Subaru has announced the pricing of its first all-electric vehicle, the Solterra SUV. The vehicle, which comes standard with all-wheel drive like most Subarus, will start at $44,995, with the “Limited” and “Touring” trims starting at $48,495 and $51,995, respectively. All models will have an additional $1,225 attached to it as destination and delivery charge. So price going to be up again.
According to Subaru the Solterra will have an “up to a 228-mile” range and will be able to charge 80 percent of its battery in under an hour. While the Limited and Touring models add features like roof rails, wireless charging, and a glass roof etc.
The Solterra is based on the same platform as Toyota’s bZ4X, which starts at $42,000 for a front-wheel-drive model. If you want the bZ4X with all-wheel drive, you’ll have to pay an extra $2,000 — adding up to still be $1,000 less than Subaru’s model.
The Solterra and bZ4X are not exactly the same car, but they have the same or nearly identical range (when comparing the AWD models, anyways), X-Mode off-road assistance, and infotainment systems, but Subaru’s vehicle has 0.2 extra inches of ground clearance. There are also at least a few stylistic differences between the two vehicles (beyond them being available in different colors), especially around the front.
Subaru says the Solterra will “begin arriving in limited numbers at Subaru retailers this summer.”