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Finally, Subaru is entering the electric vehicle market. Firstly, with the 2023 Subaru Solterra, a small electric SUV that’s sure to make a name for itself. The automaker just started to take reservations for the new model, which won’t be available for some time. Here’s why the 2023 Subaru Solterra will be the next big electric SUV, with reservations open now.

2023 Subaru Solterra: Now taking reservations

2023 Subaru Solterra STI Concept, reservations are open now for the electric SUV.
2023 Subaru Solterra STI Concept | Subaru

If you’ve wanted a Solterra electric SUV, you can finally reserve one. For only $250, customers can put down a deposit to keep one saved. It’s completely refundable, so if you’re on the fence, don’t be afraid to reserve one just in case. According to CarScoops, the reservation program runs through February 28. Although there’s a lot, we still don’t know about the 2023 Subaru Solterra, most importantly, the price.

What is the first Subaru electric SUV?

A blue 2023 Subaru Solterra, reservations are open now for the electric SUV.
A blue 2023 Subaru Solterra is on display | Subaru

This Subaru model is based on the Toyota bz4x electric SUV. Despite the similarities, the two are pretty different from one another. Though we don’t know the entry-level price of the Solterra, we know some of the features that come with each model. Customers will get LED headlights, automatic climate control, blind-spot monitoring, and EyeSight driver-assist technologies starting with the lowest trim.

Moving up to the mid-level trim, the Solterra gains premium exterior upgrades like fog lights, roof rails, and 20-inch alloy wheels. Additionally, a power liftgate and unique rear spoiler join the list of extras. Inside the Solterra, mid and higher trims get a heated steering wheel, StarTex upholstery, heated front and rear seats, a wireless phone charger, and more. All of this can be enjoyed while listening to the Harman Kardon premium audio system. Finally, a surround-view camera, 12.3-inch infotainment system, and cloud-based navigation with voice assistant are available.

The best 2023 Subaru Solterra available

A blue 2023 Subaru Solterra, reservations are open now for the electric SUV.
A blue 2023 Subaru Solterra is on display | Subaru

The range-topping trim level comes with everything the lower models do, plus even more. Building on previous features, the most expensive model adds a panoramic glass roof, ventilated front seats, and a digital rearview mirror. Lastly, it comes with illuminated trim and an optional two-tone roof.

Every Subaru Solterra model comes with a dual-motor all-wheel drive system. This setup allows the electric SUV to make 218 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. Most importantly, the automaker says the Solterra will have over 220 miles of driving range per charge. Speaking of charging, DC fast charging capability delivering an 80% charge in less than an hour will be standard across all models.

Where can I charge my electric Subaru?

According to CarScoops, Subaru stated that it partnered with EVgo to “provide customers with access to more than 800 public fast-charging locations and 1,200+ L2 charging stalls spanning 68 metropolitan areas and 35 states.” That way, no matter where you’re driving, there will always be a charging station nearby. That’s become one of the biggest concerns for many people when purchasing an electric vehicle, which is why Subaru took the initiative to tackle the problem before it occurred.

In conclusion, the 2023 Subaru Solterra will be one of the hottest electric SUVs in the market. Reservations are now open, so if you’re interested, act fast. The automaker will announce the official prices in April or May of 2022. At that time, Subaru will notify reservation holders that they may contact their local dealer to complete the transaction. Fear not; reservations only require a $250 fully-refundable deposit. Once it’s all said and done, reservation holders will have to wait to receive their Solterra electric SUV this summer.


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