Breaking news timeline:

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 taken in four minutes of the system opening. We have more people on our waiting list, so we are sold out through the end of the 2022 calendar year. Although we can't speak with certainty for other retailers, at this point we think the entirety of Subaru's production for the rest of the year is more or less committed to customers who have already raised their hands.



We expect Subaru to produce fewer than 10,000 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 going to be a very hot ticket. There are many people eager for the Solterra, with frothy enthusiasm among Subaru faithful who have been waiting for a battery electric vehicle. Expect demand to substantially outstrip supply for at least the first model year, well into the 2023 calendar year. We expect supplies of the 2024 model to increase. 

FAQ's about the vehicle:

  • When does the first 2023 Solterra, Subaru's first-ever battery-electric vehicle, arrive at Planet Subaru? June or July 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 and photos!

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.

Subaru Safe and Trusted

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.

Eco-Friendly Made Easy

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


Subaru EV Vehicle Premium Trim shown in Elemental Red Pearl

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

 

Subaru EV Vehicle Limited Trim shown in Cosmic White Pearl

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

 

Subaru EV Vehicle Touring Trim shown in Harbor Mist Gray Pearl, 2 tone

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.