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Volkswagen ID.4 review - Practicality, comfort and boot space

Set up perfectly for family life, the ID.4 offers plenty of space for passengers and a large, practical boot

Family life with the ID.4 should be pretty straightforward as it offers superb practicality. In addition to the spacious interior, there are lots of storage areas and cubbies, with the central bin also providing a wireless charging pad for your smartphone.

Other handy standard features include a rear centre armrest with two cupholders, rain-sensing wipers, a rear-view camera and a keyless go function, while the rear-mounted motor allows for a tight turning circle. Owners also receive a three-year subscription to VW’s We Connect Plus service, which gives access to the We Charge network’s 150,000 charging points across Europe.

An interesting quirk we noted during our test was that switching on the air-conditioning resulted in a noticeable reduction in range - 27 miles of range instantly disappeared just by turning the system on.

Size

The ID.4 measures 4,584mm in length, which makes it shorter than both the Ford Mustang Mach-E (4,713mm) and the Hyundai Ioniq 5 (4,635mm). It’s also narrower than its two rivals, which might help make the ID.4 a little easier to pilot around town and park up in tight spaces.

Leg room, head room & passenger space

The driver and front passenger have plenty of space, with decent head and legroom, while rear-seat passengers will have no problem getting comfortable, and the flat floor should allow three adult occupants to sit across the rear bench with little complaint. 

Boot

Practicality is a real strength of the ID.4, and its useful 543-litre boot capacity betters that of the Mustang Mach-E with just 402 litres and the Ioniq 5 with 527 litres of luggage space. Folding the ID.4’s rear seats unlocks a vast 1,575 litres, and loading larger items is made easier by the relatively low boot lip.

Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    109kW Life Pure 52kWh 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £34,305

Most Economical

  • Name
    150kW Life Pro Performance 77kWh 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £41,330

Fastest

  • Name
    220kW GTX 77kWh AWD 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £47,835

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