2024 Volkswagen ID.4 Review: Prices, Specs, and Photos

This preview of the 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 will be updated with drive impressions once it’s available. 

The Volkswagen ID.4 five-seat electric crossover offers shoppers two battery pack sizes and two drivetrain options that cast a wider net in range and price compared to rivals such as the Nissan Ariya, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Hyundai Ioniq 5. 

We’ll know more about how well its revised interface works as well as the performance of the larger rear drive unit later this year, when we test drive it. The 2023 ID.4 ranked high for its overall value and roomy cabin that offset an imprecise infotainment interface for a overall TCC Rating of 7.8 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

The big news for 2024 is a bigger available interface and a more powerful rear-drive motor unit on models with the larger 82-kwh battery pack. The 2024 ID.4 will still be offered in three trims and the entry-level 62-kwh battery pack model with rear- or all-wheel drive remains unchanged. 

The electric crossover continues to blend traditional SUV cues such as black cladding over rounded wheel arches with modern electrified touches, such as the front and rear light bars that bookend its short ends. The interior follows VW’s taste for conservatism with an open, unadorned cockpit with a spacious floor plan. Models with the 62-kwh battery pack still come with a 12.0-inch touchscreen underscored by haptic climate sliders that are more challenging to use while driving than traditional climate buttons or dials. 

A new 12.9-inch touchscreen on ID.4 Pro models with the 82-kwh battery pack features new backlit climate sliders and a more intuitive menu system that should make the interface altogether easier to use, which has been one of our main frustrations with the otherwise pleasing ID.4. A new gear shifter stalk replaces the outgoing gear nub twister on the top of the steering wheel housing. 

The base ID.4 Standard features the same 201-hp single-motor rear-drive unit powered by a 62-kwh battery pack. It’s neither quick nor slow, but like other ID.4 models it has a solid feel with direct steering and a quiet cabin. Expect the 209 miles of range to carry over for 2024. 

The big change arrives on ID.4 Pro models with the larger 82-kwh battery pack. The new rear-drive motor unit boosts output from 201 hp to 282 hp. With the performance unit at the rear, the dual-motor AWD models get a bump from 295 hp to 330 hp. The new rear motor unit improves range from 255 miles to 263 miles on ID.4 Pro AWD models, while rear-wheel-drive Pro models have a boost in range from 275 to 291 miles. We’ll report back on how the performance boost complements the sharp steering and balanced handling of the ID.4 once we drive it.   

With either pack, the ID.4 stands out from the competition with an airy cabin optimized for space. The base Standard or Pro models come with heated front seats, roomy rear seats, and up to 64.2 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded flat. ID.4 S and S Plus grades feature a fixed glass roof, power adjustable front seats, and a tiered cargo floor that makes up for the lack of a frunk. Pro models now ride on 20-inch alloy wheels as standard.

The 2023 ID.4 models aced crash testing from the NHTSA and the IIHS, and we expect that to carry over with the new motor in the ID.4 Pro models. VW equips every ID.4 with robust driver-assist technology such as standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, blind-spot monitors, and adaptive cruise control. 

How much does the 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 cost?

Eligible for the full $7,500 federal EV tax credit, the 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 costs about $1,000 more this year, starting at $41,160, including a $1,425 destination fee, for the ID.4 Standard. ID.4 Pro models with the large pack start at $46,300. Dual-motor models cost $3,800 more. 

Where is the 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 made?

VW manufactures the ID.4 and its drive units in Chattanooga, Tennessee.