A grey 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S Plus for sale is shown driving.

A Look at the Volkswagen ID.4

In 2020, Volkswagen made headlines with its ID.4, a battery-electric compact SUV with sophisticated styling, a handful of powertrain options, and a variety of trims. If you have always been a fan of the smooth handling and comfortable ride of Volkswagen vehicles and have been planning to make the switch away from gas engine models, the ID.4 should meet your expectations—and exceed them. With fuel prices always rising, many drivers are on the hunt for a Volkswagen ID.4 for sale. If you’re one of them and want to understand this vehicle more before making a purchase, we’re going to give you an overview of the trims that are available and some other interesting information about the BEV compact SUV.

Trims and Powertrains

There are technically five trims of the 2023 ID.4; however, some are offered in either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive variants, broadening the selection. There are currently three powertrain options: a 62 kWh battery with a single motor and an 82 kWh battery with either a single motor or dual motors. The 82 kWh options provide greater range and power than the 62 kWh version, delivering exciting acceleration and performance to drivers who are interested in that sort of thing (and we know that’s many Volkswagen drivers).

The electric range varies depending on battery size and whether it’s an all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive model. However, you can expect to see a range as high as 275 miles on the single-motor 82 kWh models. Even the base 62 kWh model offers 209 miles of range, making the 2023 ID.4 more than ready for your daily commute or weekend getaways.

ID.4 Standard

The Standard trim has a great lineup of features. It gives drivers wireless smartphone compatibility for syncing up their iPhone or Android to the 12-inch touchscreen and a wireless charger for their devices. With heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, and ambient lighting, the Standard will keep you comfortable on long drives. It only comes with the 62 kWh battery and rear-wheel drive configuration, producing 201 hp. The Standard makes the ID.4 a viable option for those on a budget.

ID.4 Pro

The Pro gets a boost in battery capacity with the 82 kWh pack and sees a longer range than the Standard. Other than the powertrain, the Pro comes with all of the same features as the Standard.

The AWD Pro adds, naturally, all-wheel drive, with the dual-motor system producing 295 hp. Because all-wheel drive is commonly chosen in northern climates, it also gets a heated windshield to quickly dissipate ice and snow. Plus, it has a trailer hitch and is ready for a little towing action.

ID.4 S

When you reach the S trim, you’re getting into luxury territory. It gets you V-Tex leatherette seat inserts for a sophisticated interior. Drivers will get nice and cozy in the driver’s seat, which has 12-way power functionality with four-way lumbar support. It even has massage and memory functions, so your seat will recall your preferred settings. A heated steering wheel will keep your fingers nice and toasty on cold days.

When you want to take in the sights, there’s a panoramic fixed glass roof that will let in some natural light. Rear-seat passengers will be content, too, thanks to a second-row armrest with cupholders. Approaching your ID.4 S with full hands? No problem. It has a hands-free power liftgate. So long as your keyfob is on your person, just wave your foot beneath the rear bumper, and it will open automatically.

One really cool feature of the S is the adaptive front lighting system, which will swivel the headlights in the direction you’re steering. With these headlamps, you’ll always make sure the path ahead of you is illuminated.

ID.4 Pro S

The Pro S has all the same features as the S, but it gets a boost in range with the 82 kWh battery pack. The AWD Pro S builds on the Pro S with dual motors, more horsepower, a heated windshield, and a trailer hitch, just as the Pro AWD builds on the Pro.

ID.4 Pro S Plus

The Pro S Plus takes comfort and convenience to another level and is the top trim of the 2023 ID.4. It not only has first-row heated seats but also second-row heated seats. Plus, it gets tri-zone automatic climate control, letting rear-seat passengers adjust their temperature to their liking. It also has an Overhead View Camera system to boost safety and will catch your attention with its silver roof rail and accents.

The AWD Pro S Plus adds all-wheel drive to the Pro S Plus. Like the other all-wheel drive options, it also adds a heated windshield and trailer hitch, making it the best-equipped option in the 2023 ID.4 lineup.

A man is shown driving in a 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro from the interior.

The Perks of Driving the ID.4

For the first three years of owning your ID.4, you’ll enjoy unlimited free 30-minute DC fast charging sessions at Electrify America stations. Purchasing or leasing a new ID.4 will also make you eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit.

Volkswagen is also currently offering a finance package for all of your home charging needs. Through the package, you can finance a level 2 home charger from Electrify America, so you can get a full charge without leaving your home. It also finances up to $1,000 for equipment installation by Qmerit.

The VW ID.4 Around the World

Volkswagen is a German company, which sometimes we can forget, given that its vehicles are so popular in the United States. But the ID.4 is available in other markets and is a bit different depending on where you are.

In Europe, the ID.4 actually has an additional 55 kWh battery option. So, range and power are slightly different from the American models. The trims have different names, as well. What might be of particular interest to performance enthusiasts is the European GTX trim. This performance-inspired has a sporty bumper, gloss black accents, and red interior details.

Did you know that the ID.4 exists in China, too? However, it actually has two different versions, each made by a different VW joint venture. SAIC-Volkswagen builds the ID.4 X while the FAW-Volkswagen builds the ID.4 CROZZ. Recently, FAW-Volkswagen was in the news when it drastically slashed the price of the ID.4 CROZZ.

Volkswagen has been serious about going electric for several years now. However, it recently announced that it will be accelerating its switch to an electric fleet. In overseas markets, the ID.4 has already gained several siblings, including the ID.3 hatchback, ID.5 SUV coupe, ID.6 three-row SUV, and ID.7 sedan.

A family is shown unloading from the back of a dark blue 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S Plus.

Style, Speed, Safety, and an Electric Powertrain

Not every driver is ready to go electric. So, when a respected player like Volkswagen makes EVs as stunning and comfortable as the ID.4, it gives the automotive world’s green initiatives a major boost. The brand makes driving a BEV look “cool” with a vehicle like the ID.4.

Thanks to the new, larger battery, you don’t have to sacrifice range or power if you go electric. With all-electric ranges closing in on 300 miles, the ID.4 will get you to work and home again many times before you need to recharge. And with so many all-wheel drive variants, it gets you the traction you need on wet roads. If you’ve been waiting for the perfect vehicle to make the switch to an EV, the ID.4 might just be that model.