In-depth reviews

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

Have you considered?

Kia EV6 review
Kia EV6
Kia EV6

Kia EV6 review

Efficient, practical and offering a sporty drive, the Kia EV6 is a superb, all-electric family car
20 Jan 2022
Hyundai Ioniq 5 review
Hyundai Ioniq 5 RWD - front
Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai Ioniq 5 review

The retro-modern Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a supremely talented all-electric family car that’s hard to fault
21 Dec 2021

Most Popular

Next-generation Mercedes E-Class to stick with combustion engines
Mercedes E-Class render
Mercedes E-Class

Next-generation Mercedes E-Class to stick with combustion engines

Mercedes is planning on launching a new E-Class in 2023 and it'll come with petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains
21 Jan 2022
New 2022 Land Rover Defender 130 revealed in patent images
Land Rover Defender 130
Land Rover Defender

New 2022 Land Rover Defender 130 revealed in patent images

Stretched Land Rover Defender 130 eight-seater leaked in patent images, showcasing design in full
21 Jan 2022
New Jeep Renegade and Compass e-Hybrids revealed
Jeep Renegade and Compass e-Hybrids
News

New Jeep Renegade and Compass e-Hybrids revealed

Jeep adds conventional hybrid power to Renegade and Compass line-ups, on sale in UK now
20 Jan 2022