What Technology Does the 2023 Toyota bZ4X Feature?

The 2023 Toyota bZ4X is the Japanese automaker’s first mass-produced fully-electric SUV. The bZ4X is a glimpse into the future of automobiles. What technology does it include?

The 2023 Toyota bZ4X: Say goodbye to small screens

The interior of a Toyota bZ4X electric SUV.
The interior of a Toyota bZ4X electric SUV | Global Toyota

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Electric vehicles are new to the automotive industry in many ways. EVs only account for a tiny percentage of the total new-vehicle market share. Up until recently, Tesla was responsible for the majority of new electric vehicles. Today Volkswagen and Ford have also produced popular electric vehicles.

Brands seem to stick to the script in terms of instilling the same company values and similar design language into EVs. However, new vehicles often mean new technology. Infotainment systems are a huge part of a vehicle’s overall user experience today. Infotainment system display screens are your media hub and can also include many more cool features.

According to Road Show by CNET, the Toyota bZ4X includes a standard 12.3-inch display screen for its infotainment system. Screens that large are usually only standard on high-trim level vehicles. Standard RAV4 models come with 7.0-inch touchscreen displays.

Since the bZ4X is the first of many new battery electric vehicles from Toyota, it’s safe to assume that newer models will incorporate features from its design. Say goodbye to small display screens.

The 2023 Toyota bZ4X offers innovative tech

Toyota bZ4X electric suv driving out of a tunnel.
Toyota bZ4X | Toyota

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The Toyota bZ4X is one of many new electric SUVs on the market. Each electric SUV has its own unique qualities. The Subaru Solterra has been marketed as an electric off-road SUV. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a performance SUV, especially at higher trim levels.

Like the RAV4, the bZ4X’s appeal could be that it’s an amazing, affordable all-around SUV. The RAV4 is America’s favorite SUV because of the amazing value it provides for its low price. The bZ4X is being called the cornerstone of the new Beyond Zero initiative, so it may become the RAV4 of the future.

Aside from a gigantic touchscreen infotainment system, the bZ4X offers even more advanced tech. It will feature Toyota Safety Sense 3.0. This enhanced safety system includes several advanced features like guardrail detection and enhanced lane recognition.

The bZ4X also features digital keys that can be accessed via smartphone. It uses a cloud-connected navigation system that is so advanced that it can even check for available parking spaces in real-time.

Should you buy a Toyota bZ4X?

A gray 2023 Toyota bZ4X is on display.
The 2023 Toyota bZ4X | VCG via Getty Images

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The Toyota bZ4X seems like a promising electric SUV, but there is still much to be learned about Toyota’s EV. Its price and range are the main factors to consider when comparing the bZ4X to other models. No official price for the vehicle has been disclosed, but experts estimate that its price will start at around $40,000.

After federal electric vehicle tax incentives, the bZ4X’s price could drop down to around $32,500. This price would be reasonable considering the quicker Mach-E’s $35,000+ starting price after tax credits.

The base model 2023 Toyota bZ4X may not offer the most range, but the Japanese automaker has spent a great deal of time and money perfecting its battery packs. Toyota highlights its focus on battery safety and longevity. The bZ4X could potentially last for 20 years or more before its battery capacity becomes too low to be convenient.

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