Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Hyundai IONIQ 5

October 13th, 2022 by

If you’re in the market for a stylish and eco-friendly new ride, you’ll want to add the Volkswagen ID.4 and the Hyundai IONIQ 5 to your list of vehicles to check out. Both SUVs are fully electric, making either of them the perfect low-emission car you’ve been searching for. Deciding between the two can prove challenging, as they both have some fantastic features that are sure to make every drive better. Let’s explore the similarities and differences between the ID.4 versus the IONIQ 5, so you can discover which model will suit you best.

Price Range

You can choose from eight beautiful trim levels for the Volkswagen ID.4: Standard, Pro, AWD Pro, S, Pro S, AWD Pro S, Pro S Plus, and AWD Pro S Plus. The price for each of these trims varies based on the options you select for your electric vehicle. With the base Standard trim, you’re looking at an MSRP of $37,495. If you opt for the top-of-the-line level trim, you’ll pay a base MSRP of $53,995. Obviously, the price will go up the more features you add, but even at the base level, the ID.4 is an incredible deal.

As for the IONIQ 5, you can choose between four trim levels. The base model is the SE Standard Range, and moving through the lineup, you’ll find the SE, SEL, and finally, the top-of-the-line Limited. Choosing the IONIQ 5 means you’ll pay a little more to go all-electric, as the base MSRP for this one starts at $39,950. For those who prefer the luxury of the top-tier trim, the base MSRP for the Limited model comes in at $51,100. Adding features to your IONIQ 5 will increase the price, and you don’t have as many trim options available.

Both of these vehicles offer paint color upgrades on certain trims for about $400. You can also get several accessories that add convenience to your drive. These accessories vary in price, with the least expensive costing approximately $50 and the highest cost coming in at around $450.

Interior Comfort and Space

The appearance and dimensions of the IONIQ 5 and the ID.4 can be misleading. The numbers would make you believe that the IONIQ 5 is more spacious than the ID.4. For example, the IONIQ 5 has a longer wheelbase of 118.1 inches compared to the ID. 4’s wheelbase of only 108.7 inches. The IONIQ 5 is also longer than the ID.4 by about 2 inches. However, the ID.4 does provide more height, giving passengers about two more inches of headroom than the IONIQ 5.

Drivers who enjoy traveling will also appreciate that the ID.4 has ample cargo capacity. With the seats up, you can fill the 30.3 cu-ft of cargo space, while folding the seats down increases storage space to 64.2 cu-ft. In the IONIQ 5, you’ll still get 27.2 cu-ft of cargo space with the seats up. When you fold the seats down, the cargo area opens up to 60.2 cu-ft of space for your stuff.

No matter which of these electric vehicles you choose, you’re sure to enjoy all the modern comforts they provide that make every drive a pleasure. Some of the standard interior features you’ll love in the ID.4 include:

  • Heated front seats.
  • Wireless charging.
  • 12-inch touch screen.
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror.
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control.
  • Leatherette-wrapped steering wheel.
  • Ambient lighting.

Some features in the cabin of the IONIQ 5 overlap with what you’ll find inside the ID.4, but these are a few of the standard features you can look forward to with the Hyundai electric vehicle:

  • 12.3-inch instrument cluster.
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls.
  • Heated front seats.
  • Bluetooth.
  • Auto up/down windows.

Power and Performance

All the Volkswagen ID.4 trims have the same motor and battery that provides their power. The electric motor will generate 201 horsepower if you select the Standard trim, but upgrading to a higher trim will boost this to an impressive 295 horsepower. In the IONIQ 5, you’ll get a base 125-kW motor that generates 168 horsepower, but you can reach 225 horsepower when you upgrade to a 168-kW motor. Even though the IONIQ 5 offers more horsepower and slightly more torque than the ID.4, just wait until you find out how much you can tow with the ID.4.

If you plan on towing anything with your SUV, the ID.4 is likely the best choice. It can pull a load up to 2,200 pounds, while the IONIQ 5 can only pull 1,500 pounds. Towing and other factors will affect driving ranges, but you can expect an EPA-estimated 303 miles of driving range in the IONIQ 5 and 280 miles when you drive the ID.4. This means that they both have similar ranges and performance levels when you take them out on the highway.


Electric vehicles have become more accessible for people to own over the last couple of years. Volkswagen has also made purchasing the ID.4 easier by manufacturing the vehicle in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This means that your vehicle is being built closer to home, making communication between the manufacturing plant and the dealership simpler. So, whether you’re buying a car that’s on the lot or ordering one and having it delivered, the experience is sure to go smoothly.

Currently, the IONIQ 5 is being built overseas. It’s manufactured in Korea and Indonesia. Although Hyundai has discussed plans to open a plant in the United States where they plan to build their electric vehicles, yet there’s no confirmed location for one. Georgia was one state mentioned, which makes sense since Hyundai already has Kia manufacturing facilities in the state.

Now that you know what the ID.4 has to offer, we know you’ll want to find out more about the details. Contact the team at Capistrano Volkswagen. We’ll answer any questions you have about the ID.4, and when you’re ready to see how it feels to sit behind the wheel, we can schedule you for a test drive.

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