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Volkswagen ID.4 Review Rundown

VolkswagenPublished on 02 Apr 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Volkswagen ID.4 (GTX) Electric Crossover
Neoscore* 68%
  • Impressive range of electric power
  • Comfortable ride
  • Good range of driving modes
  • Rear seat is set unusually high
  • Lack of leg room

Summary

The Volkswagen ID.4 is a very good EV in a more appealing SUV body than the smaller, less practical ID.3. It's VW's second purpose-built electric car and is an alternative to upcoming electric SUVs such as the Tesla Model Y, Skoda Enyaq iV and Nissan Ariya.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 48%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
The new ID 4 is where Volkswagen's ambitions for global EV sales leadership really begin to take shape. Due to be produced in four manufacturing plants on three continents, the new crossover-style SUV is seen by officials as a world car in the mould of the original Beetle and its successor, the Golf. The second model from Volkswagen's ID electric car sub-brand will initially be sold in the UK from February 2021.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful dual-motor, rear-wheel-drive model
  • Impressive acceleration
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
Volkswagen's new ID 4 electric SUV has a hot GTX variant. Unlike the standard ID 4, the GTX uses a motor on each axle, giving it four-wheel drive. The GTX's asynchronous front motor delivers 107bhp and 120lb ft. Its synchronous rear motor develops the same 201bhp as the ID 4 Pro Performance.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Excellent rear-drive dynamics
  • Excellent handling
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 56%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
ID.4 is Volkswagen's first serious global Tesla rival. It represents an impressive yet different alternative to the longer range, flashier Model Y with its anticipated higher price tag. UK specifications aren't yet finalised but in Europe there are ten pre-configured models, including the 1st Edition car driven here. There's satellite navigation linked to a 10-inch central touchscreen, and fully digital instrumentation.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Stylish and straightforward design
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Pricey for a hatchback

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Volkswagen ID.4 is a very good EV in a more appealing SUV body than the smaller, less practical ID.3. We'd like to see better regenerative braking and more real-world range, but the second ID model is anything but a supporting act. Starting from £37,800 in 1st Edition trim after the £3,000 UK plug-in car grant, it's relatively well priced.
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Pros[**]
  • Relaxing on the move
  • Good range of options
Cons[**]
  • Rear-mounted motor isn't as responsive as you might think
  • Not as fast as the ID.3

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 65%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Volkswagen's first electric performance model is a promising exercise, with snappy acceleration and impressive handling, given the weight. However, it's likely to be priced from £50k, which makes it a less affordable model. The GTX looks sharp, and still ticks the boxes for practicality and refinement, even if the infotainment is hamstrung by the same problems as the regular ID.4.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Snappy acceleration
  • Lots of practicality and refinement
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

carwow[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 64%
Reviewers from Carwow have found the following[***]:
The Volkswagen ID4 looks a little like sci-fi films in the ‘80s predicted cars today would look like. It's similar in dimensions to the Volkswagen Tiguan but takes on a much more rounded design. At launch in the UK, the ID4 will be available with a 77kWh battery linked up to a 204hp electric motor, good for 310Nm of torque. It'll do a claimed 310 miles between charges, and supports 125kW fast charging that adds 199 miles of range in just 30 minutes.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Lots of practicality
  • Good range
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The ID 4 is Volkswagen's successor to the E-Golf. It rides on the new MQB platform and is designed from the ground up to be all-electric. Only 77 kWh of the 82 kilowatt-hours' worth of battery is actually usable. Panoramic roof provides good headroom, front and rear.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful all-electric powertrain
  • Comfortable ride
  • Lots of standard features
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster infotainment system

pcmag[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 all-electric compact SUV is built on VW's new MEB modular EV platform. Starting at $39,995 for RWD and $43,675 for AWD, the Pro trim comes standard with 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels. The 1st Edition introduces unique touches like accelerator and brake pedals with Play and Pause logos.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Vibrant, airy interior
  • Responsive driver assistance and emergency braking
  • Easy-to-use infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Not available with Electrify America

theverge[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Theverge have found the following[***]:
The Volkswagen ID 4 is the company's first long-range electric vehicle available in North America. The base model ID 4 lands in that low- to mid-$30,000 range that's generally considered the sweet spot for most car buyers. The ID 4 uses a front radar, front camera, two rear radars, and eight ultrasound sensors.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Decent range for daily driving and short trips
  • Fantastic infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomsguide[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 60%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is available right now as a rear-wheel-drive vehicle, and it's available in two trim levels. The base-level Pro starts at $39,995, has a range of 260 miles and ships with a 10-inch infotainment display, heated seats, wireless CarPlay and Android Auto. We found driving to be smooth, the seats to be comfortable and the vehicle's driver assistance features to be on par with other offerings.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Good range
  • Responsive driver assistance
Cons[**]
  • Laggy infotainment system
  • Lack of driver assistance features

references

  1. 1. ^ Volkswagen ID 4 1st Max 2021 review. Autocar. 2020-12-11. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ Volkswagen ID 4 GTX 2021 review. Autocar. 2021-06-20. Retrieved 2021-06-27.
  3. 3. ^ New Volkswagen ID.4 2020 review. Autoexpress. 2020-12-11. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ New Volkswagen ID.4 2021 review. Autoexpress. 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-03-15.
  5. 5. ^ New Volkswagen ID.4 GTX 2021 review . Autoexpress. 2021-06-20. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  6. 6. ^ Volkswagen ID.4 Review. Carwow. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  7. 7. ^ 2021 Volkswagen ID 4 review: Hitting the EV sweet spot. Cnet. 2021-05-13. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  8. 8. ^ 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review. Pcmag. 2021-08-05. Retrieved 2021-08-06.
  9. 9. ^ Volkswagen ID 4 review: electric chill. Theverge. 2021-03-01. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  10. 10. ^ 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 review: The electric car for the rest of us. Tomsguide. 2021-07-10. Retrieved 2021-07-12.
  11. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  12. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  13. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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