2021 Volkswagen ID.4 vs 2022 Chevrolet Suburban

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
2021 Volkswagen ID.4
$39,995MSRP
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2022 Chevrolet Suburban
2022 Chevrolet Suburban
$53,100MSRP
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2021 Volkswagen ID.4
$39,995MSRP
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2022 Chevrolet Suburban
$53,100MSRP
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MSRP

$39,995

MSRP

$53,100

Average price

$24,351

Average price

$52,476

Listings

299

Listings

856
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.5 out of 10
Pros
  • Quiet cabin
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Standard advanced safety features
Cons
  • Unimpressive electric range
  • Unintuitive technology
  • Poor visibility
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Powerful engine
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Potentially polarizing design
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Difficult to maneuver in tight spaces

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Reviews Summary

The “Dieselgate” emissions scandal forced Volkswagen to double down on electric cars, and now we’re finally seeing the first result of that: the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover.

VW has made an electric car before, but its last attempt, the e-Golf, was built to satisfy emissions standards, not rack up sales. It was barely advertised, and it was sold only in certain states. That’s not the case with the ID.4, which will be available nationwide and will even be built in Tennessee starting in 2022. Volkswagen views the ID.4 as a rival not to other EVs, but to mainstream gasoline vehicles like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

Being late to the party means there are already several other EVs trying to coax new-car buyers away from internal combustion, however. If you want a reasonably-priced EV, the Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Kona Electric, and Kia Niro EV already exist, and General Motors just announced the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV—a new variant of the Chevy Bolt EV with a crossover body style similar to the Volkswagen.

We tested an ID.4 1st Edition, which commemorates the car’s launch, and an ID.4 PRO S with all-wheel drive (AWD). The 1st Edition is a limited-edition model that has already sold out, but it’s mechanically identical to the ID.4 Pro S AWD, albeit with power sent only to the rear wheels.

2022 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews Summary

After launching a redesigned Suburban for the 2021 model year, Chevrolet further enhances its biggest SUV for 2022. Most of the changes relate to technology and safety upgrades, including a larger digital instrument cluster on LT and above trim levels, standard Google built-in software, standard park-assist and lane-maintenance features, and available reverse automatic braking. In the powertrain department, the big 6.2-liter V8 is now available on RST, Z71, and Premier trims.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

201 hp Electric

Engine

5.3L 355 hp V8

Drive Train

RWD

Drive Train

4X2

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

9

Horsepower

Horsepower

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

EV Battery Capacity

82 kWh

EV Battery Capacity

MPG City

104

MPG City

15

MPG Highway

89

MPG Highway

20

Battery Charge Time (240V)

8 hours

Battery Charge Time (240V)

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
2021 Volkswagen ID.4
$39,995MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2022 Chevrolet Suburban
2022 Chevrolet Suburban
$53,100MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2021 Volkswagen ID.4
$39,995MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 Chevrolet Suburban
$53,100MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$39,995
$53,100
Average price
$24,351
$52,476
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.7
4.3
Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Read full review

7.5 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Quiet cabin
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Standard advanced safety features
Cons
  • Unimpressive electric range
  • Unintuitive technology
  • Poor visibility
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Powerful engine
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Potentially polarizing design
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Difficult to maneuver in tight spaces
Summary

The “Dieselgate” emissions scandal forced Volkswagen to double down on electric cars, and now we’re finally seeing the first result of that: the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover.

VW has made an electric car before, but its last attempt, the e-Golf, was built to satisfy emissions standards, not rack up sales. It was barely advertised, and it was sold only in certain states. That’s not the case with the ID.4, which will be available nationwide and will even be built in Tennessee starting in 2022. Volkswagen views the ID.4 as a rival not to other EVs, but to mainstream gasoline vehicles like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

Being late to the party means there are already several other EVs trying to coax new-car buyers away from internal combustion, however. If you want a reasonably-priced EV, the Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Kona Electric, and Kia Niro EV already exist, and General Motors just announced the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV—a new variant of the Chevy Bolt EV with a crossover body style similar to the Volkswagen.

We tested an ID.4 1st Edition, which commemorates the car’s launch, and an ID.4 PRO S with all-wheel drive (AWD). The 1st Edition is a limited-edition model that has already sold out, but it’s mechanically identical to the ID.4 Pro S AWD, albeit with power sent only to the rear wheels.

After launching a redesigned Suburban for the 2021 model year, Chevrolet further enhances its biggest SUV for 2022. Most of the changes relate to technology and safety upgrades, including a larger digital instrument cluster on LT and above trim levels, standard Google built-in software, standard park-assist and lane-maintenance features, and available reverse automatic braking. In the powertrain department, the big 6.2-liter V8 is now available on RST, Z71, and Premier trims.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
201 hp Electric
5.3L 355 hp V8
Drive Train
RWD
4X2
Seating Capacity
5
9
Horsepower
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
EV Battery Capacity
82 kWh
MPG City
104
15
MPG Highway
89
20
Battery Charge Time (240V)
8 hours
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