2023 Solterra vs 2023 bZ4X Comparison in Shingle Springs, CA

Drive into a better tomorrow with the latest in green engineering from Subaru. All-electric vehicles are becoming more popular with zero-emissions and a unique powertrain, and the upcoming 2023 Solterra stands at the front of the eco-friendly movement. The Solterra is more than a check-mark in the green mechanics category; you'll experience time-trusted and upgraded safety features, the latest mechanical advancements, and the ability to reduce your carbon footprint with the enhanced performance suite. The Solterra might not be the only all-electric vehicle entering the market this year, but it stands as a top competitor. Compare the Solterra with the 2023 bZ4X from Toyota, and see how the competition stacks up. When you're convinced a Subaru is the ride for you, stop by our Shingle Springs Subaru dealership and test drive one of our greener vehicle options.

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2023 Subaru Solterra vs 2023 Toyota bZ4X: Exterior Design

Choosing to reduce emissions doesn't come at the cost of luxury and comfort. The 2023 Solterra pushes aerodynamics with standard twin liftgate rear spoilers and a complete underbody tray to keep your ride quiet and safe. The 2023 bZ4X offers a more standard option with a ducktail rear spoiler and a rear lower diffuser. You have a significant amount of ground clearance with the Solterra at 8.3" and the optional glass roof for a more open feel as you cruise the road. You have three exceptional trim options with the Solterra, while there are only two with the bZ4X, and you'll miss out on the unique eye catching paint enhancements only offered with the Solterra including two-tone roof paint. Both SUV options are roughly the same size and offer standard 18" alloy wheels, or you can upgrade either model up to 20" wheels.

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2023 Subaru Solterra vs 2023 Toyota bZ4X: Interior & Technology

You get a few extra luxuries inside the 2023 Solterra; StarTex trimmed upholstery is available as you climb trim levels, as are heated front and rear seats. You'll have to pay extra with the 2023 bZ4X to enjoy these amenities. Standard for both vehicles are ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel. There's space aplenty for passengers with 95.7 cubic feet of passenger volume, and you can lay down your rear seats and upgrade the cargo space to 73.0 cubic feet. The bZ4X, even with the rear seats folded down, only offers up to 56.1 cubic feet.

There is no skimping on technological advancements with either 2023 model. Both the Solterra and the bZ4X come standard with cloud-based navigation, wireless charging, and a 12.3" high resolution touchscreen with connectivity to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Upgrade to experience concert-worthy acoustics for either vehicle, but you can only experience the available voice-activated assistant with the Solterra. Simply say "Hey, Subaru" and the assistant goes to work locating a nearby charging station, fast food restaurant, or even your favorite coffee spot. Keep your eyes on the road and your mind focused with the easy-to-use assistant.

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2023 Subaru Solterra vs 2023 Toyota bZ4X: Performance

There's a ton of power packed beneath the hoods of these eco-friendly rides. The 2023 Solterra utilizes the all-electric StarDrive® drivetrain and the rear AX synchronous permanent-magnet motors. You'll pump out 215 horsepower and 249 lb/ft of torque with this powerhouse. The Solterra offers the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard across all trim levels. X-MODE® with Dirt and Deep Snow Mode, Grip Control, Downhill Assist Control, and Hill Start Assist are all standard fare on the Solterra, and you won't find these options on the 2023 bZ4X. The bZ4X has a standard AC synchronous electric generator, only producing  201 horsepower and 196 lb/ft of torque. FWD is standard on the bZ4X and AWD is available. Charging is a relatively fast process for either model; charge to full capacity in roughly 9 hours, or you can use the DC Fast Charge and push your power to 80% in under an hour so you can finish your drive without waiting an extended period of time. Range is excellent on both vehicles, with the Solterra getting up to 228 miles compared to the bZ4X getting up to 225 miles.

2023 Solterra STARLINK Display Screen

2023 Subaru Solterra vs 2023 Toyota bZ4X: Safety

Whenever you slip behind the wheel of a Subaru there's a high expectation of the enhanced suite of safety features. EyeSight® driver assist technology is standard fare on the 2023 Solterra featuring Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, and so much more. Comparatively, the 2023 bZ4X offers the Toyota Safety Sense® 3.0 with features like Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Reverse Automatic Braking is a feature you can only enjoy with the Solterra. The new Safety Exit Alert is standard to the bZ4X and available to the Solterra.

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The Solterra is the Top SUV Option for All-Electric Engineering

It's easy to see why the Solterra is a highly-anticipated upcoming model. With all these Subaru-exclusive safety features and a technology suite that can't be beat, the 2023 Solterra enters the market with a starting MSRP of $44,995. Although the 2023 bZ4X has an MSRP almost $3,000 less than the Solterra, you're missing out on key features that make an all-electric ride that much more worthwhile. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the EyeSight® suite alone are two standout reasons why you should move forward with a Subaru. When you're ready to move into the world of zero-emissions, give Shingle Springs Subaru a call and we'll get you scheduled for a world-class test drive.

Feature2023 Subaru Solterra2023 Toyota bZ4X
Starting MSRP$44,995$42,000
Standard EngineStarDrive® Dual MotorsAC Synchronous Electric Generator
Standard Performance215 Horsepower w/ 249 lb-ft of Torque201 Horsepower w/ 196 lb-ft of Torque
Standard Drive SystemSymmetrical All-Wheel DriveFront-Wheel Drive
Combined City/Highway eMPG Rating104 eMPG119 eMPG
Standard Wheels18-Inch Aluminum Alloy18-Inch Alloy
Max. Cargo Space73.0 Cubic Feet56.9 Cubic Feet
Standard Multimedia Touchscreen12.3-Inch High-Resolution12.3-Inch Toyota Multimedia
Downhill Assist ControlStandardUnavailable
Estimated RangeUp To 228 MilesUp 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.

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