In one of the marquee matchups of the year, how does the 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. VW ID.4 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 VW ID.4, and visit our Hyundai dealership in Atlanta, GA, to test-drive the IONIQ 5.
In the VW ID.4 vs. IONIQ 5 comparison, you'll find much 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 ID.4 offers a battery size of 62 to 82 kWh, while the Hyundai IONIQ 5 will pack a battery ranging from 58 to 77.4 kWh. However, while Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. VW ID.4 battery capacities reveal that the VW ID.4 has a larger battery, the IONIQ 5 has a larger power output and range estimates.
Despite the similar battery size, the IONIQ 5 dominates the horsepower game. The VW ID.4 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 up to 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 IONIQ 5 earns an EPA-estimated 303 miles of range1 while the top model for the VW ID.4 offers an EPA-estimated 275 miles of range.2 IONIQ 5 models at their lowest will deliver an EPA-estimated 220 miles of range,1 while the lowest-rated VW ID.4 models offer an EPA-estimated 209 miles.2
When it comes time to top up that range, both models in the Volkswagen ID.4 vs. IONIQ 5 comparison offer fast-charging capabilities, but the IONIQ 5 has over 250 kW of fast-charging capabilities, and the VW ID.4 has 135 kW of DC fast-charging capabilities.
|Up to 77.4 kWh
|Up to 320 hp
|As fast as 4.5 seconds
|Up to 303 miles
|Up to 446 lb-ft
|Max. Cargo Capacity:
|59.3 cu. ft.
|Up to 82 kWh
|Up to 295 hp
|As fast as 5.4 seconds
|Up to 275 miles
|Max. Cargo Capacity:
|64.2 cu. ft.
IONIQ 5 vs. ID.4 display screens are another easy contest; the VW ID.4 gets a standard 5.3-inch digital driver display and a 12-inch touch-screen infotainment display. The Hyundai IONIQ 5 offers a standard 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster to go with the 12-inch touch-screen infotainment display.
But that's only a part of the interior. The rest of the 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. 2023 VW ID.4 comparison is a similar story. Standard VW ID.4 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 ID.4 models have standard dual-zone auto climate control and a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel. The VW ID.4 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 ID.4 safety features, the ID.4 only offers a portion of these features as standard equipment.
VW ID.4 vs. IONIQ 5 measurements start with passenger volume. With the IONIQ 5, you'll find 106.5 cubic feet of it; the VW ID.4 offers 101.2 cubic feet of passenger volume.
Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. VW ID.4 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 VW ID.4, 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 VW ID.4.
When you compare the Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. VW ID.4 interior cargo volume, you'll notice that the VW ID.4 has an advantage of nearly 5 cubic feet because VW chose to give the driver and passengers a bit less space. However, the VW ID.4 does not include a front trunk or "frunk," while The IONIQ 5 has a 0.85 cubic foot 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 VW ID.4 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 VW ID.4, but the VW ID.4 is 2.1 inches taller (and somehow has less rear headroom).
|# of Passengers:
|Interior Passenger Volume:
|# of Passengers:
|Interior Passenger Volume:
|101.2 cu. ft.
So now we see that the IONIQ 5 is a competitive maestro of the crossover EV SUV world across almost every category of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. VW ID.4 showdown. The ID.4 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.
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 has a better range despite having a smaller battery. Specifically, Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. VW ID.4 range begins with single-motor IONIQ 5 SUVs offering up to an EPA-estimated 220 miles of range,1 while single-motor VW ID.4 models offer an EPA-estimated 209 miles.1 For top-end models, the IONIQ 5 can offer an EPA-estimated range of 303 miles,1 and the VW ID.4 can offer an EPA-estimated 275 miles of range.1
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is faster than the VW ID.4. RWD VW ID.4 models will offer 201 horsepower, while RWD Hyundai IONIQ 5 models give you up to 225 horsepower. AWD versions of the ID.4 can achieve a 295 horsepower output, while AWD IONIQ 5 models lay down 320 horsepower.
The first Hyundai IONIQ 5 vs. VW ID.4 difference is styling. The IONIQ 5 is a unique retro-futuristic work of art, while the VW ID.4 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 VW ID.4. The IONIQ 5 provides more standard features and more rear head and legroom. Also, the VW ID.4 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.
2EPA estimates only. Your results will vary.