2023 Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Tesla Model Y

A light blue Volkswagen ID.4 is charging up its battery.
2023 Volkswagen ID.4 EV


2023 Tesla Model Y





ID. Light


Intuitive Start



Yes, for 3 years

Free Charging

Typically, no

The all-electric vehicle segment is growing with each passing year, and at the head of the class is the 2023 VW ID.4 and Tesla Model Y. While both of these EVs are designed with power, performance, and luxury in mind, only one of them will be right for your Monroe and Concord driving needs. Which one will it be? Our team at Carolina Volkswagen helps you in the decision-making process with this guide comparing the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Tesla Model Y.



Price & Trim Levels: Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Tesla Model Y 

The first thing most Indian Trail-area drivers want to know when deciding between the 2023 VW ID.4 vs. Tesla Model Y is the cost. The exact price varies by trim level. For instance, the starting MSRP for the base-level VW ID.4 is $38,995*, while the Tesla Model Y has a starting price of $46,990–a difference of nearly $8,000. Here is an overview of the Tesla Model Y vs. Volkswagen ID.4 starting MSRPs.

Tesla Model Y Prices by Trim

  • Standard: $46,990 MSRP
  • Long Range: $49,990 MSRP
  • Performance: $53,990 MSRP

Volkswagen ID.4 Prices by Trim

    • Standard: $38,995 MSRP*
    • Pro: $43,995 MSRP*
  • AWD Pro: $47,795 MSRP*
  • S: $43,995 MSRP*
    • Pro S: $48,995 MSRP*
  • AWD Pro S: $52,795 MSRP*
  • Pro S Plus: $51,445 MSRP*
  • AWD Pro S Plus: $55,245 MSRP*

Charging: Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Tesla Model Y

The ID.4 and the Model Y are known for their robust power and extensive range, but the Volkswagen is the only one to include three years of complementary 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America DC Fast Charging Stations.

Features: Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Tesla Model Y 

Both the VW ID.4 and Tesla Model Y offer a wide range of industry-leading features. However, with a Tesla, many of these key features are only available as upgrades, which means a higher price point. The Volkswagen ID.4 gives you a long list of premium-level standard and optional features, without the hefty Tesla price tag. As you compare the VW ID.4 vs. Model Y, here is just a sampling of the standard and available features offered by the Volkswagen:

  • ID. Light: The ID. Light is a dashboard light bar that detects audio and visual cues to send you real-time alerts.
  • Intuitive Start: Intuitive Start technology allows the ID.4 to detect when your key fob is within range. It then wakes up the touchscreen so it’s ready to use as soon as you step into your vehicle. 
  • IQ.DRIVE: This collection of safety features includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Blind Spot Monitor, Forward Collision Warning, pedestrian alerts, and, in some situations, automatic emergency braking.

Experience the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 at Carolina Volkswagen

The verdict is in for the 2023 Tesla Model Y vs. Volkswagen ID.4 showdown: the VW is the clear winner. Explore our current selection and try this exceptional vehicle out for yourself by stopping in for a test drive. We know you’ll enjoy its all-electric performance and opulent amenities. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or to request more information.


*Starting MSRP of $38,995 for a 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro with single-speed automatic transmission. Prices exclude transportation, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

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