Subaru is known worldwide for creating some of the most reliable, long lasting vehicles on the road but now they're taking things one step further with the 2023 Solterra. Built on the e-Global Subaru Platform, the Solterra is the first ever all-electric Subaru vehicle. Combining the Latin words for "sun" and "earth", the Solterra SUV boasts an 8.3" ground clearance, standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and high-quality standard features inside and out. To see how the 2023 Solterra stacks up against the competition, we've created this convenient head-to-head comparison page against the all-electric 2023 Toyota bZ4X. Continue reading to see how Subaru is succeeding in the competitive world of all-electric vehicles right out of the gate.
The 2023 Solterra and the 2023 bZ4X compact SUVs are the same size, both offering standard 18" alloy wheels with the option of stepping up to a higher trim level for 20" wheels. Where the Solterra really stands out in its design is the standard twin liftgate rear spoilers that help manage airflow in conjunction with a full underbody tray for quiet, efficient, and safe driving. The bZ4X only offers a standard ducktail rear spoiler and a rear lower diffuser. Both electric vehicles offer available power rear gates for convenient loading and unloading of cargo while only the Solterra comes with available roof rails for extra cargo space. Two-tone roof paint is available on the Solterra for a more jaunty countenance as well as a glass roof for a more open feel. You don't have to sacrifice style when you choose the all-electric Solterra, which offers three trim levels to choose from where the bZ4X only offers two.
Even though both SUVs are the same size, the 2023 Solterra edges out the 2023 bZ4X when it comes to interior space. Offering a vast 95.7 cubic feet of passenger volume, the Solterra offers more front and rear headroom as well as more cargo space. Behind the rear seat, both vehicles have similar numbers but when you lay the rear seat flat, the Solterra opens up to provide a vast 73.0 cubic feet of room while the bZ4X only offers 56.1 cubic feet. Only the Solterra offers available Star-Tex trimmed upholstery for a more comfortable ride. You'll find available ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel in both SUVs but you'll find heated front and rear seats available only in the Solterra. To get those amenities on the bZ4X, you'll have to pay more for the optional upgrade.
Staying connected these days is of the utmost importance and the 2023 Solterra has all the tools and technology to help. Both the Solterra and the bZ4X offer cloud-based navigation, wireless charging, and a large, standard 12.3" high-resolution touchscreen that includes wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Only the Solterra offers the convenience of the available voice-activated assistant; just say "hey Subaru" and find the nearest charging station or coffee shop without taking your hands off of the wheel. Both the Solterra and the bZ4X offer available premium audio systems for the ultimate musical experience.
You don't have to sacrifice power and performance when you choose the reliability of the zero-emission 2023 Solterra. You'll find a StarDrive® all-electric drivetrain under the hood with front and rear AC synchronous permanent-magnet motors that generate a sturdy 215 horsepower and 249 lb/ft of torque. The 2023 bZ4X offers an AC synchronous electric generator that only makes 201 horsepower and 196 lb/ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard to the bZ4X with all-wheel drive available, while the Solterra comes standard with the world-famous Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. X-MODE® with Dirt and Deep Snow Mode, Grip Control, Downhill Assist Control, and Hill Start Assist are standard on the Solterra but unavailable on the bZ4X. Both SUVs will charge to full capacity in about 9 hours while DC Fast Charge will get you up to 80% power in just under an hour. The Solterra gets a range of up to 228 miles while the bZ4X manages up to 252 miles.
Subaru is known the world around for its award-winning safety features and quality driver assist technology that it engineers into every vehicle and the 2023 Solterra is no different. The Subaru EyeSight® suite is standard and includes Pre-Collision Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, and much more. The 2023 bZ4X comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense® 3.0 and includes similar features, such as Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Reverse Automatic Braking will apply the brakes if the system detects any kind of obstruction behind your vehicle and is standard fare on the Solterra, a feature you won't find on the bZ4X. The all-new Safety Exit Alert is available on the Solterra and standard on the bZ4X.
When you're ready to leave the world of gasoline-powered vehicles behind, the 2023 Subaru Solterra is waiting. With a starting MSRP of $44,995, you get a zero-emissions, all-electric SUV with powerful performance, amazing range, and features you won't find anywhere else. The 2023 Toyota bZ4X has a starting MSRP of $42,000 and while it's less expensive, the Solterra offers standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, an extra trim level, and more that the bZ4X doesn't. To learn more about the exciting 2023 Subaru Solterra, or to reserve your model, contact Byers Airport Subaru. We can't wait to get you into a new Subaru and help the environment at the same time.
|2023 Subaru Solterra||2023 Toyota bZ4X|
|Standard Engine||StarDrive® Dual Motors||AC Synchronous Electric Generator|
|Standard Performance||215 Horsepower w/ 249 lb-ft of Torque||201 Horsepower w/ 196 lb-ft of Torque|
|Standard Drive System||Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive||Front-Wheel Drive|
|Combined City/Highway eMPG Rating||104 eMPG||119 eMPG|
|Standard Wheels||18-Inch Aluminum Alloy||18-Inch Alloy|
|Max. Cargo Space||73.0 Cubic Feet||56.9 Cubic Feet|
|Standard Multimedia Touchscreen||12.3-Inch High-Resolution||12.3-Inch Toyota Multimedia|
|Downhill Assist Control||Standard||Unavailable|
|Estimated Range||Up To 228 Miles||Up To 252 Miles|
*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.