2023 Volkswagen ID.4  RealSafeCars96Safety Rating

#5 of 2023 SUVs

#6 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4
The ID.4, which Volkswagen introduced in 2021, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The ID.4 provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. The Volkswagen ID.4 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 is very safe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 has a score of 96, implying a 0.021% chance of driver death (1.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0214% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.4403%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0214% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.4403% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 is 54% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 is 47% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4: Front Assist, Lane Assist, and Blind Spot Monitor.

Safety features can still make a vehicle safer, even if not as flashy as emergency automatic braking. Optional Light Assist automatically switches high beam headlights off when oncoming traffic is approaching and turns them back on when there aren't any vehicles ahead. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Volkswagen ID.4. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you. Optional Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

10076Toyota 4RunnerHyundai NexoKia EV6BMW 3 SeriesTesla Model 3Volkswagen ID.4Audi Q4 e-tronTesla Model YFord Mustang Mach-EVolvo C40 RechargeVolvo XC40 RechargeHyundai Ioniq 5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 76 to 100. The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 is safer than the 2023 Toyota 4Runner, the 2022 Hyundai Nexo, the 2023 Kia EV6, the 2023 BMW 3 Series, the 2023 Tesla Model 3, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5, the 2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge, the 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge, and the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E. It is about as safe as the 2023 Audi Q4 e-tron.

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