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EVs are becoming increasingly popular thanks to their fuel-efficient, eco-friendly powertrains. That’s why automakers are hustling to electrify their lineups. The all-new 2023 Toyota bZ4X, a fully electric crossover boasting a futuristic yet familiar design, stands out from the Japanese auto giant’s gas-powered SUVs. But can it compete with mainstream rivals boasting modern luxuries? For instance, does the 2023 Toyota bZ4X have a sunroof? Find out that and more.

Overview of the 2023 Toyota bZ4X

A white 2023 Toyota bZ4X parked in a white and black room.
2023 Toyota bZ4X | Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

The 2023 Toyota bZ4X is now one of an increasing number of mainstream electric crossovers, including the Volkswagen ID.4, Hyundai Kona Electric, Ford Mustang Mach E, Chevy Bolt EUV, and Kia Niro EV.

The 2023 Toyota bZ4X offers two trim levels: the XLE and Limited. Buyers can opt for front-wheel drive and one motor or all-wheel drive and two motors. For either model, adding AWD and two motors costs $2,080.

Aside from their capacity, the 63.4-kWh battery in the single-motor 2023 Toyota bZ4X and the 65.5-kWh pack in the dual-motor variant are identical. The FWD, single-motor model’s EPA range estimates are 242 and 252 miles for the Limited and XLE trims, whereas the AWD models’ estimates are 222 and 228 miles. The bZ4X gets an estimated 107 MPGe or more on the highway and 131 MPGe in the city.

Unfortunately, Car and Driver’s highway testing placed the bZ4X at the back of the pack, getting only 160 miles on a full charge.

Does the 2023 Toyota bZ4X have a sunroof?

Yes, the 2023 Toyota bZ4X has a sunroof. Specifically, it’s a fixed panoramic glass roof. This large pane offers unobstructed views because it stretches to all corners of the roof. The bZ4X’s moonroof measures 186 square inches, about two times larger than a standard sunroof. However, you might wonder why it’s called “fixed.” Well, you can’t open it.

Why not? The glass roof’s complexity would make it challenging to open and close. But it’s made with durable glass, so you won’t have to worry about leaks, rust, or hampered performance, Toyota reassures. The company also uses an inorganic paint coating to ensure this part looks good and the vehicle retains its resale value. Some brands might charge extra for a sunroof as part of an add-on, but every Toyota bZ4X comes standard with a fixed panoramic moonroof.

Other attractive features of the 2023 bZ4X

Inside the bZ4X, the cabin is roomy and open. A sizable 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, and a 7.0-inch digital gauge display are standard on all bZ4X trims. A Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless charging for smartphones are also included. In addition, the Limited boasts a six-speaker audio system with SiriusXM Satellite Radio, but buyers can upgrade to a nine-speaker JBL stereo.

In addition, both bZ4X trims have several advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), including:

  • Lane-departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keeping assistance
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Safe exit assist

A multi-view camera, 20-inch wheels, Softex faux-leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, and front seats with heating and ventilation are also standard amenities on the Limited trim. Although the Limited is more luxurious, we recommend FWD because that drivetrain is more reliable. The XLE starts at $43,335, while the Limited costs $48,035.


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