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VW ID4 vs Audi Q4

Introduction

We’re comparing two electric cars – Volkswagen ID4 with the Audi Q4.

Vehicle Size Comparison

Both cars are classed as compact SUVs and claim to have interior space to match that of larger SUVs. The dimensions of both cars are:

  • VW ID dimensions = 4.58m length x 1.85 width x 1.64m height. (Wheelbase = 2.77m)
  • Audi Q4 dimensions = 4.59m length x 1.87 width x 1.63m height. (Wheelbase = 2.77m)

So both cars are extremely similar in dimensions – the Audi is just a few cm larger.

Price Comparison

To have a comparable base-line, we are looking ‘Family’ trim on the VW and the ‘S line’ trim on the Audi. The VW comes with the 77kWh battery and 204PS. Audi allow a choice of motors, so we will choose the 77kWh battery and 204PS one to match the VW. The base price of the VW ID4 Family is £45,520 and the Audi Q4 S line e-tron 40 is £46,375.

To keep the comparison as close as possible we will go with the popular white metallic paint, which is £635 extra for the ID4 and £575 for the Q4.

The VW comes with 19″ wheels as standard, whilst the Audi has 20″. So we will upgrade the VW wheels, which costs £490 extra.

Equipment wise, there are some differences and the table below details these.

VW ID4 FamilyAudi Q4 S line e-tron 40
Base Price£45,520£46,375
Metallic paint£635£575
20″ wheels£490Standard
Microfibre / leatherette seatsNot available (Microfibre only)Standard
Reversing cameraStandard£1,295 (part of Comfort and Sound pack)
Matrix LED HeadlightsStandard£1,075
Panoramic Glass RoofStandardNot available
Premium Sound SystemNot availableIncluded as part of Comfort and Sound pack
4-way electric lumbar supportNot availableStandard
Aluminium inlaysNot availableStandard
Park AssistNot availableIncluded as part of Comfort and Sound pack
Ambient Lighting Multiple ColoursStandard£100
Rear Centre Arm RestStandardNot available (only available in Edition 1 trim)
Power Operated TailgateOnly available as the Assistance Package Plus (which has lots of other things too, so difficult to compare)Standard

The VW ID4 comes out at a total of £46,645 and the Audi Q4 at £49,420 for as close as possible match equipment wise. It should be noted that there are several equipment differences that are not possible to match since options are not available – particularly options from the VW, meaning the Audi has a fair bit more. It should also be noted that the Audi has higher quality interior materials, plus has more physical buttons.

Summary

Therefore the conclusion is that the VW ID4 Family is comparatively slightly cheaper than the Audi Q4 S line e-tron 40.

The WLTP range of the VW ID4 Family is 318 miles, whilst the Audi Q4 S line e-tron 40 is 308 miles. So the ID4 is slightly more efficient.

NOTE: This comparison is based on prices as of 21st July 2021.