The Volkswagen ID.4 has been making waves as the company’s first long-range electric vehicle, and with the upcoming release of the 2023 model, we couldn’t be more excited about what’s new with this car. This electric SUV boasts an incredible amount of storage as well as dependable performance and a long driving range, which makes it a perfect family vehicle. If you’re in the market for an SUV that can save you money at the pump while still delivering on all the tech and safety features you expect from a modern car, you’re going to love the 2023 ID.4.
To help you learn more about what’s coming with the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4, our staff put together this overview.
Changes in Manufacturing
One of the most exciting changes with the new model year is that the ID.4 will now be manufactured in the United States. Moving from the previous German factory, this shift to a U.S.-based plant is expected to lead to some changes to the car’s center console. The new manufacturer is also expected to work with a new battery supplier, although the range of the vehicle is not expected to change much from the 2022 model.
This change also comes with the introduction of the new base model. This model will provide a cheaper option than the previous model years, and at an estimated price of $35,000 it will be one of the most affordable electric SUVs on the market. In addition to this new, affordable trim level, the 2023 vehicle should qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit. With the change and manufacturing location, new model, and available tax credit, it’s never been more affordable to drive an all-electric SUV.
One of our favorite things about the 2023 ID.4 is its understated and elegant design. Compared to many of the futuristic, sci-fi-looking electric cars on the market, the ID.4 takes a more traditional approach to aesthetics. With sleek lines and a compact frame, there’s no mistaking that the 2023 ID.4 is a modern vehicle, but it doesn’t depart from the traditional Volkswagen style that we love. If you’re interested in a car that saves you money and reduces your carbon footprint, but you don’t like the style of most electric vehicles, the ID.4 is an amazing choice.
The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 is an SUV that focuses on delivering reliable performance rather than an explosive driving experience. If your top priorities are dependability and safety, the ID.4 is the electric SUV for you. With an estimated driving range of 280 miles, the ID.4 stacks up well compared to the other electric SUVs on the market. This range comes from the 77.0-kWh battery that’s packed into the bottom of the chassis. When charging your ID.4, you can use a standard 110 or 240-volt connection, but it also supports DC fast charging if you need to fill up fast.
As a full-size SUV, the 2023 sports plenty of power. The rear-mounted single motor model delivers 201 horsepower, but if you really want to maximize your drive, you can opt for the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive model that boasts a whopping 295 horsepower. This car also comes with a towing capacity of 2700 pounds, which makes it an excellent vehicle for family road trips. Using regenerative braking, the 2023 ID.4 is able to recapture some of the energy that is lost when the car comes to a stop, which makes this car incredibly efficient.
If you opt for the basic motor package, you can expect a 0-60 time of 7.6 seconds. While this speed isn’t blistering, it still provides plenty of acceleration for daily use. If you want to maximize the car’s power, you can select the more dynamic all-wheel-drive model that comes with a 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds. The all-wheel-drive model also delivers a higher level of handling, so it’s a great choice if you want a car that’s reliable in any weather.
A Spacious Interior Cabin
Stepping into the ID.4, you’re reminded that this is a truly modern car. The roomy cabin offers a suite of premium features like massaging chairs and lumbar support. When driving your ID.4, you can experience the highest level of comfort that’s available in the SUV market. Not only is there plenty of room for you and your passengers, but you can also enjoy an incredible view of your surroundings with the massive panoramic fixed glass roof. When the sun gets too bright, you can expand the electric sunshade with just a swipe of your finger.
Modern Tech Features
The tech features of the 2023 ID.4 are as advanced as the car itself. The 2023 model is expected to return with many of the same features that made the 2022 model so popular. This SUV uses an innovative lighting system to give you visual feedback and acoustic cues to alert you of incoming calls, charge status, and even brake warnings. ID.4 also comes with an intuitive start feature that automatically wakes up the vehicle when it detects the key fob. These features and more combine to create a car that truly works for you.
Safety You Can Trust
Even with the amazing performance and advanced tech features, the 2023 ID.4 doesn’t sacrifice safety. Volkswagens IQ.DRIVE system provides you with a suite of safety devices that give you the confidence to move forward. IQ.DRIVE comes standard with adaptive cruise control, active blind-spot monitoring, travel assist, and rear traffic alerts. When driving the ID.4, you can relax and enjoy the experience while this system works in the background to monitor threats and stop accidents before they happen.
These are just a few of the things that get us excited about this upcoming model. If you want to learn more about what the new 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 has to offer, or to learn more about your financing options, please contact us. Here at Capistrano Volkswagen, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our customers, so stop by today.