If you are in the market for a sporty-looking all-electric SUV, the all-new 2023 Toyota bZ4X might be alluring. It is the first and only mass-produced all-electric vehicle (EV) that Toyota offers, which marks a huge milestone for the automaker. With comfortable front seats and a smooth ride quality, the bZ4X is certainly a Toyota. But it has a few more tricks up its sleeve for buyers from Selma, CA to Lemoore, CA looking to lessen the size of their carbon footprint.

Trim Level Options

The 2023 Toyota bZ4X gives you two trim levels: the XLE and the Limited. Either one can come with front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). Buying the XLE gets you LED headlights, DC fast-charging capability, dual-zone automatic climate control, and adaptive cruise control. There is an option for a package called XLE Weather. This equips heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.

The Limited gives you larger wheels, upgraded LED headlights, a standard heated steering wheel, and simulated leather upholstery. You can opt to equip a few stand-alone options, including a split rear roof spoiler, a nine-speaker JBL sound system, a foot, and leg warmer for the front seats, and heating on the rear seats.

An Electrified Powertrain

Performance is where the bZ4X shines. You can get a single-motor, front-wheel-drive model that generates 201 horsepower and 196 lb-ft of torque. However, you can upgrade to the dual-motor AWD model for an even stronger 214 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. It has a faster feel than gas-powered SUVs in its segment but feels more like you're driving the RAV4. Also, you get two pedals so you won't have the learning curve of gas-and-braking meshed into one pedal. This vehicle should feel light and responsive in tight parking spots and crowded streets around town.

Tech Specs

Part of what gives the 2023 Toyota bZ4X its future-oriented appeal is all the technological gadgetry. Toyota gives this EV a responsive, easy-to-use navigation system that uses Google info for things like points of interest. You can use the voice controls for multiple functions, and they respond pretty well to natural speech patterns.

Connect your smartphone using the four USB-C ports, a single USB-A port, or the wireless charging pad. Everyone can connect their devices. Smartphone app integration is wireless and can be done through either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. This makes for a good alternative to the native nav system and is even easier to use for buyers in Clovis, CA.

Safety First

The 2023 Toyota bZ4X offers drivers in Madera, CA many safety features for the price. You get standard traffic sign assist, a blind-spot monitor with a rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking, forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and a lane keep system. Upgrading to the Limited tacks on a surround-view camera system, which gives you a neat birds-eye view surrounding the vehicle. That way, you can drive confidently and get out of a tight parking spot when needed. These features all seem to work well and should be helpful during your daily commute.

Visit Blackstone Toyota in Fresno, CA Today!

Is the 2023 Toyota bZ4X the right EV for you and your family? It certainly has a lot of curb appeal. But take it for a spin around Fresno, CA, and you will soon see why buyers are excited about this trailblazing new vehicle from Toyota. Contact us here at Blackstone Toyota with any questions or schedule your test drive of this electrified new SUV.

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