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Volkswagen ID.3

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Product Overview

The Volkswagen ID.3 is an all-electric batchback built on the company's MEB platform, which includes Audi Q4 e-tron, SEAT el-Born, Škoda Enyaq, and vehicles in the VW I.D. series.
Part of Volkswagen's push to electrify its vehicle lineup, the ID.3 features a host of cutting-edge technologies, including for example ID.Light and AR Head-up Display. The ID.3 also boasts long electric range and fast charging. Its rear-wheel drive characteristics and responsive electric motor make the ID.3 a pleasure to drive.
Volkswagen offers 7 pre-configured ID.3 models for the European markets and two base models exclusive for Germany:

Base 1: Pro Performance

Without optional equipment, the ID.3 Pro Performance costs €35,574.95. It offers the most popular equipment packages, including a navigation system for range-optimized navigation, Adaptive Cruise Control and the “Comfort” telephony function with inductive charging on board. With a 58-kWh battery, this model has a range of up to 420 km and a 150 kW Performance RWD system. Six of the seven pre-configured models, including Life, Style, Business, Family, Tech, and Max, are based on it.

Life

At €37,787.72, ID.3 Life is intended for customers looking for an economical entry-level product without sacrificing comfort. The comfort package includes steering wheel heating, seat heating and two additional USB-C ports.

Style

For customers who emphasize style, there is the Style model for €40,946.04 with the major design package including matrix LED headlamps, LED tail lights with dynamic swiping function, and panoramic glass roof.

Business

The ID.3 “Business” with the small design package including matrix LED headlamps and tinted windows, comfort package and assistant package with rear-view camera and the “Keyless Access” locking system for €41,287.22.

Family

The ID.3 “Family” offers considerable space, light and convenience with the major design package including matrix LED headlamps and large panoramic glass roof, the major comfort package with 2-zone “Air Care” air conditioning system and the assistant package with rear-view camera and “Keyless Access” for €42,305.87.

Tech

The ID.3 “Tech”: with a major design package including matrix LED headlamps, major assistant package with Travel Assist, Side Assist and Emergency Assist as well as major infotainment package including Head-up Display and Premium Sound package for €44,810.

Max

The ID.3 Max for €43,680.32 offers a maximum of design, technology, sport and comfort, with all the equipment packages, an electric 12-way massage seat, progressive steering and DCC (Dynamic Chassis Control) on board.

Base 2: ProS

The ProS is a four-seat variant of Pro Performance with the larger, 77 kWh battery and 550 km range for €40,936.31.

Tour

Based on the ProS, ID.3 Tour, available for €48.432,44, is equipped with all the features you would like to have on long journeys: Head-up Display and Sound package, matrix LED headlamps, comfort package, 12-way massage seat and assistant package with all driver assistance systems are all included, together with 19-inch aluminum wheels.

Ratings

What we found

Neofiliac score 32%
Pros
  • Up to extraordinary 549km electric range
  • Good 0.27 drag coefficient
  • Small turning circle
Cons
  • No powerful engine options
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

What external reviewers found

External score 74%
Pros
  • Good range
  • Good value for money
  • Solid performance
  • Great practicality
  • Fantastic range
Cons
  • Expensive compared to a comparable hatchback
  • Expensive compared to ICE models
  • Disappointing infotainment system
  • Expensive compared to rivals
  • Lack of tech
  • Not as comfortable as rivals

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Specifications

Variants shown:
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Pro Performance
Pro S
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External Reviews

autoexpress[1]

Reviewer score 58% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autoexpress have found:
The VW ID.3 feels entirely like the car to carry VW into the next era. It's fast, smooth, comfortable, quiet, full of tech and cheaper than the Leaf with more incentives to buy, too. It boasts great practicality and plenty of usable range, so feels like the Golf for a new generation when the Golf seems to have gone off the boil.
Pros
  • Great practicality
  • Good range
Cons
  • Lack of tech
  • Not as comfortable as rivals

carwow[2]

Reviewer score 69% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from carwow have found:
VW reckons the ID3 is a bit like the iPhone in 2007. It could be the car that convinces the masses that electric transportation is the future. VW has form in this kind of transformation, providing the transport for the masses with the VW Beetle, then the Golf. The ID3 will eventually be available with three battery sizes – 48kWh, a 58kWh and 77kWh. All have a 204hp electric motor.
Pros
  • Fantastic range
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent infotainment system
Cons
  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
  • Expensive for what you get

digitaltrends[3]

Reviewer score 75% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found:
The ID.3 is best enjoyed when driven in a calm, relaxed manner. It delivers linear acceleration, partly because the motor spins the rear wheels through a fixed-ratio gearbox that never changes gears. The only noise in the cabin comes from the wind and from the tires, but neither is excessive or annoying.
Pros
  • Easy-to-navigate user interface
  • Easy to drive
  • Solid performance
Cons
  • Expensive compared to a comparable hatchback
  • Disappointing infotainment system

References

  1. ^ Volkswagen ID.3 vs Nissan Leaf. [autoexpress].
  2. ^ Volkswagen ID.3 Review. [carwow].
  3. ^ 2020 Volkswagen ID.3 first drive: The iCar Apple Didn’t Build. [digitaltrends].

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