Volkswagen ID.4 (2021-present): dimensions and boot space

All the key stats for the Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV, including its height, length, width and weight

Matt Rigby
Jul 27, 2022

The Volkswagen ID.4 is a family-sized electric SUV that offers smart, if not all that adventurous styling, plenty of interior space and an impressive range before you need to recharge it. It’s reasonably priced, too, provided you don’t opt for one of the more plush model variants, which puts its price uncomfortably close to more upmarket rivals such as the Audi Q4 e-tron, Volvo XC40 Recharge and Tesla Model Y.

Most versions come with a single electric motor driving the rear wheels. Power ranges from 148hp in the ‘Pure’ models all the way to 295hp in the performance-focused GTX version, which also gets twin electric motors (one for the front axle as well as the one on the rear axle, making this the only four-wheel-drive ID.4). The most popular power output, though, is the 204hp Pro Performance motor level.

There are two different battery packs available - a 52kWh version that gives an official range of 213 miles and a 77kWh pack with a range of 324 miles (although this drops to just under 300 miles in the GTX version).

Trim levels range from the entry-level Life, via Style and Family all the way up to Max. Even the most basic Life specification cars are very well equipped, however, with climate control, built-in sat-nav and adaptive cruise control. Meanwhile, higher specification models get even more luxuries - and smarter styling - but are on the pricey side.

The 10-inch touchscreen media and information system looks good, but is slow to respond to your touches, while the absence of actual buttons elsewhere (everything is on touch-sensitive pads) makes adjusting the volume of the stereo, changing radio stations or changing the temperature on the climate control a little annoying.

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Volkswagen ID.4 dimensions

The VW ID.4 is 4,584mm long, 1,852mm wide and 1,642mm tall. This makes it noticeably larger than the related Volkswagen ID.3, but most of that (around 300mm) is in extra length behind the rear wheels, contributing to the impressive boot space in the ID.4.

Compared with rivals like the petrol-powered Nissan Qashqai, it’s a very similar size in terms of length and width, though electric rivals such as the Tesla Model Y and Skoda Enyaq iV are both a little longer than the ID.4.

It’s not a small car, then, and there’s plenty of bodywork around the rear windows that hamper rear visibility a little - fortunately rear parking sensors and a reversing camera are standard equipment on most models.

DimensionsLengthWidthHeight
Volkswagen ID.44,584mm1,852mm1,642mm

Volkswagen ID.4 boot space

Volkswagen ID.4 boot view

There’s 543 litres of boot capacity in the ID.4, which rises to an impressive 1,575 litres when you fold the rear seats down. With the petrol-powered Nissan Qashqai, you only get 504 litres with the rear seats up and 1,477 litres when you fold them down, and just 448 and 1,375 litres in the MG ZS EV, which is a direct rival for the lower rungs of the ID.4 range.

The Skoda Enyaq iV, however, can manage 585 litres of luggage space with the rear seats in place, and 1,710 litres when you fold them down. If you want an electric family SUV, this is simply one of the most spacious around, although most of the time an ID.4 will feel spacious enough when it comes to luggage capacity.

Boot spaceSeats upSeats down
Volkswagen ID.4543 litres1,575 litres

 

Volkswagen ID.4 towing capacity

The instant delivery of power with an electric motor theoretically makes electric cars good for towing, but the extra weight involved with towing can put a strain on the motor when you’re braking. Since this is when electric vehicles' (EVs) motors switch to become generators, a heavy trailer can put too much generation through the system. As a result, many EVs are limited in how much they can tow.

This is true with the ID.4. While you might expect an SUV of this sort with petrol or diesel power to be capable of towing up to around 1,800-2,000kg, the ID.4 can haul just 1,000kg when pulling a braked trailer, or 1,200kg for the GTX version.

ModelTowing capacity
Volkswagen ID.41,000kg - 1,200kg

Volkswagen ID.4 weight

The kerb weight of a car measures the basic weight of the car, plus a tank of fuel (if it has a physical fuel tank), any fluids required for the operation of the vehicle, and 75kg to represent the weight of a driver.

In the case of the ID.4 - as is the case with many electric cars - the weight of the battery pack makes the car significantly heavier than a petrol or diesel-powered equivalent would be. This means that the ID.4 weighs between 1,965kg (for the ID.4 Pure Performance with the smaller battery) and 2,224kg (for the twin-motor GTX model with the larger battery).

WeightKerbweight
Volkswagen ID.41,965kg - 2,224kg

 

 

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