Volkswagen ID.4 EV review: is it the new VW Beetle?


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    This is the Volkswagen ID.4... And it just might be one of the most important cars Volkswagen has EVER released!
    But why's it so important, we hear you ask? Well let's face it, when it comes to the SUV market, Volkswagen is easily one of the biggest players there is. T-Rocs, Tiguans, Touaregs... They're everywhere! But with the UK set to ban the sale of petrol & diesel cars from 2030, we need an alternative, and Volkswagen are hoping the ID.4 will be the car to take their place!
    So, do we think the ID.4 can compete with VW's petrol-powered class leaders? Well as it stands, there's just one choice of motor and battery pack to choose from - a single motor & 77 kWh battery pack which will deliver 204hp and a claimed range of 310-miles. However, there are more options on the way, including a 306hp four-wheel-drive version, and a cheaper, less powerful single motor edition.
    So, the performance isn't too bad, but there's one key difference to your regular petrol-powered SUVs - the price! Coming in at around £40,000, the ID.4 easily eclipses what you may have to pay for a standard petrol-powered, mid-range SUV. So is it worth it? You'll have to keep watching to find out!
    00:00 Intro
    00:52 Price
    01:41 Exterior Design
    03:13 Interior
    07:50 Back Seats
    09:22 Boot
    11:14 Five Annoying Features
    13:24 Five Good Features
    15:22 Motor & Battery
    16:44 Town Driving
    19:48 Twisty Road Driving
    20:34 0-60mph
    21:09 Verdict
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      1. Armadillito

        @Sam J "it weighs 2.1 tons..." and a comment on how this compromises the handling and range? What more do you want? Modern crossovers are porky things anyway and most people really don't care that much about handling. The bigger concern, I would argue, should be the increased momentum and kinetic energy these heavy vehicles bring into collisions.

      2. Sam J

        Hi Matt Can I ask why reviewers don’t mention the weight of EV’s. The handling, and stopping power is compromised. I just sold my new 330e as it is much heavier than the GolfR and spoils the fun. Please give us more honesty? 👍🏼

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    2. Andrei Simionescu

      Bro, the fact that you plainly acknowledge the shortcomings of the site and are not afraid to call shit out is amazing and gives me even more confidence to use it for my next lease. That's how you represent a brand people can trust. Well done, Mat!

    3. NorfolknGood

      "Who can't open a boot" Way to dismiss nearly every disabled driver also anyone with arthritis etc. Maybe try to think before making dismissive silly comments. There are a LOT of disabled drivers in the UK partly due to the excellent Motability scheme.

    4. Grizzy Bear

      this car is a proper MEH

    5. Brandon Morley

      That's one of the most ugliest looking electric vehicle... Puts the BMW I3 to shame! 🤣

      1. Brandon Morley

        Just seems to that VW are trying too hard!n


      VW sold their soul a few years ago, and were dragged into a court of law for doing so as well. Tens of millions of dollars of fine levied resulting in poor installations in their upcoming cars, including this one. VW is as unethical as Ford. And should be avoided so.

    7. Kim Jensen

      Beside ID3 its the most ugly and discount VW product in many years. 🤢

    8. Luiz Ricardo Fernandes

      Was really excited for this car...well...not anymore... :-(

    9. John Stannard

      The government have now removed the grant unless below 35k and its only 2500 before it was 3k. So people will now shy away from getting electric as most sub 35k are rubbish.

    10. Aristotelis Entertainment

      The interior looks like a Chinese knockoff.

    11. Steel Wool Sheep

      That interior color combination is absolutely atrocious

    12. pppscooby

      Interior looks awful, just put some buttons and knobs in the car, i’m not allowed to use my phone in tje car, but am allowed to fanny about with touchscreen 🤷‍♂️

    13. kp

      Why are all these electric cars sooo expensive...

    14. Tommer Kahan

      These capacitive buttons are a deal breaker. This could be the most amazing car, but these buttons will drive me nuts.

    15. alvin ngure

      Looks better than an X1 at the very least

    16. Mikey 350

      Does Volkswagen give 0-60mph figures, or 0-100kph??

    17. Kanagawa Yarichin

      Why don’t they make electric versions of existing models?

    18. Bho Loo

      Ugly EV VW

    19. Dutchman Seb Motoring Media

      Omg, I died laughing at the opening comments. Matt, such a comedian.

    20. Nick 123

      Yes, it looks like peugeot 5008. I figure that out when I look it for the first time.

    21. Peter Malkin

      It seems to me that VW don't get it. This is a boring car inside and out and is not like some others adapted for Electric power. It reminds me of the horseless carriage where the horse was replaced by the petrol engine. Hence the first cars looked like a carriage with a space for horses.Tesla get it so indeed do Jaguar with the I pace but this -forget it -most people will!

    22. Adam Beresford

      Starting at 40k yeah vw not doing much to tempt me into an ev

    23. Lars Erik Nes

      It really falls true that you do not know how to drive an electric car. 25 kw/h is so wrong. No problem getting this down to 18 for normal driving. I have managed 17 for a long drive in cold weather. So your 70% is very wrong!

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    25. Richard C

      Great use of the English that!

    26. alex robert devereux

      By comparison, i am especially looking forward to see vw id4 twin Skoda Enyaq. It has a 10cm longer body than the id4 and the interior that looks more appealing with more physical buttons beyond the touch screen. Looking for that review Matt...👍😀

    27. DJ Universal

      14:11 theres and electric pop lol (to open the door obviously)

    28. Christopher Gesse

      It's just a horrible car. I wouldn't ever comfortable with such an interior

    29. T J

      Everything is touchscreen and software based, they must be saving a fortune on costs building these things, yet they pass none of this on to the consumer. They even rob the customers of their government grant by adding it to the price of the vehicle. The world will not be carbon neutral anytime soon because who can afford 40k for a car? Not many.

    30. jeebs621

      If it didn’t have the VW logo it could easily be confused with a Kia

    31. Maarten en Freija De Meij

      Matt, can you review the skoda enyaq EV ? That looks like a real car, nice interior and value for money. Not an overrated cheaplooking bucket like this ID4.

    32. Reeve Mason

      Just another overpriced and useless milk float

    33. Wankel RX-8

      How much? The price is a grim joke for such a boring and underdeveloped car.

    34. Anders Nygren

      Strong Ray Cokes vibes in this one. 👍🏻

      1. Anders Nygren

        @cupidstunt1975 those were the days. 😊

      2. cupidstunt1975

        Ray Cokes! Crikey there's a name not heard in many a year!

    35. Knut Holt

      It's just ugly

    36. scfog90

      Vw fits drumbrakes on this car, because they still got some left from the original Beetle and they want to give you the Beetle feeling back

    37. PedroGfin

      10:26 The strap is for a spare oil bottle. That’s been VW’s clever solution for excessive oil consuption. My Polo GTI is ”within spec” as long as it uses less oil than petrol. They did give me one free liter of oil when the car was delivered, which was nice. They just forgot to remove the strap for the electric cars, as well as the ”Start/Stop Engine” button.

    38. Ducati SupersportS

      VW=310 miles Actual=240 miles We should never trust VW ever again after they cheated on the official mpg figures. As for this car, I’d avoid it totally, I don’t like anything about it.

    39. Kat des

      That interior looks very cheap, and the vw build quality and reliability and customer service (or lack of on all 3 counts) equals avoid

    40. Deepu Babu

      Imagine when VW releases an ID 10 version with a Turbo. The ID 10 T 😋

    41. Tim Van Laere

      I love the carwow sticks. And how he is holding the bonnet with his head, like anyone of us would do trying to hold it up when searching for stowing away sticks into the bonnet space.

    42. James Hurdman

      Not something you say every day, but the Skoda Enyaq iV is way better looking both inside and out, clearly uses better materials inside, and probably has the same underpinnings. It's also cheaper, so why would you bother with this VW?

    43. Alex Ander

      Lets try to copy the Peugeot 308 design!😂

    44. Armadillito

      What the hell is under the bonnet of that thing? I hope the maintenance is incredibly easy with all the space.

    45. Armadillito

      Why have armrest-filling cupholders become standard? A good armrest can really make a back seat and they ruin it.

    46. Daniel Lekardal

      Skoda Enyaq gives the ID3 a jolly good arsewhipping when it comes to materials and value for money.

    47. LockPickingMechanic LPM

      Can’t believe I’m saying this but if you want high quality materials in your cabin you need to buy a Peugeot or Renault

    48. DenvilX

      Honestly, with all likes and dislikes to this channel as a advert for carwow and Matt himself, I really appreciate the honest mention of government discount. Even though I live in a different country and never was in UK, this mention made me like the attitude and honesty.

    49. RK SBK

      Skoda Enyaq is much nicer looking inside and out, KIA EV6 too and hyundai ionic5

    50. Tore L

      This car really doesn't speak to me, and usually I'm quite impressed with the evolution of technology. For the same price, there are so many great alternatives. This was another let down from VWG.

    51. محمد عبدالواحد

      Matt, you are a Peugeot Fanboy.

    52. Stephen Doherty

      Shorter stature buyers might prefer electric rear tailgate to close. Big batteries equals lots of weight. Only good news is weight is spread evenly across the car floor. No heavy weight of engine as on traditional front wheel drive

    53. Stephen Doherty

      Do any SUVs look radical or eye catching? Think Tiguan, kuga, quasqui, kadjar. Only the mazda, Peugeot and volvo stand out. Same interior as ID3 to save money I presume. Strange that software still very buggy considering how long ID3 has been on offer. Infotainment screen looks like cheap tablet bulk buy.

    54. Gabi xod

      Buttons are for brainless people

    55. Sigrid

      I wonder if volkswagen will want to lend you any more cars calling the ID.4 as you do

    56. darren

      fairly disappointed when the voice command collapsed

    57. Shack

      I’ll Avoid German and French cars thank you and wait for the Nissan Ariya to come out.. or go for a Kia 😊

    58. valivr

      Sorry VW, but this looks quite cheap at the interior compared with other VW models... even the Kodiaq has a nicer interior, at least for me. Looking forward for the Kodiaq's review Mat.

    59. Winenut.TV

      „Normal buttons“ That’s what you said about the Tesla 3 aswell. You‘re getting old mate..

    60. Sam J

      Hi Matt Can I ask why reviewers don’t mention the weight of EV’s. The handling, and stopping power is compromised. I just sold my new 330e as it is much heavier than the GolfR and spoils the fun. Please give us more honesty? 👍🏼

      1. Sam J

        Batteries don’t last long when you put your foot down 🧐

    61. santisizable

      Drum brakes? Are they kidding? On a 40 grand car. They must be in a real trouble. The only thing I like about this car is the range.

    62. DIV51

      Watched this as wanted to buy one.... I'm staying away now will look at the merc

    63. DIV51

      Exterior is ugly

    64. Andrei Cranga

      We are definitely saving the planet with all of these electric "whales" :( Well, at least I hope we will get all of the older Diesels out of cities :)

    65. Lucian Grig

      lol ... drum brakes in the back for a 2 tone car... well done vw ... well done ... :( ( just to explain, it might be ok for a straight line stop, but for the electronic stability system is not that ok for the drum brakes as they do not have the same precise behavior of an disk brake )

    66. AS K

      The OS is so bad

    67. Jared Chamney

      The Volkswagen ID series are my least favourite EV's.

    68. sandile wonderboy

      Ugly exterior

    69. MRsjovealek

      I just test drove the vw id.4. I must say that i was not impressed compared to test driving a tesla model 3. The id.4 had a really firm suspension and it felt terrible slow. even worse was the infotainment system that was not nearly as good and intuative as the Tesla's

    70. Bjørn

      Boooring design

    71. Zeeshan Khan

      Within the price range, this is the most hideous interior in any EV.

    72. Arslàán Raza

      40k electric vehicle without electric steering column and seat adjustments. Not good VW

    73. Aleksandar Milošević

      They'we coppied Toyota in front, and a Renault from the back. Shame.

    74. Tim

      I don’t understand why every journalist hates the missing rear window buttons ... If we‘re honest you barely need to open the bacl windows anyway ... so not really a point to mention in every review 😂

    75. Simon Peart

      You can’t call something the new car for the people at £40,000 🤔

    76. Oliver Garcia

      Carwow, best car reviewer. VW failed greatly. Years after Tesla arrived and still can't come close to matching them

    77. MrVoayer

      I think you should go straight ahead and avoid Volkswagen ID.4 ! For all those horrible software glitches, for user interface with no buttons, for drum breaks in 21st centry, for inexplicable cheap. scratchy plastic that costs 40 grands ! Goodness, gracious me what were they thinking there in Wolfsburg? If the thechnology is not mature yet - and it is not !!! - do not force it upon us ! Not for 40 grands ! No !


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    79. Ryan Young

      oooooof. I'm in the market for upgrading to an electric car, and I was hoping this was it. But this was a fantastic, albeit brutal, review. I'll keep looking it seems.

    80. Twiin Central

      The irony of VW potentially being leaders in electrical/electronics lol. Wouldn’t trust them though.

    81. MilesAnastasios87

      Who will buy this when theres the Peugeot 3008?

    82. Edward Paltridge

      Sounds brilliant, I really like the car. Thanks for shortlisting it Matt.

    83. ChampIzTheName

      I would never let this prick touch my car even if he had to move it outside. Even if its not a fantastic car you respect what you didn't buy he just acts like its a tin can

    84. Burton Yan

      High bonnet is probably for pedestrian safety.

    85. C L

      complete trash of a car.. what is VW thinking. I see a sea of them at dealers and no buyers.

    86. John French

      This car is a dinosaur already compared to Ioniq5 and EV6. In fact its already virtually obsolete.

    87. thisNeXTguy8487

      And drum brakes in the back make 100% perfect sense in light of the re-gen system!!

    88. thisNeXTguy8487

      All of the “hard interior plastics” criticisms should go right out the door when considering practicality involving children on a consistent basis, or is it just me?

    89. Brian Parkinson

      We just drove the ID4 1st Edition here in S. California and it has wireless charging, pano roof with power closing shade, and the power boot. Clearly, VW has released different 1st Edition models in Europe than the ones here in the USA.

    90. Mister B

      Way to many adverts,so much so ,skipped half of review!If this continues won't bother with Carwow video reviews-shame !

    91. Peter McLelland

      Someone came up with this on an iPad ? It's a 'Noddy' car ! I'd sack the whole design department ! Unbelievable !

    92. Chris Drew

      Appreciate your honesty on the pricing Matt, good on you.

    93. Jos vermeulen

      Love the honesty about the savings.


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    96. kevin n

      Tesla Model 3.... I drove that for 45 minutes and I wanted to put my fist through that awful "screen do everything" by the end of my drive. Build quality was crap too. I'll wait to test drive the ID4 AWD, Mach E and the IONIQ 5 AWD.

    97. Irishgamer01

      Multi-Media system is awful and broken according to most reviewers, he just brushes past it? Strange.

    98. Tone Capone

      There are HARDLY ANY Positive Comments about this ID.4 !!! VW will probably add self Vaccinating Vehicles next, since they seem to want to hop on the WORLD Train -OLD VW Cars for the PEOPLE, NEW VW Cars for the SYSTEM

    99. Tone Capone

      Hes RUNNING AWAY FROM IT at the End . ..that should be a HINT

    100. Zero Sum

      looks like ID4 is a response to Tesla's challenge by VW done in a hurry. If VW couldn't come up with an answer for model 3, I guess it is a bit hard for everyone else.