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2021 BMW X3 vs. 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review

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2021 BMW
X3

MSRP*: $43,000 to $56,600
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Picture of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

2021 Volkswagen
ID.4

MSRP*: $39,995 to $48,175
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Invoice* $40,490 to $53,140 $38,396 to $46,248
MPG - City 21 - 25 MPG 104 - 107 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 MPG 89 - 91 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 62.7 ft3 64.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4, Inline-6 201-hp, (electric), 295-hp, (electric)
Transmission Auto Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 248 - 382 hp 201 - 295 hp
Towing Capacity 4,400 lbs 2,200 - 2,700 lbs
Exterior Length 185.9 - 186.1 in 180.5 in
Exterior Width 74.4 - 74.7 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 40.0 - 41.1 in
Rear 38.5 - 39.1 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 38.4 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW X3 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen ID.4, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X3 and the Volkswagen ID.4.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the BMW X3, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen ID.4.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW X3 is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen ID.4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW X3 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X3 is much wider than the Volkswagen ID.4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW X3, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Handling
The BMW X3 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Volkswagen ID.4, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X3 is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen ID.4 for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X3 has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the BMW X3 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X3 and the Volkswagen ID.4. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the BMW X3 as you will in the Volkswagen ID.4.

Warranty
The BMW X3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen ID.4.