Subaru Solterra All-Electric SUV 2023 Review

Introducing the Subaru Solterra - packed with next-generation features inside and out, state-of-the-art active safety and the trusted reliability which is a given when it comes to Subaru cars, and all of this with zero-emissions.

The name “Solterra” was created by joining the Latin words for Sun (Sol) and Earth (Terra) - pretty fitting for a car which is committed to safeguarding the Earth by being an alternative to a standard fuel vehicle and which is capable of going almost anywhere with Subaru's renowned all-wheel drive technology.

Read on to find out what you can expect from Subaru’s first ever all electric car.

Bold Design & Features

Subaru have described the Solterra to be the most tech-driven Subaru ever, with state-of-the art-technology, and we're sure you'll agree it doesn't have the look you'd expect of a typical Subaru. Subaru’s signature hexagonal front grille has been tightly integrated with the front fascia with thin and wide LED headlights complementing the overall look.

A low bonnet line also contributes to the sleek styling of the Solterra assisting with aerodynamic performance and excellent forward visibility whilst still retaining safety for passengers in the event of a collision. There are short front and rear overhangs and the bold wheel arch mouldings provide a confident stance and give a visual show of the vehicle’s off-road capability.

The sloped glass rear end has a dual-spoiler at the top and a ducktail spoiler at the bottom. At the back you'll find combination lamps positioned up high, with a trapeze shape that strengthens the design. Combined with an available panoramic glass roof and generous storage options, the Solterra provides a spacious and airy interior.


The Solterra features Subaru's most advanced multimedia system to date with it's wireless Apple CarPlay / Android Auto integration and a high-resolution 12.3-inch touchscreen. The centre console has been designed for a modern and sleek look and is almost Tesla like in appearance.

On select models, you can charge your smartphone wirelessly in the centre console while you safely operate the wired and hands-free connection to enjoy your favorite apps and smartphone content.

The back seats are spacious with adequate head room and leg space for even the tallest of passengers despite the raised floor which allows for a ground clearance of 8.3 inches lending itself for easy manoeuvring​ over rough terrain, allowing you to go places a traditional electric vehicles can’t typically reach.

Engine & Performance

The Solterra features a twin-motor each with 107bhp for a total of 214bhp and a 0-62mph time of 7.7 seconds - which Subaru have promised has precise control with every turn. A familiar 'X-Mode' function enhances the EV's off-road features, while the addition of the new Grip Control mode allows the Solterra to travel stably at speed over rough roads.

The 71.4kWh battery has a range of up to 288 miles and will charge to 80% in less than 30 minutes. It also features an 'efficient and effective' heating system to ensure consistent battery performance in all conditions. 

Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

The Solterra is the first-ever all-electric SUV to feature the capability of a Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and takes the all-weather, all-terrain vehicle to exciting new places come rain or shine.

The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive creates all-round stability and delivers an optimal distribution of power providing the driver with maximum traction and improved handling.

Subaru Safe and Trusted

The Solterra comes with a brand new comprehensive safety package fitted as standard creating a safer driving environment and complete all-around safety in an even greater range of situations. Subaru Safety Sense - includes: - Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) - Pre-Collision System (PCS) - Emergency Steering Assist - Lane Departure Alert (LDA) - Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) - Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) - Road Sign Assist (RSA) - Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) - Parking Support Brake (PSB) - Low-Speed Acceleration Suppression - Safe Exit Assist (SEA) System​.

For the first time in a Subaru, a 360-Degree Surround-View Camera system allows for better all-around situational awareness. Another new feature for Subaru, the Solterra is equipped with standard 'Safety Exit Alert'. The new safety feature notifies you by beeping and displays a message if it detects danger when you are trying to open your door (which will come in handy following changes to the highway code in early 2022).

Model Line Up

Subaru have kept the line up simple with 2 Solterra models to choose from.


18" Alloys Auto Headlights & Wipers
Power-folding Door Mirrors Privacy Glass
Roof Rails Recline function on rear seats
Remote Control Central Locking Keyless Entry & Push Button Start System
12.3" Multifunction Colour Touchscreen Display Power Tailgate
Dual-Zone Automatic A/C with Anti-Dust Filter Heated Door Mirrors
Wireless Apple / Android Auto CarPlay Windscreen Wiper De-Icer
Satellite Navigation Bluetooth
X-MODE & Hill Descent Control Driving Modes: ECO/NORMAL/POWER
Digital Rear View Camera Reversing Camera
Panoramic View Monitor Front, Side, Central & Curtain Airbags


The Touring edition has all of the above plus all of the following

20" Alloys Electric Driver's Seat with Memory Function
Fixed Panoramic Roof (with Electric Sunblind) Electric Passenger Seat
Leather Seats Follow-Me-Home Lighting
Wireless phone charging Memory Function: Door Mirrors
Harmon/Kardon Audio System: 8 speakers & Subwoofer

Colour options: -

  • Midnight Black
  • Platinum White Pearl Mica
  • Dark Blue Mica
  • Emotional Red -
  • Precious Metal
  • Harbor Mist Grey Pearl
  • Harbor Mist Grey Pearl/Black Roof (available in the Touring edition only)

Experience the Solterra - book a test drive today!

Contact our Subaru dealerships in Huddersfield or Ashton Under Lyne & be one of the first to experience the brand new all electric all wheel drive Subaru Solterra.