2024 Volkswagen ID.7 review

The good-value, all-electric Volkswagen ID.7 is a fastback on a mission

At last, an ID that lives up to the true values of VW

At last, an ID that lives up to the true values of VW


I was beginning to wonder if it might ever happen. After the frankly disappointing ID.3, utterly forgettable ID.4 and improved but still unremarkable ID.5, Volkwagen has finally nailed the family electric car. Had VW decided that this would be the way to introduce the public to its all-electric future, the troubled history to date of its all-important ID sub-brand might have looked very different for it indeed.

For here is a car similar in size to the likes of the BMW i5 and Mercedes-Benz EQE, but selling for a fraction of the money. It is powerful, fast and fully competitive with the German premium brands for both range and recharging times. The interior is exceptionally spacious and, while still imperfect, the operating system is vastly improved and no longer makes you want to drive the car into the nearest tree and get the bus home.

But it’s the car’s ride and refinement that really stayed with me. I have been in cars that would describe themselves as limousines that got nowhere near this standard. Yet, at just over £50,000 and at least by often ridiculously overpriced standards of modern EVs, it seems like decent value too. The cheapest EQE has a lot less power and costs almost £20,000 more.

This is not just a fine EV, it’s a car that suggests VW has at last remembered that selling high-quality cars for reasonable money is what it does best. About time too.

Volkswagen ID.7 Pro Match

  • Price £50,670
  • Engine Front electric motor, 77kWh battery
  • Power 282bhp
  • Torque 402lb ft
  • Weight 2172kg
  • Power to weight 130bhp per tonne
  • Transmission Single-speed, rear-wheel drive
  • 0-60mph 6.5sec
  • Top speed 112mph
  • Range 383 miles (WLTP)
  • Charging capability Up to 170kW
  • Verdict ID with an identity.