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Electric Vehicle Spotlight: Financing a Volkswagen ID.4

Discover the Volkswagen ID.4—a feature-rich EV. Compare trims, save with incentives, and finance smartly with EV Life.

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Peter Glenn

Article updated January 24, 2024.

Originally introduced in 2021, the Volkswagen ID.4 has since undergone some serious changes. One of the most significant updates to the popular SUV crossover is where it is made. In 2023, Volkswagen moved its production of the ID.4 to its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which allowed the popular SUV to join the ranks of EVs that qualify for the full $7,500 federal tax credit.

After losing its tax credit on January 1, the ID.4 officially regained its $7500 tax credit on January 24, 2024. According to 2024 tax credit updates, the $7500 EV tax credit is now available to eligible buyers as a discount at checkout at the Volkswagen dealership.

Volkswagen also added an entry-level standard trim with a more attractive base price to its lineup, further expanding the ID.4’s appeal on the mass market, as well as the Pro S Plus trim with additional luxury features. In this spotlight, we will examine everything the Volkswagen ID.4 has to offer, compare available trims, and take a look at how you can save money with EV incentives by financing through EV Life.

Volkswagen ID.4 Interior/Exterior and Safety Features

The Volkswagen ID.4 provides a nice balance between comfort, practicality, and style, combined with decent power and a respectable battery range. Its five available trims give drivers loads of options to choose from, plus its standard three years of complimentary 30-minute fast-charging sessions at any Electrify America charging station can help ease any potential range anxiety.


The Volkswagen ID.4’s interior offers a modern design, high-tech features, and plenty of cargo space. The dashboard is minimalist, with only a few physical controls and a central 12-inch infotainment touchscreen that controls navigation, wireless versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a WIFI hotspot, and voice recognition capabilities. The ID.4 provides a decent amount of cargo space for a smaller SUV, with over 30 cubic feet of room behind the second row of seats, which expands to over 64 cubic feet with the seats folded down.


The Volkswagen ID.4 features a sleek exterior design with clean lines, oval headlights, and a large air intake. The crossover SUV also has black body cladding, oval taillights with a horizontal light bar, and a small rear spoiler.

Safety Features

All ID.4 models come with a number of desirable safety features, including:

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Park Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Parking Sensors
  • Automatic High-Beam Assist

Comparing Volkswagen ID.4 Models at a Glance:

The Volkswagen ID.4 is available in five trim levels: Standard, Pro, S, Pro S, and Pro S Plus. The Pro S and Pro S Plus trims are available in rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations. All ID.4 trims are eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 and many state and local incentives.

Volkswagen ID.4 Version
Federal EV Tax Credit
State/Local Incentives
Volkswagen ID.4 Standard
208 miles
Volkswagen ID.4 Pro
255 miles
Volkswagen ID.4 Standard S
275 miles
Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S
275 miles
Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S Plus
255 miles

Volkswagen ID.4 Standard

In an attempt to provide a starting price well below the $40,000 mark, Volkswagen introduced the ID.4 Standard trim in 2023, which comes equipped with a smaller 62-kWh battery and a reduction in range to 208 miles. Despite that, the Standard is still impressive. It has a plethora of desirable features, including 19-inch alloy wheels, exterior LED lights, rain-sensing wipers, proximity keyless entry with push-button start, cloth/leatherette seating, and heated front seats.

The rear-wheel-drive ID.4 Standard S trim includes a number of additional upgrades over the Standard but still contains the smaller 62 kWh battery. It adds 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive headlights, a panoramic glass roof, a hands-free liftgate, imitation leather upholstery, 12-way adjustable front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a rear center armrest and cargo pass-through.

Volkswagen ID.4 Pro

The main difference between the Standard and Pro trims is the Pro’s larger battery and increased range of 255 miles. The Pro model also has fast-charging capability for public-charging stations. All-wheel-drive is optional, adding a second motor for the front wheels and increasing its horsepower, and includes a heated windshield and tow hitch.

Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S Plus

Introduced in 2023 with the Standard trim, the stylish ID.4 Pro S Plus offers additional luxury features, including black 20-inch alloy wheels, a black roof, power-folding outboard mirrors, a surround-view camera, tri-zone automatic climate control, and heated outboard rear seats. The Pro S Plus also comes with an upgraded digital audio system. Just like other Pro trims, AWD is optional.

How to Save Money on Your Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen ID.4’s relocation to Tennessee ensured that all the available trims would qualify for the federal EV tax credit of $7,500 is now available (effective January 2024) at point-of-sale. But that’s just the beginning. There are also plenty of state and local EV incentives available to help reduce the cost of your new Volkswagen ID.4.

In California, the Clean Cars 4 All program helps lower-income Californians by offering cash incentives of up to $9,500 to retire their older gas-powered vehicles and invest in EVs.

Colorado residents can take advantage of the Colorado Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, which offers up to $5,000 in tax credits for purchasing an electric vehicle.

And these are just a few of the available programs, grants, and rebates available at the federal, state, and local levels offered to those looking to make the switch to an electric vehicle.

Check EV Life’s Savings Calculator to see what you qualify for.

How EV Life Helps You Save Big on ID.4 Financing

EV Life offers a smarter solution for your ID.4 purchase. Here’s how it works when you apply for an EV Climate Loan with EV Life:

  • Pre-qualify for more than financing. EV Life’s application process is easy and fast. We’ll ensure that you qualify for every tax credit, rebate, and other incentive you’re eligible for, then help you file all the paperwork with our “Turbo Tax-style” incentive filing tools.
  • Bundle charging. An EV Life loan enables you to get an instant quote for home charger installation and bundle it into auto financing, reducing your upfront costs.
  • One low payment. The EV Life loan applies all your savings directly to your loan, significantly reducing your monthly payment.

Don’t navigate the complex and ever-shifting EV incentive process alone. Financing with EV Life guarantees the best prices and the lowest rates on your EV, saving the planet while saving your pocketbook.

Get pre-qualified today to find out how much you could save on your Volkswagen ID.4.

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