2023 Volkswagen ID.3 Owner's Manual

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2023 Volkswagen ID.3 Owner's Manual

The 2023 Volkswagen ID.3 is a compact C-Class hatchback with rear-wheel drive and a D-Class wheelbase, priced at $47,800. Externally, it is a typical hatchback, similar to the Volkswagen Golf, but the similarity is only superficial. For ID.3, a completely different platform was used – MEV. It was originally created for an electric drive and a flat battery.

Volkswagen ID.3 2023 Specs

β€’ Weight – 1720 kg;
β€’ Length – 4.26 m;
β€’ Width – 1.81 m;
β€’ Height – 1.55 m;
β€’ Wheelbase – 2.765 m;
β€’ Suspension – independent;
β€’ Battery – 62 kW;
β€’ Charger – Type 2;
β€’ Power – 150 kW (204 hp);
β€’ Torque – 310 Nm;
β€’ WLTP approved autonomy – 420 km;
β€’ Maximum power in fast charge: 128 kW
β€’ Maximum speed – 160 km/h.

A characteristic feature of the model is its high threshold; this feature improves the safety of passengers in the event of an accident.

The car responds flawlessly to the accelerator pedal. The driver can change the driving parameters, either towards convenience or towards drive. When changing modes, the intensity of acceleration and braking changes.

At the front, the car received matrix LED headlights. The rear LED lights have an X-shaped brake light design.

Volkswagen ID.3 interior

The ID.3’s interior isn’t the most comfortable for rear-seat passengers. There is clearly not enough legroom here. Otherwise, there are no complaints about the salon.

In front of the driver there is a fairly voluminous windshield, giving a good overview. A distinctive feature is the β€œsharp” windows at the base of the A-pillars. However, this branded feature does not worsen the review.

The massive front panel also subconsciously gives a feeling of spaciousness. Ergonomics are excellent, as are the case throughout the Volkswagen range.

The driver’s seat has a wide range of adjustment, adding good load distribution and sufficient lateral support.

Touch controls have been added to the steering wheel; in appearance, it resembles the steering wheel of the Touareg. The main place on the dashboard is occupied by a 10-inch touch screen. There are 2 displays in total: a touchscreen on the central part of the panel and a regular one in front of the driver.

So the interior is quite good, there is enough space and light. The front panel is made of soft, high-quality plastic and goes under the windshield. The predominant color in the interior design is light gray. There are also a lot of additional LED lights: at the base of the glass, on the dashboard, near the door handles. Some lighting elements have a purely decorative function, while others have practical significance. For example, they confirm this or that action: starting the engine, etc.

The car received a classic rectangular trunk with a volume of 385 liters. There are additional hooks and a small niche under the floor.

Let us note such design elements as silver trim on the mirrors and roof arches, large rims and other stylish little details that give the car its own special corporate style.

The electric car also has such technological elements as three-zone cruise control, wireless charging, keyless engine start, 2 USB ports for rear seat passengers, various niches for small items, etc.

Main competitors of Volkswagen ID.3

The main competitors of the VW electric car include:

  • Hyundai Kona Electric;
  • Kia Niro EV;
  • Peugeot e-2008;
  • Honda e:Ny1;
  • Renault Megane E-Tech Electric;
  • BYD Dolphin;
  • Vauxhall Astra Electric;
  • MG5 Electric

Volkswagen ID.3 advantages and disadvantages


1. Design.
2. Quite spacious interior (not counting the problems with the high bottom in the back row).
3. Good handling.
4. Eco-friendly.
5. Minimum fuel costs.


1. Price
2. Mileage without recharging.

Main problems of Volkswagen ID.3

The biggest criticism is the electric car’s software. Some users note uneven corner joints, poor quality of painting, and cheap interior material. There are problems with the images on the display; the picture periodically lags behind the real situation. The multimedia screen is located far from the driver, which causes some inconvenience. There are also problems with sensory elements.

Volkswagen ID.3 maintenance

Electric cars require regular maintenance. Show it to the master at least 2 times a year. Problems especially often arise with software and β€œsmart” elements.

VW ID.3 Maintenance Schedule

VW ID.3 Maintenance Schedule

Volkswagen ID.3 is a stylish German electric car with very good performance for its class. Our website provides a user manual for the 2023 Volkswagen ID.3.

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