We have good news and bad news about the new Toyota bZ4X. We will get things started with the good news. The 2023 Toyota bZ4X is expected to be much cheaper than the Tesla Model Y to provide an affordable electric SUV. However, the range might be lacking as a result.
How much does the 2023 Toyota bZ4X cost?
Official pricing for the 2023 Toyota bZ4X hasn’t been released, but according to Bloomberg, it will sell for a much lower price than the Tesla Model Y. You can get started in a 2022 Tesla Model Y for about $59,990.
The Toyota bZ4X could start around $40,000, which is thousands less than the Tesla Model Y. This price would put it on par with the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime Hybrid, with its $39,000 MSRP. Both the bZ4X and Prime are based on the RAV4.
But savings with the bZ4X do come at a cost. It’s possible that this SUV will arrive with less power and range compared to rivals.
How much range does the Toyota bZ4X have?
Reportedly, the 2023 Toyota bZ4X could have a range of about 250 miles. Meanwhile, the Telsa Model offers up to an EPA-estimated 318 miles of range. Plus, the Ford Mustang Mach-E provides up to 314 miles of range.
While 250 miles is more than enough range for the average daily driver, it could cause some range anxiety during trips. Also, it’s a bold move to release something that falls behind the competition.
The 250 range estimate is for the front-wheel drive bZ4X model. Going for the dual-motor all-wheel drive model could reduce the range. However, Toyota hasn’t released the specs for this model.
With the single-motor variant, you get 201 hp. By upgrading to the dual-motor model with AWD, you get 215 hp.
The Toyota bZ4X can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.7 seconds, which is average. While it isn’t a sports car, it has plenty of power to merge into traffic and pass others on the highway.
The Telsa Model Y can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 4.4 seconds, and the Ford Mustang Mach-E can reach 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. Also, both of these electric SUVs can tow up to 3,500 lbs.
Is the 2023 bZ4X worth buying?
Yes, the 2023 Toyota bZ4X should be an excellent and affordable option that provides tons of value, despite having a shorter range compared to more expensive rivals.
With a fast charger, about 80 percent of the 64.0-kWh battery pack can be replenished within 30 minutes. Best of all, the Toyota bZ4X comes with a free year of charging.
A home outlet or Level 1 charger takes about 19 hours to fully recharge the battery, and a Level 2 charger can be installed at your home. Plus, integrated solar panels in the bZ4X can capture enough energy to prove 1,000 miles of driving range annually.
The interior looks durable and luxurious with high-quality materials and advanced tech. Photos display a massive infotainment touchscreen and digital gauge cluster. It’s safe to expect wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
We can’t wait to learn more about the bZ4X and should gain more information soon. This could be an excellent affordable electric vehicle to buy. We will update you once we receive its official specs.