2023 Volkswagen ID.4 vs 2024 Chevrolet Suburban

2023 Volkswagen ID.4
2023 Volkswagen ID.4
$38,995MSRP
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2024 Chevrolet Suburban
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According to CarGurus experts, the overall rating for the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 is 7.8 out of 10, while the 2024 Chevrolet Suburban scores 7.5 out of 10. Based on these ratings, the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 is the better choice for most consumers, offering a more affordable, practical, and safer option with advanced features.

Overview

MSRP

$38,995

MSRP

$57,600

Average price

$30,286

Average price

$74,260

Listings

886

Listings

5449
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.5 out of 10
Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
Cons
  • Potentially polarizing design
  • Unintuitive technology
Pros
  • Massively useful cargo capacity
  • Excellent powertrain options
  • Great towing capability
Cons
  • V8s are not fuel-efficient
  • Technology is underwhelming
  • Expensive

2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Reviews Summary

The Volkswagen ID.4 is still relatively new to the marketplace (it debuted for the 2021 model year) but VW is already making some important updates to keep it competitive and fulfill goals set when this compact electric SUV first launched.

The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 adds a new base model and a smaller 62-kilowatt-hour battery pack alongside the carryover 82-kWh to increase affordability. VW will also begin sourcing cars for its United States dealerships from the same Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory that builds the gasoline-powered Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport. The automaker has been discussing this since the ID.4 was unveiled, but at first cars for the U.S. came from Zwickau, Germany.

The 2023 ID.4 retains single-motor rear-wheel drive (RWD) and dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD) powertrain options, but gets revised exterior and interior styling, some software changes, and a few more standard tech features and driver aids.

The new-for-2023 base model is dubbed ID.4 Standard, slotting below the ID.4 S, ID.4 Pro, ID.4 Pro S, and ID.4 Pro S Plus trim levels (the Pro S Plus replaces the Gradient appearance package from previous model years). We recently spent a day driving a Pro S AWD model from Nashville to Chattanooga, along with a shorter drive in an ID.4 Standard model.

2024 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews Summary

For most families, the smart vehicle choice is either a minivan or a three-row crossover–something big but built on a car platform, like the Toyota Highlander or the Kia Telluride. But for families that are both big and enjoy big hobbies (think boats and horses), there’s no replacement for a body-on-frame hauler like the Chevrolet Suburban.

Verdict: The Suburban has long been a truck re-fitted to haul people, but its 2021 redesign introduced an independent rear suspension that resulted in more usable third-row space than ever before. Now, three years later, the 2024 Chevrolet Suburban still thrives as a capable and capacious family truckster, and it's a genuinely great option for anyone that needs its special blend of practicality.

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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

62 kWh

EV Battery Capacity

MPG City

115

MPG City

15

MPG Highway

99

MPG Highway

20
2023 Volkswagen ID.4
2023 Volkswagen ID.4
$38,995MSRP
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2024 Chevrolet Suburban
2024 Chevrolet Suburban
$57,600MSRP
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2023 Volkswagen ID.4
$38,995MSRP
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According to CarGurus experts, the overall rating for the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 is 7.8 out of 10, while the 2024 Chevrolet Suburban scores 7.5 out of 10. Based on these ratings, the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 is the better choice for most consumers, offering a more affordable, practical, and safer option with advanced features.

Overview
MSRP
$38,995
$57,600
Average price
$30,286
$74,260
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.3
Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

Read full review

7.5 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
Cons
  • Potentially polarizing design
  • Unintuitive technology
Pros
  • Massively useful cargo capacity
  • Excellent powertrain options
  • Great towing capability
Cons
  • V8s are not fuel-efficient
  • Technology is underwhelming
  • Expensive
Summary

The Volkswagen ID.4 is still relatively new to the marketplace (it debuted for the 2021 model year) but VW is already making some important updates to keep it competitive and fulfill goals set when this compact electric SUV first launched.

The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 adds a new base model and a smaller 62-kilowatt-hour battery pack alongside the carryover 82-kWh to increase affordability. VW will also begin sourcing cars for its United States dealerships from the same Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory that builds the gasoline-powered Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport. The automaker has been discussing this since the ID.4 was unveiled, but at first cars for the U.S. came from Zwickau, Germany.

The 2023 ID.4 retains single-motor rear-wheel drive (RWD) and dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD) powertrain options, but gets revised exterior and interior styling, some software changes, and a few more standard tech features and driver aids.

The new-for-2023 base model is dubbed ID.4 Standard, slotting below the ID.4 S, ID.4 Pro, ID.4 Pro S, and ID.4 Pro S Plus trim levels (the Pro S Plus replaces the Gradient appearance package from previous model years). We recently spent a day driving a Pro S AWD model from Nashville to Chattanooga, along with a shorter drive in an ID.4 Standard model.

For most families, the smart vehicle choice is either a minivan or a three-row crossover–something big but built on a car platform, like the Toyota Highlander or the Kia Telluride. But for families that are both big and enjoy big hobbies (think boats and horses), there’s no replacement for a body-on-frame hauler like the Chevrolet Suburban.

Verdict: The Suburban has long been a truck re-fitted to haul people, but its 2021 redesign introduced an independent rear suspension that resulted in more usable third-row space than ever before. Now, three years later, the 2024 Chevrolet Suburban still thrives as a capable and capacious family truckster, and it's a genuinely great option for anyone that needs its special blend of practicality.

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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
62 kWh
MPG City
115
15
MPG Highway
99
20
Look and feel
2023 Volkswagen ID.4
8/10
2024 Chevrolet Suburban
7/10
Volkswagen made subtle styling changes to the 2023 ID.4, including gloss black trim on the front bumper and a more squared-off rear bumper design to improve aerodynamics. New wheel designs and colors were introduced, and the rear VW logo now lights up. Despite these updates, the ID.4 didn't look particularly SUV-like, lacking the upright profile and ground clearance typical of traditional SUVs. This could be a drawback for buyers attracted to those features, although it was a common issue among many electric vehicles. The ID.4 was based on VW’s MEB platform, designed specifically for EVs with built-in modularity to support various models. The interior carried over the best qualities from recent VW gasoline-car interiors, featuring a minimalist design and an overall feeling of quality. Even the base ID.4 Standard model, with its manual driver’s seat, didn’t feel like much of a downgrade from the higher-level ID.4 Pro S. Leatherette upholstery with seat and door-panel inserts made partly from recycled fibers were standard for 2023. The 2024 Chevrolet Suburban, a long-standing name in the automotive world, continued to blend in with traffic despite its massive size. At 18 feet 10 inches long and over six feet tall, the Suburban was not for everyone, especially those in urban areas. However, it catered well to those needing ample cargo space, passenger space, and towing capacity. Chevrolet offered the Suburban in six trims, each with increasing levels of niceties, from automatic windshield wipers and LED headlights to 22-inch alloy wheels on the top-tier High Country trim. Inside, the Suburban provided a comfortable cabin with plenty of space for all passengers. Cloth seats were standard only on the lowest LS trim, while higher trims featured leather upholstery. The Premier and High Country trims offered beautiful brown leather interiors. Our test vehicle included a heated steering wheel, three-stage heat and ventilation for the front seats, and tri-zone automatic climate control. However, even the top-spec Suburban felt somewhat pedestrian inside, with supportive but not exceptionally comfortable seats for long road trips.
Performance
2023 Volkswagen ID.4
8/10
2024 Chevrolet Suburban
9/10
The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 offered a new 62-kWh battery pack for the base Standard and S models, available only with RWD. The Pro, Pro S, and Pro S Plus trims retained the 82-kWh pack, available with either RWD or AWD. Single-motor RWD models produced 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque, while dual-motor AWD models upped the output to 295 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque, achieving zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. The smaller battery pack reduced curb weight by 240 pounds, improving acceleration and handling. However, the ID.4 allowed too much body roll to be truly entertaining on twisty roads, despite its comfortable and refined ride. The ID.4 used regenerative braking to recover energy while decelerating, but VW didn’t pursue one-pedal driving. Instead, the ID.4 coasted in its default regen setting and stopped short of one-pedal driving in the more aggressive “B” setting. This might have disappointed some EV fans but provided a more familiar experience for EV first-timers. The 2024 Chevrolet Suburban offered three engine options: two V8s and a straight-six diesel. The 5.3-liter V8, standard on most trims, produced 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, with a towing capacity of up to 8,300 pounds with the Max Trailering Package. The 6.2-liter V8, available on higher trims, delivered 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, providing better acceleration. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel six-cylinder, with 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, offered better fuel economy and cost $1,500 less than the V8 on the High Country trim. The Suburban’s 10-speed automatic transmission was well-tuned, and the electronic button-style shift mechanism freed up extra space in the center console. RWD was standard on all trims except the off-road-focused Z71, which came with 4WD. The Suburban’s steering and brakes were impressive, and the height-adjustable air suspension handled rough roads well. However, drivers should expect some body roll and brake earlier due to the vehicle’s size.
Form and function
2023 Volkswagen ID.4
7/10
2024 Chevrolet Suburban
9/10
The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 offered more interior space than other affordable EVs, with more front-seat and rear-seat legroom than a Chevrolet Bolt EV or Nissan Leaf, and more headroom than the 2023 Kia Niro EV. It provided 30.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up and 64.2 cubic feet with the rear seats folded, making it more practical than most entry-level EVs. The ID.4 also had a towing capacity of 2,200 pounds for RWD models and 2,700 pounds for AWD models. Small interior changes for 2023 included a conventional lid for the center console and a better spot for a phone, as well as three-zone climate control with rear-seat controls and heated outboard rear seats. The 2024 Chevrolet Suburban excelled in cargo space, offering 41.5 cubic feet behind the third row, 93.8 cubic feet with the third row folded, and a maximum of 144.7 cubic feet. This made it a top choice for those needing ample carrying capacity. The Suburban also came standard with a 28-gallon fuel tank, allowing for roughly 650-700 miles of highway driving with the diesel engine’s 26-mpg highway rating.
Technology
2023 Volkswagen ID.4
7/10
2024 Chevrolet Suburban
5/10
For 2023, the Volkswagen ID.4 came standard with a 12.0-inch touchscreen, replacing the 10.0-inch screen on lower trims. The infotainment system received software updates for improved responsiveness, while wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto remained standard. The ID.Cockpit digital instrument cluster and ID.Light ambient lighting system were also standard. However, the haptic touchpads on the dashboard and steering wheel were distracting, although the voice recognition system mitigated this issue. The 2024 Chevrolet Suburban featured a 10.2-inch touchscreen on all but the base LS trim, which had an 8-inch screen. The infotainment system included Google Built-in, allowing access to Google Maps, Google Assistant, and the Google Play Store without needing to pair a phone. Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay were also included. Our test car had a rear-seat entertainment system with twin touchscreens, a $1,995 option. However, the 10-speaker Bose audio system lacked the richness of higher-speaker-count systems.
Safety
2023 Volkswagen ID.4
9/10
2024 Chevrolet Suburban
8/10
The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 received a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, with five stars in frontal and side crash tests, and four stars in rollover tests. The 2022 model received the IIHS’ highest “Top Safety Pick+” rating. The ID.4 came with standard driver-assist features, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear park distance control, automatic high beams, traffic-sign recognition, and VW’s Travel Assist 2.0. For 2023, it added standard Park Assist Plus automated parking, an automated lane-change feature for Travel Assist, and a 360-degree camera system. The 2024 Chevrolet Suburban received a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, with four stars in frontal crash tests, five in side-crash tests, and three in rollover tests. Standard safety features included forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, front and rear park assist, lane-keeping assist with lane-departure warning, and Chevy’s Teen Driver feature. Additional ADAS like rear cross-traffic alert were available on lower trims and standard on higher ones. The Premier and High Country trims could be equipped with Super Cruise, a semi-autonomous driving tech, as part of the Advanced Technology Package.
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