2023 Subaru Solterra vs. Volkswagen ID.4

2023 Subaru Solterra vs. 2022 Volkswagen ID.4
2023 Subaru Solterra


2023 Volkswagen ID.4
215 hp

Standard Horsepower

201 hp
249 lb-ft

Standard Torque

229 lb-ft of torque

All-Wheel Drive


Wireless Charging Pad

8.3 inches

Ground Clearance

6.7 inches

Off-road Mode


Curious about the difference between the Subaru Solterra and Volkswagen ID.4? When you compare the Subaru and VW EVs, subtle differences emerge.These are some of this year’s most highly praised electric crossovers. Read our comparison between the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 and the 2023 Subaru Solterra, then complete a finance application and get in touch with Mark Miller Subaru Midtown to find out how to reserve a Solterra EV at our showroom in the greater Tooele area.



Subaru Solterra vs. Volkswagen ID.4: Motor Specs

When comparing the standard powertrains for the entry-level trims of the Subaru and VW EVs, the Subaru comes out on top. Dual motors, higher specifications, all-wheel drive as standard, and a much lighter vehicle all contribute to the vehicle’s quicker acceleration. Find out below how the Subaru Solterra and Volkswagen ID.4 motor specifications differ:

2023 Subaru Solterra:

  • 160 kWh dual motors
  • Standard Subaru Symmetrical All-wheel Drive
  • 0-60 MPH time of 6.5 seconds
  • 215 hp
  • 249 lb-ft of torque

2023 Volkswagen ID.4:

  • 150 kWh single motor
  • Standard RWD
  • 0-60 MPH time of 7.6 seconds
  • 201 hp
  • 229 lb-ft of torque

Much like in engine performance, the Subaru Soltera’s range offers a slight advantage over the Volkswagen ID.4. The 2024 Soltera has a starting range of 222 miles. The ID.4 starts at 209 miles. The difference between the Subaru Solterra and Volkswagen ID.4 is more than superficial. It’s in the performance.

Off-road Technologies: Subaru Solterra or Volkswagen ID.4

Finding an EV with off-road capability is as simple as choosing between the Subaru Solterra and Volkswagen ID.4. The Solterra is jam-packed with upgrades and off-roading features. About off-roading, the Solterra sets itself apart from the Volkswagen thanks to standard AWD, higher ground clearance, and various utility features. But the car’s most crucial off-roading feature is Subaru X-MODE®. This system transforms your Solterra from a convenient electric vehicle for commuting into a competent off-road vehicle. When you choose the X-MODE® on your dashboard, the following is done by this system:

  • Shift your transmission into a low gear so your engine doesn’t have to work as hard as you drive over rocks.
  • Furthermore, it will raise your drivetrain’s rear- and front-coupling to boost traction on rough roads.
  • It will also make your engine throttle open more slowly, delivering torque to your wheels faster for improved traction on uneven terrain.
  • All the while, X-MODE® turns on your Vehicle Dynamics Control system, which detects wheel slippage and can intelligently apply brake pressure at each wheel to achieve perfect traction.
  • Lastly, X-MODE® initiates Hill-Descent and Hill-Ascent modes at slower speeds to decrease wheel slippage as you take on hills!

Compare the Subaru and VW EVs After a Test Drive at Mark Miller Subaru Midtown!

After considering the Subaru Solterra or Volkswagen ID.4, get behind the wheel yourself and feel the difference in performance firsthand. If you have any questions, reach out to the team at Mark Miller Subaru Midtown! While you wait, apply for financing online and save time at the dealership! Upgrade your Park City commute with a great deal on a Subaru Solterra.


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