Subaru Solterra Electric Vehicle

How can I try one out?
Solterras are now available at Planet Subaru! We keep one available for test drives by appointment.

Is the Solterra eligible for a tax credit or rebate?
Massachusetts offers a $3,500 rebate on Solterras registered and operated in Massachusetts for three years, payable after you take delivery and apply for it. The Solterra is also eligible for an additional $7,500 federal rebate, deducted at time of purchase, only if you lease it through Subaru Motors Finance. Contact us to learn about incentives. See pricing here.

How about range?
Multiple Planet team members bought Solterras, so we have in-depth, in-house knowledge about their capabilities. Officially, they can go about 220 miles on a full charge. In warmer temperatures, that range increases to approximately 250 miles. In extremely cold temperatures, the range can be half that. Freeway driving above 65 mph reduces range somewhat, and using the HVAC system also reduces range. The Solterra is an ideal second car in a household that already has a gas car for use on those occasions when you need to take a long trip and don't want to wait at a charging station to "fill up."

How much power do they have?
1.21 gigawatts. Not really. That's actually the output of the Delorean from Back to the Future. There is in fact an 80kw motor at each axle, with a combined 215 horsepower that will zip you to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. The instant torque of the electric motors makes the car feel wicked fast. See 21:15 in the video above.

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. See 16:25 in the video above. 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).

How much fun is it to drive by gas stations and just plug in at home?
This is one of the best parts of driving a Solterra.

Do I need a special charger at home?
  • Every Solterra comes with a compact Level 1 charger that plugs right into a standard outlet and adds about ten miles of range per hour. You can leave this in the car for adding mileage in a pinch. See the video above at the 12:00 minute mark for more.
  • At home you'll want a Level 2 charger that can fully charge the car overnight. You will likely need an electrician to wire it. In a newer house, a Level 2 charger plus installation will cost about $1,000. Older homes and other situations could be somewhat more. When you buy a new Solterra, Subaru gives you a $400 credit to use with Qmerit to install a charger in your home, or you can choose a $400 credit for charging at EVGo's network of stations.
  • Level 3 chargers at commercial locations can charge a Solterra from empty up to 80% in about an hour.

With limited production can Planet get me a Solterra?
Yes! Subaru plans to produce between 10,000 and 15,000 Solterras for the entire calendar year 2023. 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 hot ticket. However, we are one of the highest-volume Solterra sellers in the United States, so we earn a disproportionately large share of production. We also stock lightly-used ones! Planet is your Solterra HQ.

It's about as big as a Forester.

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).

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.

Solterra Models


  • 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


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


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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