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Driving Range and Power

Drive range is certainly a critical area that anybody who’s in the market for an EV must weigh heavily, and this is one of the categories where the ID.4 takes the lead. The Pro trim with rear-wheel drive boasts a remarkable driving range of 275 miles, while the Solterra Premium maxes out at just 228 miles. Not only that, but the ID.4 generates more power, producing 295 hp with the dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD) setup. This surpasses the Solterra’s maximum output by 80 horses. And even though the ID.4 is more robust, it still offers superior driving range, with dual-motor/AWD versions capable of traveling 255 miles per full charge. As an added perk, the ID.4 comes with three years of unlimited 30-minute charging sessions at any Electrify America charging network, a benefit that’s not available with the Solterra.

Pricing and Noteworthy Features

Another significant advantage of the ID.4 is its pricing, as the base trim has a starting MSRP of $38,995. This is noticeably more budget-friendly than the Solterra’s base trim, which is priced at $44,995. Comparing similarly priced models, such as the ID.4 Pro and the Solterra Premium, is especially enlightening: the ID.4 Pro provides a superior array of premium amenities, including amenities that aren’t standard on the Solterra Premium: rain-sensing wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, ambient interior lighting, a wireless phone charge pad, and a generous 12-inch infotainment touchscreen. While both trims get heated side mirrors, heated front seats, proximity keyless entry, and dual-zone automatic climate control, the Solterra Premium’s MSRP is $1,000 higher than the ID.4 Pro’s.

What’s more, the higher-end ID.4 trims are equipped with features that are not even available on the Solterra. Among the luxuries on this list are a hands-free liftgate, a heated windshield, an adaptive front lighting system, tri-zone automatic climate control, and massaging front seats with position memory. The ID.4 also gets the unique ID. Light system, which is a narrow light strip running across the dash that communicates with the driver using glowing visuals. Besides that, the ID.4 also offers a special intuitive start function where the vehicle can be started when you have the key fob in possession, sit in the driver’s seat, and press the brake pedal.

Advanced Safety Equipment

While both models offer a series of active driving aids, the ID.4 has a notable edge over the Solterra. The ID.4 Pro and Solterra Premium trims share many of the same features, such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. However, the ID.4 Pro goes a step further with its sophisticated automatic parking system, Park Assist with Memory Parking. This convenient driving aid can automatically steer the ID.4 into tight spots and even remember parking maneuvers with its cutting-edge memory function. While the Solterra offers a similar automatic parking system, it lacks the memory feature and is reserved for more expensive trims.


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