Volkswagen ID 4 holds. Not just that, the safety readiness of the ID 4 is also a benchmark for others to follow.

2021 Kia Niro Electric

Both of them take the lead over one another in one of the categories and remain parallel in the other. Therefore, in the end, it boils down to the requirement of the owner as either he/she is inclined towards practicality or can give up the economy for the greater goods.

2022 Volkswagen ID 4 electric Final Verdict

The 2022 Volkswagen ID 4 Electric might not be parallel to its rivals in terms of its performance and economy but it is its huge battery capacity that promises to make up for that. Along with that, one is entitled to cherish all sorts of high-class accents and convenience making it a much better prospect to invest in. Thus, it is a green signal from our side in its propensity to be parked in your basement.