The 2023 Toyota bx4X vs the 2023 Subaru Solterra

September 9th, 2022 by

Considering making your next new Toyota an electric car? The 2023 Toyota bz4X is headed to a dealership near you this fall, and we can’t wait for it to arrive at Toyota of Orlando. However, it’s not the only electric car on the market so it’s critical that you do your research and decide which one will be the best fit for your needs. Today our Orlando Toyota dealership is comparing one of the Toyota bz4X’s closest competitors: the 2023 Subaru Solterra.

Toyota bz4X vs Subaru Solterra

How does the 2023 Toyota bz4X stack up against the 2023 Subaru Solterra?

Let’s talk about performance first, as that’s usually one of the most significant items on the list for drivers who want to take home an electric car. The Toyota bz4X outranks the Subaru Solterra in one of the most critical aspects of an EV – range. It gets 252 miles out of one charge, while the Solterra falls short at just 222 miles on one charge. Here are some other details in regards to their performance:

  • The Toyota bz4X comes in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The Subaru Solterra comes in all-wheel drive.
  • The Toyota bz4X gets 131 city and 107 highway MPGe. The Subaru Solterra gets 93 city and 111 highway MPGe.
  • This new Orlando Toyota offers better handling thanks to a lower 50 series profile with a stiffer sidewall than the Subaru’s 60 series tires.
  • This 2023 Toyota also pulls ahead in terms of interior space. It offers more cargo room, a wider cabin, and is taller.
  • Both cars offer a fully electric system under the hood, which means they’re zero emissions and use no gasoline whatsoever. Instead, they both have to be plugged into special charging stations to be able to charge up and hit the road.

Now let’s talk about features. You know that all of the cars at Toyota of Orlando go above and beyond in terms of safety and connectivity, but here’s how our Toyota electric car stacks up against Subaru’s.

  • Believe it or not, the 2023 Toyota bz4X and Subaru Solterra pretty much break even when it comes to safety features and technology. They both include key features like advanced airbag systems, blind spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure alert, daytime running lights, backup cameras, and automatic braking.
  • They also include similar convenience and entertainment features. However, this new 2023 Toyota includes wireless charging as a standard feature (Subaru adds an upcharge for it) as well as rain-sensing wipers, a feature not found on the Subaru Solterra. Additionally, the 2023 Toyota bz4X has a hands-free liftgate, which isn’t offered on the Solterra.

What about reliability, value, and warranties? Here are some points to consider:

Toyota offers no-cost scheduled maintenance on the 2023 Toyota bz4X for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. Subaru doesn’t offer no-cost scheduled maintenance. There are also nearly twice as many Toyota dealerships in the U.S., making it easier to find a service location.

  • J.D. Power and Associates 2022 Initial Quality Study provided data that Toyota vehicles are higher quality than Subaru vehicles – they’re rated above average, while Subaru cars are ranked below average. This is also the case in terms of long-term dependability.
  • Toyota is also ranked second in reliability by Consumer Reports, while Subaru is in eighth place.

Get updates on the 2023 Toyota bz4X from Toyota of Orlando

All in all, the best way to decide if a new Toyota bz4X or Subaru Solterra is better is to see for yourself in person. Toyota of Orlando should be getting this 2023 Toyota in the next few months; you can follow us on social media for updates or call us and give us your information so we can contact you. Our Orlando Toyota dealership is open seven days a week at (407) 298-4500 and we’re conveniently located just off the I-4 across from the Millenia Mall at 3575 Vineland Road.