The Volkswagen ID.4 has now finally been tested by both of the US' major testing authorities and passed all tests with flying colors. The NHTSA has awarded it the maximum five out of five stars overall, as well as for the frontal and side crashes. It scored a good four stars for the rollover test. The IIHS awarded the 2023 its top "Good" score for all testing criteria, except for the base headlights that received and "Acceptable" score. This was enough to bag the 2022 model a Top Safety Pick+ award.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
Volkswagen should be commended for the ID.4's array of standard safety items. It comes with all the essentials like electronic stability control and anti-slip regulation, plus a suite of six airbags. This is made up of dual front airbags, dual side airbags in front, and curtain airbags for both rows. The obligatory rearview camera is complemented by front/rear parking sensors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and automatic LED headlights with auto high beams.
Every ID.4 enjoys adaptive cruise control with forward-collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, and pedestrian and cyclist detection, in addition to blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, road-sign recognition, travel assist, emergency assist, front and rear parking sensors, and automated parking. These features fall under the brand's IQ.DRIVE suite of driver-assist innovations. In the event of a severe collision, the battery will be automatically disabled. The S adds an adaptive front-lighting system with a low-speed cornering function.
|Volkswagen ID.4 Trims||Standard||Pro||S||Pro S||Pro S Plus|
|Rear Parking Aid||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S||S||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S||S|
The VW ID.4 has been recalled four times so far in its lifetime. The 2022 model was recalled twice for problems with the rearview camera's display either being delayed or not working at all. The 2023 model's rearview camera may become inoperative as well and only 393 units of the 2023 ID.4 were recalled for an electric motor that might be improperly sealed, allowing coolant to leak into it and potentially causing myriad problems. The ID.4 is covered by a four-year/50,000-mile limited new-vehicle warranty and the battery carries an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty. Two years/20,000 miles of complimentary maintenance is included. ID.4 owners get three years of free 30-minute charging sessions at any Electrify America charging station.