Review: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S great for families

One of many autos I have been wanting to check for a very long time is Volkswagen’s ID.4, an electrical crossover with an excellent monitor file when it was first launched. I lastly indulged within the second mannequin launched by the German automaker right here in the US.

Volkswagen USA offered us with the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S 4WDan awesome all-electric crossover that from the primary second I used to be pleasantly impressed.

The brand new 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Professional, is obtainable in 3 trim ranges: Professional, Professional S and Professional S with the Gradient package deal. These 3 tiers have the next beginning listing costs:

  • Professional – $40,769
  • Professional S – $45,260
  • Professional S (Con Gradient) – $46,760

The crossover we examined with different optionally available options it got here outfitted with has a last value, together with administration charges, of $50,870.

This mannequin I examined is supplied with 4 motors. The 2 entrance motors are ASM asynchronous. As for the 2 rear motors, they’re of the PSM everlasting magnet synchronous kind.

The 4-wheel drive 2021 ID.4 Professional S affords 295 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque. With these engines from scratch, it reaches 60 miles per hour in simply 5.8 seconds and the utmost pace of this SUV is 111 miles per hour.

In line with the EPA (United States Environmental Safety Company), this ID.4 Professional S 4W affords 98 MPGe (Miles Per Gallon Equal) within the metropolis, 88 MPGe on the freeway and a mixed metropolis/freeway of 93 MPGe. Each 100 miles (96 kilometers per hour) this automobile consumes 36 kW-hours.


The ID.4 Professional S is a automobile that exhibits a chic and trendy exterior, particularly its entrance, though generally with a determine much like different crossovers from the competitors.

Though as I identified earlier, its exterior is elegant and trendy, it doesn’t symbolize a basic change in model types. After all, in comparison with different Volkswagen SUVs, its exterior presents a determine with extra curves than the opposite SUVs of the model.

This automobile we examined, with the optionally available Gradient options package deal, got here outfitted with 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, that are shod with all-season tires.

Additionally with the identical package deal of optionally available options, this crossover comes with a roof blackroof rails and accents, additionally on the roof, in silver, in addition to accents on the entrance and rear bumpers in the identical shade.


The inside of this automobile is totally minimalist and particularly its dashboard, which in its middle exhibits the display screen of the infotainment system and a dashboard that features the management that enables gear modifications (ahead, backward, parking and impartial)

On the base of the windshield, inside, there’s a strip of LED lighting that gives ambient lighting with 30 obtainable colours, along with additionally serving as an indicator of the state of cost of the battery.

The seats of the ID.4 Professional S are upholstered in Lunar Grey artificial leather-based and permit 5 individuals to sit down very comfortably, even on lengthy journeys. That stated, the consolation that the ample house obtainable within the cabin presents for all passengers performs slightly in opposition to the cargo space, which, though it isn’t small, will not be very giant both.

As for the entrance seats, they’re electrical and have 12 adjustment positions, with lumbar therapeutic massage and place reminiscence.

The rear seats are 60/40 folding, permitting cargo house to be expanded from 30.3 cubic ft to 64.2 cubic ft.

Infotainment System

The infotainment system within the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Professional S consists of Navigation and works at the side of a 12-inch shade touchscreen with proximity sensor.

The infotainment system menus are easy. This method itself is intuitive, simple to make use of and for these with little expertise, it has a button that permits you to return to the house display screen from any display screen.

The system itself responds, however not as shortly as one would anticipate such a system to reply. It isn’t that the response is simply too gradual, however it’s not as instantaneous as one would anticipate.

It’s appropriate with wi-fi Apple CarPlay, which by the way works nice. Additionally it is appropriate with Android Auto, when the connection is by way of a USB cable. It additionally consists of SiriusXM with 360L and three months of free subscription, AM-FM radio, voice recognition system and Bluetooth know-how with streaming audio for appropriate units.

The ID.4 Professional S features a wi-fi charger for smartphones, affords Wi-Fi hotspot, 2 USB knowledge ports within the entrance and a pair of USB charging ports for passengers within the second row of seats.

Like different electrical automobile info techniques, this technique affords essential info on autonomy and consumption, in addition to info equivalent to the place the close by charging stations are situated.

The instrument panel can be minimalist, as you may see within the earlier picture, and affords lots of helpful info for the driving force.

Concerning the inside controls, do not anticipate to see buttons or knobs like we’re used to seeing in different crossovers, quite the opposite, this crossover consists of contact delicate buttons, which did not trouble me, however I did have to the touch it a few occasions the management a second time to make it work, since I did not precisely contact the middle of it. That is one thing that maybe subsequent 12 months Volkswagen must overview, increasing the purpose of contact for them.

Safety Programs and Driver Help

This trim degree consists of the next Security and Driver Help Programs:

  • anti-lock brake system
  • Digital brake strain distribution and electromechanical brake booster
  • Entrance thorax and aspect airbag supplemental restraint system for driver and entrance passenger
  • Air baggage for the top, entrance and rear
  • Digital Stability Management
  • Non-slip regulation
  • Digital Differential Lock
  • Brake Help System
  • Peak-adjustable entrance seat belts with pretensioners and cargo limiters
  • Clever Crash Response System (ICRS)
  • LATCH Youngster Seat Anchor Factors
  • rear view digital camera system

Like all ID.4s, it additionally consists of the superior IQ.Drive which is made up of the next techniques:

  • Journey Assistant (semi-autonomous driving help)
  • Adaptive Cruise System with Cease & Go perform
  • lane conserving system
  • Emergency Help (Semi-autonomous driving help in case of emergency)
  • Entrance Help (Ahead Collision Alert and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring)
  • Energetic Aspect Help (Blind Spot Monitor)
  • rear site visitors help

Driving and Efficiency

As with different electrical autos, driving in each day life doesn’t all the time present the perfect situations for the autonomy {that a} automobile of this kind theoretically affords.

In line with Volkswagen, the ID.4 Professional S with four-wheel drive (AWD) affords as much as 240 miles of vary and in our check, this automobile was a kind of that got here closest to the vary estimated by the producer in regular situations, not optimum because it occurs within the exams carried out by the automakers.

Shopping for this automobile, if it doesn’t embrace a Stage 2 charger to have the ability to cost your battery at house in roughly 7.5 hours, could frustrate multiple, though to be truthful, this occurs with all electrical autos supplied immediately . Utilizing a typical family outlet, charging can take as much as slightly over 11 hours and never absolutely.

After all, it’s best to make use of a quick DC charger, which may cost roughly 60% of the battery in half-hour.

With regards to dealing with, the 2021 ID.4 Professional S 4WD affords fast response and nice stability, particularly on winding roads. Its journey on the street is agency, with out surprises and really easy, because of an optimally configured four-wheel impartial suspension and likewise to the low location of the battery pack that significantly improves its middle of gravity. Within the curves it grips very effectively, even in these very closed.

Within the metropolis it’s lots of enjoyable to drive, with a steering wheel that responds completely when demanded, even in heavy site visitors.

Ultimate conclusion

No doubt this was the most effective electrical autos I’ve pushed thus far and for individuals who do not need a small electrical automobile just like the Bolt EV or the Nissan LEAF, but additionally do not need to spend on a Tesla Y or S, the 2021 VW ID.4 Pro S AWD It’s a automobile that, regardless of some small unfavorable factors, remains to be an awesome possibility for value, consolation, security and help techniques, in addition to efficiency and driving. An incredible electrical for the household.