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Costs and real consumption: VW ID.5 GTX

The VW ID.5 GTX, which costs 58,120 euros, comes to the consumption check. We determined an average consumption of 26.2 kWh.

Let's get straight to the point: Significant differences compared to the ID.4? No, this is not existing. And that's good news. But more about that in a moment - and first about the externals: If you think of hatchbacks or hatchbacks as representatives such as VW Passat, Opel Vectra or Ford Mondeo, you are not entirely wrong, at least with the segment. Because the ID.5, with its 4.60 meters, is now in exactly the same size class as its blessed ancestor and its competitors were about 30 years ago. ,

But today's car fashion dictates high seats and flat roofs, so VW also sees it as its duty to supplement its electric range with a so-called coupé version of the ID.4. Although it is hardly flatter than its sister model, it can have a spoiler at the rear, which is intended to underline its dynamic character, and costs at least 1,600 euros extra. And what about the fuel and maintenance costs?

Our test consumption

VW states a WLTP consumption of 17.1 kWh per 100 kilometers for the ID.5 GTX. He moves away from this value in everyday life. We have determined an average consumption of 26.2 kWh, which causes electricity costs of 13.89 euros per 100 kilometers. The VW consumed 19.5 kWh on the eco lap, while it consumed 26.3 kWh on the commuter route. If the VW was moved in a sporty manner, consumption rose to 32.1 kWh. In November 2022, auto motor und sport calculated a total average price per kWh of charging current for using an electric car in Germany: 52.96 (rounded 53) cents.

Monthly maintenance costs

If you drive as resource-efficiently as we do on our eco tour, you reduce the electricity costs for 100 kilometers to 10.34 euros. The rather violent gait resulted in a sum of 17.01 euros. Vehicle tax costs EUR 0 per year for the VW, and liability insurance is EUR 368. Partial and fully comprehensive insurance cost an additional 118 and 489 euros respectively. Monthly maintenance costs of 268 euros are paid by those who drive the VW 15,000 kilometers a year. If the mileage is doubled, the sum increases to 495 euros. We leave out the loss in value in this calculation.

This is how it is tested

This is how auto motor und sport measures the power consumption: 70% commuter consumption: short distances of 21 km driven several times with 70% city, 30% overland share. 15% eco-consumption: economically driven driving profile using the maximum range with urban, rural and motorway sections. Motorway speed 130 km/h. 15% sports driver consumption: Constant driving with 80% Vmax (maximum 160 km/h) plus consumption information from a comparison drive, country road and motorway.

The monthly maintenance costs include maintenance, wear part costs and vehicle taxes assuming an annual mileage of 15,000 and 30,000 kilometers without loss of value. The basis for the calculation is the test consumption, a three-year holding period, no-claims class SF12 for liability and fully comprehensive insurance with Allianz including discounts for garage parkers and the restriction to certain drivers (not under 21). At Allianz, SF12 offers a discount rate of 34 percent for liability and 28 percent for comprehensive insurance. ,


In the auto motor und sport test consumption, the VW ID.5 GTX, which costs 58,120 euros, ends up with an average value of 26.2 kWh per 100 kilometers. This means that the electricity costs over this distance are 13.89 euros. The monthly maintenance costs are 268 euros (15,000 km annual mileage) or 495 euros (30,000 km annual mileage).


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