How to Use the Multi-Function Steering Wheel Controls in the Volkswagen ID.4

by Gabrielle DeSantis

The Volkswagen ID.4 offers eco-minded automotive shoppers a compelling choice for a compact SUV. With its all-electric powertrain, the ID.4 provides zero-emissions driving and relatively quick acceleration. It’s surprisingly nimble around curves and corners. Also, the VW ID.4 comes equipped with an abundance of useful technologies. This includes the multi-function steering wheel. Read more to understand how to use it. 

A wide array of controls for the VW ID.4 multi-function steering wheel

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 | Volkswagen

With the multitude of controls on the multi-function steering wheel of the VW ID.4, you can conveniently operate many different vehicle features. On the left side of the multi-function steering wheel, you can press buttons to activate a travel assist feature and cruise control. If you press the mode button and then swipe the arrow, the ID.4 can switch to adaptive cruise control. While in adaptive cruise control, you can use the travel assist feature to help the ID.4 safely stay within marked lanes. 

The right side of the multi-function steering wheel has buttons that control voice recognition, audio selections, and the digital display instrument cluster. Press the talk button for a short time to activate the voice controls. If you press and hold the talk button, you’ll activate the voice control of a mobile device that’s connected to the ID.4. The view button enables you to switch to the various views for the digital display instrument cluster. This includes the standard display, navigation, and driver assistance.

The steering wheel, as well as the steering column and housings for the control panels and displays, have two color options. For the ID.4 First Edition model, the components are white. For the ID.4 Pro and Pro S models, they are black. With it wrapped in leather, the steering wheel has a premium look and feel. Also, for staying warm on chilly winter days, the steering wheel has a heating function. 

What other technologies does the VW ID.4 offer?

Driver's side front angle view of blue 2021 Volkswagen ID.4
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 | Volkswagen

In addition to the multi-function steering wheel, the VW ID.4 offers many other advanced technologies. Access a wide range of vehicle functions and entertainment options with the infotainment system. It’s available with either a 10-inch or 12-inch touchscreen. 

The innovative light system below the windshield uses pulses to inform the driver of various statuses. This includes turning instructions, information from the driving assistance systems, navigation, and phone calls. Also, all ID.4 models come standard with an in-car wi-fi system, a wireless charger, and smartphone integration. 

How much does the Volkswagen ID.4 cost?

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 offers three models: Pro, Pro S, and 1st Edition. Pricing for the ID.4 Pro starts at $39,995 for the FWD version and $43,675 for the AWD version. For the ID.4 Pro S, pricing starts at $44,495 for the FWD version and $48,175 for the AWD version. The starting price for the ID.4 1st Edition, which is only available in FWD, is $43,995. Also, if you can utilize the $7,500 federal EV tax credit, the price will be lower. 

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