2024 Subaru Solterra Debuts With Faster Charging Times and Other Improvements

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Subaru has announced a number of enhancements for the 2024 Solterra electric crossover, which will start arriving at dealers nationwide soon.
One of the most important changes revolves around the battery, which can be recharged from 10 to 80% in 35 minutes. The Japanese automaker has also improved the battery conditioning system, claiming that this upgrade allows it to charge at sub-freezing temperatures "up to 80 minutes faster in certain conditions" compared to the 2023 model year.

Another novelty is the redesigned steering wheel, which features regenerative braking force paddles. It also gets standard roof rails that support up to 700 pounds (318 kg) of load. Finally, the new EyeSight driving assistance bundle enables hands-free driving at up to 25 mph (40 kph), which will be useful during rush hour times.

The 2024 Subaru Solterra can change lanes on its own by activating the turn signal and benefits from the Front Cross Traffic Alert, joined by the Blind Spot Monitor, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Lane Tracing and Road Sign Assist, DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation, and Rear Camera Detection with Pedestrian Warning.

2024 Subaru Solterra
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Despite gaining a few extras, the 2024 Subaru Solterra's pricing has remained unchanged. This means the Premium still starts at $44,995, the Limited at $48,495, and the Touring at $51,995. All prices exclude the $1,395 destination charge, as well as any options and dealer fees.

Choosing the entry-level version means getting a ride fitted with 18-inch alloys, an 8-inch touchscreen display with wireless smartphone connectivity, SiriusXM satellite radio with a four-month subscription, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, cloud-based navigation, and remote functions that allow users to turn the climate control on and lock and unlock the doors. Dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, LED headlamps, and others are also standard.

Subaru's Solterra Limited gains a 12.3-inch infotainment system, a Harman Kardon premium audio, a wireless charging pad, power adjustment for the front seats, electric tailgate, heated steering wheel, StarTex upholstery, a wireless charging pad, LED fog lamps, and 20-inch alloys. Last but not least, the top-of-the-line trim level comes with glossy black hood accents, a two-tone paint finish, smart key access, ventilated front seats, a digital rearview mirror, LED footwell lighting at the front and rear, and a moonroof with power sunshade.

All three versions of the electric crossover feature the same lithium-ion battery pack. The 72.8 kWh unit sends juice to the dual-motor setup that generates 215 horsepower (218 ps/160 kW) and 249 pound-feet (338 Nm) of torque combined. The Subaru Solterra benefits from electric all-wheel drive, has multiple driving modes including Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud, downhill assist and an 8.3-inch (211 mm) ground clearance, and has an EPA-estimated range of up to 227 miles or 365 kilometers, which is on the disappointing side.
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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