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Sorry if this belongs on another thread, but it seems like the Bz4X is becoming available now. Any reason I should wait until Sept for my Solterra. Assuming both are at MSRP?
 

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If you like it, then get it. I am particularly turned off by the front end styling, but there are tons of people in online reviews that love it. You shouldn't expect other people to tell you whether it's right for you or not.

I also don't want to ever deal with another Toyota dealer. Of the 4 Toyotas I've had, there's never been a time when I took a vehicle into the dealer (even just for an oil change) that they didn't break something else which required another trip or double the time to fix.
 

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Sorry if this belongs on another thread, but it seems like the Bz4X is becoming available now. Any reason I should wait until Sept for my Solterra. Assuming both are at MSRP?
Only if you like the following:

1. Fog lights
2. Memory driver's seat
3. Power driving mode
4. Paddle shifter brake regen adjustment
5. Digital Rear-view mirror
6. Real fender cladding
7. 0.2 inches more ground clearance
8. Capacitive touch steering wheel for driver alert detection during lane assist

And if you can do without infrared radiant foot and leg warmers.
 

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Can you give me a link for the 8.1" clearance? All the specs I have seen for both cars say 8.3.



 

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Ahh, that's interesting. I have seen some review articles that say both 8.3 and 8.1. But this is the first I saw it from a Toyota site (the brochure). I would like to know what is the diff, tires, suspension or what?
 

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Ahh, that's interesting. I have seen some review articles that say both 8.3 and 8.1. But this is the first I saw it from a Toyota site (the brochure). I would like to know what is the diff, tires, suspension or what?
Probably just springs. I'm sure Toyota was just trying to eek out a tiny bit more mileage, and maybe give it a more car-like appearance.
 

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Or it could be an error. I see it is not on their regular specs on the site, just on the brochure. If it was early, could be lots of mistakes.
 

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I've only seen 8.1 inches for the bZ4X (published by Toyota) and 8.3 for the Solterra (published by Subaru), anything else is probably people pulling from the wrong sources or making badge-engineering assumptions.
 

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Well, there were discrepancies with the L3 charging times, so I am not taking anything as gospel just yet. Like I said it is not stated on the Toyota spec site, just the brochure. I just find it hard to believe that the same basic car would have diff ground clearances.
 

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I'm not sure what you're citing as "the Toyota spec site", but the one below says 8.1 inches of ground clearance (under Mechanical/Performance).
2023 bZ4X Full Specs
OK, there it is. I was looking at Dimensions which is where I would have expected to see it. I still find it hard to believe both cars are not the same. Maybe Toyota measures it differently. Will have to wait until cars arrive at the dealership. If necessary, I will bring my own measure and check both cars at the same spots. Then I will be convinced...
 

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When I was looking at Dimensions, I see the height of the bZ4X is 65 inches, which is exactly the same as the Solterra in their specs. So tell me how the ground clearance can be different between the two cars if the top height is the same.
 

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When I was looking at Dimensions, I see the height of the bZ4X is 65 inches, which is exactly the same as the Solterra in their specs. So tell me how the ground clearance can be different between the two cars if the top height is the same.
rounding, since the measurement is between 12-13 64ths of an inch
 

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From the Solterra Service Manual (just to add another source which may be right or wrong):

for all trim, US and Canadian spec models:

Min. Running Ground Clearance* 203 mm / 8.0 in
* Unladen vehicle
 
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