Volkswagen ID.4 Review Rundown

Volkswagen | Published on 02 Apr 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer


Photo of Volkswagen ID.4
  • Class-leading electric power
  • Impressive range
  • Decent range of electric vehicles
  • Rear seat could be more roomy


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.



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.
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  • Powerful dual-motor, rear-wheel-drive model
  • Impressive acceleration
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 68%
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.
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  • Stylish and straightforward design
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Lots of standard equipment
  • Pricey for a hatchback


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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  • Relaxing on the move
  • Good range of options
  • Rear-mounted motor isn't as responsive as you might think
  • Not as fast as the ID.3


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.
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  • Stylish design
  • Lots of practicality
  • Good range
  • Nothing in particular


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.
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  • Decent range for daily driving and short trips
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Nothing in particular


  1. 1. ^ Volkswagen ID 4 1st Max 2021 review. Autocar. 2020-12-11. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ New Volkswagen ID.4 2020 review. Autoexpress. 2020-12-11. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ New Volkswagen ID.4 2021 review. Autoexpress. 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-03-15.
  4. 4. ^ Volkswagen ID.4 Review. Carwow. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  5. 5. ^ Volkswagen ID 4 review: electric chill. Theverge. 2021-03-01. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  6. *. 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.
  7. **. 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.
  8. ***. 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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