Subaru of America has announced pricing on its all-electric SUV, the 2023 Subaru Solterra. It will be offered in three trim levels – Premium, Limited, and Touring – and begin arriving in limited numbers at the OEM’s retailers in summer 2022. Pricing for the 2023 Solterra starts at $44,995 for the Premium trim level, before a potential Federal tax credit of up to $7,500. The Limited trim starts at $48,495, while the top Touring trim is priced from $51,995.
The all-new electric SUV delivers a total of 215 horsepower and 249 lb-ft. of torque from its front and rear electric motors, supporting a 228-mile range. Its battery supports both Level 2 AC and DC fast charging capability, which can replenish 80-percent of EV’s total battery capacity in under an hour. To simplify the charging experience while traveling, mobile apps work with the vehicle’s multimedia system to help locate compatible charging options around the country. Charging at home is enabled through Level 1 or Level 2 compatibilities.
Inside, a new multimedia system provides an available 12.3-inch high-resolution horizontal touchscreen. As standard, the new system comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Likewise, on the Limited and Touring trims, a wireless charging phone dock is also provided as standard. The center console itself is equipped with five USB ports, including a USB A input in the front, upper section, dual USB-C charge ports in the front, lower section, and a pair of USB C charge ports in the rear.
On top of the EV is a 360-degree Panoramic View Monitor, which provides an overhead view to ease parking operations. Advanced Park, a parking assist feature helps the user park parallel or perpendicular through a system of onboard cameras and sensors. On the Limited trim, the Parking Support Brake system adds Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. The infotainment system is supported further through integrations with the Subaru Solterra Connect app. Among other functions enabled through it, users can access their Digital Key – allowing them to access and start the vehicle with their smartphone.
The Subaru Solterra Connect (SSC) package offers a variety of connected services for safety, remote access, service, navigation, and Wi-Fi, all of which are offered with a free trial subscription. Further features include Remote Climate Control and Remote Lock/Unlocking via smartphone as well as cloud-based navigation. SSC’s New Intelligent Assist enables voice control for the driver and front passenger, allowing them to control the Solterra’s dual-zone climate control, cloud navigation system, and integrated streaming operations.
The Solterra’s Premium base trim’s standard features include a 7-inch LCD gauge display, with an 8-inch high-resolution touchscreen. These displays are offered alongside smartphone integration with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, AM/FM HD stereo, a four-month trial subscription to SiriusXM All-Access Radio, a 30-day free trial of the vehicle’s integrated streaming capability, and Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio. The wireless charging phone dock featured as standard on the trims above it is offered as an optional feature.
The Solterra Limited starts at $48,495, including all the standard equipment from the Premium while adding the 12.3-inch high-resolution horizontal touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integrations and a one-year complimentary subscription to the vehicle’s available cloud-based navigation system. The Touring trim level includes all the standard equipment of the Limited, plus a digital rear-view mirror with view position adjustment and HomeLink.
Solterra reservation holders will receive a Charging Choice Offer in anticipation of their upcoming vehicle delivery. Subaru is currently finalizing two possible offers for holders, including a EVgo Charging Credit or money towards the purchase and installation of a Home Level 2 Charger by QMerit. Both work to support users with the initial charging operations of their new electric SUV.