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2023 Toyota bZ4X Test Drive and Review: How Does It Stack Up?

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2023 Toyota bZ4X Test Drive and Review: How Does It Stack Up?

The Toyota bZ4X is Toyota’s new fully-electric compact crossover that enters the competitive market alongside other electric SUVs like the Kia EV6, Hyundai Ioniq 5, VW ID4, Nissan Ariya, and Mazda MX30. It is available in two grades, XLE and Limited, offering both Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and All-Wheel Drive (AWD) options to cater to different preferences.

In terms of range and battery, the bZ4X offers an EPA-estimated range of up to 252 miles for the XLE FWD model and up to 228 miles for the XLE AWD model. The all-electric bZ4X delivers a horsepower rating of 201 for FWD and 214 for AWD, with quick acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in approximately 7.1 seconds for FWD and 6.5 seconds for AWD. This compact crossover provides instant torque for a responsive driving experience.

The bZ4X features a design theme described as “hi-tech and emotional,” embodying a modern and futuristic aesthetic. Inside, it offers a spacious interior and comes equipped with a 12.3-inch widescreen Toyota Audio Multimedia system, developed by Toyota’s Connected Technologies team based in Texas. Additionally, the bZ4X introduces a new AWD system called X-MODE, enhancing its off-road performance. Regarding the name, Toyota explains that “bZ” stands for “beyond Zero,” emphasizing the vehicle’s emission-free nature. The “4” signifies its size, which is comparable to the Toyota RAV4, while the “X” represents its compact crossover classification. It appears that the bZ name will serve as the umbrella term for Toyota’s future electric vehicle lineup.

Overall, the Toyota bZ4X enters the electric SUV market with a respectable range, efficient performance, a sleek design, and advanced technologies, positioning itself as a contender in the rapidly evolving landscape of electric vehicles. Check out the full review and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. If you enjoyed the video, be sure to hit that like button and consider subscribing to the channel. Thanks for watching!

Adam was one of the founding members of txGarage back in 2007 when he worked for a Suzuki dealership in Dallas, TX. He is now our Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. He's always been into cars and trucks and has extensive knowledge on both. Check Adam out on twitter @txgarage.

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