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The Volkswagen I.D. vs. Tesla Model 3: Experts’ Insight

Volkswagen ID Review in Rockaway NJ - Trend Motors VolkswagenOf the more than 20 electric vehicles (EVs) that Volkswagen plans to release by 2025, a Golf-sized sport utility vehicle — VW I.D. — attracted the most attention.

There isn’t much to write about the I.D. because it is planned for release more than two years from now. However, many experts have compared it to the Tesla Model 3.

Designed to attain the highest safety standards in every category, Model 3 cars deliver 220 miles of range while starting at $35,000 and can get from zero to 60 mph in less than 5.1 seconds. They come with Tesla’s driverless autopilot features and are fitted with necessary hardware to improve several functions through over-the-air updates. The cars also feature regenerative braking, a technology Tesla uses to harvest energy from the brakes to boost battery life.

VW I.D.’s Are Just As Functional, But Cheaper And More Futuristic

The VW I.D. and Tesla Model 3 are very similar. Both are electric cars designed with the driverless concept in mind. Both are equipped with features that enhance driver and passenger comfort and safety. And both try to minimize energy wastage, always saving any excesses in the battery.

However, while the Model 3 is designed for today, it Volkswagen has one eye on the future with its I.D. There are a few clear-cut differences between the Model 3 and the I.D., including:

  • The I.D. concept

As the name suggests, the VW I.D. is built on the idea of giving each VW driver an ID. The ID is an individual profile in which the personal seat, air conditioning settings, sound system settings, your favorite radio stations and songs, exterior sounds, the type of lighting and many other details are saved. The profile can be securely accessed via the cloud, allowing the car to identify users by their smartphone and know exactly who is getting behind the wheel.

  • Range difference

The 168-horsepower I.D. will have a range of 175 to 265 miles. Going by Tesla’s recent statement, the Model 3, has a range of roughly 215 miles.

  • I.D.’s cost $8,000 less

The four-door I.D. is expected to be up to 25 percent cheaper than Model 3. During the Automobile Forum 2017 in Germany, Thomas Sedran, Volkswagen head of Group Strategy, disclosed the I.D. will cost $7,000 to $8,000 less than the Model 3. Considering that Model 3 prices start at $35,000, it is expected VW I.D.’s will sell at about $28,000.

Trend Motors will be among the first to have the I.D.’s in stock when they are released. In the meantime, feel free to browse our new and pre-owned e-Golf and e-Up EVs.

Best new and used car powertrain warranties in New Jersey

Trend Motors is now offering Lifetime Limited Powertrain Warranties

Best new and used car powertrain warranties in New Jersey

At Trend Motors we find ourselves talking about budget shopping frequently. People clip coupons to save money at the grocery store, turn off lights to cut on the electric bill and apply plastic film to their windows to prepare for the heat loss that comes with cold winter weather. We’re always looking for ways to save money, and cut down on that budget, which is why it’s so much easier to spend five dollars on extra snacks while waiting in line at the store than it is to lay out money for the things we truly use day to day. We know our possessions are fragile, which is why we pay for warranties on our cellphones and electronics to ensure that if they break, we won’t be left with an expensive repair that doesn’t fit in our budget. Now Trend Motors is offering something similar for your car as we have one of the best new and used car powertrain warranties in New Jersey, except we won’t charge you for it. Read the rest of this entry >>

Trend Motors sponsors the Renegades Youth Lacrosse Program

Trend is giving back by sponsoring the Renegade Lacrosse Event

Trend Motors sponsors the Renegades Youth Lacrosse Program

Last month we told you this year marks our 50th, and it’s been an exciting time for us. One of the greatest benefits of staying small is we can afford to run our business with a level of transparency, meaning we never have to lose sight of our local roots. If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, then you are aware that we’re proud and happy to sponsor what we consider excellent local events. We have a special spot in our hearts for the Morris County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is always exciting, but now it’s the season of Summer Lovin’, and we’re loving the opportunity to get involved in local sporting events. For those of you not already in the know, Trend Motors sponsors the Renegades Youth Lacrosse Program. Read the rest of this entry >>


It’s our 50th anniversary!

New cars for sale in Morris County NJ

This year is a special one for us. Fifty years is a long time to do business, and our staff here at Trend Motors have loved every minute of it. Some of us have been enjoying the ride for longer than others, but we’re all happy to serve our community. So happy, we want to share the joy with all of you. Which, naturally, means we have a whole lot of new cars for sale in Morris County NJ. Read the rest of this entry >>