Subaru Solterra for Sale
The 2023 Solterra marks the beginning of a new, electrified future for Subaru. As the first all-electric model in the Subaru lineup, the Solterra combines the brand’s legacy for rugged, all-wheel drive performance with all the benefits of an electric vehicle (EV). From the ability to conquer off-road terrain and maximize safety in challenging road conditions to the cost-savings, acceleration, and eco-friendliness that only an EV can provide, the Solterra is bringing something entirely new to the market.
The compact SUV also boasts an ultra-efficient design that allows drivers to enjoy impressive efficiency without sacrificing the standard all-wheel drive or ample cargo space that has long been Subaru’s bread and butter. The Solterra might not be the first compact crossover EV to hit the market, but it is easily one of the most affordable, giving drivers an attractive option that’s easy on the wallet. Those who want to get a taste of the future can check out the Subaru Solterra for sale at Ruge’s Subaru, but before you head out for a test drive, take a few minutes to learn a little more about this captivating new model.
Check Out the Brand-New Subaru Solterra Lineup
So you're ready to join the EV revolution, but not just any vehicle will do. Besides saying goodbye to the pump, you want a vehicle that showcases the best features and tech. Luckily for you, the Subaru Solterra is a brand-new addition to the Subaru lineup, which means you'll get to take advantage of a plethora of cutting-edge technology and features. Is safety a top priority? You can rest assured that the Solterra is packed with an array of safety and driver-assistance tools as part of a standard suite of features.
Looking to make your commute a little more fun? The Solterra is equipped with an array of infotainment tech that includes wireless connectivity to your mobile devices, as well as a large, intuitive touchscreen. Of course, we can't mention this new Subaru model without mentioning the standard all-wheel drive for which this celebrated manufacturer is known for. Overall, an investment in a new Solterra will provide you with the performance, safety, and convenience you demand from a new electric vehicle.
Why You Should Consider an Electric Vehicle
Besides the obvious environmental benefits, there are many reasons to consider an EV when you’re in the market for your next vehicle. The segment has come a long way since the first hybrid hit US streets around the turn of the millennium, but until recently, EVs have had a tough time matching the performance of gas-powered vehicles. That’s all changed in the last few years with a new breed of all-electric vehicles that can match and even surpass traditional models. From pickup trucks to sports cars, EVs can now go toe-to-toe with almost any other vehicle on the market, making them an increasingly alluring choice for drivers who prioritize power.
Early EVs might have lacked the raw power of their gas-guzzling cousins, but that’s changed dramatically over the last few decades, with automakers discovering new ways to make the EV powertrain work to their advantage. The most obvious benefit is the instant torque afforded by an EV’s electric motors. Unlike a gas-powered vehicle, where the engine has to get up to a certain RPM to deliver maximum torque, an EV’s full torque can be unleashed the moment you step on the pedal. This benefit allows for an unprecedented level of acceleration and fun when you’re behind the wheel of an EV.
While some EVs might be a little more expensive than your average model, it’s important to remember that the sticker price isn’t always the best indication of real ownership costs. First, you have to factor in the fuel savings. The average EV with a 65-kWh battery will cost around $11 to charge to 100 percent on a Level 2 charger. Compare this to the average of $46 to fill up the typical gas-powered vehicle with a 12-gallon tank, and the EV’s advantage becomes clear.
Most drivers also don’t stop to consider the repair and maintenance costs associated with a vehicle before making a purchase, but that’s another area where EVs tend to dominate. This low-maintenance reputation comes down to one simple fact: the average gas engine features over 2,000 moving parts compared to just 18 in an EV’s electric motor. That’s a lot fewer things that can break, which brings some obvious benefits in terms of lifetime maintenance and repair costs.
Subaru might have been a little late to the EV party, save a plug-in hybrid version of the Crosstrek released in 2014, but if you ask us, the timing was just right. Between the $7.5 billion earmarked for charging stations in the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and growing industry buy-in, there’s never been a better time to explore the EV segment.
Experts predict that by 2030, the country’s EV charging infrastructure could potentially grow tenfold from today’s 161,000 charge points, an especially stunning figure when you consider the fact that there are currently just around 150,000 gas stations in the US. With fuel prices fluctuating week after week, owning a gas-powered vehicle can be a real gamble when it comes time to hit the pumps. With an EV, you can leave the filling station rat race behind.
Why Work With Ruge's Subaru for Your Electric Vehicle Needs?
The vehicle buying process can be intimidating in the best circumstances, and it’s certainly not any easier when dealing with an entirely new type of technology. While the availability, affordability, and concerns around the lack of infrastructure are commonly cited as three of the biggest barriers to EV adoption, the fourth is even more telling: concerns around EV performance. As we’ve discussed above, that’s largely a misnomer with EV performance matching or even exceeding that of traditional vehicles, but the misunderstanding largely comes down to a lack of communication between the buyer and seller. With a fast-paced environment and so many models on offer, the average dealership simply doesn’t have the time to train its team on the ins and outs of EV technology, or worse, simply lacks the motivation.
At Ruge’s Subaru, we see that as a missed opportunity and do everything in our power to ensure our sales and service team are well-versed in the intricacies of the EV segment. From training our staff and showcasing new EV models like the Solterra to educating customers on state and federal EV tax incentives, we put EVs front and center. With local roots that trace back almost 100 years, Ruge’s Suabru has a long history as one of the most trusted dealerships in the area, but that doesn’t mean we’re content to rest on our laurels. EVs represent the future of personal transportation, and we wouldn’t be doing our job of serving our customers if we didn’t stay up to date on the latest in EV tech, trends, and incentives. When you partner with us, you're working with a knowledgeable team that will answer any questions you have regarding electric vehicles and the exciting Solterra.
Check Out the Subaru Solterra Today
The Solterra represents a bold new direction for the Subaru brand, and we’re excited to share our enthusiasm for the EV with customers across the Rhinebeck area. From its efficient EV powertrain and standard all-wheel drive to its handsome, well-appointed interior and handy selectable drive modes, the Solterra remains every bit the Subaru while embracing some bold new ideas.
It’s never a bad idea to test drive a vehicle before you sign on the dotted line, but it’s all the more important when you’re talking about an EV. There can be a lot to get used to the first time you step behind the wheel of an electric vehicle, which is why it’s so important to have a trusted, knowledgeable sales team member by your side who can answer all your questions while sharing their own passion for the model.
Best yet, every Solterra we sell comes complete with the Ruge’s Advantage Program, a comprehensive policy that includes a Lifetime Engine Warranty for all new vehicles and a 6-month/6,000-mile Powertrain Warranty on all pre-owned models. Throw in rental reimbursement, emergency roadside assistance, and trip interruption coverage, and you’ve got one of the most generous warranty programs around. Visit Ruge's Subaru today, and we'll help you get behind the wheel of the amazingly efficient Solterra.