2024 VW ID.4 lands in US with better range, price bump

Max McDee, 28 February 2024

The refreshed ID.4 electric crossover is finally making an appearance at the US dealerships. The new model comes with a price hike, updated tech, and importantly, that sweet $7,500 federal tax credit eligibility.

The wallet sting starts with the 2024 ID.4 Standard – now at $39,735. That's over $700 more than last year. Ouch. The fancier Pro model gets close to the $45,000 mark at $44,875. Why, you ask? The new powertrain bumps up horsepower, making it zippier. Rear-wheel-drive models gain some muscle with 282 horsepower, while all-wheel-drive variants get a boost to 330 hp. If you need that extra oomph, it’s going to cost you.

2024 VW ID.4 lands in US with a price bump, more miles and tax breaks

The silver lining comes with range. If you spring for the bigger 82 kWh battery, you can squeeze out an additional 16 miles on a single charge (rear-wheel-drive models) – pretty good! While the cheapest ID.4 with the 62 kWh battery pack promises to go on for 209 miles, the bigger battery offers 291 miles in the RWD models and 263 miles in AWD variants.

VW has finally addressed one of the biggest complaints with the ID.4's infotainment system. Pro models now come with a snazzy 12.9-inch screen and (hallelujah!) backlit sliders for those pesky touch controls – a win for practicality. Harman Kardon sound system with 9 speakers and a subwoofer comes standard with the Pro S Plus and AWD Pro S Plus trims with the 82 kWh battery, and so do the front ventilated seats.

2024 VW ID.4 lands in US with a price bump, more miles and tax breaks

Of course, there are perks if you're willing to shell out even more cash for the Pro S Plus and AWD Pro S Plus, like the bigger 20" wheels. While the price increases might make you wince, Volkswagen promises that the ID.4 lineup is eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax credit. That's a huge selling point and could ease the initial hit to your bank account.

The 2024 VW ID.4 still isn't going to knock anyone's socks off with thrilling performance or jaw-dropping looks. But it's getting better, slowly. Price jumps are always a sore spot, and while the upgrades are a nod in the right direction, whether or not the ID.4 is worth it, boils down to two things: the potential tax credit bonanza and how badly you want to go electric.


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