What is the ID.4?
The 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 is a small SUV powered by electricity. In terms of size, it fits in Volkswagen's lineup just below the compact Tiguan SUV. Despite smaller exterior dimensions than the Tiguan, the ID.4 has a similarly spacious interior. The ID.4 initially launched for 2021 with just one powertrain choice — a single electric motor that powered the rear wheels. It uses an 82-kWh battery pack and produces 201 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque.
Subsequently, Volkswagen added an all-wheel-drive version to the ID.4 lineup. A second motor drives the front wheels and overall horsepower rises to 302 hp. The ID.4's EPA-estimated range of 240 to 260 miles is plenty for most EV buyers, and you might be able to go even further — in Edmunds' real world range test the ID.4 went up to 288 miles on a full charge.
Since the ID.4 is a relatively new model, there's not much in the way of changes for the 2022 model. You'll be getting a spacious interior with lots of attractive surfaces and impressive tech. A 10-inch center touchscreen comes standard and a 12-inch screen is optional, providing all the modern tech aids and smartphone connectivity you'd expect. Driver safety aids such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and lane departure mitigation are standard too.