2021 Volkswagen ID.4 vs 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Comparison in Columbus, OH

You may have heard that the future of transportation is moving to electric vehicles, and it's no surprise that Volkswagen is again among the industry leaders. Currently available for order and set to be on our roads soon, the new Volkswagen ID.4 is the first production-based EV to complete the NORRA Mexican 1,000 off-road race. This is a great start for the much-anticipated production electric vehicle from Volkswagen, but how does it compare to popular, gas-powered Volkswagen Tiguan? That's what we look at in the details below. Once you've previewed some of the distinctions between these two models, contact us or swing by our dealership to learn more at Byers Volkswagen in Columbus, OH.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 vs 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Exterior

2021 VW ID.4 vs Tiguan: Exterior

While both models represent the sophisticated design language of VW throughout the popular small SUV segment, it only takes a glance to see that they are quite different. The new 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan starts out with eye-catching seventeen-inch wheels while the new ID.4 starts out with unique nineteen-inch wheels. Both models do come standard with roof rails for greater cargo versatility as well as automatic headlights for added convenience. When you take a second look, a distinct difference up front sheds light on a key distinction. The new Volkswagen ID.4 doesn't have a traditional front grille like what you see on the new Tiguan. That's because the new all-electric crossover SUV from Volkswagen doesn't require a radiator that must be cooled by airflow. This opens a range of advantages from styling to aerodynamics and overall efficiency. Schedule your test drive at Byers Volkswagen to learn more.

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2021 Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Volkswagen Tiguan Interior Styles

2021 VW ID.4 vs Tiguan: Interior

Inside, it's no surprise to find sophisticated comforts throughout both models. And it doesn't take long to see that the new VW ID.4 and Tiguan provide a lot for your money. One of the things you may notice is that the latest Volkswagen Tiguan is one of just two models in this segment to offer third-row seating allowing you to choose between seating for five passengers of seven. The introductory Volkswagen ID.4 Pro is on the more luxurious side of the two-row small SUV options. It comes standard with Climatronic® dual-zone climate control, heated steering wheel, ten-color customizable interior ambient lighting, and many more features that are available as upgrades on the new VW Tiguan.

In terms of size, these models share similar passenger volumes when comparing the two-row version of the new VW Tiguan. The same is true of the cargo space in each model. You'll get 65.7 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seat folded in the Tiguan and 64.2 cubic feet in back of the new Volkswagen ID.4.

2021 VW ID.4 vs Tiguan: Technology

Volkswagen continues to define just what you can expect from a new car in terms of technology, connectivity, and convenience. It's why the Volkswagen Tiguan and VW ID.4 are equipped with an array of modern technology from USB-C ports to App Connect and intuitive touchscreen interfaces. The first VW ID.4 models that hit US roads will come generously equipped with features including the new Discover Pro touchscreen navigation system with ten-inch center display with proximity sensor, voice control, and more. Similar features are available as upgrades in the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 vs 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Features

2021 VW ID.4 vs Tiguan: Safety

Nothing is more important than safety, and the Volkswagen Tiguan has proven to be among the safest small SUVs on the road for many years now. The new 2021 Tiguan has again earned top safety recognition from the NHTSA and the IIHS. It's clearly a great small SUV with which you can trust your family and daily commute. It even comes standard with a host of advanced driver assistance features including Autonomous Emergency Braking, and even Blind Spot Monitor. But how safe is the all-new, all-electric 2021 VW ID.4?

This is a Volkswagen we're talking about here, so you can expect the same dedication to your safety. The new electric ID.4 also comes standard with Autonomous Emergency Braking and the other driver assistance features found in the new Tiguan. The new introductory ID.4 Pro also comes equipped with upgraded safety including Adaptive Cruise Control, Dynamic Road Sign Display, Auto-dimming mirrors, and a few other advantages.

2021 VW ID.4 vs Tiguan: Performance

It's no secret that whatever replaces the gas-powered engine will have to outperform it. The world-renowned German engineers at Volkswagen know this, and the all-electric ID.4 outperforms the gas-powered Tiguan. The high voltage Lithium-ion battery and electric motor in the new ID.4 deliver 201 system horsepower to the rear wheels, and the available all-wheel drive models offer 302 horsepower. It all adds up to the first-ever all-electric vehicle to not only compete in, but to also complete the rigorous NORRA Mexican 1,000 race. With the available wallbox charger, the ID.4 can get from 22 to 33 miles of range in about an hour of charging. When you're on the go, public charging is a better option every day with the nationwide network still expanding from 17,000 chargers.

Naturally, the latest 2021 VW Tiguan is also a great performer with 184 horsepower at the start of the lineup. This powerfully efficient turbocharged engine turns out an exhilarating 221 lb/ft of torque. Entry-level models are front-wheel drive and the outstanding traction of 4MOTION® all-wheel drive. Come see us for a test drive to learn more at Byers Volkswagen in Columbus, OH.

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Is It Time For You To Get An Electric SUV?

Ultimately, this is a decision that only you're qualified to make. What we can tell you is that the new VW ID.4 represents the future of family travel and we're excited to introduce you to the advantages of driving an electric vehicle. However, the new Volkswagen Tiguan is noticeably more affordable at the start of the lineup, and it's a great introduction to the quality, value, and reliability that you'll only find in a Volkswagen. We invite you to come see how we make the dealership experience better by going the extra mile for you in Columbus.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
$39,995Starting MSRP*$25,245
5 PassengersSeatingUp to 7 Passengers
64.2 Cubic FeetMax Cargo Capacity65.7 Cubic Feet
All-Electric Rear-Wheel DriveStandard DrivetrainGas-Powered Front-Wheel Drive
201Standard Horsepower184
19" Standard Wheels17"
StandardAutonomous Emergency BrakingStandard
StandardPedestrian MonitoringStandard
StandardAdaptive Cruise ControlAvailable Upgrade
StandardHeated SeatsAvailable Upgrade

*Prices exclude destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.