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The 11 Least Expensive New EV AWD SUVs - Subaru Solterra Is The Lowest Priced

What is the lowest-priced all-electric SUV with standard all-wheel-drive? A new report from U.S. News reveals it's the 2023 Subaru Solterra. Check out the least expensive new EV AWD SUVs.

There are more new all-electric SUVs with standard all-wheel-drive, but which models are the most affordable? A new report from U.S. News autos reveals the least expensive new SUV EVs with all-wheel-drive. The 2023 Subaru Solterra has the lowest price among the cheapest new electric SUVs.

Here are the least expensive new electric EVs

2023 Volvo C40 Recharge - $55,300 | Standard Range: 226 miles
2023 Tesla Model Y - $54,990 | Standard Range: 330 miles
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB - $54,500 | Standard Range: 243 miles
2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge - $53,550 | Standard Range: 223 miles
2023 Kia EV6 - $48,700 | Standard Range: 310 miles
2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E - $45,995 | Standard Range: 247 miles
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 - $45,500 | Standard Range: 303 miles
2023 Toyota bZ4x - $45,415 | Standard Range: 222 miles
2023 Subaru Solterra - $44,995 | Standard Range: 222 miles

2023 Subaru Solterra all-electric compact SUV

These four electric EVs do not offer all-wheel-drive

2022 Volkswagen ID.4 - $40,760 | Standard Range: 275 miles
2023 Kia Niro EV - $39,550 | Standard Range: 253 miles
2023 Hyundai Kona Electric - $33,550 | Standard Range: 258 miles
2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV - $27,800 | Standard Range: 247 miles

The prices above do not include dealer fees.

2023 Subaru Solterra all-electric compact SUV

What sets the 2023 Solterra apart from the competition?

The Subaru Solterra offers standard all-wheel-drive and Subaru's X-Mode for additional all-weather and all-terrain performance. Grip control is a new function added to X -Mode's snow/dirt mode. It's like super slow-speed cruise control and has five settings controlled by a toggle switch. It's best used on steep, slippery hills. However, Subaru says inexperienced drivers will feel safe in the new Solterra EV on the most challenging road surfaces.

What is the price of the 2023 Solterra?

The 2023 Solterra is offered in three trim levels, Premium, Limited, and Touring. Pricing for the Solterra Premium trim level starts at $46,220. The Limited trim carries a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price of $49,720. The top-of-the-line Touring trim is priced at $53,220. Prices include destination and delivery fees ($1,225). Subaru says US retailers set the actual price and may charge more.

Customers looking for an electric SUV with standard all-wheel-drive have many options. The 2023 Subaru Solterra is the least expensive new model for EV shoppers. Check out the Solterra snow test in the video and link below.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report, where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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