2023 Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Tesla Model Y

2022 Volkswagen ID.4
2023 Volkswagen ID.4 EV


2023 Tesla Model Y


Around $61,000



ID. Light


Intuitive Start



3 years

Free Recharging


The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 is a boundary-breaking electric crossover that gives you more for less with an approachable price point and an abundance of trim levels to select from. But with the ID.4 being a newer entry to the EV market, many Kansas City drivers are curious how it compares to well-established options like the Tesla Model Y. Here, Volkswagen of Topeka uncovers some compelling differences between the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Tesla Model Y! Read on to compare pricing, features, and more.



VW ID.4 vs. Model Y: Pricing and Trims

Drivers in Omaha like to have options when shopping around for a new vehicle, and the 2023 VW ID.4 gives you more to choose from. What’s more, the 2023 VW ID.4 price starts at $37,495 MSRP* for the base model, while the baseline Model Y Long Range trim starts at around $61,000 —a difference of over $23,000 right off the bat! Actually, as you’ll learn below, you can bring home any one of the eight Volkswagen ID.4 trim levels for a lower price than the base Model Y.

Tesla Model Y Trims

  • Long Range: Starting around $61,000
  • Performance: Starting around $64,000

Volkswagen ID.4 Trims

  • Standard: $37,495 MSRP*
  • Pro: $42,495 MSRP*
  • AWD Pro: $46,295 MSRP*
  • S: $42,495 MSRP*
  • Pro S: $47,495 MSRP*
  • AWD Pro S: $51,295 MSRP*
  • Pro S Plus: $49,945 MSRP*
  • AWD Pro S Plus: $53,745 MSRP*

Not only is the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 going to cost less than the 2023 Model Y when you first make your purchase, but it also provides more future savings as it still qualifies for tax discounts. Tesla’s models, including the Model Y, have long exceeded their eligibility for tax discounts.

ID.4 vs. Model Y: Features

Okay, so comparing the price of the Tesla Model Y vs. Volkswagen ID.4 shows the Volkswagen to be the cheaper option, but that must come with a compromise, right? Wrong! The 2023 VW ID.4 is packed full of high-tech features at the base level. And while the Tesla Model Y’s full self-driving capabilities might entice some forward-thinking drivers, that ability will set you back an additional $12,000.

Take a look at all of the exclusive features Volkswagen gives you at no added cost in the 2023 VW ID.4:

  • ID. Light: Running the entire length of the dash, this light bar uses visual and audio cues to keep you apprised of incoming calls, charging status, and more.
  • Intuitive Start: When you sit down in the driver’s seat with your key fob on you, your VW ID.4 will “wake up” and turn on the 12-inch touchscreen so you’re ready to go as soon as you enter the vehicle.
  • IQ.DRIVE: Enjoy standard state-of-the-art driver assistance to bolster your confidence on the roads of St. Louis, including Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), an Active Blind Spot Monitor, and more.

VW ID.4 vs. Model Y: Charging

One thing that’s equally impressive between the Tesla Model Y vs. Volkswagen ID.4 is the freedom they give you with generous driving range and power. Both are driven by a purely electric powertrain and will help you leave gas station stops in the rearview. But, the VW ID.4 can provide future savings with 3 years of included 30-minute charging sessions starting at the date of purchase, ready to use at no added cost at Electrify America DC Fast Charging Stations.

Come and See the New ID.4 at Volkswagen of Topeka!

After comparing the nitty gritty of the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Tesla Model Y, are you feeling compelled to get behind the wheel of the ID.4? Contact us to arrange a test drive at Volkswagen of Topeka! We’d love to show you what this stylish and fun-to-drive electric VW is capable of. You can check our ID.4 inventory online and follow up with us at 785-380-0513 for information on availability.


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