Research: The 2023 Subaru Solterra EV

 

Electrify Your Portland Adventures with the All-New Subaru Solterra

As a marque long-associated with outdoor adventure, Subaru sees the shift to electric automobility as a natural evolution of its brand. A few years ago, the automaker tested the waters by converting the Crosstrek Hybrid into a plug-in model. Now, Subaru is making its electric-only debut with the fully battery-powered 2023 Solterra.

Named after the Latin words for "Sun" and "Earth," Solterra is the first model built on the e-SUBARU Global Platform. With abundant amenities and tech features, real all-season capability, and more than 220 miles of estimated range, Solterra represents Subaru's commitment to delivering its renowned safety, versatility, and adventure-ready spirit in a more environmentally responsible package.

Performance and Charging

The 2023 Subaru Solterra introduces the new StarDrive® electric powertrain, sending 215 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque to a new EV-tuned version of Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system. Standard Dual-Function X-MODE® traction management complements the S-AWD system with additional traction settings for Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud. It also includes a new Grip Control system with Hill Ascent/Descent Assist, providing sure-footed handling and control beyond the asphalt.

A 72.8-kWh battery pack enables Solterra to travel an estimated 220 (with 20-inch wheels) to 228 miles (18-inch wheels), giving drivers plenty of range to enjoy emissions-free commutes from Longview to Vancouver, WA, or vice-versa. Solterra can complete a full charge overnight in about nine hours with Level 2 (240V) equipment. And at a DC fast-charging station, it takes less than an hour to replenish 80% of the battery's capacity.

Subaru has partnered with EVgo-the first fast-charging network in the US powered by 100% renewable energy-to provide Solterra owners access to over 45,000 public charging stations across the country, including nearly 3,000 fast-chargers.

 
 

Interior, Technology, Safety

Solterra's interior is comfortable and inviting, with roomy passenger accommodations, modern design details, quality materials, and seats that provide long-distance comfort. The cabin features a configurable cargo area with a low liftover height, making it easy to load heavier items. Capacity behind the rear seats measures 27.7 cubic feet and is expandable to 29.9 cubes by lowering the two-position cargo floor, and offers even more with the rear seats folded.

Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto enable smartphone integration without clutter, giving you easy access to hands-free calls and messages, maps and navigation, and streaming media. And with Subaru Solterra Connect (SSC), Gresham drivers can use their smartphone to remotely lock/unlock the doors, start/stop the engine, and even adjust the climate controls ahead of their journey.

Solterra comes standard with a full range of advanced safety features, including Subaru's innovative EyeSight® driver-assist assist, providing an extra degree of confidence and convenience out on the road. Standard driving aids include:

  • Pre Collision Braking and Throttle Management
  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering
  • Lane-departure and Sway Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

 

Subaru Solterra Trim Levels

With an extensive roster of appealing amenities and cutting-edge technologies streamlined to three trim levels, the Subaru Solterra allows Portland drivers to enjoy well-equipped, emissions-free drives no matter their chosen tier. Here's a quick look at each level's highlights.

Solterra Premium

  • Subaru StarDrive® Zero-Emissions Drivetrain and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • X-MODE® and Hill Ascent/Descent Assist
  • Subaru EyeSight®
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic climate control
  • 8-inch Subaru STARLINK® touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Solterra Limited

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Fog Lights
  • Roof rails
  • Power liftgate
  • StarTex upholstery
  • 360-degree Surround-View Camera
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • 12.3-inch Multimedia System with cloud-based Navigation and Voice Assistant Capability
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Harman Kardon premium audio system

Solterra Touring

  • Glass Roof with retractable sunshade
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Display Rearview Mirror (digital camera mirror)
  • Available two-tone roof paint

The Subaru Solterra is Arriving Soon

Note: The initial round of Solterra orders has finished, and reservation holders have until May 25, 2022, to discuss financing and feature changes and convert to a sold older. Canceled orders will have their deposit fully refunded within six to eight weeks.

Solterra will begin arriving to select Subaru retailers this Summer 2022. If you'd like more information about the latest Subaru models, their trim levels and features options, or available financing and reservation opportunities, please feel free to reach out or visit Dick Hannah Subaru in Vancouver, WA. We'll be happy to assist you.

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