Last Updated on August 7, 2023 by Rose Morah
If you are looking to get the best tires for your ID.4, you will find this article very helpful. This is based on our own experiences and other ID.4 owners.
|Based on a recent survey that we did, EV owners reported more tire wear on their electric cars compared to conventional ICE cars. |
This is expected because most EVs are quite heavy due to their battery and faster acceleration, which puts more pressure on their tires than ICE cars.
However, electric vehicles’ weight also has its pros and cons. Read ID.4’s performance on snow to know how its weight impacts your driving experience on snow.
This is what we are going to discuss in this article:
- What determines the tire choice of your ID.4.
- ID.4 tires that give you better handling and do not greatly affect the range.
See also: Best EV Tires For Range.
What determines the tire choice of your VW ID.4?
It depends on what you want to achieve with the tires. For instance, are you looking for better performance, better range, or reduced road noise?
Regardless of the purpose that you want the tire to achieve, you can’t get a tire that fulfills all your needs.
That’s because most good EV tires will either be quieter, have less rolling resistance, or have better performance. So, it’s up to you to decide what you want.
For example, if you are looking for a low-rolling resistance tire then you must be willing to sacrifice grip. That’s because they tend to have less grip due to less rubber.
Likewise, a lighter tire will mean that the tire won’t have much tread life. A heavier tire, on the other hand, means that you end up losing some range.
Are Low Rolling Resistance Tires worth it?
Be sure to read this article to find out.
|TIP: If you are looking for 19 inches tires, you will have more options than ”20.|
The best ID.4 tires from our experience
We took the most recommended tires by other ID.4 owners and tried them under different conditions.
However, most of them were not new to us as we had used them before on our ID.4. Therefore, we had an idea of their performance in terms of traction, handling, and so on.
The table below shows the list of the best ID.4 tires based on our experiences:
|Best Volkswagen ID.4 tire (from experience)|
|1.||Michelin CrossClimate2 tires.|
|2.||Vredestein Quatrac Pro.|
|Best Volkswagen ID.4 winter tires (from experience)|
|1.||Michelin X-Ice Snow.|
PRO TIP: We recommend using Tire Rack for EV tire comparisons. You can easily compare the tires before making a purchase decision.
Most recommended tires by ID.4 owners
- Michelin CrossClimate2 tires
Based on the feedback, most ID.4 owners recommended the Michelin CrossClimate2 tires more than most other tires that they have used before on their EVs.
They gave the following reasons:
- Better handling.
- They ride quietly and smoothly.
- Most of them never noticed any range difference.
This means that they did not lose any significant amount of range after switching to these tires.
However, you should also note that these tires are not the cheapest option, especially if you are looking for cheaper tires for your ID.4.
- Vredestein Quatrac Pro
The Vredestein Quatrac Pro was the second most recommended tire by the ID.4 owners.
Most of them noticed an improvement in ride quality because the ride was smooth (the bumps were smooth too) and much quieter compared to the tires that came with the car.
Additionally, the tires tend to wear out very well. However, this depends on your driving habits.
- Continental XtremeContacts
The Continental XtremeContacts was the 3rd most recommended tire by ID.4 owners.
That’s because they are good all-weather tires that have proven to perform well on the ID.4.
Most recommended winter tires by ID.4 owners
- Michelin X-Ice Snow
We have driven up a snowy mountain and suburban driving in snow on these tires and they performed quite well.
We had much more control (better traction) and greater confidence when driving in snow on these tires than when driving on other tires that we have used before on our ID.4.
It’s no surprise most ID.4 owners recommended them when driving during winter.
- Nokian Hakkapeliittas
Nokian Hakkapeliittas tires were the 2nd most recommended tire by ID.4 owners who drive in areas that get as much as 18ft of annual snowfall.
That’s because they offer great traction.
However, you should expect a range hit. But it’s worth it considering that your safety should be paramount when driving on snow.
- Pirelli scorpion
Most ID.4 owners who switched from the regular stock tires to Pirelli scorpion during winter claimed to have noticed a difference in terms of performance.
That’s because they performed better than expected. However, from our experience, their performance was not as great as the other tires mentioned above.
- BLIZZAK DM-V2
The BLIZZAK DM-V2 also featured in the list of best winter tires because of the positive we received feedback from ID.4 owners who recommended them for ID.4 in winter.
Most of the ID.4 owners who recommend the BLIZZAK DM-V2 liked how well they handled on icy surfaces and because they have less road noise.
I hope this article has helped you figure out what tire to use on your ID.4.
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