When comparing the Volkswagen ID.4's and the Tesla Model 3's specifications and ratings, the Volkswagen ID.4 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and interior volume. The Tesla Model 3 has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Volkswagen ID.4's and the Tesla Model 3's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Tesla Model 3 Pricing
A used 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 ranges from $33,985 to $52,830 while a used 2023 Tesla Model 3 is priced between $34,872 to $49,494.
Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Tesla Model 3 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Volkswagen ID.4 loses 56.7 percent of its value and the Tesla Model 3 loses 48.2 percent of its value. This means the Tesla Model 3 retains 8.4 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 Volkswagen ID.4’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Tesla Model 3 base engine makes 271 horsepower. The ID.4 is rated to deliver an average of 115 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 209 miles. The Model 3 is rated to deliver an average of 127 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 272 miles. This gives the Tesla Model 3 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Volkswagen ID.4. Both models use electricity.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Volkswagen ID.4, a electric SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Tesla Model 3, a electric compact car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Volkswagen ID.4 and the Tesla Model 3 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Volkswagen ID.4 and the Tesla Model 3 have the same Top Safety Pick+ award.