For an automaker as dedicated to electrification as Toyota, it has taken the brand a long time to move into the battery electric vehicle (BEV) segment. That changes with the BZ4X, a compact crossover that gives Toyota its first mass-market EV model.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
The 2023 Toyota BZ4X is a brand-new addition to the Toyota lineup.
Toyota offers the BZ4X in L, LE, and XLE trim levels. L and LE are front-drivers powered by a single motor, while XLE adds a rear-mounted motor for more power and all-wheel traction.
L trim starts with passive keyless entry, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, a 7.0-inch driver info display, six-speaker audio, dual-zone A/C, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, and auto-levelling LED headlights.
BZ4X’s basic safety package comprises forward collision mitigation, lane tracing assist, radar cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and safe exit alert.
LE adds rear cross-traffic alert, a power tailgate, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, heated front seats/steering wheel, puddle lights, and a front wiper de-icer.
XLE gains parking sensors, rear cross-traffic braking, wireless phone charging, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a panoramic roof.
The sole option is a tech package for XLE trim, which adds 20-inch wheels, softex upholstery, upgraded headlights, heated rear seats, adjustable driver lumbar, 360-degree cameras, digital key, hands-free tailgate, ventilated front seats, power-adjustable front seats, advanced park assist, and a nine-speaker stereo.
As of this writing, Toyota has not published energy consumption estimates for the BZ4X, but it estimates the car’s driving range at 406 km on a full charge.