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Volkswagen ID.4 - Practicality & boot space

Plenty of interior space and a big boot makes the ID.4 an ideal family car

Carbuyer Rating

4.4 out of 5

Measuring 75mm longer than a Volkswagen Tiguan, the ID.4 is a sizeable SUV. Not only that, but it also benefits from having a 'skateboard' platform, with most of the powertrain slung underneath the car. This gives designers a big advantage, allowing them to match the spaciousness of larger petrol and diesel models, and there's certainly lots of space in the front seats.

In the back, passengers are better able to spread out thanks to the lack of a central transmission tunnel, providing more foot space. The rear seats are also elevated slightly, giving a good view ahead and boosting legroom, while head room is still plentiful as well. It's more spacious than a Kia e-Niro, with plenty of room for adults to get comfortable.

Boot space

The boot comes in at 543 litres behind the rear seats, or 1,655 litres with them folded down. It's also a neat touch that there's a space for charging cables under the boot floor, so they aren't in the way of your shopping, or sliding around in the back as you drive. It's a bigger boot than the Ford Mustang Mach-E offers (measuring 402 litres) but it seems a missed opportunity that the ID.4 has no 'frunk' under its bonnet - especially as it was designed to be an electric car from the outset.

Volkswagen hasn't released exact towing specifications yet but the availability of a tow bar on the options list means it should be able to tow at least 750kg. Unfortunately, electric vehicles don't tend to be able to tow as much as conventional electric, petrol or hybrid models.

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