The VW ID.4 is Volkswagen’s hottest EV in North America right now. As an electric SUV, it’s ideally suited to match the current trends in the automotive market.
But how big is it? To find out, I checked out the owner’s manual. This article contains exactly what I found therein.
If you need the dimensions of your VW ID.4 as a matter of urgency, I strongly recommend finding and opening the owner’s manual that came with your car. The figures on this page may be outdated or translated inaccurately. Double-check everything!
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How are the ID.4’s dimensions measured?
The dimensions of any car are measured using the following terms:
- Width: how wide the car is. This may or may not include the side mirrors, and manufacturers often provide two separate measurements.
- Height: from the road to the car’s roof. You might find a separate measurement to include the aerial fin.
- This is measured at curb weight (that is, with nothing in it).
- It doesn’t account for add-ons like roof racks.
- Length: the horizontal distance from the front of the car’s bumper to the furthest point of its rear bumper. The manufacturer might also provide measurements for a tow bracket, if applicable.
- Wheelbase: the horizontal distance from the center of the front wheel to the center of the rear wheel.
- Note that wheelbase is not the same thing as length!
- Track: the distance from the center of the tire tread across the axle to the center of the opposite tire’s tread.
- Trunk heights: the maximum point of an open trunk (front or rear) measured down to the road.
- Measured at curb weight.
- Ground clearance: the height of the gap underneath the car, between the axles.
- This usually takes into account the maximum permitted weight inside the car. The vehicle will most often ride higher.
- Turning circle: the diameter of the circle made by the car’s outer wheels when you turn the steering wheel to full lock at a slow speed.
What are the VW ID.4’s dimensions?
Here are the dimensions for the VW ID.4. You’ll find all this information towards the end of your owner’s manual. Check your specific manual for clarification!
Note that these readings are drawn from the European owner’s manual and translated into feet and inches. They’re rounded up or down to one decimal place and thus may have a slight margin of error.
- ID.4 width: 1,852 mm (72.9 inches) without side mirrors; 2,108 mm (83.0 inches) with side mirrors
- ID.4 height: 1,612 mm (63.5 inches) without fin aerial; 1,632 mm (64.3 inches) with fin aerial
- ID.4 length: 4,584 mm (180.5 inches) without tow bracket; 4,692 mm (184.7 inches) with factory-fitted tow bracket
- ID.4 wheelbase: 2,771 mm (109.1 inches)
- ID.4 front track: 1,587 mm to 1,597 mm (62.5 inches to 62.9 inches)
- ID.4 rear track: 1,567 mm to 1,577 mm (61.7 inches to 62.1 inches)
- ID.4 front trunk maximum height: 1,730 mm (68.1 inches)
- ID.4 rear trunk maximum height: 2,170 mm (85.4 inches)
- ID.4 ground clearance: 116 mm (4.57 inches)
- ID.4 turning circle: 10.2 m (33.5 feet)
Note: the ground clearance is measured at its maximum weight capacity. Your ID.4 will usually ride higher than this.
What are the interior dimensions of the VW ID.4’s rear trunk?
You might be interested to know the VW ID.4’s interior dimensions for its rear trunk. In other words, how much luggage can you fit in?
These figures aren’t officially given. However, a quick tape measure session yields the following approximate results:
- From the backs of the rear seats to the rear of the trunk space: 950 mm (37.4 inches)
- Width (side to side, in the rear part of the trunk): 1,250 mm (49.2 inches)
- Width (between the wheel wells, in the front part of the trunk): 1,000 mm (39.4 inches)
- Trunk floor to the lowest part of the ceiling: 820 mm (32.3 inches)
The official figures for trunk volume are:
- 30.3 cubic feet (858 liters) when the rear seats are up
- 64.2 cubic feet (1,817.9 liters) when the rear seats are down
Again, these figures have been translated and rounded up or down to one decimal point. There may be a slight degree of inaccuracy.
Why do a car’s dimensions matter?
A car’s dimensions don’t matter much in most daily driving situations. Most people have relatively good special awareness and know where they’ll fit and where they won’t.
You should check your VW ID.4’s dimensions in the following circumstances:
- Before parking in a small garage
- When deciding if you can transport something in the trunk
- If you need to take the car temporarily off the road
- For certain permit or tax information
- To calculate which car you should buy
- and more.
Stay safe on the road! In the meantime, if you ever need clarification on the dimensions of your VW ID.4, refer to your owner’s manual. You’ll find a copy below.