The ID.4 was introduced in 2021 as the first U.S.-bound Volkswagen vehicle designed from tip to tail as an electric vehicle. It offers the best efficiency, range, and interior space for its price point in the EV market. The ID.4 is a crossover SUV with plenty of room for five passengers, innovative technology features, comfort, and handling that make you appreciate its German engineering and safety – benefiting you the driver. Let’s take a closer look at the Volkswagen ID.4 and answer some FAQs.
Now in its third production year, the ID.4 remains a fully electric, 5 passenger SUV, and offers a new smaller 62-kWh battery pack option, in addition to the existing larger 82-kWh option, on the Standard RWD model and Base Pro S RWD model. Also new for 2023, all ID4 models now come standard with a larger 12-inch Infotainment Display. An all-wheel drive option is also available on the 82-kWh models.
The Volkswagen ID.4 is a crossover SUV that is fully electric and offers seating for up to five. Model years 2021, 2022, and 2023 are powered by a 82-kWh battery pack, and comes equipped with a 201-horsepower electric motor to drive the rear wheels. There’s also an all-wheel-drive option available, which includes an additional motor up front, for a dual-motor configuration, producing a combined 295-horsepower. The 82-kWh battery pack models offer a maximum range of up to 275 miles.
Adding more value to the 2023 model, is the new. Smaller, 62-kWh battery pack option for the 2023 Standard RWD and Base Pro S RWD models, providing a maximum range of up to 205 miles.
No matter which ID.4 model you select, all come standard with a charging capacity of 135-kWh.
New for 2023, the available Volkswagen ID.4 models are as follows:
|ID.4 Standard||62 kWH Lithium-Ion||Single-Motor||RWD|
|ID.4 Pro||82 kWH Lithium-Ion||Single-Motor||RWD|
|ID.4 AWD Pro||82 kWH Lithium-Ion||Dual-Motor||AWD|
|S||ID.4 S||62 kWH Lithium-Ion||Single-Motor||RWD|
|ID.4 Pro S||82 kWH Lithium-Ion||Single-Motor||RWD|
|ID.4 AWD Pro S||82 kWH Lithium-Ion||Dual-Motor||AWD|
|S Plus*||ID.4 Pro S Plus||82 kWH Lithium-Ion||Single-Motor||RWD|
|ID.4 AWD Pro S Plus||82 kWH Lithium-Ion||Dual-Motor||AWD|
*S Plus previously known as Pro S with Gradient Package option for model years 2021 and 2022FAQs
All models come standard with the suite of safety features known as IQ. Drive. For 2023 the package now includes:
Some of the new standard items for the 2023 ID.4 include the following:
Yes, the 2023 ID.4 is one of the few electric vehicles currently available in the U.S. that is eligible for the $7,500 Federal Tax Credit under the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act. This is true of new vehicle purchases made in calendar year 2023 (based upon the customer’s eligibility for the Federal Tax Credit). Note, when the vehicle is purchased, the Tax Credit is not part of the transaction, but instead something the customer will claim on their taxes the following year. For example, the tax credit for any ID.4 purchased in calendar year 2023, will be claimed when the customer files their 2024 taxes.
Please note, that some customers who purchase an ID.4 (or any electric vehicle) may or may not receive the full benefit of the EV tax credit, or any portion of it, due to their individual eligibility. A customer’s ability to claim the tax credit depends on their individual income tax situation, including whether their adjusted gross income exceeds certain income thresholds as established by the Inflation Reduction Act and confirmed by current/updated Federal Tax guidelines. We encourage you to consult with your tax advisor regarding your ability to claim the credit if purchased (based on your annual tax/income situation).
If you choose to lease a new 2023 ID.4, the vehicle still qualifies for the $7,500 Federal Tax Credit, however the $7,500 gets passed through to the lease customer in the form of a rebate that goes directly into the lease deal at time of contracting. This ultimately reduces the Cap Cost and lowers your monthly lease payment. There are no income thresholds to meet to qualify for the $7,500 rebate when leasing (like there are when purchasing). As a result, leasing a 2023 ID.4 can be one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to get into a new electric vehicle, even when you would not qualify for the $7,500 Federal Tax Credit under a purchase scenario.
There is peace of mind with the 2023 ID.4, knowing that it is one of the few electric vehicles currently on the market that is eligible to receive the benefit of the $7,500 – either as a Tax Credit when purchased, or as a Rebate when leased.
ID. stands for intelligent design, identity, and visionary technologies.
Yes! The ID.4 is Volkswagen’s first-ever fully electric SUV.
Estimated range for the 2023 ID.4 models is as follows:
|Model Year 2023|
|AWD Pro S||250|
|Pro S Plus||265|
|AWD Pro S Plus||245|
There are three different levels of available charging for the ID.4:
Yes. Just like the 2022 Volkswagen ID.4, the 2023 includes 3-years of unlimited, free 30-minute fast charging sessions at Electrify America locations across the Unites States, with a 60-minute wait-period between charging sessions.
That means, you will receive 3 years of free, 30-minute, Level 3 DC fast charging sessions at any Electrify America location throughout the U.S. The session wait time resets every 60 minutes once charging is completed.
Similarly, you could also utilize a Level 2 Electrify America charging station for free 60-minute sessions, with a reset time of every 60 minutes.
With the exception of a road trip, you typically won’t need more than 30 minutes to reach the recommended 80% charge level when utilizing a Level 3 charger. It takes approximately 40 minutes to charge the ID.4 from 5% to 80% at a DC fast charger. Remember, you can set the ID.4 to stop the charging process at any charge level you want to achieve (80%/90%/100%).
Some additional details:
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The U.S. national average is currently $0.13/kWh, meaning that the ID.4 costs approximately $10 to charge from empty to full at home. For an exact quote, contact your local electrical company to determine your current rate. For an exact quote, contact your local electrical company to determine your current rate.
The charging station itself runs between $500 and $700 to purchase. For example, the Electrify Home Level 2 Charger is $649.00 +tax. If needed, installation could require an electrician which would increase cost, depending on the electrical upgrades needed for your home. Installation of a Level 2 charging station is one of the most common residential applications today and allows you to fully charge your ID.4 in less time.
It’s highly recommended to have a professional electrician install a Level 2 charging station because you’ll be working with your home’s electrical system. First, you will need to run 240 volts from the breaker panel to the place where you plan to install your charging station. You will need a double-pole circuit breaker attached to two 120-volt buses to double the circuit voltage, using a four-strand cable. This cable needs to be properly secured and insulated to prevent damage to your electrical system. Finally, mount your charging system and attach it to the 240-volt cable.
No. Due to the voltage running through the cable, any extension cord usage could damage your vehicle’s charging system as well as become a fire hazard. Be sure to consult with a professional electrician to move the 240-volt plug if needed and facilitate the installation of your charging station.
Yes! It’s important to note that according to EV Charging, in 2019, there were approximately 17,500 charging stations across the nation. That’s compared to 168,000 gas stations. While your options for charging stations are more limited, you will be able to charge your ID.4 at any EV Charging station you find.
California offers an additional incentive to purchase electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles known as the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP). The Volkswagen ID.4 is eligible for a $2,000 rebate through the CVRP. Eligible California residents can apply for this rebate through a simple process after purchasing or leasing an ID.4 as long as the customer qualifies and funds are available.
While only available through August 2022, the California Clean Fuel Reward is available to anyone who purchases or leases an eligible electric vehicle with a battery capacity of more than 5 kWh from a participating retailer. Since November 2, 2021, first time ID.4 owners, when also a California resident, have been eligible for the $750 rebate, thanks to its 82-kWh battery.
For 2022, the Gradient package was only available as an option on the Pro S trim level. It includes 20-inch alloy wheels, a black roof, silver side accents, and roof rails.
For 2023, it is now its own trim, known as Pro S Plus, available in both RWD and AWD.
The Volkswagen Zwickau-Mosel plant in Germany currently produces the ID.4. However, the Emden plant will also begin to manufacture the ID.4 in 2022. Starting in 2022, the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant in Tennessee will also begin to produce the 2023 ID.4 vehicles sold in the North American market.
In the United States, the ID.4 AWD goes from zero to 60 in approximately 5.7 seconds, and the ID.4 RWD goes from zero to 60 in approximately 7.5 seconds. The 229 lb/ft torque in the RWD model, and 339 lb/ft torque in the AWD model, provides the driver with impressive acceleration when needed most, such as when merging onto the freeway
The ID.4 offers several warranties, including:
The high-voltage battery has a warranty of eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Electrify America is the largest public fast-charging network in the U.S. and is expanding daily. Volkswagen of America provides the original owner of a 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 three years free, 30-minute DC fast charging sessions at all Electrify America locations in the U.S.
Electrify America charging works in conjunction with an app that helps you track charging status, time remaining, notifies once you’ve achieved your desired level of charging, etc. The app is free to download from the App Store.
However, as a reminder, the ID.4 can charge at any DC fast charging station, such as EV Go, ChargePoint, among others.
Electric vehicles are known for their low cost of ownership and maintenance, compared to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.
The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 comes included with Two-year/20,000 miles of Scheduled Carefree Maintenance. This along with the annual savings from 3 years of DC fast charging for the original owner, further lowers your cost of ownership, compared to other electric vehicles.
Based on your charging needs at home, your electric bill could increase. However, there are often additional rebates available on an annual basis from your local utility company, which add to your savings from owning an ID.4.
Overall, fully charging the ID.4 at home with a Level 2 charger costs approximately $10.00, a fraction of the cost to fill up a gas car.
Yes. You can deactivate any of the driver-assistance features, and they will stay deactivated until you choose to reactivate them.
The glass roof on the Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S is a fixed roof, so the answer is no, it doesn’t open. However, unlike other electric vehicles on the market with the same fixed-roof design, the ID.4 Pro S is engineered with a power sunshade to help block out the sun and heat. The ID.4 Pro does not come equipped with a fixed glass roof.
Yes. White interior accents are available on 2023 ID.4 S, Pro S and Pro S AWD models with Cosmic interior color theme.
The most significant differences between the 2023 trims include:
Yes, you can tow with the 2023 ID.4. However, the trailer hitch comes factory installed and is only available on AWD models.
The towing capacity of the 2023 ID.4 is up to 2700 lbs with a braked trailer (or up to 1,650 lbs with a non-braked trailer).
Volkswagen does not make an authorized trailer hitch accessory to install on a RWD ID.4 and is therefore not recommended. The only RWD ID.4 that came equipped with a trailer hitch from the factory was the limited First-Edition launch model, which had a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs.
Unlike some other EVs on the market, the ID.4 has no “frunk” or front trunk. Other electric vehicles utilize this space to supplement reduced cargo capacity, while the Volkswagen ID.4 has utilized German engineering to design a rear cargo area that allows for more useable space, reducing the need for a “frunk.” An additional benefit of not having a “frunk” is the ease of access for technicians when servicing the ID.4. Being able to quickly access equipment, such as the HVAC system, reduces labor time, thus likely reducing the cost of maintenance.
As of January 2023, the ID.4 Vehicle Reservation Platform is no longer available. If you are interested in an ID.4, please view our inventory online to see what vehicles are in stock and available now. If you do not see the vehicle you are interested in, please reach out to our EV Sales Manager, Steve Smith, at 949-234-4251, to discuss options.
At Capistrano Volkswagen, yes! We always have either a RWD single motor and/or an AWD dual-motor Volkswagen ID.4 model available for your test drive experience. To ensure availability, please reach out in advance to Capistrano Volkswagen to schedule your ID.4 test drive experience.
Note: these demonstration vehicles are not for immediate sale.
Yes! The original owner of a 2022 or 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 benefits from three years of free 30-minute Level 3 charging sessions (or 60-minute Level 2 sessions) at Electrify America charging locations nationwide. Note: there is a 60-minute wait-period between charging sessions.
There’s more to get excited about. The model year 2023 ID.4 is anticipated to include updates we think you’ll love, such as:
Pro S Plus
We are also excited to confirm, that your purchase of the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 benefits from three years of free 30-minute Level 3 charging sessions (or 60-minute Level 2 sessions) at Electrify America charging locations nationwide. Note: there is a 60-minute wait-period between charging sessions.