Revolutionary! Toyota Unveils All-New bZ4X SUV Electric Vehicle
The Toyota bZ4X SUV is an all-electric vehicle that combines style and sustainability. It stands out in the Battery Electric Vehicle segment with its modern design and advanced features. The 2023 Toyota bZ4X is a multi-purpose vehicle that is capable of achieving an estimated range of up to 252 miles with a starting MSRP of $42,000. According to the EPA, the bZ4X XLE FWD can save up to $5,000 in fuel costs over five years compared to the average new vehicle.
The bZ4X is available in two grades, XLE and Limited, and both FWD and AWD. It has impressive capability and versatility and sits in the middle of the compact SUV segment. The bZ4X has a balanced and sleek profile with dynamic character lines. It offers 42.1 inches of front seat legroom, 35.3 inches of rear seat legroom, and 27.7 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row.
The SUV is designed with spacious interiors and precision-placed elements for better meter visibility and driver's sight on the road. The vehicle has soundproofing glass and wind-noise reduction features for a quiet ride. The panoramic roof brings openness to the cabin while the power sunshade keeps it out when required. Additionally, the shared center console has storage for smartphones with wireless charging and accessible USB ports (A and C) for convenient power and connection points.
The bZ4X features a 12.3-inch widescreen Toyota Audio Multimedia system developed by Toyota's Texas-based Connected Technologies team. The system offers touch and voice activation controls for user interaction. Drive Connect, which includes Intelligent Assistant, Cloud Navigation, and Destination Assist, comes with a three-year trial. Voice commands like "Hey Toyota" can be used to search for directions, adjust audio controls, change temperatures, and more.
The bZ4X has a JBL Premium Audio system with 9 speakers, 8-channel HiD 800-watt amplifier, and 9-in. subwoofer for better sound quality.
The bZ4X is an electric car available in FWD and AWD with horsepower ratings of 201 and 214. It has 0-60 acceleration times of 7.1 and 6.5 seconds. The XLE FWD has a range of 252 miles, while XLE AWD has a range of 228 miles. XLE FWD has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 131 MPGe city, 107 MPGe highway, and 119 MPGe combined. The XLE AWD has a fuel economy rating of 114 MPGe city, 94 MPGe highway, and 104 MPGe combined.
Toyota's bZ4X is built on the BEV-dedicated e-TNGA platform, a first for the company. This platform enables impressive driving performance due to a low center of gravity and increased rigidity, made possible by a high-capacity Lithium-Ion battery pack placed flat under the car's floor.
The 2023 Toyota bZ4X offers impressive driving performance and a new AWD system with X-MODE. The AWD system with X-MODE has two modes (Snow/Dirt and Snow/Mud) that can be used to improve traction on slippery or uneven surfaces. Snow/Dirt mode enhances vehicle stability, while Snow/Mud mode applies brakes to spinning wheels for additional traction. Additionally, Downhill Assist Control helps in downhill situations that require heavy braking.
When it comes to powering up bZ4X there are plenty of options, including 120V and 240V chargers as well as DC fast-chargers. All bZ4X models are equipped with a J1772/CCS1 (Combined Charging System (CCS)) socket, which allows for both home and public charging. The 6.6 kW onboard charger allows the bZ4X to charge from low to full in about 9 hours with a Level 2 charger either at home or at a public charger.
2023 Toyota bZ4x: What You Need to Know