2024 Volkswagen ID.4

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2024 Volkswagen ID.4 4-door SUV
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front: original test
Side: updated test

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Standard blind spot detection
  • Standard lane departure warning
  • Standard lane departure prevention

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2021-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro EV 4-door

The Volkswagen ID.4 was introduced in the 2021 model year as the first electric SUV in Volkswagen's lineup. These ratings also apply to the Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron, introduced in the 2022 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the driver-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN2105
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Footrest (cm) 5
Left toepan (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 7
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 7
Lower instrument panel (cm) 5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN2105
Head
HIC-15 307
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Femur (kN)
Left 0.2
Right 0.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.33
Right 0.48
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.6
Right 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 68
Right 57

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2021-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro EV 4-door

The Volkswagen ID.4 was introduced in the 2021 model year as the first electric SUV in Volkswagen's lineup. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Volkswagen/Audi as part of frontal crash test verification. These ratings also apply to the Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron, introduced in the 2022 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP2111
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Footrest (cm) 7
Right toepan (cm) 5
Center toepan (cm) 3
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 3
Right lower dash (cm) 3

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP2111
Head
HIC-15 266
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 25
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Femur (kN)
Left 0.3
Right 0.7
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.54
Right 0.37
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.5
Right 2.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 57
Right 74

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP2111
Head
HIC-15 324
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 7
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 35
Femur (kN)
Left 0.0
Right 0.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.29
Right 0.43
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.0
Right 2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 51
Right 62

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2021-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro EV 4-door

The Volkswagen ID.4 was introduced in the 2021 model year as the first electric SUV in Volkswagen's lineup. These ratings also apply to the Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron, introduced in the 2022 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the moderate overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head contacted the side curtain airbag during rebound.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were very low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF2106
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 1
Left (cm) 1
Center (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) -5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF2106
Head
HIC-15 238
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.1
Femur force - right (kN) 0.1
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.23
Maximum tibia index - right 0.23
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 39
Right 55

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side: updated test

Rating applies to 2021-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S EV 4-door 4wd

The Volkswagen ID.4 was introduced in the 2021 model year as the first electric SUV in Volkswagen's lineup. These ratings also apply to the Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron, introduced in the 2022 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES2213
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -29.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES2213
Head
HIC-15 41
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 25
Lateral force (kN) 0.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 21
Average deflection (mm) 18
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.70
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.15
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 1.6

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES2213
Head
HIC-15 243
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 7
Lateral force (kN) 0.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 18
Average deflection (mm) 14
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.94
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.19
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 2.0

How the side crash test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (night)

System details

  • standard Front Assist (with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring)

Overall evaluation

Includes high-beam assist credit

This rating applies to all 2023-24 models
Advanced
Advanced

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 21 mph when using its high beams. When using its low beams, impact speed was reduced by 24 mph.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 21 mph when using its high beams and a warning was issued 2 seconds before impact. When using its low beams, impact speed was reduced by 22 mph and a warning was issued 1.8 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated