Volkswagen of America has announced pricing for the ID.4 of 2023 and it is coming at a lower price. The 2023 ID.4 will start with an MSRP of $37,495while last year pattern starts at $41,230 before federal tax incentives.
The lower price is largely due to the new 62 kWh battery having a lower capacity. Additionally, the ID.4 is currently assembled in the United States at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, instead of its base in Zwickau, Germany, where it previously assembled. The new base price is just about More than $2,500 The rumored price is $35,000. However, a potential federal tax credit of up to $7,500 would easily make that difference — and a little than.
The entry-level Volkswagen ID.4 Standard’s 62 kWh battery should provide a manufacturer-estimated range of 208 miles. The electric rear-wheel drive crossover SUV will also produce 201 horsepower from a single engine.
The standard ID.4 still includes all the basic exterior and interior features you’d expect from VW. 12-inch infotainment screen with voice control, dual-zone Climatronic climate control, multi-color ambient lighting and manually heated seats in the cabin. There’s also the advanced KESSY keyless entry and Volkswagen’s IQ.DRIVE suite of advanced assistive technologies.
I could go on and on about features, but really, it’s safe to say that the Standard may be a more-affordable ID.4, but it’s not an inferior ID.4.
Volkswagen will offer the ID.4 in three different trim levels, Standard/Pro, S and S Plus. Again, the primary difference between Standard and Pro is the battery. The ID.4 Pro features the 82 kWh battery and starts at $42.495. The larger capacity increases the electric crossover’s range to 275 miles, while also allowing for all-wheel drive to be included as an option. The Pro AWD’s front-mounted motor increases maximum power output up to 295 horsepower. The Pro AWD starts at $46,295. All-wheel drive will be offered as an option for higher trim levels as well.
The S and S Plus trim levels mainly offer improved features for the interior. Though, there are a few major exterior differences at these trim levels. ID’s distinctive accent lighting is included from the front lightline to the light VW badges front and rear. Also included are 20-inch wheels and a panoramic fixed glass roof. Inside, there are 12-way power seats, a heated steering wheel and detailed leatherette upholstery. At the high end of the trim range, the Volkwagen ID.4 AWD Pro S Plus will start at $53,995.
When the Volkswagen ID.4 Standard reaches dealers this fall, it will certainly be an interesting choice for many buyers looking for a slightly more affordable electric crossover SUV.