We’re comparing the fully electric 2021 Volkswagen ID4 with the plug-in hybrid (2021 Mk2 Facelift) Tiguan.
Vehicle Size Comparison
Both cars are classed as SUVs. The dimensions of both cars are:
- VW ID 4 dimensions = 4.58m length x 1.85 width x 1.64m height. (Wheelbase = 2.77m)
- VW Tiguan dimensions = 4.51m length x 1.84 width x 1.68m height. (Wheelbase = 2.77m)
So both cars are very similar in dimensions – the VW ID 4 is just a bit longer and slightly less tall. The ID4 does have a bigger boot at 543 litres compared to the Tiguan eHybrid which is 476 litres. (The non-hybrid Tiguan boot is larger).
Performance, Efficiency and Range Comparison
The 0-60 time for the ID4 is 8.5s, whilst the Tiguan reaches 60mph in 7.5s. In terms of efficiency, as the ID4 is fully electric and the Tiguan is a hybrid, it’s not possible to compare directly. The ID4 has a WLTP efficiency of 17.6 kWh/62 miles and resulting range of 317 miles. The Tiguan has a WLTP combined efficiency of 151.1mpg. Whilst operating in electric only, it’s actually more efficiency that the ID4 at 15.4 kWh/62 miles.
To have a comparable base-line, we are looking ‘Family’ trim on the ID4 and the ‘Elegance’ trim on the Tiguan. The base price of the VW ID4 Family is £45,535 and the Tiguan eHybrid Elegance is £37,780.
To keep the comparison as close as possible we will go with the a grey metallic paint, which is £645 extra for both the ID4 and Tiguan.
Both cars come with 19″ wheels as standard and have the same width and profile – 235/55.
Equipment wise, there are some differences and the table below details these.
|VW ID4 Family||Tiguan eHybrid Elegance|
|Wireless Smartphone Charger||Standard||£430|
|Electrically operated tailgate||£2,180 *||Standard|
|Area View||Part of ‘Assistance Package Plus’||£745|
|Advanced drive assistance||Part of ‘Assistance Package Plus’||£50|
|3 pin charging cable||£180||Standard|
|Sliding rear seats||Fixed – not an option||Standard|
|Discover pro media system||Standard||£620|
|Opening sunroof||Fixed roof only – no option for opening||Standard|
|8 Speakers||6 only – no option to improve||Standard|
* Part of the ‘Assistance Package Plus’. Not possible to option just tailgate separately. This pack also includes other things that are standard on the Tiguan eHybrid.
The VW ID4 Family comes out at a total of £48,540 and the Tiguan eHybrid Elegance at £40,270 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 ID4, meaning the Tiguan has a fair bit more.
In terms of car insurance, the VW ID4 Family is in group 30P, whilst the Tiguan eHybrid Elegance 28E. Therefore the annual insurance policy price for an ID4 is likely to cost slightly more than for the Tiguan eHybrid.
Therefore the conclusion is that the VW ID4 Family is comparatively significantly more expensive than the Tiguan eHybrid Elegance.
Of course the VW ID4 is fully electric, so it will have lower running costs. However is the premium (over £8000) worth it? It should also be noted that potential discounts on the Tiguan are higher than what you can get on the ID4. On the Tiguan it is possible to get around 10% discount, where as on the ID4, the maximum is typically around 5%.
NOTE: This comparison is based on prices as of 6th November 2021.