2021 VW ID.4 vs. Tesla Model Y

2021 Blue Volkswagen ID.4 vs Red Tesla Model Y
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 EV


2021 Tesla Model Y
$39,995 MSRP


$51,990 MSRP
250 miles


326 miles
IQ Driving System

Trunk Space

Split between rear and front
4,200 pounds

Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds

We’re living in exciting times when it comes to automotive manufacturing, especially as consumer-focused brands are building powerful alternatives to expensive luxury electric vehicles. One of the latest and most exciting is the new VW ID.4 EV, an all-electric SUV that’s made to compete with the most recognizable EVs out there in Arlington. See for yourself below with a VW vs. Tesla comparison from Alexandria Volkswagen!

2021 VW vs. Tesla: Price and Performance

So, how does the ID.4 stack up to Tesla in terms of electric performance? It’s set to be pretty stiff competition for the Tesla SUV, especially considering the massive difference in price:

  • VW ID.4 Starting Price: $39,995
  • Tesla Model Y Starting Price: $51,990 MSRP

For over $10k less, the VW ID.4 gives you many of the same benefits as the Tesla Model Y: efficient electric performance, fast charging, and a huge travel range. To compete with Tesla’s Supercharger Network, VW has built DC Fast Chargers as part of its Electrify America initiative.

  • Tesla Model Y Max Travel Range: 326 miles
  • VW ID.4 Max Travel Range: 250 Miles
  • Tesla Supercharger Network: 10%-80% charge in 20 minutes
  • VW ID.4 DC Fast Charger: 5%-80% charge in 38 minutes

The ID.4 also comes with great performance perks like available all-wheel drive and Volkswagen signature Instant Torque, so Springfield drivers will feel the powerful performance of an SUV on this affordable EV.

2021 VW vs. Tesla: SUV Utility

Do you want to use your SUV for more than just commuting? Most Washington DC drivers do! So what can you expect with this VW vs. Tesla comparison? The Tesla Model Y has advertised 68 cubic feet of cargo space, but that accounts for the total space with the rear seats folded and the front cargo area, which they call a “frunk.” If you want continuous cargo space, the VW ID.4 is the way to go. Here are the very useful specs:

  • VW ID.4 Trunk Space: 30.3 cubic feet
  • VW ID.4 Max Cargo Space: 64.2 cubic feet

It’s not just with cargo where the VW ID.4 has the upper hand. The latest estimates for towing have VW beating the Tesla handily. If you want utility out of your EV, the VW is the obvious choice. And don’t forget — it’s a lot cheaper!

  • Tesla Model Y Towing Capacity: 3,500 pounds
  • VW ID.4 Towing Capacity Estimates: 4,200 pounds

2021 VW ID.4 vs. Tesla Model Y: Driving Assistance Features

Tesla vehicles have become known for their self-driving capabilities, but did you know that Volkswagen has designed its own self-driving tech? It’s called Volkswagen IQ.DRIVE, and it comes with a wide range of intelligent features:

  • Travel Assist, a semi-autonomous driving assistance feature
  • Lane Keep Assist system that steers your vehicle to stay in lanes under certain conditions above 37 mph
  • Front Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Active Side Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist

Reserve the ID.4 Today!

As you can see from this VW vs. Tesla comparison, Volkswagen is making a name for itself in the world of electric vehicles! If you want affordable access to the future of electric cars in Alexandria, you owe it to yourself to check out this car. You can apply for financing online to see what kind of payment plan you can get, or contact us at Alexandria Volkswagen today to reserve the ID.4!


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