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 $7,500 federal tax credit.
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-minutefast-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.
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.4Version||Price||Range||Federal EVTax Credit||State/Local Incentives|
|Volkswagen ID.4Standard||$37,495||208 miles||$7,500||Check incentives|
|Volkswagen ID.4Pro||$42,495||255 miles||$7,500||Check incentives|
|Volkswagen ID.4Standard S||$42,495||275 miles||$7,500||Check incentives|
|Volkswagen ID.4Pro S||$47,495||275 miles||$7,500||Check incentives|
|Volkswagen ID.4Pro S Plus||$50,195||255 miles||$7,500||Check incentives|
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 tax credit of $7,500 outlined in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. But that’s just the beginning. There are plenty of state and local EV incentives available to help reduce the cost of your new Volkswagen ID.4.
In California, residents have access to additional rebates and grants offered by the state. For example, the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers rebates between $2,000 and $7,500 for the purchase or lease of certain electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell vehicles. The Volkswagen ID.4 is on the CVRP’s list of eligible vehicles. The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program provides grants of up to $5,000 toward the purchase or lease of a Volkswagen ID.4 for California residents that meet the CVRP’s eligibility requirements.
In Colorado, drivers can take advantage of the Colorado Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, which provides Colorado residents with a tax credit of up to $5,000 toward the purchase of an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with an MSRP of up to $80,000.
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.
Make the Most of Your EV Incentives: Finance with EV Life
As we’ve seen, there are plenty of ways to save money on your EV purchase, depending on your income and your desired vehicle’s eligibility. However, if you’re like most people and plan to finance the purchase of your new EV, traditional auto lenders won’t take those incentives into account when you apply for your loan.
Instead, you’ll be left on your own to apply for each incentive program on your own, then wait an average of 6-18 months while your application is reviewed and your eligibility is confirmed. In the meantime, you’ll be paying full price out-of-pocket for every loan payment you make. But there’s a better way to finance your Volkswagen ID.4.
Financing your electric vehicle purchase through EV Life’s EV Climate Loan allows you to pre-qualify for all your incentives, then use those savings immediately as an incremental down payment on your auto loan. This can lower your monthly payments by an average of $200/month and save you an average of $10,000 off the MSRP.
EV Life even helps you find every program and available dollar you’re eligible for, giving you the best rates, lowest monthly payments, and highest savings possible. Get pre-approved today and find out how much you could save on your new Volkswagen ID.4.