Entry-level Rear-wheel VW ID.4 Pro Offers Longer EPA Range Rating Than Higher Trims
- on May 06, 2021
- Categories: Car Reviews
The rear-wheel-drive VW ID.4 Pro has received its EPA range. The entry-level model of the electric crossover offers 260 miles (418 kilometres) of range, which is 10 miles (16 kilometres) extra than the EPA's 250-mile (402-kilometre) for the First Edition and Pro S models.
According to EPA estimates, the Pro delivers 107 MPGe in the city, 91 MPGe on the highway, and 99 MPGe combined. For analysis purpose, the Pro S model offers 97 MPGe combined.
The rear-wheel-drive ID.4 Pro features an electric motor at the rear creating 201 horsepower (150 kilowatts). The juice comes from an 82-kilowatt-hour battery pack with a usable 77 kWh. VW also offers an 11-kW AC charger and a 125-kW DC charger.
According to a road test conducted by InsideEVs, the VW ID.4 First Edition delivered 230 miles (370 kilometres) on a 70-mile-per-hour (113-kilometer-per-hour) limited-access highway drive with just 2% of the juice remaining. Gladly for customers, it is the same as the EPA calculates for the ID.4 First Edition on the expressway.
In another test conducted by InsideEVs, the experts found the DC fast charging took around 31 minutes for the battery to replenish from 20% to 80%.
The rear-wheel-drive VW ID.4 Pro costs US$39,995 (excluding the US$920 destination fee). However, customers can enjoy a US$7,500 tax credit. The entry-level model comes equipped with a 10-inch infotainment screen (the Pro S has a 12-inch display), and four-way manually adjustable seats rather than the 12-way power chairs.
The company still didn’t reveal the drive range for the all-wheel-drive ID.4. The AWD model has two motors (one on the front and the other at the back) generating a power output of 302 hp (225 kW). The AWD ID.4 should hit the roads in the summer.