The dual-motor, all-wheel drive e-4ORCE system uses torque vectoring, rear-wheel recuperation independent from the front, and a bunch of other dynamics to tame body movements. It offers a more comfortable ride quality and helps reduce motion sickness in passengers too.
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It’s an approachable electric SUV that delivers a healthy amount of range, plenty of room for people and stuff, some EV quirks, and very few downsides — all for $40,000 to start. A weekend with the excellent ID.4 showed me it’s a great choice for anyone looking to make the switch from gas power, but not interested in making too big a leap from their conventional SUV.
This is a list of our top 10 electric cars for families at the more affordable end of the market, compiled considering factors such as range, usability, driving dynamics and value for money. Some EVs are still subject to relatively high prices compared with combustion-engined cars, but their premiums can be offset against lower running costs.
Volkswagen reserves the GTX name for its sportiest electric vehicles. The German carmaker hopes GTX badge will be to electric cars what GTI is to ICE cars » affordable, practical fun.
The VW ID.4 GTX is the first car to get the GTX badge and along with it it gets a second motor with an extra 101bhp in the front, making it all-wheel drive. The ID.4 GTX’s total power output is just under 300bhp which allows it to get from 0-100kph (62mph) in 6.2 seconds, and it has a slightly higher top speed of 180kph (112mph). And it gets some slightly more racy body styling.
Motor Trend’s Scott Evans takes a look at Volkswagen’s first ground-up electric vehicle in the US, the 2022 VW ID.4, and calls it “honest. It’s not trying to be the flashiest, or fastest, or the longest range. It’s just trying to be a good car. In contrast to the rest of the segment, the ID.4 is going for general competency, at a really attractive price. And that’s where it succeeds.”