Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. VW ID4: Interior, Range & Size Comparison

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. VW ID4

How does the Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. VW ID4 comparison play out? Both are advanced all-electric crossover SUVs, but one offers you more. That "one" is the Hyundai Ioniq 5. This retro-futuristic work of art goes further in range, power, cutting-edge technology, standard features, comfort, spaciousness, and much more.

The competitor from Volkswagen puts up a good fight but is one of many EV alternatives that the Hyundai Ioniq 5 stands tall against. So, take charge of the future of driving and discover your next EV today. Read on to compare the Ioniq 5 and ID4, and visit our Hyundai dealership to test drive the Ioniq 5.

Hyundai Ioniq vs. ID4 Range & Battery Specs

In the VW ID4 vs. Ioniq 5 comparison, you'll find more powerful benchmarks set by the Ioniq 5.

Both EVs offer single or dual-motor layouts. Single motor layouts will be rear-wheel drive (RWD), and dual-motor configurations are all-wheel drive (AWD). The VW ID4 offers a battery size of 77 kWh, while the Hyundai Ioniq 5 will pack a 77.4 kWh battery. Those sizes are negligibly different, but their outputs are not.

Despite the similar battery size, the Ioniq 5 dominates the horsepower game. The VW ID4 RWD models give 201 horsepower, while AWD versions bump it to 295 horsepower. When you choose a Hyundai Ioniq for sale, the RWD layouts provide 225 horsepower, while AWD variants offer 320 horsepower.

The Ioniq 5 is more powerful, but can it go longer distances? Yes.

The longest-range model for the VW ID4 offers an EPA-estimated 280 miles of range1, while the top model for the Ioniq 5 earns an EPA-estimated 303 miles1. Ioniq 5 models at their lowest will deliver an EPA-estimated 256 miles of range1, while the lowest-rated ID4 models offer an EPA-estimated 245 miles1.

When it comes time to top up that range, both models in the Volkswagen ID4 vs. Ioniq 5 comparison offer fast-charging capabilities, but the Ioniq 5 has over 250 kW of fast-charging capabilities, and the VW ID4 has 135 kW of DC fast-charging capabilities.

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5
2022 Hyundai (hybrid) Ioniq class=
Battery Sizes: 77.4 kWh
Horsepower: 320 hp
0-60: 5.1 seconds
Estimated Range1: 303 miles
Torque: 446 lb-ft
Cargo capacity: 27.2 cu. ft.
2022 VW ID.4
2022 VW ID.4
Battery Sizes: 77 kWh
Horsepower: 295 hp
0-60: 5.8 seconds
Estimated Range1: 280 miles
Torque: 229 lb-ft
Cargo capacity: 30.3 cu. ft.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. VW ID4 Interior Features

Ioniq 5 vs. ID4 display screens aren't even close; the VW ID4 gets a standard 5.3-inch digital driver display and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment display. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 offers a standard 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment display.

But that's only a part of the interior. The rest is a similar story. Standard VW ID4 seats are cloth-trimmed, with four-way manual adjustability. Ioniq 5 standard seats are trimmed in stain-resistant cloth and include eight-way power adjustability with lumbar support for the driver's seat. Both models, though, have standard heated front seats.

Both Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. VW ID4 models have standard dual-zone auto climate control and a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel. The VW ID4 includes 10-color ambient lighting, while the Ioniq 5 offers 64-color ambient lighting.

The Ioniq 5 benefits continue. A blind-spot collision assist, rear cross-traffic collision assist, a parking distance warning, forward collision avoidance, lane-keeping assistance, lane-following assistance, a driver attention warning, smart cruise control, highway driving assistance, and much more all come as standard features. When comparing Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. VW ID4 safety features, the ID4 only offers a portion of these features as standard equipment.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. ID4 Dimensions

VW ID4 vs. Ioniq 5 measurements start with passenger volume. With the Ioniq 5, you'll find 106.5 cubic feet of it; the ID4 offers 101.2 cubic feet of passenger volume.

Both models are two-row, five-seat SUVs. The Ioniq 5 will offer up to 38.7-inches of headroom and 39.4-inches of legroom in the rear seats. In the ID4, rear occupants get 37.9-inches of headroom and 37.6-inches of legroom. You'll get 41.7-inches of legroom in the front seats of an Ioniq 5 and 41.1-inches of front legroom in an ID4.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. VW ID4 rear cargo space may seem like a small win for the ID4, as the VW model has 3.1 cubic feet extra, But, keep in mind, the VW ID4 does not include a front trunk or "frunk." The Ioniq 5 does have a frunk. It's a strange choice, as the frunk is a major benefit to EVs lacking a gas engine under the hood.

Regardless of the ID4 missing out on a key EV benefit, you'll find a similarly agile size to both models. The Ioniq 5 is 2-inches longer and 1.5-inches wider than the ID4, but the ID4 is 2.1-inches taller (despite having less rear headroom).

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5
# of Passengers: 5
Length: 182.5 inches
Width: 74.4 inches
Height: 63.0 inches
Interior Passenger Volume: 106.5 cu.ft
Front Trunk: Yes
2022 VW ID.4
# of Passengers: 5
Length: 180.5 inches
Width: 72.9 inches
Height: 65.1 inches
Interior Passenger Volume: 101.2 cu. ft.
Front Trunk: No

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. VW ID4: Discover the Ioniq 5 Today

So the Ioniq 5 is a competitive maestro of the crossover EV SUV world across almost every category. The ID4 is just one competitor that it stands above, and when you compare the Hyundai Ioniq vs. Toyota Prius, you'll see these competitive benefits continue. If you're ready to experience the Ioniq 5 for yourself, call us to set up a test drive.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has better range despite having a similar-size battery. Specifically, Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. VW ID4 range begins on the low-end, with Ioniq 5 SUVs offering an EPA-estimated 256 miles of range1, while ID4 models offer an EPA-estimated 245 miles1. For top-end models, the Ioniq 5 can offer an EPA-estimated range of 303 miles1, and the VW ID4 can offer an EPA-estimated 280 miles of range1.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is faster than the VW ID4. RWD VW ID4 models will offer 201 horsepower, while RWD Hyundai Ioniq 5 models give you 225 horsepower. AWD versions of the ID4 can achieve a 295 horsepower output, while AWD Ioniq 5 models lay down 320 horsepower.

The first Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. VW ID4 difference is styling. The Ioniq 5 is a unique retro-futuristic work of art, while the ID4 is an (arguably) more traditional-looking crossover. The other difference is that the Ioniq 5 offers more horsepower and a longer EPA-estimated range while having a near-identical battery size as the ID4. The Ioniq 5 provides more standard features and more rear head and legroom. Also, the ID4 does not have a front trunk; the Ioniq 5 does.


1All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual range and mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery's condition and other factors.

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