Subaru of America has announced the pricing of its 2024 Solterra all-electric SUV, which will offer a variety of new and enhanced features at the same price point as the 2023 model. The EV has a starting price of $44,995 (€41,389 / £35,315) before applicable tax credits, and will be available in three trim levels – Premium, Limited, and Touring. It will likewise qualify for applicable federal tax credits of up to $7,500 (€6,898 / £5,586) when leased through Subaru Motors Finance.
For 2024, the electric SUV’s upgrades include a redesigned steering wheel with regenerative braking force paddle switches, and an enhanced charging performance enabled by a more efficient battery conditioning system. At the core of the new Solterra is Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, which is paired with the OEM’s StarDrive Technology. Together, they output power from the EV’s dual electric motors, placed on the front and rear axles, that themselves deliver a combined 249 lb-ft (337 Nm) of torque.
Across all trims, the Solterra offers a Dual-Function X-Mode with Snow/Dirt, and Deep Snow/Mud Modes with Grip Control and Downhill Assist Control that enhance performance in low-grip and off-road conditions. Its scope for off-roading extends to its 8.3-inches of ground clearance, standard Active Cornering Assist and Vehicle Stability Control that enhance on-road stability and handling.
A key enhancement for the 2024 Solterra can be found in its lithium-ion battery pack, which can be replenished from 10% to 80% in around 35 minutes at a compatible DC charging station. At home, the Solterra offers Level 1 or Level 2 charging compatibility. In both cases, a state of charge indicator displays the expected amount of time it will take to charge up to 80% or 100%. The EV’s upgraded battery conditioning system also enables it to be charged more quickly at temperatures below freezing. Compared to its previous generation, Subaru says the new Solterra can be charged up to 80 minutes faster in certain weather conditions.
Inside, the 2024 Solterra infotainment system is headed by a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen (with a 12.3-inch high-resolution touchscreen available), and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. For charging small electronics devices, the interior has one USB-A and two USB-C ports for the front-seat occupants, and two USB-C points for rear-seat passengers. On the Limited and Touring trim levels, a wireless phone charger for the front occupants is provided.
Starting at $44,995 (€41,389 / £35,315) before tax, the entry-level Premium trim offers the standard infotainment system, Subaru EyeSight, Sirius XM satellite radio (including a four-month trial subscription), Bluetooth connectivity, and Subaru Solterra Connect vehicle services package. This package includes services for safety, remote access, service, available cloud-based navigation, and in-vehicle Wi-Fi (with a complimentary free-trial subscription) as well as Remote Climate Control, Remote Lock/Unlock via smartphone, and more.
Building on the Premium trim’s standard features, and starting at $48,495 (€44,634 /£38,056), the Solterra Limited gains a 12.3-inch high-resolution touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, a premium Harman Kardon audio system with 11 speakers, and a wireless smartphone charging pad. The trim also includes a 360-degree Panoramic View Monitor that provides an overhead view of the vehicle while parking, while an Advanced Park system uses the EV’s sensors and cameras to support parallel or perpendicular parking.
The range-topping Touring trim level has a starting price of $51,995 (€47,885 / £40,831) and adds further equipment – including a gloss black hood accent, panoramic glass moonroof with power sunshade, ventilated front seats, a digital rearview mirror (with view position adjustment), Homelink, a camera washer, and smart key access on all five doors.