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2022 Ford Explorer vs. 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review

Picture of the 2022 Ford Explorer

2022 Ford
Explorer

MSRP*: $34,010 to $55,380
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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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MPG - City 18 - 25 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 22 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 87.8 ft3 64.2 ft3
Engine
  • 300-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 318-hp, 3.3-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 365-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 400-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 295-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 1-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 300 - 400 hp 201 - 295 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 - 5,600 lbs 2,200 - 2,700 lbs
Exterior Length 198.8 in 180.5 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 43.0 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.5 in
Front 40.6 - 41.1 in
Rear 38.4 in

*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 Ford Explorer than in the Volkswagen ID.4. The Ford Explorer offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen ID.4, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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 Ford Explorer is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen ID.4.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford Explorer is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen ID.4 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Explorer greatly out-muscles the Volkswagen ID.4.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Ford Explorer does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen ID.4, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen ID.4.