The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed the estimated mile ranges of two AWD versions of Volkswagen’s all-electric ID.4 SUV. The dual-motor trims of the iD.4 Pro and Pro S were announced over the summer, but we’re just now looking at the EPA estimated range of each to compare to previous rear-wheel-drive versions.
Volkswagen’s ID family represents the legacy automaker’s commitment to a new generation of all-electric vehicles. To coincide with this zero-emissions change, the company also changed its name to “Voltswagen…”, but this was clearly an April Fools’ joke… even though it wasn’t even April Fools’ Day? We still can’t figure out if the PR stunt is out.
Anyway, electrification began in 2019 with the launch of the ID.3 hatchback. The ID.3 was joined a year later by the ID.4 crossover SUV, which has so far been a great success.
Not to be outdone, Volkswagen has already delivered an ID.6 crossover to China and teased the “near-production” concept of an ID.5 GTX. We have also speculated about a possible hint of a new ID.2 hatchback coming in the future.
Previously, the Volkswagen ID.4 was available in three different trims, but all trims had a single motor, rear-wheel drive. That changed last June when the German automaker announced plans for two AWD trims of the ID.4, the Pro and Pro S.
With today’s announcement from VW, we now know what kind of range to expect from the dual-motor versions of the ID.4, now that the EPA has its numbers.
EPA confirms AWD ID.4 range, slightly shorter than RWD versions
In a press release today, Volkswagen relayed that the EPA has confirmed the mile range of each of its dual-motor versions of the ID.4 crossover SUV.
The ID.4 AWD Pro officially offers an EPA-estimated 249 miles of range on a single charge, while the AWD Pro S offers an EPA-estimated 240 miles of range.
For comparison, the RWD id.4 Pro offers a range of 260 miles while the Pro S delivers a range of 250 miles. Overall, the dual-motor option loses 10–11 miles of range in exchange for the power of an additional motor.
In terms of fuel savings estimated from the EPA, the AWD ID.4 Pro gets 97 MPGe in combined city/highway driving. Fuel economy for the AWD Pro S is 93 mpg in combined city/highway driving. These numbers aren’t too far off from their RWD counterparts, offering 99 mpg and 97 mpg respectively.
While the AWD versions of the ID.4 still feature the same permanent-magnet synchronous motor at the rear, they also use an asynchronous motor, which combines with 339 ft-lb for a total of 295 horsepower. Why torque? That’s up from 201 hp on the RWD versions.
Here’s another comparison chart to see how the different trims stack up.
|ID.4 Model||RWD ID.4 1 Ed.||RWD Pro||RWD Pro S||AWD Pro||AWD Pro S|
|Battery (gross)||82 kW||82 kW||82 kW||82 kW||82 kW|
|is EPA. Clean||250 miles||260 miles||250 miles||249 miles||240 miles|
|is EPA. fuel economy||97 mpge||99 mpge||97 mpge||97 mpge||93 mpge|
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