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2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review

Picture of the 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2022 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

MSRP*: $39,555 to $51,460
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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 35 - 36 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 34 - 35 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 84.3 ft3 64.2 ft3
Engine
  • 243-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 295-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
Transmission Continuously Variable 1-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 243 hp 201 - 295 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 2,200 - 2,700 lbs
Exterior Length 194.9 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 Hybrid 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 Hybrid 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). The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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 Hybrid, 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 Hybrid 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 Hybrid is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen ID.4 for pulling heavy loads. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen ID.4.

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

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