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In case you haven't seen much regarding the details around the connectivity services, I thought I'd add some links and the footnotes/hidden text. It's absolutely ridiculous how much double-talk there is across the descriptions of the services and the various subscriptions you need to subscribe to on a recurring basis. The end result is that you'll be paying at least $192 per year for the privilege of using all the buttons and switches of your own car.

Unfortunately, everything you touch in this world requires lawyers ensuring the service provider or manufacturer assumes no actual responsibility for the product availability or any liability for your inability to use it properly as it is provided.

The content below is summarized from the links at subaru.com
Subaru Solterra Connect
Activation with subscription required. Includes a 3-year trial subscription to Service Connect services and a 1-year trial subscription to Safety and Remote Connect services. Limited and Touring trim levels include a 1-year trial subscription to Drive Connect services. A credit card on file will be required for specific packages and for renewal purposes. See your retailer for details.

This thread is specifically to showcase the "agreements" you have to make with Toyota in order to subscribe to one of the many flavors of connectivity offerings and the "cost" (put in quotes because I doubt these will be actual costs and that there will likely be fees and other associated amounts tacked on).
Toyota's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (web)
Toyota's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (PDF)
Connected Services Terms of Use (PDF)

Subscriptions (from the Solterra Connect page):

Subscription NameTrial/CostFootnote/Disclaimer
Safety ConnectOne-year trial included, $8/monthStolen vehicle police report required to use Stolen Vehicle Locator. Automatic Collision Notification activates only in limited circumstances.
Remote ConnectOne-year trial included, $8/monthUse only if aware of circumstances surrounding vehicle and it is legal and safe to do so (e.g., do not remotely start engine if vehicle is in an enclosed space or vehicle is occupied by a child). Remote start/stop not available on manual transmission-equipped vehicles.
- Digital KeyIncluded (n/a on Premium)
Service ConnectThree-year trial included, requires one of the other subscriptionsInformation provided is based on the last time data was collected from the vehicle and is not real time data. Service Connect is not renewable as a stand-alone service and requires a subscription to any of Safety Connect, Remote Connect or Drive Connect upon trial expiration.
Drive ConnectOne-year trial included, (Premium says "Subscription required")Services not available in every city or roadway.
Wi-Fi ConnectEligible vehicle and wireless service required. Wi-Fi Connect coverage and service not available everywhere. Valid in the contiguous U.S. and Alaska. Do not drive distracted. Go to [att.com/toyota] [att.com/lexus] for terms and conditions. Up to [5] devices can be supported using in-vehicle connectivity. The Wi-Fi Connect trial begins at the time of enrollment activation and expires when [30] days or the earlier of [3GB] of data is used or the [1-month] period ends. Subscription required after trial.
- Integrated StreamingOne-month trial included (no pricing info)Integrated Streaming requires subscription for third-party provider services.
- Wi-Fi Hotspot30 days or up to 3 GB trial included

Motortrend reporting on the Tundra says, "The WiFi package is done through AT&T and prices may vary, though it's around $10 per month ... and cloud navigation is $16 per month"

So maybe around $312 + taxes and fees per year?
 

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Thanks for this. I am confused by the Safety Connect and Drive Connect. In the bullets by trim they have the same features listed? But the Drive Connect seems more about navigation according to the marketing highlights above.
 

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Also is the digital key "included" in the Limited and Touring as in you don't have to pay anything to use, or is it "included" under the remote connect and you aren't charged more for that service, but you can't get it on the premium?
 

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Also is the digital key "included" in the Limited and Touring as in you don't have to pay anything to use, or is it "included" under the remote connect and you aren't charged more for that service, but you can't get it on the premium?
You need an active Remote Connect subscription to use the Digital Key, and evidently they didn't add the necessary hardware for it to the Premium.

From the Subaru page (first link above) under Limited and Touring:

Remote Connect
One-year trial included, $8/month after
Package includes:
  • Guest Driver
  • Vehicle Status
  • Last Parked Location
  • Unlock/Lock
  • Remote Start
  • Climate Settings
  • Charge Management
  • Charging Station Locator
Remote Connect: Digital Key
Included
 

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"Remote start/stop not available on manual transmission-equipped vehicles."

Manual transmission on a Solterra??? Trying to picture a short-throw 5-speed shifter on that center console.
Either that or a sloppy copy/paste from some other Toyota subscription literature...
 

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"Remote start/stop not available on manual transmission-equipped vehicles."

Manual transmission on a Solterra??? Trying to picture a short-throw 5-speed shifter on that center console.
Either that or a sloppy copy/paste from some other Toyota subscription literature...
Boilerplate from other vehicles for sure...
 
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