2023 Subaru Solterra vs.  2023 Toyota bZ4X
 215-hp Standard Horsepower 201-hp
 220 miles  Standard Electric Range 250 miles
 Available  X-Mode N/A
 Standard  Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive  N/A
 126 cubic feet Total Passenger Volume Info not yet available

If you're considering an electric vehicle near St. Petersburg, FL, you'll want to compare two new electric vehicles on the mark, the Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra. Believe it or not, Subaru and Toyota teamed up to design both of these vehicles on the same platform in order to speed up their strategic shifts towards electric vehicle lineups. But is the 2023 Subaru Solterra the same as the Toyota bZ4X? While they share some similarities, there are several key differences between the 2023 Subaru Solterra and Toyota bZ4X. 

Read our electric SUV comparison for help with determining whether you'd prefer the Subaru Solterra or Toyota BZ4X. Once you're done reading, fill out a pre-approval and contact Subaru South Tampa to reserve the soon-to-be released 2023 Subaru Solterra at our showroom in Town N' Country, FL! 

2023 Subaru Solterra vs. Toyota bZ4X: Specs

The Subaru Solterra comes with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and two dual motors, meaning it's a bit faster and sturdier-handling than the Toyota. The Toyota, on the other hand, features slightly more electric range. Compare the difference between the 2023 Subaru Solterra and Toyota bZ4X specs below: 

Standard Subaru Solterra 160 kW Dual Motors:

  • 215-hp 
  • 220 miles of electric range

Standard Toyota bZ4X 150 kW Single Motor: 

  • 201-hp
  • 250 miles of electric range 

Available Toyota bZ4X 160 kW Dual Motor: 

  • 214-hp 
  • No range estimates yet 

2023 Subaru Solterra vs. Toyota bZ4X: Performance Features 

Although the electric SUVs are built on the same platform, there are some differences between the 2023 Subaru Solterra and Toyota bZ4X to note. They target slightly different markets. The Toyota is a commuter vehicle, and the Solterra can commute and excels off-road. While the Toyota can come with an AWD upgrade, the Subaru comes standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. This is a unique system patented by the brand that perfects torque distribution with a whole original design for maximized efficiency and responsiveness. 

What's more, the Subaru can come with X-Mode. This is a drive mode system, and although many vehicles feature drive mode systems, X-Mode is famously the most nuanced among the bunch. Considering that Subaru vehicles have long straddled the line between off-road and commuter segments, you'll find modes for maximizing fuel economy on the highway, alongside modes that perfect handling for mud pits and scaling rocky terrain.

The Solterra also features a superior 8.3-inch ground clearance for improved water fording and clearing uneven terrain. The Subaru is still a Subaru, and while it bears resemblance to the Toyota in so many ways, its versatility remains unmatched.

2023 Subaru Solterra vs. Toyota bZ4X: Dimensions 

If you're choosing between the Subaru Solterra or Toyota bZ4X based on size, you'll need to hold tight as dimensions have yet to be released for the Toyota. We do know how big the Subaru Solterra is, however. Expect 126 cubic feet of passenger space, and 30 cubic feet more cargo space than the Kia Niro (another competitor). You can also expect a rear power gate with a 41-inch wide opening, meaning that getting large objects into cargo bay is a cinch! Stay tuned for more specs as they're released. 

Reserve a 2023 Subaru Solterra EV Near Wesley Chapel, FL

You've read our electric SUV comparison and know the differences between the 2023 Subaru Solterra and Toyota bZ4X, and you know that the Subaru Solterra is not the same as the Toyota bZ4X. If you're still on the fence about whether to choose the Subaru Solterra or Toyota bZ4X after having read our 2023 Subaru Solterra vs. Toyota bZ4X comparison, give Subaru South Tampa a call at 866-250-2105. We're happy to answer any of your additional questions, and can help you reserve your Solterra ahead of its impending release date! While you wait, read our Subaru Solterra charging guide

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