The Volkswagen ID.4 landed toward the bottom of the list of cheapest electric vehicles for 2022 but, for 2023, the all-electric SUV will be even more affordable thanks to a new lower-priced base model. The 2023 ID.4 adds a cheaper Standard trim, but the reduced price comes with some notable trade-offs: a smaller battery and shorter range. In addition to the new battery option, all ID.4 models get minor styling tweaks inside and out, as well as more standard tech and charging improvements.
New Base Model Shrinks Battery, Range, Price
The new 62-kilowatt-hour battery powers both the 2023 ID.4 Standard and S. These models are only available with single-motor rear-wheel drive and get a maximum manufacturer-estimated range of 208 miles — 24% less than the SUV’s larger 82-kWh battery’s EPA-estimated range of up to 275 miles. Shoppers who don’t mind sacrificing the longer range can save thousands with the smaller battery: The Standard will start at $38,790, which is $3,735 less than the 2022 ID.4’s starting price (all prices include a $1,295 destination fee).