Breaking news timeline:

8/16/22
Subaru previously announced a recall involving the bolts that secure the wheels to the vehicle. This occurred before any Solterras were delivered to customers by retailers. Safety is obviously the highest priority, so no Solterras will be delivered to customers until the remedy is complete. We will update this page when that occurs.

4/25/22
Subaru announces pricing.

2/6/22
Subaru opened an online reservation system for customers with a $250 refundable deposit. Most of Subaru's retailers filled their reservations within a few days. Subaru gave fifteen reservations to Planet, and they were all taken within four minutes of the system opening. However, we don't expect every reservation to ultimately convert into a delivery for one reason or another, so let us know if you would like to join our waiting list, especially if you're a Planet customer or live in Massachusetts.



We expect Subaru to produce fewer than 7,000 Solterras for the entire calendar year 2022. For comparison, Subaru has typically sold between 600,000 and 700,000 vehicles in the United States annually in recent years. So the Solterra is a very hot ticket. There are many people eager for the Solterra, with frothy enthusiasm among Subaru faithful who have been patiently waiting for a battery electric vehicle. Expect demand to substantially outstrip supply for at least the first two years of production, well into the 2024 calendar year.

FAQ's about the vehicle:

  • Release date: when do we expect the first 2023 Solterra, Subaru's first-ever battery-electric vehicle, arrive at Planet Subaru? Winter of 2022.
  • Where did the name Solterra come from? It combines the Latin words for "Sun" and "Earth." 
  • Range? approximately 220 miles.
  • Power? 1.21 gigawatts. Not really. There is in fact an 80kw motor at each axle, with a combined 215 horsepower, that will zip you to 62mph in 7.7 seconds.
  • Size? It's about as big as a Forester.
  • Is it all wheel drive? Yes, Subaru's legendary Symmetrical All Wheel Drive is standard, and X-mode is also standard (activated with a switch, X-mode is a low-range "gearing" for serious traction).
  • Can I take it off road? Yes! It's a Subaru through and through, and with 8.3" of ground clearance it's designed to go where you would take any other Subaru.
  • Can I get Subaru's popular StarTex animal- and earth-friendly seating surfaces? Yes, if you choose the Limited or Touring trim levels (scroll down to see the model range). 
  • How much does each model cost
 

Specifications2023 Solterra
EV Range (estimated miles) More than 220
Horsepower 215
Torque (lb.-ft.) 248
Passenger volume (cu.ft) 95.7
Cargo volume upper/lower cargo floor position (cu.ft.) 27.7/ 30.3
Cargo volume from lower row (cu.ft.) 30.3
Total passenger & cargo volume (cu.ft.) 126
Rear cargo opening width (in.) 41.3
Wheelbase (in.) 112.2
Length (in.) 184.6
Width (in.) 73.2
Height (in.) 65.0
Seating Capacity 5 passenger
Ground clearance (in.)8.3


More details!

The 2023 Solterra features 8.3 inches of ground clearance and short overhangs for easy maneuverability over rough terrain - so you can go places traditional electric vehicles typically can't reach. Standard X-MODE with Hill Ascent and Descent Assist lets you choose the perfect traction setting to match the trail conditions in front of you for enhanced stability and total control.

Quality Engineering

It may be the first of its kind, but the 2023 Solterra is still a Subaru at heart. You can trust a Subaru vehicle for miles and miles of adventure - 96% of Subaru vehicles sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today, more than any other brand in the industry.

Love Your Subaru and the Earth

The 2023 Solterra is our first zero-emissions all-elecric SUV.

The Solterra lets you explore the outdoors and help protect it at the same time. The advanced StarDrive powertrain means no tailpipe emissions and no need for gasoline or oil changes, so every mile has significantly less impact on the environment. The Solterra is the latest example of our commitment to safeguarding the natural world we all share - and it's just the beginning.

2023 Solterra Models

Premium

 
  • Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • 8.3 inches of Ground Clearance
  • X-MODE and Hill Ascent/Descent Assist
  • StarDrive Zero-Emissions All-Electric Drivetrain
  • EyeSight Driver Assist Technology 
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring

Limited

Includes all Premium features and adds:

  • 20-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Fog Lights
  • Roof Rails
  • Dual Liftgate Spoilers
  • Power Rear Gate
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Heated Front/Rear Seats
  • StarTex-Trimmed Upholstery
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • 12.3-inch Multimedia System with Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Integration
  • Cloud-based Navigation and Voice Assistant Capability
  • Wireless Device Charging
  • Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror with Homelink®
  • Harman Kardon® Premium Audio Speakers
  • 360-degree Surround-View Camera

Touring

Includes all Limited features and adds:

  • Glass Roof with Retractable Sunshade
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Display Rearview Auto-dimming Mirror
  • Interior Illuminated Trim
  • Available Two-Tone Roof Paint

 



 
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Planet introduces the 2023 Subaru Solterra battery-electric vehicle for environmentally-conscious drivers in the Boston metro area.