Toyota Bz4x Review, Specs & Performance

Leasing a Toyota bZ4X will give you an impressive electric SUV - and the firm's first purpose-designed EV. It's not only well-built, but also impressive with great styling and a good range. Compare our bZ4X lease deals available for 2022.

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Overview of the Toyota Bz4x

The Toyota bZ4X is a bold offering from the carmaker, with radical styling for the exterior and interior. The all-new creation enters a fast-growing EV sector and uses a new platform. This will, Toyota says, be the first of 15 new EVs planned over the next few years.

Why choose a Toyota bZ4X

The Toyota bZ4X offers two powertrains, with both using a 71.4kWh battery. This delivers a range of 280 miles. The front-wheel drive models have a single motor delivering 201 bhp to offer a 0 to 62 mph time of eight seconds.

However, it's worth noting that the all-wheel drive alternative is worth a closer look since it has been developed with Subaru. The bZ4X X-Mode has impressive off-roading capabilities with two electric motors delivering 216 bhp to deliver a slightly quicker sprint time. Rapid charging of the battery can be completed to 80% of capacity in 30 minutes, and there's a more powerful onboard charger planned for late 2022.

Toyota is also promising that the battery will maintain 90% of its performance after 150,000 miles, or 10 years of use. This is also one of the first cars to include solar technology so when the car is parked up, the battery power will be replenished.

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Toyota Bz4x in a nutshell

Leasing a Toyota bZ4X is an easy process with the entry-level model offering an 8.0-inch infotainment display, alloy wheels, a climate control system, reversing camera and smart keyless entry. The climate control can be used with a smartphone to cool or warm the car's cabin before entering.

What to expect when you lease a Toyota bZ4X

Drivers will find that there's plenty of space in the cabin, particularly for those in the rear seats because the floor is flat and there are two sunroofs and conventional door mirrors - other manufacturers have opted for a camera-based system. There's a new instrument panel with raised dials and the 7.0-inch display is easily visible behind the steering wheel, while the infotainment display sits on the dashboard.

This is also a functional vehicle with 452 litres of boot space and it's a safe car too with the third-generation of Toyota's 'Safety Sense' system. Any system upgrade will take place over-the-air. This new model is available with front- or all-wheel drive and the single-pedal driving mode is easy-to-use. The bZ4X promises decent performance over slippery surfaces such as mud and snow, as well as rocky terrain.

There are three variants, including a special edition, the Premiere. The Motion variant comes with ambient lighting, electrically-adjustable seats and wireless smartphone charging. There's also a powered tailgate, parking sensors and privacy glass. The range-topper is the Vision which adds larger alloys, ventilated and heated front seats, synthetic leather upholstery and a heated steering wheel. Drivers also get remote control parking assist, and all models have an options list that includes a towing pack and roof rails.

The limited-edition Premiere offers a JBL premium sound system and a panoramic roof to create a spacious and airy cabin. Toyota has taken its time in bringing an all-electric vehicle to the market, and here the bZ4X shows what the carmaker is really good at; this is a stylish and well-designed offering that deserves to be a success and with the price tag, the Toyota BZ4X car leasing deals should be checked out.