The Volkswagen ID.4 AWD is equipped with two electric motors – a 150 kW permanent magnet synchronous electric motor on the rear axle (common in all ID.4) and an additional 80 kW asynchronous electric motor on the front axle for a total system output of 220 kW.
Thanks to the increased power, the ID.4 AWD will be able to do 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds (AWD Pro).
Another improvement is that it will be allowed to tow 2,700 pounds (1,224 kg) when using a braked trailer, compared to 2,200 pounds (997 kg) in RWD versions.
The ID.4 AWD comes with a standard tow hitch and electrically heated windshield, but other than that, the equipment is the same as in the corresponding ID.4 RWD Pro and Pro S trims.
The 82 kWh battery pack (77 kWh usable) is the same in all versions, but the range in ID.4 is a bit lower: 249 miles (401 km) EPA-estimated in the case of ID.4 AWD Pro, and expected 240 miles (386 km) in the case of ID.4 AWD Pro S.
|2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro||RWD||82||260 mi
|2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S||RWD||82||250 mi
|2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro||AWD||82||249 mi*
|2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro S
The prices are quite interesting as the ID.4 AWD starts at $43,675 (+$1,195 DST), which after deducting the 7,500 federal tax credit brings us to $37,370.
Volkswagen notes that this is now the lowest starting MSRP for an all-wheel-drive battery-electric vehicle in the United States. Previously the least expensive was the Ford Mustang Mach-E Select SR AWD, starting at $45,595 (+$1,100 DS) and $39,195 effectively (including the $7,500 tax credit).
The better equipped Pro S trim costs $4,500 more. It has also an optional Gradient package: 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and further design differentiators.
|Model||Base Price||Dest. Charge||Tax Credit||Effective Price|
|2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro||$39,995||+$1,195||$7,500||$33,690|
|2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S||$44,495||+$1,195||$7,500||$38,190|
|2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro
|2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro S||$48,175||+$1,195||$7,500||$41,870|