The Subaru Solterra EV: Outdoor Adventure Lifestyle Charges Up
Despite pushback on the “all or nothing” EV future in automotive executive circles, adventure brand Subaru recognizes the fervor of its loyal and expanding tribe… meeting the demand with the smart new Solterra electric crossover.
The irony of road testing this sharp and capable new EV in the off-grid wilds of coastal California’s Catalina Island, was not lost on guest drivers.
With EPA estimated 228 mile range and signature Subaru Symmetrical AWD capability in challenging terrain and trail conditions, the wind-blown island locale eliminated any lingering range anxiety and offered a good sense of how Solterra EV power is delivered and expended in widely varying grades and demands for grip and traction.
The Subaru Solterra with its slippery 0.28 drag coefficient CUV profile, accentuated by an intriguing rear air flow system with amazingly functional roof and undercarriage mounted diffusers, smooth out the roughest part of any ride, while celebrated Eyesight and other driver aid features put safety first.
Other than being EV quiet, expect the Subaru Solterra value priced at $46,000 and qualifying for the full $7,500 EV tax credit, to make plenty of noise in the marketplace.