But it has less range.
When it first went on sale in the US, the Volkswagen ID.4 Pro was only available with RWD. In the RWD Pro, the electric motor produces 201 horsepower and 229 lb-ft of torque. If you want more performance, VW now offers an AWD version of the ID.4 Pro, which adds an extra electric motor to produce a combined 295 total hp and 339 lb-ft of twist.
With that additional power, you would expect the AWD ID.4 Pro have a significantly lower range. The EPA has now confirmed official range figures for the ID.4, and they are better than we expected.
On a single charge, the ID.4 AWD Pro has an EPA-estimated 249 miles of range, while the AWD Pro S will last up to 240 miles on a single charge. For comparison, the rear-wheel-drive ID.4 Pro has an EPA-estimated range of 260 miles and the RWD ID.4 Pro S can travel up to 250 miles on a full charge. Considering the performance gap between the RWD and AWD ID.4, this is a relatively small range reduction.
As for economy figures, the EPA rates the ID.4 AWD Pro at 102/90/97 MPGe city/highway/combined. The ID.4 AWD Pro S, on the other hand, is rated at 98/88/93 MPGe combined.
This makes the ID.4 AWD Pro more efficient than the Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD (100/86/93 MPGe) and AWD Extended (96/84/90). However, the Mustang Mach-E AWD Extended has more range, offering up to 270 miles of range - 10 less miles than the ID.4 AWD Pro and 20 less miles than the ID.4 Pro S.
The AWD ID.4's extra performance comes at a cost, however. In the US, the 2021 ID.4 AWD Pro starts at $43,675, while the AWD Pro S costs $48,175. Rear-wheel-drive ID.4 models start at $39,995 for the Pro and $44,495 for the Pro S. These prices exclude extra destination charges, but all ID.4 models are eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit.