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Volkswagen ID.4 - 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

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

Practicality, comfort and boot space Rating

4.5 out of 5

Price
£42,640 to £54,205
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Family life with the ID.4 should be pretty straightforward because 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.

Opting for a rear-wheel drive version allows for a tight turning circle compared to the four-wheel drive Match Pro 4MOTION or GTX models because the former doesn’t have an electric motor sandwiched between the front wheels to reduce the amount of steering lock you can use.

Size

The ID.4 measures 4,584mm in length, making 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. 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. 

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Parents will be pleased to know that in addition to two ISOFIX points on the outer positions of the second row, the ID.4 also has a child seat mounting point on the front passenger seat, giving greater flexibility in where you can put your children. Check that the passenger airbag is disabled when using a rear-facing child seat position, though.

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.

Towing 

All ID.4 models have a maximum braked trailer load limit of 1,000kg, with the exception of the four-wheel drive Match Pro 4MOTION and the most powerful 295bhp ID.4 GTX, which can tow up to 1,200kg. Always double-check load limits for your car before attempting any towing.

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Cheapest

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    109kW City Pure 52kWh 5dr Auto
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  • Price
    £33,960

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    £53,325
Senior news reporter

A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

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