The "Save the Planet" award goes to the hybrid or electric vehicle that CarBuzz determines to best bundle fuel-saving (or eliminating) technology with qualities such as style, performance, and capability. In 2021 the Volkswagen ID.4 set itself apart from the competition by being more affordable without sacrificing comfort or ride quality.
"Volkswagen's ID.4 represents a monumental leap into a world where physical buttons are unnecessary, where voice controls perform as intended, where high-definition touchscreens are loaded with information and easy to use." - WardsAuto. We couldn't say it better ourselves.
The IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award is given to vehicles that excell in all areas of safety evaluation performed by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, a nonprofit organization designed to reduce the losses from vehicle crashes.
It is the mission of the World Car Awards and its 90+ global jurors to recognize, reward and inspire automotive excellence, leadership and innovation in a rapidly changing automotive industry on a global scale, and this year the Volkswagen ID.4 joins the prestigious list of vehicles.
The 5-Star Safety Rating program evaluates how vehicles perform in crash tests. NHTSA conducts frontal, side, and rollover tests because these types account for the majority of crashes on America's roadways. The VW ID.4 now joins the prestigious group of vehicles.
Popular Mechanics care more about cars than what the numbers would say, and the Automotive Excellence Awards is a reflection of that. The ID.4 joins this small group of winners by being an EV that's inviting, simple, and comfortable.