Talking Cars 368: Driving the 2023 Toyota bZ4X All-Electric SUV
Toyota’s first pure EV is late to the party and low on range
Main theme: The bZ4X is Toyota’s first pure electric vehicle that’s not a conversion of a traditional model or a fuel-cell vehicle. We describe our first driving impressions of this all-new SUV, which shares its platform with the Subaru Solterra. We also discuss the bZ4X’s modest driving range and whether that’s a big deal; that Toyota is about to start losing its federal EV tax credits; a recent bZ4X recall related to improperly tightened wheels; and why CR will not be buying a bZ4X for our test program.
Audience question: Why do so many cars in Europe have power-folding side mirrors yet it’s a rarity here in the U.S.?
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