The 2023 Toyota bZ4X is the automaker’s first mass-produced electric vehicle and is currently the only EV the brand offers. It’s a small SUV about the size of a RAV4 and is closely related to the all-new Subaru Solterra.
This Toyota EV has some appealing qualities, but it’s also not quite the home run you might have otherwise expected considering how long it’s taken Toyota to finally roll it out. All bZ4X models come standard with a large 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability and a 7.0-inch digital gauge display.
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The system is pretty well-connected with cloud-based navigation, an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless smartphone charging all included. A six-speaker stereo with SiriusXM satellite radio is standard but buyers can opt for an upgraded, nine-speaker JBL stereo system on the Limited trim.
There are two different layouts for the BZ4X—a single-motor, front-wheel-drive version making 201 hp and 196 lb-ft, and a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version making 214 hp and 248 lb-ft. The single-motor version has a 71.4-kWh pack loaded with Panasonic cells, and the dual-motor version uses a 72.8-kWh pack incorporating CATL cells.
Counterintuitively, the front-drive version gets what Toyota considers the superior pack, enabled for faster charging. At a curb weight of up to 4,464 lb, the AWD BZ4X is about 800 lb heavier than the gasoline RAV4 crossover.
You might not know that because the torquey motor system gives it a quiet punch and the low-mounted battery pack gives it an almost nimble feel. Although built on a dedicated EV platform, the BZ4X is otherwise laid out like other compact sedans and crossovers, with a four-wheel independent suspension—struts in front—plus four-wheel disc brakes and electric power steering.
The steering is precise, although the turning circle of 40.0 feet is larger than other compact vehicles. Ride quality is on the soft side, and handling is tuned to be easy and predictable, not downright sporty.
How Much Does Toyota Bz4x electric suv price?
Toyota Bz4x manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting from $42,000, to $48,700 top fully optional suv.
Which is Toyota’s first electric car?
Toyota Bz4x is toyota first fully electric car(suv).