2021 LA Auto Show: How Much Ground Clearance Does a 2023 Subaru Solterra Have?

The 2023 Subaru Solterra was just unveiled at the 2021 LA Auto Show. Subaru has withheld many of the Japanese electric vehicle’s specs and details. The automaker just revealed a tidbit of information that is especially important to off-road enthusiasts. The Solterra’s ground clearance is much higher than its competitors!

How much ground clearance does a 2023 Subaru Solterra have?

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During the 2023 Subaru Solterra’s 2021 LA Auto Show appearance, Subaru reps reiterated how important nature and exploration are to the company. It’s clear that the new electric SUV is honoring its heritage by providing drivers with a way to experience the great outdoors as few vehicles can.

The Subaru Solterra is trail-ready. The Solterra is seen driving through wooded areas with tricky terrain in its LA Auto Show introduction video. The innovative new SUV never slipped or stumbled. It looked completely at home off the beaten path.

The Solterra’s ground clearance is important because great off-road vehicles have high ground clearance. According to an off-road buying guide by Edmunds, great off-roading vehicles should have about 8.5 inches of ground clearance.

The Subaru Forester has 8.7 inches of ground clearance. The new Subaru Solterra has 8.3 inches of ground clearance. The Solterra isn’t as high up as the Forester, but it shall be a great off-road vehicle in its own right.

Is the 2023 Subaru Solterra a good SUV?

The production 2023 Subaru Solterra will be built by Toyota | Subaru's Youtube Channel
This 2023 Solterra | Subaru’s Youtube Channel

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Few details about the upcoming 2023 Subaru Solterra have been released, so it’s hard to tell how good of an SUV the electric vehicle is. Subaru vehicles are typically reliable for at least a decade of use. They aren’t the most powerful SUVs, but Subaru SUVs tend to offer excellent safety features as well as smooth rides.

The Subaru Solterra shares the same platform as the Toyota bZ4X. It will have many similarities to the bZ4X because of its collaboration with Toyota. What sets the Solterra apart is its superior off-roading capability. The Solterra should be an all-around good electric SUV, but it will really shine off-road.

Should you buy a Subaru Solterra?

Blue-green 2023 Subaru Solterra crossover EV driving through a field, showing the horsepower and acceleration specs from its electric motors
2023 Subaru Solterra EV | Subaru

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The 2023 Subaru Solterra is designed for drivers who like to regularly go out into nature. Drivers who prefer a more conventional SUV should probably opt for the bZ4X instead.

The Subaru Solterra is estimated to have a range of at least 220 miles. It is expected to make 215 horsepower. Ultimately, the Solterra is pretty average in comparison to flashy electric SUVs like the Ford Mustang Mach-E. It will share qualities with its predecessors in the sense that it will likely be an affordable, trail-ready option for the casual adventurer. Is the Solterra a pass or a definite buy?

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