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2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review

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2021 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

MSRP*: $38,735 to $50,640
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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* $35,513 to $46,428 $38,396 to $46,248
MPG - City 35 - 36 MPG 104 - 107 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 - 35 MPG 89 - 91 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 84.3 ft3 64.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4 201-hp, (electric), 295-hp, (electric)
Transmission Auto Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 186 hp 201 - 295 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 2,200 - 2,700 lbs
Exterior Length 194.9 in 180.5 in
Exterior Width 76.0 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 38.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Volkswagen ID.4. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the Volkswagen ID.4.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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. Both the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the Volkswagen ID.4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is much wider than the Volkswagen ID.4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen ID.4.

Handling
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen ID.4 for pulling heavy loads. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Powertrain
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid has much lower torque than the Volkswagen ID.4, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Toyota Highlander Hybrid more than the Volkswagen ID.4, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen ID.4.