2024 Volkswagen ID.4 Gets a Big Power Bump and a Revised Interior

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2024 VW ID.4 Gets Power Bump, Revised InteriorVolkswagen
  • VW is updating the ID.4 for 2024 with new electric motors and a revised interior.

  • The base rear-wheel-drive version now makes 282 horsepower and the all-wheel-drive version has 330 horsepower.

  • The updated models will start arriving early in 2024, and pricing isn't yet available.

UPDATE 11/28/23: The EPA has released the 2024 VW ID.4's estimated range, which is slightly more than the previous model year. The ID.4 with the longest EPA range is the rear-wheel-drive configuration, which sees its estimate increase by 16 to 291 miles. All-wheel-drive ID.4s see their estimate increase from 255 to 263 miles (eight more than before). There's no mention of a third estimate for models with the smaller battery, suggesting it's either no longer available or its EPA ratings hasn't yet been confirmed.

Volkswagen is adding more oomph to its electric SUV for 2024 courtesy of new electric motors. Both of the ID.4's powertrain configurations, which include a rear-wheel-drive single-motor setup and an all-wheel-drive dual-motor version, get a big power bump for the new model year. This only applies to models equipped with the larger 77.0-kWh battery pack, and not to ID.4s with the base 58.0-kWh battery. There are also revisions to the interior and new wheels, along with a few new features for certain trim levels.

The 77.0-kWh RWD ID.4 produces 282 horsepower, compared with the old model's 201 horsepower. This should significantly improve acceleration compared with before, which we measured at 7.6 seconds to 60 mph in our test of a 2021 ID.4. The dual-motor AWD ID.4, meanwhile, goes from 295 horsepower up to 330; that model previously recorded a sprint of 5.4 seconds in our testing, and it will likely get quicker too.

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Volkswagen also says that the new electric motors will improve range, but EPA estimates are not yet available. It's currently rated at between 255 miles and 275 miles with the larger battery pack, so we can expect incremental improvements over those numbers once the official ratings are out.

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Other upgrades include a larger 12.9-inch infotainment screen for upper trim levels, which is said to offer improved menu structures and simpler climate controls compared to the old 12.0-inch screen. The steering wheel and shifter designs are also revised. Cooled front seats are now standard, and the S Plus trim level gains a Harman/Kardon audio system. 20-inch wheels replace 19-inch wheels, and the S Plus now has 21-inch wheels. (VW hasn't yet released exterior photos of the U.S.-spec 2024 ID.4, but pictured at top is a Euro-spec model with 21-inch wheels.)

The 2024 ID.4 will start arriving at dealerships early next year. Pricing isn't out yet, but we'll update this story once it is.

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