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Volkswagen Id3 (2023)

On the other hand, not really changes on the ergonomics side. Too bad the tactile pimples of the steering wheel are always present, because the false manipulation by driving is never far away. Fortunately, the manufacturer promised us that they would soon be replaced by conventional buttons. We also note the new interface of the multimedia system which becomes more fluid in use. If many bugs have been corrected on this versions 3.5 of the software, we still remain below the more advanced competition in the field, in particular in terms of speed of execution as is the case for example on the Tesla Model 3. Yet Volkswagen tries things and now offers remote updates (OTA, for Over the air) but also to buy permanently at order, only for 1 year or to rent equipment for 1 month such as navigation, bi-zone air conditioning or atmosphere lighting in 30 colors. Air conditioning will cost € 289 for purchase, € 73 for the year or € 7.5 per month. Subscription options are a trend that is booming, but not sure that the consumer finds their account.

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How many kilometers can I travel with the Volkswagen ID electric vehicle.3 ?

The autonomy of the Volkswagen ID electric car.3 is 350 km at 557 km, with a single load, according to the WLTP standard.

Real autonomy can then depend on several elements: battery load level, the type of course (highway, city or mixed), air conditioning or heating, the weather, the elevation.

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Version Battery capacity Autonomy
45 kWh – Pure 45 kWh 350 km
Pro performance 58 kWh 427 km
Pro s 77 kWh 557 km
Pro 58 kWh 425 km

Volkswagen ID autonomy simulator.3

Use the simulator below to estimate the autonomy of the electric vehicle Volkswagen ID.3 Depending on the different criteria offered:

Version

Battery level
Air conditioning / heating

Autonomy

Highway (Moy. 120 km/h)
Strong rain or snow

The values ​​are calculated from WLTP autonomy. With this value is calculated the theoretical autonomy according to the selected criteria. Real autonomy is given as an indication and has no contractual value. This data is not provided by the manufacturers. More or less 10% error margin.

* Autonomy in 100% electric driving

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Volkswagen Id3 (2023)

After 3 years of marketing, the first electric compact of Volkswagen goes through the restyling box. The opportunity to improve interior quality, increase your equipment and offer new engines. ID3 is also better in terms of prices compared to competition. But defects persist.

Volkswagen Id3 (2023)

Volkswagen has made it its workhorse: 80 % of its sales will be electric vehicles in 2030 and it will permanently remove the heat engine on its new cars in 2033. Even if it means rushing by marketing cars far from being impeccable like the first ID3 in 2020. Aware of its flaws, the manufacturer has seen its copy. If the exterior of the compact receives slight aesthetic modifications, it is inside and under the hood, finally rather under the chassis, that the changes are the most notable.

Quality of life on board

Volkswagen Id3 (2023)

Attentive to customer feedback, Volkswagen reacted to criticisms issued in particular at the interior level for the new version of the ID3. Even if it is not really visible at the first glance, the door covering was redesigned and the rigid materials were replaced by foamed coatings, more comfortable and much more pleasant to the touch. Ditto for the lower part of the dashboard previously made of hard plastics not really worthy of the standards of the category. There are also topstitching on the upper coating which bring a substantial gain in terms of perceived quality.

The modified central console has new aerators, more discreet. The manufacturer also offers a cabin free from materials from animals. Thus, the steering wheel is covered with a vegan false leather and the counterports and the seats of materials made up of 71 % of recycled plastic waste. Finally, the most observers will notice the new central screen whose dimension goes to 12 “on all versions.

Volkswagen Id3 (2023)

On the other hand, not really changes on the ergonomics side. Too bad the tactile pimples of the steering wheel are always present, because the false manipulation by driving is never far away. Fortunately, the manufacturer promised us that they would soon be replaced by conventional buttons. We also note the new interface of the multimedia system which becomes more fluid in use. If many bugs have been corrected on this versions 3.5 of the software, we still remain below the more advanced competition in the field, in particular in terms of speed of execution as is the case for example on the Tesla Model 3. Yet Volkswagen tries things and now offers remote updates (OTA, for Over the air) but also to buy permanently at order, only for 1 year or to rent equipment for 1 month such as navigation, bi-zone air conditioning or atmosphere lighting in 30 colors. Air conditioning will cost € 289 for purchase, € 73 for the year or € 7.5 per month. Subscription options are a trend that is booming, but not sure that the consumer finds their account.

Volkswagen Id3 (2023)

Driving

In terms of driving, no upheaval for the new ID3 version 2023 and we find the good and bad of the first generation because nothing has been changed in this area. The good with suspensions that provide very good handling, driving pleasure and appreciable comfort, very good robbery diameters and very appreciable visibility. The bad arrives with a perfectible filtration of the small defects of the road which mums the occupants on bad roads. It is therefore on the motorization side that you will have to look to see the changes made to the ID3.

The new electric compact of Volkswagen always offers a single motor power which appears at 204 hp but, now, two battery capacities.

  • The little one, mounted on the ID3 pro performance, stands at 58 kWh (net capacity) for a torque of 240 Nm. The autonomy announced according to WLTP standard is between 418 and 427 km depending on the finish and size of the rims. This corresponds to consumption between 15.3 and 16 kWh/100 km. Thank you to the evolution of the electronics which made it possible to gain in performance.
  • The most powerful, which equips the ID3 pro S, is a capacity of 77 kWh net for a couple of 310 Nm and an autonomy between 545 and 557 km in mixed cycle with official consumption between 15.4 and 15 , 7 kWh/100 km.

Having taken the wheel of the smallest version, we will see an average consumption of 14 kWh/100 km over 200 km of country roads and fast tracks limited to 110 km/h. It is therefore better than the value announced by the manufacturer, a fact rare enough to report it. However, this was found with very quiet driving, without the need for frank acceleration to make overtaking or other.

Volkswagen Id3 (2023)

Note also that this new version is already planned for the bidirectional load and will be able to redistribute up to 10 kW. The car, once connected to the mains and a suitable terminal, will be able to serve as an energy source to supply the home network. Thus, during a big current need, the car will be able to meet the main needs and, the night when consumption is lower, it will be recharged at a lower cost if you benefit from the suitable price. And if no electrical consumption is requested in the residence, the reinjected current may be sold and report some money.

Note, the most powerful version is only approved in 4 places (5 for the small). In question, according to the manufacturer, an authorized weight constraint in charge.

Security

Without a big change, the ID3 especially benefits from a upgrade of its security equipment. It is now necessary to count on the presence of new driving aids: semi-autonomous level 2 driving, parking assistance with automatic function, serial reversing camera. Like its predecessor, it has the communication between “Car2x” cars which makes it possible to report incidents to the surrounding cars, provided that they too have Car2X.

Volkswagen Id3 (2023)

The Volkswagen ID3 in summary

With this upgrade, the compact of Volkswagen regains the hair of the beast and is among the most interesting of the segment. Especially in small pro performance version (from 42,990 to 46,990 €) because it gives entitlement to the ecological bonus of € 5,000. A little less in a professional version offered between 49,990 and € 52,990 because it cannot claim the bonus. Only alternative: opt for loa financing (used by 70 % of individuals in the manufacturer) which then allows you to enter the nails of the ecological bonus. Difficult to fight against a Renault Megane E-Tech Electric whose prices start at € 38,000 and which has a better-based multimedia system. On the other hand, the ID3 is more affordable than a Cupra Born V (from € 44,500) or that the new Peugeot E-308 displayed at € 48,000 in its only version available for now.

  • Progress finish
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  • 4 places and absence of bonuses in pro S version
  • Perfectible multimedia system

Three years later, a new Volkswagen ID.3 arrives: test

Volkswagen Id3 Phase 2 2023 Reviews

It is neither a new generation nor a restyling. Despite the few changes, Volkswagen could prefer to speak of the new start. Its new compact electric sedan is up to ? It came the time to test it and get an opinion on the new ID3.

In ten years, Volkswagen will no longer produce thermal engines. To do this, it is better to count on a solid electric range and from the right foot. When you face a false start, it is better to react quickly too. It is in other words that this brand has decided to do by launching a first restyling of its ID.3 Launched at the end of 2019. In the middle of the launch phase of a whole new electric range, Volkswagen returned to his compact sedan to correct the last signs of precipitation from a period of distant appearance: that of the dieselgate.

Precipitation, savings, lack of competence … The flaws of ID3 are explained by many reasons and the market does not help: in 2021 already, it was already necessary to face strong competition, made up of course of the Tesla Model 3, but also the arrival of the electric Fiat 500 and Dacia Spring for the smallest budgets. So that the sales of Volkswagen ID3 collapsed in half, in 2022, when the shortage of the components came to add its grain of salt.

From the 10th to 23rd place of sales between 2021 and 2022 on French soil, it was time to react. This is the whole idea of ​​the new ID3, which finds above all its interest in the care taken in the cabin, the front panel and the new 77 kWh battery capable of recharging up to 170 kW. ID Buzz, ID5 … The new ID3 is inspired and resumes a little more its place in the range, which it defended so far by its driving approvals, its comfort and its space on board. Will remain to be seen if the offer remains competitive against a Tesla Model 3.

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3 advantages of the new Volkswagen ID3

1) A more dignified interior

The new ID3 has most of its changes in its cabin. It was difficult to judge him in the photos, but the result is clearly visible once on the electric car. Mainly in terms of door dressing, Volkswagen has treated the front seats like the rear shelf. The visible and poor quality plastics of the first generation are largely replaced and we are closer to the Volkswagen quality that we would expect and that we would find on board a thermal or hybrid model.

The minimalist aspect of the first ID3 is always present, with this small module placed behind the steering wheel to display the speed (no meters, and the strict minimum as information), but it continues to do the charm and the customer interest. To avoid frustrating others, Volkswagen has integrated a new touch screen into its new ID3 2023, expanded to 12 inch. Due to its size and inclination, it is a little less oriented exclusively towards the driver and will serve as an entertainment screen more.

Volkswagen Id3 Phase 2 2023 Interior

2) a less childish style

Difficult once again to notice it without comparing them face to face, but the two Volkswagen ID3 are very different on their front side. The hood no longer has this two-tone color, with a dark part near the windshield. We take up a more classic style, with two small ribs on both sides near the lights. The rest of the changes are at the shield, again more conventional, although more aggressive and aerodynamic. A very slightly recovered detail in the light signature reworked at the rear.

In the end, this new drawing gives both a stronger feeling of maturity to the car, but also a more consistent integration into the whole range. At the start, it was not possible to compare the ID3 with other 100 % electric models based on the MODUAR MEB platform, because there was no. Today, we count the ID4, the ID5, the ID buzz and very soon the ID7, which has just been presented. Faced with them, the ID3 had this little childish character which may no longer have its place for its price in particular.

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3) New 77 kWh battery

Most Volkswagen ID3 customers choose the 58 kWh battery version. There are only two in the range, and the second is 77 kWh. With the new ID3, it evolves. At least, it changes from origin. Volkswagen is now obtaining from SK Innovation. The 58 kWh battery is still an LG battery and is not affected by the changes made on the 77 kWh battery.

These changes, who are they ? Volkswagen did not indicate any modification in the autonomy (the engine of the ID3 is the same, with its 204 hp) and we could not measure any change either change. That said, for recharging, it is now possible to rise to a power of 170 kW, much higher than the 135 kW previously. This makes the ID3 recharge as powerful as that of the Buzz ID, which takes up the same battery with the same supplier. The super-chargers stops are even shorter.

3 faults from the new Volkswagen ID3

1) No improvement for autonomy

Unfortunately for the two batteries, the autonomy does not change on the new ID3. Software developments in the past three years have saved “An additional ten kilometers”, explained a brand framework for us, but no optimization specific to the restyled model is to be seen. In the absence, the ID3 pro performance (58 kWh) is not better than the Tesla Model 3, with whom it stood in its standard version more. Facing the Propulsion model, the Volkswagen ID3 is beaten. Same thing for the 77 kWh version in the face of the Grande Autonomy Model 3.

It will therefore be necessary to count around 350 kilometers in mixed consumption, and 300 kilometers on the highway, with the 58 kWh version. The Pro S version will have an additional hundred kilometers. The course of our test was generally flat, with optimal climatic conditions, without having to use heating or air conditioning. Result, a consumption of 15.2 kWh per 100 kilometers recorded. To be driven, the pro performance version (58 kWh) is slightly more lively than the pro S version (77 kWh), but a little less well amortized at low speed.

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2) Always integration and screen defects

On the side of the ID3 defects, again and again these screen concerns. Oddly, they are more noticeable on the ID3 than on the other models in the range, while all use the same parts and the same software. But the global experience, especially in terms of navigation, is still not completely neat. Same thing with the voice command, which is triggered for no reason. Ergonomics still preaches despite the minimalist aspect of the car. Whether in the complex deactivation of certain driving aids at each restart, or in the overall limited appearance of the software in the face of competitors like Tesla.

In terms of steering wheel, it is missed for those who hoped to see the return of physical pimples. We will have to wait for the arrival of the new Tiguan, announced the boss of the brand Thomas Schaeffer to our colleagues fromCoach last month. Introduced in 2019, touch buttons are always integrated into the new ID3, and the latter are far from practical. They even caused more trouble than anything to customers and it doesn’t take much time while driving the car to realize it. Under the central screen, the problem and the same, and penalizes air conditioning controls in particular.

Volkswagen Id3 Phase 2 2023 counter

3) Choices to the client’s disappointment

Deliveries from the new restyled ID3 are preparing and barely three years after the copies of the first version, Volkswagen still seems to be in a hurry. Witness the choices to the disappointment of customers. To start, the route planner, to determine which recharge terminals stop during a trip. This is one of the big innovations of the latest version of the software, but it is only available as an option with the Comfort pack (1650 euros), or by opting for the second level of finish Style. It will be necessary to go through a third -party application otherwise, via Android Auto or Car Play.

Another problem, the pro S version of the Volkswagen ID3 (77 kWh) will not be available with 5 places at its launch. Another choice to the client’s disappointment, which Volkswagen explains with a concern for approval on a question of weight, which will then be settled. Indeed, the car is limited to a payload of 354 kg, ceiling which cannot be respected in the presence of five adults of medium weight on board. It will therefore necessarily be necessary to wait to choose an ID3 with the biggest battery and without this fifth condemned place which is really nothing valuing for the customer.

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Our opinion on the restyled Volkswagen ID3

Always as practical, handy, silent and minimalist, the new ID3 barely returns three years after its first iteration with the promise to set up its original flaws. Unfortunately, the challenge is not completely successful. If the Volkswagen ID3 is one of the best electric cars on the market and the best equipped, it remains one of those that give birth to the most frustrations to customers. The prices do not help anything, even if the pro performance version and its 58 kWh battery still manage to trigger the ecological bonus of 5000 euros.

Finally, it is the 77 kWh version which benefits the most of the restyling 2023, but its reinforced charging power is penalized by this concern for approval which still obliges Volkswagen to condemn its central place on the rear shelf, and limit the capacities of The four passenger car. Everyone will be well installed, the car has space, but a model 3 will always be more interesting to go on vacation the full trunk. Especially since the Volkswagen ID3 does not comply with a roof box.

Additional services such as the Volkswagen charging card are not included in the purchase of an ID3, which is also unfortunate at a time when it is wise for a manufacturer to retain its customers on the subject of recharge. In the defense of Volkswagen, its connected cars will continue to obtain updates remotely. The next version 3.5 will be an opportunity to refine the recharging possibilities by solar panel, and better electricity management including to supply energy to other devices.

The future issue of the model will be that of reliability. Faced with very competitive Chinese actors like MG, the question of quality and reliability should not escape the German manufacturer.