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2021 Volkswagen ID.4 performance metrics tested

Recently, we had a chance to spend a day in the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover. It’s not the brand’s first fully electric vehicle in the United States, but it is the first attempt at a 50 state, mass adopted product.

Our test unit was a rear-wheel drive 1st Edition product. That means it makes 201 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque. It weighs over 4,200 pounds. So, don’t expect this to be a sports car.

For more information on how we conduct our performance testing, you can read about it here. This also explains where we do and don’t calculate rollout.

Acceleration results:

  • 0-60 mph: 7.95 seconds
  • 0-100 kph: 8.45 seconds
  • 50-70 mph: 4.66 seconds
  • 70-0 mph braking: 157 ft

Distance results:

  • 60 ft: 2.56 seconds
  • 1/16 mile: 6.74 seconds
  • 1/8 mile: 10.28 seconds
  • 1/4 mile: 15.98 seconds
  • 1/4 mile trap speed: 86.35 mph
Written by Chad Kirchner
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