In comparing the Tesla Model Y's and the Volkswagen ID.4's specifications and ratings, the Tesla Model Y has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. The Volkswagen ID.4 has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. Based on this comparison of the Tesla Model Y's and the Volkswagen ID.4's specifications and ratings, the Tesla Model Y is a better car than the Volkswagen ID.4.
Tesla Model Y vs. Volkswagen ID.4 Pricing
A used 2023 Tesla Model Y ranges from $44,946 to $55,998 while a used 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 is priced between $33,973 to $52,829.
Tesla Model Y vs. Volkswagen ID.4 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Tesla Model Y loses 46.7 percent of its value and the Volkswagen ID.4 loses 56.7 percent of its value. This means the Tesla Model Y retains 10 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Volkswagen ID.4.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Tesla Model Y’s base engine makes 425 horsepower, and the Volkswagen ID.4 base engine makes 201 horsepower.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Tesla Model Y and the Volkswagen ID.4 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Tesla Model Y and the Volkswagen ID.4 have the same Top Safety Pick+ award.