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Volkswagen ID. Buzz verdict

2022 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

Written by CJ Hubbard Published: 16 February 2023 Updated: 16 February 2023

Should you buy one?

The Volkswagen ID.Buzz is a rare vehicle that can appeal to both the head and the heart – as long as you can align yourself to the hefty cost and the limitations of the five-seater layout. The interior is fantastic to look at, spacious and packed with storage solutions, while the exterior is stylish, attention grabbing and unlike anything else on the market.

The ID.Buzz is also good to drive. It’s quiet, comfortable and more than brisk enough. You’ll have to make sure the complications of running an electric vehicle can fit into your lifestyle, but this is otherwise a fab family wagon. As long as you don’t need three sets of Isofix across the rear seat.

Yes, there are cheaper alternatives, and the ID.Buzz can’t match its VW Multivan stablemate for outright passenger-carrying practicality. But for a big-booted electric car with bags of personality, you’re unlikely to do better. There are a number of extremely premium EVs that are far nastier than this admittedly pricey people’s car.

What we like

It’s spacious inside and offers a huge amount of boot space. The driving experience is pleasant, it’s very refined, and you’ll struggle to find someone who doesn’t like its style.

What we don’t like

That rear seat is a little disappointing – the folding mechanism is basic and you can’t have individual chairs. The range suffers quickly if you drive it fast. Shame it isn’t cheaper.

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