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2022 Genesis GV70 vs. 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review

Picture of the 2022 Genesis GV70

2022 Genesis
GV70

MSRP*: $41,500 to $53,100
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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* $38,770 to $49,732 $38,396 to $46,248
MPG - City 19 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 56.9 ft3 64.2 ft3
Engine
  • 300-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 375-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 295-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 1-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 300 - 375 hp 201 - 295 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 2,200 - 2,700 lbs
Exterior Length 185.6 in 180.5 in
Exterior Width 75.2 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 37.2 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 38.6 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.1 in
Front 40.6 - 41.1 in
Rear 38.4 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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
The Genesis GV70 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen ID.4, with comparable head- and legroom. The Volkswagen ID.4 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Genesis GV70, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Genesis GV70 will have less of an impact on your bank account 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. The Genesis GV70 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Dimensions
Since the Genesis GV70 is much wider than the Volkswagen ID.4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Genesis GV70, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Handling
The Genesis GV70 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 Genesis GV70 is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen ID.4 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Genesis GV70 greatly out-muscles the Volkswagen ID.4.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Genesis GV70 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Genesis GV70 and the Volkswagen ID.4. The Genesis GV70 has less cargo space than the Volkswagen ID.4, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Genesis GV70 than that of the Volkswagen ID.4.