It's Electric! Introducing the 2023 Subaru Solterra™

May 2022....and we are on the cusp of being able to officially order a Solterra for those of you who placed an initial reservation. We want to make sure that we communicate all of the information you need to outfit your new electric Subaru. That includes trim levels, color options, and pricing. We are expecting to receive more info on the factory installed accessories, so we will keep communicating throughout this process. Finding new Subaru vehicles for sale has never been this exciting.

The Subaru Solterra is an exciting first for the brand and a major step toward an emission-free future. Specifically, this is the first-ever all-electric vehicle from Subaru, and it comes on the  e-Subaru Global Platform, paving the way for future all-electric Subaru models.

We can start by confirming that the 2023 Solterra will qualify for the $7500 federal tax credit, plus there may be state and local incentives to take advantage of as well. The Solterra is the first all-electric Subaru vehicle - ever. Building on everything you know and love Subaru for, the Solterra will further the brand's commitment to the environment. You'll like the fact that all Solterras can be fast charged (Level #) to 80% in roughly an hour. You might want to consider contacting and consulting an electrician if you would like to install a Level 2 charger at your home.

2023 Subaru Solterra Trim Levels - Premium, Limited and Touring


  • This is the longest range and most efficient trim for Solterra, at 228 miles on a charge and 104 MPGe combined. The standard list of features includes:
  • Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • X-Mode with Grip Control
  • EyeSight Driver Assist Technologies
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • 8.0" multimedia system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Cloud-based navigation and voice assistant capability
  • 18" alloy wheels
  • Heated front seats
  • The starting MSRP (including destination) for the Premium is expected to be $46,220 plus taxes and fees


The next step up is the Limited. Range and efficiency are 222 miles and 102 MPGe combined. This model has an impressive list of features which include:
  • 12.3" multimedia system
  • Wireless phone charger
  • 20" alloy wheels
  • Roof rails
  • Dual liftgate spoilers
  • Power rear gate
  • Power drivers seat
  • Heated seats (front and back) heated side mirrors, and heated steering wheel
  • StarTex trimmed upholstery
  • Harman Kardon premium audio
  • 360-degree surround view camera
  • Automatic parking (both parallel and perpendicular)
  • Digital key (leave the keys at home and just use your phone)
  • The Starting MSRP (including destination) for the Limited is expected to be $49,720 plus taxes and fees.


The highest trim level is the fully loaded Solterra and adds to the features already offered on the limited and has the same 222 miles and 102 MPGe combined. Extra features on the touring include:
  • Glass roof with retractable sunshade
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Display rear view mirror
  • Interior illuminated trim
  • Gloss black hood cowl
  • The Starting MSRP (including destination) for the Touring is expected to be $53,220 plus taxes and fees.

Exterior Paint:

For the first time Subaru is offering both standard and premium paint colors, as well as two-tone options (the two-tone is in reference to the roof of the car being galactic black rather than the body paint color) and the fees for paint are as follows:
  • Standard colors are Galactic Black and Smoked Carbon. There is no additional charge for these colors ·
  • Premium colors are Harbor Mist Gray Pearl, Elemental Red Pearl, and Cosmic White Pearl.
  • Premium colors will be an additional $395 ·Two tone colors Smoked Carbon/Galactic Black, Harbor Mist Gray Pearl/Galactic black, Cosmic White Pearl/Galactic Black, and Elemental Red Pearl/Galactic Black. Two tone option will be an additional $890

Interior materials:

  • All Premium Solterras will come with black cloth interior.
  • Limited and Touring models come with either Black or Gray/Blue StarTex. StarTex is Subarus high performance non-leather interior upholstery. StarTex prevents moisture from soaking into the seats' foam padding and is more durable than cloth or leather. Like modern high-performance clothing and outerwear, StarTex repels water but still breathes. Mud, dirt, and debris have no chance against StarTex!

Not all color combinations are available with every trim level. Below are the exterior/interior options available for each trim level:


  • Galactic Black with Black cloth interior
  • Smoked Carbon with Black cloth interior
  • Elemental Red Pearl with Black cloth interior
  • Cosmic White with Black cloth interior


  • Harbor Mist Gray Pearl with Gray and Blue StarTex interior
  • Galactic Black with Black StarTex interior
  • Smoked Carbon with Black StarTex interior
  • Elemental Red Pearl with Black StarTex interior
  • Cosmic White Pearl with Gray and Blue StarTex interior


  • Galactic Black with Black StarTex OR Gray and Blue StarTex interior
  • Harbor Mist two-tone with Black StarTex OR Gray and Blue StarTex interior
  • Smoked Carbon two-tone with Black StarTex OR Gray and Blue StarTex interior
  • Elemental Red two-tone with Black StarTex interior
  • Cosmic White Pearl with Black StarTex OR Gray and Blue StarTex interior
  • Carbon White Pearl two-tone with Black StarTex OR Gray and Blue StarTex interior

Towing Capacity

Like the other specs surrounding it, the specific towing capacity achieved will have to wait for the 2023 Subaru Solterra release date. As pure speculation, though, we think it should be on par with its brothers in the lineup. For instance, the adventurous, likely similar-sized 2021 Outback® can tow up to 3,500 lbs when properly equipped. The 2021 Forester®, a small Subaru SUV, can tow up to 1,500 lbs when properly equipped. On the top end, the large and in-charge 2021 Ascent® can tow up to 5,000 lbs when properly equipped.

Where within this range it'll fall, we will learn shortly. As a guess based on the crossover SUV size, and basis for future electric models, we think a maximum towing capacity between 2,000 and 4,000 lbs will accompany the Solterra. Soon as we get the details here, we will post.

Patriot Subaru Is Your Source for More Details on the 2023 Subaru Solterra™

That's because we're Subaru enthusiasts and experts, and we've seen what the brand can accomplish. From the trail-conquering Outback Wilderness to the rally-bred champion WRX STI, there's something in the Subaru lineup for everyone and something that'll get the job done with state-of-the-art safety, iconic capabilities, advanced tech, and a whole lot more. Now we can't wait to start delivering the electric Solterra!

Patriot in Saco has lead Subaru dealers in total new Subaru sales in both 2020 and 2021, and now with the addition of the Solterra to the lineup, we aim to be the number one Subaru electric car retailer in New England. We're a Subaru certified Eco-Friendly dealer, and supporting green initiatives is at the top of our list. Just recently we established a relationship with the Carbon Offset Company, which provides an easy way for our customers to have trees planted to offset carbon emissions when they purchase a gas vehicle. With the Solterra, we're a step ahead!

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