The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is the Volkswagen brand’s first global electric vehicle. It is characterized by premium technology, superior performance, IQ.DRIVE® advanced driver assistance technology, and an infotainment system that uses voice and touch. But before you decide about buying the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4, you might be wondering how it stacks up against the competition. To give you an idea, at Donaldson’s VW in Sayville, NY, we have put together a comparison guide of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 vs 2021 Tesla Model Y.
2021 Volkswagen ID.4
2021 Tesla Model Y
||Qualifies for $7,500 Federal Tax Credit
||Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM
||Adaptive Cruise Control
Generally, when we talk about buying an electric vehicle, price is the major roadblock. However, as demand for electric vehicles has risen, they are competing directly with gas vehicles when it comes to price and features. If we consider only the starting MSRP, the 2021 ID.4 debuts with a price of $39,995, which is $2,000 less than the 2021 Tesla Model Y. Further, the ID.4 will also qualify for the $7,500 credit, which gives it a $9,500 advantage over Model Y.
Performance-wise, the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is offered with an 82kWh (gross) battery pack that has the capacity to go 250 miles on a single charge. The 2021 Model Y allows you travel up to 326 miles on a single charge. However, when it comes to interior comforts, the Model Y does not allow you to connect your smartphone to the infotainment system. It does not offer the integration with Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM as an optional feature either. This feature is standard on the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4.
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 does appear to have an upper hand in many aspects such as price, comfort, and safety. If you’re interested in taking a 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 for a spin, schedule a test drive at Donaldson’s VW in Sayville, NY, today!