The ID 4 is Volkswagen's first all-electric SUV and the brand's first global EV. Right out of the gate, this vehicle does a lot of things right. The ID 4 is spacious and comfortable inside, it has a smooth powertrain, comes with plenty of standard driver aids and offers competitive range for a mass-market EV. On the surface, this cheerful-looking VW is entirely pleasant, but the devil is always in the details and it's the little things that take their toll.
But first, some good news. The ID 4 Pro S interior is unexpectedly premium, looking -- and in many ways feeling -- like something from. The dashboard's simple layout is modern and functional, with the infotainment screen angled slightly toward the driver. I love the rich, geometric patterns used on many of the surfaces, plus there are plenty of soft plastics and everything's assembled with painstaking care.
Pro S models feature 12-way power front bucket seats, which even offer massage functionality. Curiously, these chairs also have minivan-like armrests. Yes, they look unusual in an SUV, but they're cushy and adjustable, locking in different positions for enhanced comfort. Also, between those seats is a well-thought-out and versatile center console. Not only does it offer plenty of storage space and features a roll-top cover, it boasts a wireless charging pad, some American-sized cup holders and four USB-C ports, two up front and two serving passengers in the rear.
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