BZ is a newly introduced Toyota 0 emission series of SUVs that is fully electric. He will come in two variations. One of which will be the stronger BZ4x model with a 2-engine setup and all-wheel drive. And there will be one engine setup for the BZ3 model. The second, cheaper model will come with an electric motor setup and front-wheel drive. The 2025 Toyota BZ will come at a relatively low cost, and we expect it to start at around $38.000 for the base trim.
For the upcoming model, we don’t expect too many changes. Probably Toyota will go for a few settling changes on the interior and exterior. Also, we can expect some new features, like updated software and a new entertainment system. And we also expect to see new premium color options and new rim designs. Also, because the previous year’s model had a relatively low range, we expect to see a bigger battery or more efficient engines.
2025 Toyota BZ Specifications
The base 2025 Toyota BZ will come with one engine setup that will offer 210 horsepower and will be front-wheel drive. The dual-engine setup will be improved from a previous 240 horsepower to 285 horsepower to match the main competitor, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, with 320 horsepower.
This model will just come as an all-wheel drive. Thanks to stronger engines and all-wheel drive, we expect this SUV to go from 0 to 60 in 6 seconds. This model will get an improved charging system, and rumors suggest that it will charge up to 50 miles of range in under 30 minutes.
The main issue with last year’s model was its range. It was declared for 300 miles, but in a real-world scenario, it was lower. The 2025 model will get upgraded batteries and new engines that will improve its range, and we expect up to 350 miles of real range.
The maximum towing range is limited to 1700 pounds.
2025 Toyota BZ Trims
The 2025 Toyota BZ will come in two trims. The base trim will be XLE and will offer solid interior features like a 12-inch touchscreen for an info-entertainment system. The dual-zone climate control. Premium speaker system with 12 speakers. Also, some of the standard equipment will include a wireless charging system. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth connectivity.
The next and top-tier trim for this model will be trim-limited. This trim will get upgraded leather seats. With options for heating and cooling. Premium leather upholstery. Satellite navigation and much more. But upgrades will not stop just inside the SUV. We expect to see new 20-inch wheels and new premium color options.
This model will not lack safety features. Some of the standard features that we will find on both trims are. Pedestrian and cycling detection, a rearview camera, and parking sensors. And some of the premium features that we will get with a more expensive trim are. 360-degree camera, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning.
2025 Toyota BZ Competition
The main competitors for the upcoming 2025 Toyota BZ will be the Volkswagen Id.4 and Ioniq 5.
Both of these competitors will come with a more potent engine and more range. However, the 2025 BZ model will never be closer to these two segments and will come at a lower price than these models. But the main positive side of the previous generation of BZ interior and features that this SUV offers for this price. The interior comes with a more luxurious finish, and more quality materials are used. Also, we see superior technology features, including a bigger info-entertainment screen.
Also, we can’t forget the Nissan Arya, which brings more power, more range, and a more luxurious interior to this segment. But at a higher cost. This model will start at $46.000.
Price and Release Date
The starting price of this model will start at $38.000 for a base trim with a single engine setup. The additional engine and all-wheel drive will cost you an additional $2500.
Also, for a 2025 model, we expect to see a battery with additional range that will raise the price higger. The more expensive trim will start with a starting price of around $45.000, and that price will go up to $48.000 with all the additional gear that the customer can choose depending on his needs. That will include a panoramic sunroof, a battery with extended range, premium color options, or new 20-inch rims.
The release date of this model is expected to be announced in January 2024. And we expect to see a release date set for the end of 2024.
With the upcoming 2025 Toyota BZ, the Japanese carmaker will set new standards in the compact electric SUV market. With an improved range and more powerful engines, the Toyota BZ will be a good competitor for other SUVs in this category.
Read about the previous generation of BZ here.