2023 Subaru Solterra vs. 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

Picture of the 2023 Subaru Solterra

2023 Subaru
Solterra

MSRP*: $44,995 to $51,995
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Picture of the 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2023 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

MSRP*: $40,620 to $53,025
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MPG - City Info not available 35 - 36 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 34 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 84.3 ft3
Engine
  • 215-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 243-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 215 hp 243 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 184.6 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.1 in
Rear 35.3 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.7 in
Head Room Front 38.6 - 38.8 in
Rear 37.1 - 38.0 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Subaru Solterra, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Subaru Solterra and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Subaru Solterra is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Solterra is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Subaru Solterra, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Handling
The Subaru Solterra has the same turning radius as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Subaru Solterra has a little less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Powertrain
The Subaru Solterra has much lower torque than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Subaru Solterra has less seating than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making the Toyota Highlander Hybrid the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers.