2024 Subaru Solterra price and specs: Electric SUV built for all-terrain driving


Key Points

  • 2024 Subaru Solterra, all-wheel drive electric SUV priced from $69,990
  • Rivals medium SUVs such as Tesla Model Y, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6
2024 Subaru Solterra driving over stream

Following a recent price reduction, the 2024 Subaru Solterra is one of the best value AWD electric SUV's available, with a starting price from $69,990 before ORC.

UPDATE: Subaru has reduced the price of the Solterra EV line-up before the first customer deliveries.

Slated to launch in February, Subaru has confirmed the pricing and specifications for the 2024 Subaru Solterra. It will be available in two all-wheel drive variants, the 'base' model AWD which sets the starting price at $69,990 before on-road costs and the more premium AWD Touring priced at $76,690 before on-road costs. Both variants are equipped with a 64 kWh (usable) battery pack and will have a driving range of 420 km.

True to Subaru's spirit, the Solterra is specifically built with all-terrain driving in mind. With a ground clearance of 212 mm to make driving on uneven terrain easier and has a grip control function. The grip control function improves driving stability in slippery conditions such as in icy weather or muddy terrain.

Trim/VariantInitial Price (before ORC)Updated Price (before ORC)
AWD Touring$83,690$76,990

The Subaru Solterra is considered as a twin to the Toyota BZ4X, built on Toyota's e-TNGA dedicated EV platform and sharing an almost identical battery, motor and chassis package It will compete with similarly priced medium-sized electric SUVs such as the Tesla Model Y, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6.

Subaru Solterra rear and platformSubaru Solterra rear and platform

The Subaru Solterra is eligible for the what's left of the Australian electric car incentives, including the fringe benefits tax (FBT) exemption for company fleets and novated leases.

➡️MORE: Electric SUVs in Australia (2024): Available and Upcoming Models

Subaru Solterra Specs: Range, Charging and Size

2024 Subaru Solterra charging port while being charged

The 2024 Subaru Solterra is offered in two variants however share the same drivetrain and battery pack. The 'base' model AWD and the flagship variant AWD Touring are differentiated by the premium features added to the latter.

  • Both variants are equipped with a 64 kWh (usable) battery and two electric motors in all-wheel drive configuration with one at the front and one at the rear. Claimed WLTP driving range is 420 km.
  • The two electric motors combine to produce a max output power of 160 kW and 337 Nm of torque, allowing the Solterra AWD to sprint from 0-100 km/hr in 6.9 seconds.
  • The Solterra is capable of 11 kW AC and 150 kW DC Charging

Refer the following section for the different features of each variant.

Subaru Solterra Price, Models and Features

2024 Subaru Solterra side view driving on dirt road

The Subaru Solterra Australian line-up is separated by two model grades – the Solterra AWD and the Solterra AWD Touring.

  • The AWD and AWD Touring models are both available with a 64.0kWh (usable) battery pack and AWD powertrain;
  • The flagship AWD Touring model provides additional premium features over the base model.

Subaru Solterra AWD price: $79,990 before on-road costs

The Subaru Solterra electric medium SUV starts from $79,990 before on-road costs with the Solterra AWD. Key features include central 12.3-inch high-definition touchscreen, grip control function and a dusk-sensing, self-levelling LED headlights made for all-terrain driving.

Solterra AWD features:

Battery60 kWh usable Lithium-ion battery
Powertrain160 kW Electric Motor (AWD)
Exterior18-inch alloy wheels
Dusk-sensing, self-levelling LED headlights with auto off
Powered door mirrors – auto-folding
Puddle lamps – door mirror
Roof rails & Roof carrier brackets
InteriorCloth seat trim - black
Heated leather steering wheel
8-way power seat with lumbar support – driver
Heated seats – front and rear outboard
Regeneration Mode Paddles
Digital rear view mirror
Air conditioning - dual-zone, climate-control with rear vents
Remote air conditioning system
TechnologyCentral information display with 12.3-inch-high-definition touchscreen
7-inch digital instrumentation
Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity
Satellite navigation
USB ports – USB-A & USB-C connection
6-speaker audio
SRS airbags – dual front, dual front side, dual curtain, and front seat centre
Safety assistDynamic Radar Cruise Control
Emergency Driving Stop System
Emergency Steering Assist
Lane Departure Alert
Lane Tracing Assist
Low-speed Acceleration Suppression
Road Sign Assist
Blind Sport Monitor (BSM)
Front Parking Sensors
Front View Monitor
Panoramic 360 Degree View Monitor
Rear parking sensors
Distraction warning
Drowsiness warning

Subaru Solterra AWD Touring price: $83,690 before on-road costs

For an additional $5700 from the base model, you get the flagship Solterra AWD Touring which is identical spec-wise but offers additional premium features over the base model. Key features of the AWD Touring not present in the base model include: synthetic leather seats and 10 Harmon Kardon® speakers..

Solterra AWD Touring adds:

Battery60 kWh usable Lithium-ion battery
Powertrain160 kW Electric Motor (AWD)
Exterior20-inch alloy wheels
Auto-dipping door mirror
Two tone paint options available for an additional $1,200
InteriorPanoramic glass roof
Synthetic leather seat trim
8-way power seat – front passenger
Door mirror memory setting – driver
Technology10 Harmon Kardon® speakers, subwoofer, and amplifier
Wireless Qi charger
Safety assistAdvanced Park Assist

Subaru Solterra Paint Options

Standard paint – no cost:

  • Harbour Mist Grey Pearl
  • Cosmic White Pearl
  • Galactic Black
  • Smoked Carbon
  • Elemental Red
  • Dark Blue Mica

Two-Tone paint (AWD Touring only) – $1,200:

  • Harbour Mist Grey Pearl
  • Cosmic White Pearl

Subaru Solterra Warranty and Servicing

2024 Subaru Solterra front view zoomed in with sunrise background

Both variants of the Subaru Solterra are backed by a five-year, unlimited kilometre vehicle warranty and an industry-standard eight-year/160,000km battery warranty.

How does the Subaru Solterra compare to other EVs?

2024 Subaru Solterra rear view driving on dirt road

The Subaru Solterra is considered as a twin to the Toyota BZ4X and will also be competing with similarly priced medium-sized electric SUVs such as the Tesla Model Y, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6.

Subaru Solterra AWD

The base model Solterra AWD is priced competitively, being cheaper compared to other electric SUVs with AWD powertrains. Notwithstanding the lower price, it falls short on a number of key fronts including range, charging speed and storage. The Solterra however has substantially more ground clearance (212mm) compared to the other models.

Zecar's Take on the Subaru Solterra

Subaru has come late to the party with the Subaru Solterra. While the starting price is $69,990 before on-road costs is lower than that of electric AWD SUV alternatives, its falls short on key specifications such as driving range, charging speed and overall passenger and storage space.

Potential customers of the Solterra will likely be loyal Subaru customers or those seeking more serious off-road capability from their electric SUV. The average SUV customer however who likely will never take their SUV off-road and will likely get better value from other options.

If you are seeking an off-road capable electric SUV, the Subaru Solterra offers a solid package.

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Danny is a consultant and entrepreneur working at the cutting edge of the electric vehicle and energy transition. He is passionate about educating and helping consumers make better decisions through data. He is the founder of zecar and is currently the EV Innovation Manager at Endeavour Energy.

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