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2022 Toyota Highlander vs. 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review

Picture of the 2022 Toyota Highlander

2022 Toyota
Highlander

MSRP*: $35,855 to $49,960
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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 20 - 21 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 84.3 ft3 64.2 ft3
Engine
  • 295-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, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 295 hp 201 - 295 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 2,200 - 2,700 lbs
Exterior Length 194.9 - 197.4 in 180.5 in
Exterior Width 76.0 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 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 Toyota Highlander than in the Volkswagen ID.4. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Toyota Highlander and the Volkswagen ID.4.

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 Toyota Highlander will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen ID.4.

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

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

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

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Toyota Highlander more than the Volkswagen ID.4, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Toyota Highlander, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen ID.4.