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2024 VW ID.4 Debuts As Updated Ford Mustang Mach-E Rival

The Volkswagen ID.4 debuted back in September 2020 as an all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E competitor, as well as one of the very first of many EVs set to emerge from the German automaker over the coming years. Now, as the Ford Mustang Mach-E continues to soldier on – albeit with some updates for 2023 such as a new lithium-iron phosphate battery pack for standard range models and lower prices – the 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 has debuted with its own list of updates for the new model year.

2024 Volkswagen ID.4 - Interior 001

Perhaps the biggest news surrounding the 2024 ID.4 is the fact that both the rear- and all-wheel drive variants get a big power boost for the new year, albeit only those equipped with the larger 77.0 kWh battery pack – not the smaller 58 kWh unit. The rear-wheel drive 2024 ID.4 churns out 282 horsepower – a lot more than the outgoing model’s 201 ponies – while the all-wheel drive model goes from 295 horsepower up to 330.

According to VW, the addition of these revised electric motors is also expected improve range – which currently sits at 255 miles and 275 miles, respectively – though EPA estimates have yet to be released to confirm that. Otherwise, the refreshed ID.4 has been treated to a host of other, minor changes, such as larger 20-inch wheels that replace the outgoing 19-inch units, and 21-inch wheels for the S Plus trim on the outside.

2024 Volkswagen ID.4 - Interior 002

Inside the cabin, the 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 gets a few enhancements as well, which consist of a larger 12.9-inch infotainment screen for higher-trim models with simpler controls compared to the old 12-inch unit (a common complaint among customers), a revamped steering wheel and shifter design, and standard cooled front seats, while the S Plus also gets a Harman-Kardon audio system. Pricing for the revamped EV hasn’t yet been revealed, but the 2024 ID.4 is set to launch in the U.S. in early 2024.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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    I test drove the 2023 AWD VW ID.4 prior to purchasing a Mustang Mach E. The plastic finish appears very cheap and flimsy. Also the back up camera was out of focus. Very disappointing.


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