Subaru 2023 Solterra Electric SUV Starts at $46,220

Ken Zino of AutoInformed.com on Subaru 2023 Solterra Electric SUV Starts at $46,220

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Subaru of America today announced pricing on its first-ever all-electric SUV, the 2023 Subaru Solterra. The Solterra has new in-vehicle technology while staying true  it’s claimed – to its Subaru heritage with industry-leading safety and go-anywhere capability. The 2023 Solterra is offered in three trim levels, Premium, Limited, and Touring. Solterra begins arriving in limited numbers at Subaru retailers this summer starting at $44,995 MSRP, plus destination at $1,225, and potential additional dealer markups. Range is guesstimated at up to 228 miles.

The “late to the EV party” Solterra has new electrification and in-vehicle technology. The Solterra name was created using (marketing babble alert> “the Latin words for ‘Sun and Earth’ to represent Subaru’s commitment to deliver traditional SUV capabilities in an environmentally responsible package.”

Solterra has a new AWD system that powers the front and rear wheels with separate motors. By “precisely controlling the four tires” with the swift response of the electric motors and the flexible driving force distribution between front and rear, Solterra “fully uses the grip available at the four wheels and offers a driving with confidence and peace of mind,” Subaru claims.

As other Subaru SUV models, Solterra has the X-MODE AWD control system with a new Grip Control function, which enables the vehicle to run at a constant speed while stabilizing the vehicle even on rough roads. The all-new model features Grip Control that incorporates Hill Ascent and Descent Assist. With 8.3 inches of ground clearance and 215 horsepower and 249 lb.-ft. of torque from front and rear electric motors, Solterra in theory provides versatility in both off-road and city driving.

Solterra’s lithium-ion battery pack can quickly charge with its Level 2 AC and DC fast charging capability. With DC fast charging, Solterra can charge up to 80% of total battery capacity in under an hour. Range is estimated at

As noted, pricing for the 2023 Solterra starts at $44,995 MSRP for the Premium trim level, before a potential Federal tax credit of up to $7,500. In addition, the Solterra may qualify for additional state incentives, including single rider carpool lane access in California. The Limited trim carries a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $48,495. Top-of-the-line Touring trim is priced from $51,995. The destination and delivery charge for the 2023 Solterra is $1,225.

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Subaru Disclaimers:

  • MSRP excludes destination and delivery charges, tax, title, and registration fees. Retailer sets actual price. Certain equipment may be required in specific states, which can modify your MSRP. See your retailer for details.
  • You may qualify for as much as $7,500 in federal tax incentives for purchasing an all-electric Subaru vehicle in 2022. The federal tax credit is a potential future tax savings. The amount of your tax savings will depend on your individual tax circumstances. For additional information, go to https://www.afdc.energy.gov/laws/409. Consult your tax professional to determine eligibility and amount of your incentive. Tax incentives are not within Subaru’s control and this information does not constitute tax advice.
  • State tax credit and incentive details are provided for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute tax or legal advice. Any available credits apply only on the original purchase of a qualifying vehicle and are not available in a lease transaction. All persons considering use of available tax credits should consult a tax advisor to determine eligibility based on their specific tax situation. Tax credits are subject to various limitations not within Subaru’s control and are subject to change without notice.
  • Charge times can vary depending on many factors, including temperature, type of charging system, and condition of the vehicle and battery. Frequent and consecutive fast charging can permanently decrease battery capacity.
  • EPA-estimated range on a full battery charge. Actual range will vary with driving conditions, weather, and your vehicle’s condition.
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