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Volkswagen ID.3 review - Reliability and safety

The ID.3 comes with the latest safety kit as standard, while reliability needs to be top-notch

The ID.3 achieved a full five-star rating when tested by Euro NCAP. Adult and child occupants were deemed to be well protected with scores of 87% and 89%, respectively, while the ID.3’s raft of active safety equipment was recognised with a Safety Assist score of 88%.

Standard safety kit includes automatic emergency braking with cyclist and pedestrian monitoring, a driver fatigue alert system, a dynamic traffic sign display, Lane Assist, adaptive cruise control and a swerve support function which helps with steering inputs when attempting to avoid a collision. 

Top-spec 1st Edition cars add a proactive passenger protection system which detects an emergency manoeuvre being made and prepares the occupant seat belts in advance of any collision. 

The ID.3 is too new to have appeared in our 2021 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, although Volkswagen is represented in the 75-strong list by the T-Roc small SUV, Polo supermini, Tiguan SUV and the Golf hatchback. The manufacturer itself finished in a disappointing 17th place out of 29 car makers - a slight improvement over 2020's 19th spot.

Warranty

Volkswagen offers a standard three-year/60,000-mile warranty, with separate cover for the ID.3’s battery for up to eight years or 100,000 miles. The ID.3 benefits from three years roadside assistance, whereas other Volkswagen cars are limited to 12 months.

Servicing

The ID.3 should follow a fixed servicing schedule, with a basic inspection after two years (unlimited mileage) and subsequent services every year or 20,000 miles.

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