Need-to-Know Info on the VW ID.4
Breaking Down the Award-Winning Volkswagen ID.4
There’s a reason why the brand-new Volkswagen ID.4 has already been declared the winner of the 2021 World Car of the Year from World Car Awards. Not only is the VW ID.4 a fun and sporty SUV that’s packed with all the latest features you’d want out of a vehicle, it’s also the first electric VW SUV for sale in its class to be EPA-certified to sustain over the course of long trips. In fact, the Volkswagen ID.4 has already accomplished an incredible 6,700-road trip and is confirmed to last 260 miles on a single charge. This easily makes it one of the most reliable electric vehicles in its class, officially removing any doubt that electric-powered SUVs aren’t up to the challenge of tackling long distances. The Volkswagen ID.4 sets a new bar of quality and performance for all new electric cars that will be difficult for any competitor to match, much less exceed.
No need to keep searching for “new cars near me” or “new cars for sale.” The all new Volkswagen ID.4 combines performance and eco-friendly driving all under an affordable price point.
Prepare to Go Electric with the Volkswagen ID.4
The Volkswagen ID.4 does something that very few vehicles have managed to pull off, which is to combine a fun, friendly car with an all-electric high-performance driving experience. The big complaint with electric cars is that they’re either too high in price or that there’s something missing from the performance aspect – usually range or power. That keeps a lot of people from switching from gas to electric because they’re worried about straying too far away from a charging port, which means that cross-country drives are out of the question.
With the Volkswagen ID.4, we’ve taken all the very best performance aspects and combined them with sleek design and affordability. The VW ID.4 retails for just a shade under $40,000, however, it’s one of the few vehicles out there that qualifies for a potential federal electric vehicle tax credit of $7,500. And with a 260-mile range on the ID.4 Pro model, you can ensure that you’ll rack up plenty of road time before you even have to think about your next charging session.
Of course, when you do need to recharge, the process is about as easy as it gets. With Level 2 Home Charging, you will get 23 – 34 miles off a one-hour charge with the ID.4 Pro model. When charging with Level 3 DC Fast Charging, you’ll get 62 miles on the ID.4 Pro after just ten minutes. Charging times will vary by model, but making sure that both driving range and charging times were convenient for drivers was a top priority for VW when designing the ID.4.
How the VW ID.4 Stacks Up Against the Competition
In addition to its exciting range, The ID.4 AWD Pro, which should hit our Volkswagen Clear Lake dealership in Fall 2021, starts at $43,675, making it the least expensive AWD electric vehicle in the U.S. By comparison, the cheapest Ford Mustang Mach-E with AWD costs $45,595, while the Tesla Model Y Long Range starts at $52,490. The pricier ID.4 AWD Pro S comes in at $48,175 and offers the Gradient Package, including 20-inch alloy wheels, a black roof with silver trim, and slightly revised bumpers. All ID.4 models carry a $1,195 destination charge but are eligible for the $7,500 federal EV tax credit.
When you start comparing the performance and features of the ID.4 to that of other vehicles in a similar class, such as the 2021 Subaru Forester or the 2021 Toyota Rav4 – both gas powered, by the way – the ID.4 really pulls ahead into a class all its own. For instance, the Volkswagen ID.4 touts a horsepower of 201 hp while the Subaru Forester only has 182 hp. The VW ID.4 also has massive torque at 228 lb-ft whereas the Forester falls short at only 176 lb-ft.
The Volkswagen ID.4 also has a few tricks up its sleeve that none of its gas-powered competitors do, such as wireless smartphone integration for compatible devices through App-Connect and wireless cell phone charging. It also offers Emergency Assist, Travel Assist, and Remote Access Services at no additional charge. The VW ID.4 also has some of the largest screen real estate around clocking in at 10 inches compared to just 7 inches with the RAV4 and Honda CR-V.
Finally, the new VW ID.4 limited-warranty lasts for 4 years/50,000 miles (whichever occurs first) compared to the other aforementioned SUVs which only offer 3 years/36,000 miles (whichever occurs first). The Volkswagen ID.4 is already proving it’s leaps and bounds ahead of its main competition.
Purchase Your VW ID.4
The Volkswagen ID.4 is one of the hottest electric vehicles on the market today and is already raking in big awards due to its performance and ability to give drivers an all-electric car with extensive range on a single charge. Add to it the clean design and futuristic details of the cabin and exterior, and the ID.4 is sizing up to be one of Volkswagen’s most exciting releases that it has had in years, especially for drivers looking to finally make the switch from gas to electric.
If you want to see what the Volkswagen ID.4 can do, the best way to start your search is by Googling “VW dealership near me” or to come directly to VW Clear Lake conveniently located at 15100 Gulf Fwy. in Houston. Use the contact us form to schedule your appointment to test drive the all-new Volkswagen ID.4 today!