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News 2023 Subaru Solterra Priced From $44,995 in the US

2023 Subaru Solterra Priced From $44,995 in the US

At just shy of $45,000, the new Subaru Solterra lands smack in the middle of the AWD EV field

  • Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard.

  • It will be available in three trims: Premium, Limited, and Touring.

The all-electric midsize Subaru Solterra marks the small Japanese automaker’s first foray into the world of EVs. Priced from $44,995, it positions itself among the current heavy-hitters in the ever-growing electrified midsize SUV segment.

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The Solterra’s main differentiator, compared to its twin the Toyota bZ4x as well as other competitors such as the Volkswagen ID.4, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Ford Mustang Mach-E, is that a dual-motor configuration is standard. As such, the total system output will of 215 horsepower and 249 lb.-ft. of torque while the range is set at 228 miles.

The all-new 2023 Subaru Solterra will be available in three versions.  Here’s how the trims breakdown according to Subaru:

Solterra Premium:

Priced at $44,995: Includes heated front seats and exterior mirrors; windshield wiper de-icer; 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels paired with 235/60 R18 tires; 7-inch LCD gauge display; Automatic Climate Control with S-FLOW; Rear Seat Reminder; and LED headlights (multi-beam low and single beam high).

The Premium trim comes standard with an all-new multimedia system featuring an 8-inch high-resolution touchscreen; smartphone integration with wireless Apple CarPlay®, wireless Android™ Auto; AM/FM HD stereo; SiriusXM All-Access Radio (4-month audio trial subscription); and more.

SUBARU SOLTERRA CONNECT (SSC) offers connected services for safety, remote access, service, navigation, and Wi-Fi (all services come with a free trial subscription). SSC features include Remote Climate Control and Remote Lock/Unlocking via smartphone; cloud-based navigation; and more. New Intelligent Assist for SSC allows voice control for the driver and front passenger for features including dual-zone climate control; cloud navigation operation; and integrated streaming operation.

The list of included safety features includes Blind Spot Monitor; Rear Camera Detection with Pedestrian Warning; and Parking Support Brake (PKSB). The PKSB system can apply the vehicle’s brakes if an obstacle is detected while reversing. Also standard is Safe Exit Assist, a safety feature that provides an audible and visual warning if it detects approaching vehicles before driver and/or passengers open their door.

Solterra Limited:

Priced from $48,495: Includes all the standard equipment from the Premium and adds the all-new multimedia system featuring a 12.3-inch high-resolution horizontal touchscreen; smartphone integration with wireless Apple CarPlay®, wireless Android™ Auto; AM/FM HD stereo; SiriusXM All-Access Radio (4-month free subscription); integrated streaming (30-day free subscription); Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio; and available cloud-based navigation system (one-year free subscription). A wireless charging phone dock in the center console is also standard on Limited.

As well, there is a 360-degree Panoramic View Monitor, Advanced Park, Parking Support Brake system with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. The new Digital Key allows the driver to access and start the vehicle with their smartphone. This feature works through the SUBARU SOLTERRA CONNECT app.

The Limited also adds comfort and convenience features including a 10-way power driver’s seat; heated rear seats (outboard positions); heated steering wheel; Harman Kardon premium audio system; LED fog lights; power rear door with automatic close and height memory; rain-sensing wiper system; and roof rails. The Limited comes standard with a roof spoiler (split) and 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels paired with 235/50R 20 all-season tires.

Solterra Touring:

Priced from $51,995: Includes all the standard equipment of the Limited, plus a digital rear-new mirror with view position adjustment and HomeLink®; ventilated front seats; panoramic moonroof with power sunshade; and front and rear LED footwell lighting. The Touring trim also has a two-tone exterior paint option.

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Matt St-Pierre
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