The 2023 Subaru Solterra was designed to be an off-road electric SUV
The 2023 Subaru Solterra was born to be wild. Consumers and critics speculated that the Solterra would be an off-road SUV. Now, following the 2021 La Auto Show, we know that our suspicions were correct.
The Subaru Solterra shares a platform with the Toyota bZ4X, but they are very different electric SUVs. Subaru has made it clear in its world premiere and 2021 LA Auto Show presentation that the Solterra is made to be enjoyed best in nature. Subaru is a huge supporter of American national parks, and such parks are precisely where the Solterra should be used.
The Solterra isn’t an overly refined, futuristic performance EV like some existing models. It’s made to get down and dirty in nature. The Solterra’s 8.3 inches of ground clearance proves that the SUV is made for off-roading fun.
The new electric SUV features Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. It also includes the automaker’s Dual-Function X-Mode traction control system for different types of terrain like deep snow and mud. The Solterra is the future of Subaru SUVs, and the future is bright.
The 2023 Subaru Solterra isn’t trying to be the quickest
According to Road Show by CNET, the Subaru Solterra makes 215 horsepower. It won’t be the most powerful electric SUV on the market by a long shot. The Ford Mustang Mach-E makes 266 horsepower and gets quicker and more powerful at every trim level.
The Solterra isn’t built for speed. It’s not trying to compete with the Mustang Mach-E or Tesla Model Y to be the fastest or flashiest electric SUV. The Solterra is in a lane of its own. It is a capable all-around electric SUV, but ultimately it’s built to explore and adventure like its predecessors.
Should you buy a Subaru Solterra?
The 2023 Subaru Solterra isn’t for everyone. The Toyota bZ4X may end up providing more value to the average consumer. The Solterra is the perfect electric vehicle for drivers who want an EV capable of taking out on a trail or off the beaten path. It will likely be more expensive than the average Subaru SUV, but it will save drivers money on gas. The electric SUV is also better for the American national parks that it is designed to frequent.
The Solterra sticks to Subaru’s fundamental values while bringing something new to the table. Meet the ultimate eco-friendly off-road SUV.