2021 Volkswagen ID.4 vs 2022 MINI Countryman

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
2021 Volkswagen ID.4
$39,995MSRP
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2022 MINI Countryman
2022 MINI Countryman
$29,100MSRP
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2021 Volkswagen ID.4
$39,995MSRP
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$29,100MSRP
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MSRP

$39,995

MSRP

$29,100

Average price

$24,173

Average price

$24,845

Listings

234

Listings

491
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

Pros
  • Quiet cabin
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Standard advanced safety features
Cons
  • Unimpressive electric range
  • Unintuitive technology
  • Poor visibility

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 MINI Countryman Reviews Summary

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

201 hp Electric

Engine

1.5L 134 hp I3

Drive Train

RWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

Horsepower

134 hp @ 4500 rpm

EV Battery Capacity

82 kWh

EV Battery Capacity

MPG City

104

MPG City

26

MPG Highway

89

MPG Highway

33

Battery Charge Time (240V)

8 hours

Battery Charge Time (240V)

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
2021 Volkswagen ID.4
$39,995MSRP
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2022 MINI Countryman
2022 MINI Countryman
$29,100MSRP
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2021 Volkswagen ID.4
$39,995MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 MINI Countryman
$29,100MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$39,995
$29,100
Average price
$24,173
$24,845
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.7
5.0
Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Quiet cabin
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Standard advanced safety features
Cons
  • Unimpressive electric range
  • Unintuitive technology
  • Poor visibility
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.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
201 hp Electric
1.5L 134 hp I3
Drive Train
RWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
134 hp @ 4500 rpm
EV Battery Capacity
82 kWh
MPG City
104
26
MPG Highway
89
33
Battery Charge Time (240V)
8 hours
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