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Volkswagen ID.5

(2022 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

72
%
A

Used car score:

71
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

53
%
E

Safety Rating:

87
%
A

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

74
%
A

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

72
%
A

Used car score:

71
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

53
%
E

Safety Rating:

87
%
A

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

74
%
A

Summary


Arriving in the UK in Spring 2022, the Volkswagen ID.5 is an upmarket all-electric coupé-SUV. The ID.5 range also includes a range-topping performance model – the ID.5 GTX.

The Volkswagen ID.5 is essentially a sleeker version of the ID.4 SUV – with a sloping roofline that reduces the car’s drag coefficient, which extends the range of the battery by a few miles. The ID.5 is powered by a 77kWh battery and a single electric motor, providing an official battery range of 313 miles.

While the ‘Pro’ and ‘Pro Performance’ trims offer power outputs of 172hp and 201hp respectively, the dual-motor ID.5 GTX model is significantly more powerful at 295hp, but reviewers are not all that impressed with the performance of models across the range.

What Car? asserts that the standard models “lack the instant punch you get from the Kia EV6 or the Tesla Model Y“, and that the ID.5 GTX would be “left for dead” in a straight-line sprint against the Tesla Model Y Performance or Volvo C40.

The majority of reviewers have criticised the coupé-SUV’s infotainment, which Carbuyer calls “needlessly confusing”, while Car concludes that, unless you like its exterior styling, there is no compelling reason to choose the ID.5 over cheaper alternatives – “The price simply doesn’t reflect this car’s dull dynamics and cheap-feeling interior.”

That said, most of these criticisms are reflections of how competitive the SUV market is at the moment. Described as “surprisingly spacious” by The Sunday Times, the ID.5 is still a practical car with plenty of on-board equipment included as standard and a competitive battery range. But as Driving Electric explains, “The ID.5 isn’t a class leader, for either driving experience or value.”

As of January 2024, the Volkswagen ID.5 holds an Expert Rating of 72%.

ID.5 highlights

  • Nearly as practical as the ID.4
  • Competitive battery range
  • Comfortable driving experience
  • Plenty of on-board tech

ID.5 lowlights

  • Complicated infotainment
  • Fiddly controls
  • Interior trim cheap in places
  • Expensive to buy outright

Key specifications


Body style: Medium coupé-SUV
Engines:
electric, battery-powered
Price:
From £52,185 on-road

Launched: Spring 2022
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

Auto Express

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Auto Trader

+

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Business Car

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Driving Electric

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Electrifying.com

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Green Car Guide

+

Heycar

+

Honest John

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Move Electric

+

Parkers

+

The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

+

Top Gear

+

What Car?

+

Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: March 2022
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 93%
Child protection: 89%
Vulnerable road users: 76%
Safety assist: 85%

The Volkswagen ID.5 coupé-SUV and the Volkswagen ID.4 SUV have an identical front end and the same list of safety equipment. Therefore, Euro NCAP says that the crash test rating they awarded the ID.4 also stands for the ID.5, including an excellent adult protection score of 93%, and an impressive safety assistance technology score of 85%.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

Model tested: Pro Performance Electric RWD Automatic

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: June 2023
Read the full Green NCAP review

Clean Air Index: 10 / 10
Energy Efficiency Index: 9.4 / 10
Greenhouse Gas Index: 9.6 / 10

This five-star rating above only applies to the ‘Pro Performance’ grade model, which is the range-topping 201hp version. It does not directly apply to the lead-in 172hp ‘Pro’ model, but both share the same 77kWh battery pack.

Reliability rating

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As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Volkswagen ID.3 to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusive from extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as we have sufficient data on the ID.3, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Battery rangeAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models323 milesA296 – 327 milesA – A
Electrical efficiencyAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models4.2 m/KWhB3.8 – 4.2 m/KWhB – C
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models33C29 – 50C – F
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£212B
Year 2£431A
Year 3£721A
Year 4£894A
Year 5£1,200A
Overall£3,458A

The Volkswagen ID.5 scores highly across the board when it comes to running costs, according to data supplied by our partners Clear Vehicle Data.

Its battery range and efficiency is very good when compared to the market as a whole, and the car’s five-year service and maintenance costs are rather affordable when compared to other electric cars of its size. Insurance costs are average.

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The Volkswagen ID.5 is a capable coupé-SUV with plenty of tech and a good battery range, but it is hard to justify over its talented rivals.Volkswagen ID.5