The e-Golf was Volkswagen’s first electric vehicle for the American market. The model was adapted from the Golf hatchback, and the automaker offered it for sale between 2015 and 2019. The new 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is the brand’s first model designed specifically as an electric vehicle. Customers at the Moreno Valley area Volkswagen dealership who have purchased the ID.4 are impressed by this compact crossover’s interior space, electric range, and outstanding efficiency.
While the 2021 ID.4 is smaller than its Tiguan stablemate, it provides nearly the same passenger volume. Drivers get an EPA-estimated range of 260 miles. The ID.4 comes with three years of complimentary fast charging at Electrify America stations, making this an even more rewarding purchase. According to the Volkswagen dealer near Moreno Valley, over 2,500 recharging stations are located across the United States.
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 seats five and is offered in three trim levels, listed as Pro, Pro S and 1st Edition. Buyers can choose between rear- and all-wheel drive. The ID.4 is powered by an 82-kWh battery pack. Models with rear-wheel drive employ an electric motor that develops 201 horsepower. All-wheel-drive models are equipped with two motors. One motor sends power to the front wheels, and the other powers the rear wheels. The AWD system puts out 302 hp. The 1st Edition trim is RWD only. The VW ID.4 can tow up to 2,700 pounds.
The ID.4’s battery can be charged at home with a 110- or 240-volt connection. The SUV can also be charged via DC fast charging. At a public 125 kW DC fast-charging station, the ID.4 can be recharged from a 5% charge to 80% capacity in about 40 minutes.
The automotive press gives the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4. positive reviews. Tom’s Guide writes:
“After over a week of driving the ID.4 First Edition trim, we found it to be a solid small SUV contender when pitted against gas-powered counterparts. The four-door, the rear-wheel-drive vehicle offers 250 miles of range; in our mixed-use tests on the highway, surface streets, and along curvy mountain passes, the vehicle typically matched or surpassed that range number... Overall, this is one of the best electric cars for those looking for a practical small SUV.”
The base 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 comes with a long list of standard features, including 19-inch wheels, automatic headlights, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated power-adjustable front seats, cloth upholstery, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a digital gauge cluster. Standard infotainment features include a 10-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice controls, VW CarNet, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless device charging.
Standard driver assistance features include automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, and lane-departure warning.
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 gets an available Statement package. It features simulated leather upholstery, 12-way power front seats, a power tailgate, a panoramic glass roof, 30 ambient interior lighting colors, a 12-inch central touchscreen, and satellite radio. There’s also a Gradient package that comes with the features of the Statement package plus a black roof, two-tone exterior paint, and 20-inch alloy wheels.