This compact crossover looks pretty conventional—until you realize there’s no gasoline engine. Instead, the all-wheel-drive version I spent time driving was propelled by a pair of electric motors with a combined output of 302 horsepower.
The lithium-ion battery pack gives the ID.4 a range of about 250 miles per charge. Topping it off can be done from a normal 110-volt wall plug (albeit very slowly) as well as faster Level 2 and Level 3 chargers.
The modern interior is noticeably quiet and easily accommodates four adults or 64.2 cubic feet of cargo. The vehicle has a couple of quirks, however, including a tricky arrangement that uses just two switches to operate all four power windows.
But, when you figure in a long list of desirable features, such as a large infotainment display with navigation and heated front seats with massage features, you have a small crossover that makes a big impact.
- Quiet, comfortable cabin with room for four
- Enough range to be practical for everyday use
- Lacks “one-pedal driving” capability
- Certain controls take some getting used to.
- A futuristic crossover that you can drive today
- Base Price: $39,995
- As Tested: $50,870
- NHTSA/Overall: Not yet rated.
- 107/91 MPGe (RWD)
- 98/88 MPGe (AWD)