Introducing the all-new 2023 Subaru Solterra, the uncommon all-electric SUV with the quality, reliability and all-road/all-weather capability you’ve come to expect from Subaru. The Solterra features an unmatched combination of traditional Subaru engineering and next-generation technology, starting with the e-Subaru Global Platform, the strongest platform ever produced by Subaru. The tradition continues with the first-ever all-electric version of Subaru Symmetrical Full-Time AWD, a front e-axle driving the front wheels and another e-axle to power the back wheels. The inherent versatility of this uncommon EV is further strengthened by the dual-function X-MODE®, Downhill Assist Control, Grip Control and a generous 210 mm of ground clearance. The passenger cabin continues the high-tech theme, pairing a bright and generous greenhouse with ample space for five passengers, plenty of luxury features, and the latest in connectivity and infotainment systems. If you figured owning an EV would be a compromise, you may need to think again.
The Solterra may be an all-electric Subaru, but it remains a Subaru to the core. Case in point: The legendary Subaru Symmetrical Full-Time AWD system which, here, sees one electric motor driving the front wheels and another powering the rear wheels. This configuration gives the Solterra superior capability, handling, traction and control in the trickiest of driving conditions. Also standard is the X-MODE® system with Hill Ascent and Descent Assist, which helps maintain the proper traction level to the terrain conditions for more stability and control, generating increased confidence. For even more versatility, the Solterra features 210 mm of ground clearance and short overhangs to help clear minor obstacles.
Specifically engineered for all-electric vehicles, the new e-Subaru Global Platform is the most rigid platform we’ve ever built, with strategically placed crumple zones and a reinforced structure for confidence-inspiring crash protection. In the event of a collision, this platform directs the impact energy away from the passenger compartment and absorbs it, protecting all occupants and defending the critical components of the powertrain.
With respect to active safety systems, the Solterra is equally advanced. Standard equipment includes next-generation Subaru EyeSight® Driver-Assist Technology, which monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, warns you when you’re veering outside your lane and even brings the vehicle to a full stop automatically through the Pre-Collision Braking system. Other advanced safety systems-such as Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind-Spot Detection, Reverse Automatic Braking and a 360-degree surround-view camera system-are also available.
The 2023 Solterra may be the first battery electric vehicle of its kind, but it’s still a Subaru at its heart. You can trust a Subaru vehicle with many kilometres of adventure – over 97% of Subaru vehicles sold in Canada over the last 10 years are still on the road today1.
All parts of the 2023 Solterra, from front to rear, are part of an evolution in vehicle engineering. Aside from being a unique design feature, the split-design rear spoilers work together with the full underbody tray to manage the airflow and provide quiet, efficient, and safe driving in all weather and road conditions.
The Subaru electric powertrain delivers robust on-demand torque at all engine speeds and boosts environmental performance at the same time. Other features have been engineered to electrify your time behind the wheel, including a sport mode and paddle shifters that adjust the regenerative braking system to create maximum efficiency.
This all-electric powertrain will have a competitive range and a high-capacity battery pack that can be recharged in a variety of convenient ways. The Solterra can be plugged into any standard 120V outlet for Level 1 charging, while an available Level 2 charger can be installed at your home or office for faster recharging. This innovative SUV can also be plugged into a Level 3 DC fast charging station, which delivers up to 80% charge in less than an hour. Of course, all of these features allow you to enjoy the uncommon Subaru driving experience while producing zero tailpipe emissions.
The 2023 Subaru Solterra is a tried-and-true Subaru-so passenger comfort, versatility and flexibility come standard. The cabin features up to 3530 L of total interior volume, generous leg room for all five passengers and a perfectly flat floor. The cargo area features up to 820 L of storage space, a low load height and an extra-wide opening for easy access, as well as an optional power liftgate.
The cabin features a modern, logically organized layout with soft-touch materials throughout with available StarTex® upholstery for added convenience and comfort. The Solterra comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, while the available high-resolution 12.3-inch touchscreen brings even more intuitive control. The advanced infotainment system allows you to access news, music, podcasts, and more through available cloud-based apps and SiriusXM®.
Get more convenience at your fingertips with the Solterra Connect app, available through your smartphone. Enjoy more connectivity and convenience to your drive with Climate Control Pre-conditioning, Remote Lock/Unlocking, and Vehicle Status/Maintenance Reports.