Which Electric Car Is Better? 2023 Toyota bz4X vs. 2023 Subaru Solterra

September 9th, 2022 by

Toyota and Subaru have something in common: for the 2023 model year, they brought out their first all-electric SUVs to their lineup. It’s a massive push towards a greener automotive world. So if you’re ready to get your hands on the Toyota Bz4x vs. Subaru Solterra, let’s go over which one may be the better electric car for you.

Performance features on the Subaru Solterra vs.Toyota Bz4x

The Toyota Bz4x outperforms the Subaru Solterra in driving range, giving drivers 252 miles in the city, and the Subaru Solterra only gets 222 miles. The Toyota Vz4x is also ahead regarding mileage, reaching 131 on the city/107 highway, while the Solterra receives 93 on the city/111 highway. The good thing is both of these models are electric cars, so they produce zero emissions for the environment, giving drivers a clean drive everywhere they go and leaving paying for high gas prices behind them.

Bz4x: 

  • All-wheel drive, Front wheel drive, and Rear-wheel drive 
  • 201 horsepower
  • 252 miles range
  • 131 city/107 highway
  • Electric engine

Solterra: 

  • All-wheel drive 
  • 215 horsepower  
  • 222 miles range
  • 93 city/111 highway
  • Electric engine

Technology highlights on the Bz4x vs. Solterra

The Bz4x and Solterra are both turning heads regarding technology features. However, the Toyota Bz4x has some surprising upgrades that the Subaru Solterra doesn’t include, like: 

  • a hands-free liftgate
  • Rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on/off automatically based on the windshield’s rainfall
  • The standard wireless phone charging system

However, the Bz4x and Solterra come with a 12.3-in Toyota audio multimedia touchscreen display, standard wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility, and Android Auto connectivity. 

Warranty differences between the Solterra vs. Bz4x

You are getting more for your money by buying a Bz4x vs. a Solterra. The warranties on Toyota’s Bz4x include paying for any scheduled maintenance for up to 2 years or 25,000 miles (whichever comes first) with 24-roadside assistance for three years with unlimited mileage. In comparison, Subaru doesn’t pay for scheduled maintenance on the Solterra. On top of that, scheduling a maintenance appointment is a lot easier with Toyota as a brand, as there are almost two times as many Toyota dealerships as Subaru dealerships. 

The incredible reliability of these models

When buying a new Clermont Toyota vehicle, you want to make sure that the money you’re investing will go a long way. So, if you’re trying to decide between a Subaru Solterra vs. a Toyota Bz4x, reliability is a huge component in determining the right car. Toyota has a slight advantage over Subaru as Subaru is rated with 19 more problems per 100 vehicles than a Clermont Toyota. A survey conducted in 2022 of owners of three-year-old cars showed that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Subaru vehicles. 

Comparing: interior, cargo space, and safety features

The bz4x has more cargo space than the Solterra, with six more inches of width and an increase in height. The Clermont Toyota Bz4x seats five people, while the Solterra also seats five. The Bz4x comes with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 with six advanced safety features, while the Solterra comes with EyeSight with five safety features. In addition, every 2023 Bz4x comes with one year of complimentary unlimited charging from a pick of 800 public charging stations found through the Toyota app. 

Have any questions about electric cars? Call Toyota of Clermont! 

We would love to help answer any questions you may have about cars. So give us a call at (352)404-7000. We’re open seven days a week for your convenience at 16851 State Road 50 in Clermont, FL 34711. 

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