The 2024 Toyota bZ4X adds new features aimed at improving convenience and charging capabilities for commercial fleet customers on their electrification journey.
Available in XLE and Limited grades, the bZ4X comes in a choice of Front- or All Wheel Drive, has seating for up to five, provides ample rear cargo space, and features premium touches throughout.
The Toyota bZ4X first rolled off assembly lines in 2022 with the 2023 model.
Improving the Charging Process
A dual-voltage charging cable capable of Level 1 and Level 2 charging is now standard for both the XLE and Limited grades. All bZ4X models are equipped with a Combined Charging System connector, which allows for Level 3 DC fast charging as well.
The State of Charge percentage when charging, the estimated charge time to 80%, and estimated vehicle range will now be displayed via the vehicle’s fully digital Multi-Information Display (MID) to take away the guesswork.
Under ideal conditions, the 7.6 kW onboard charger allows the bZ4X to charge from low battery light to full in about 9.5 hours with a Level 2 charger at 240V. Level 2 charging provides approximately 20 miles of range per hour of charge and can fully charge the battery when plugged in overnight.
As an additional Level 2 home charging option, new bZ4X owners can also include a home charging system into the cost of their new vehicle purchase or lease, as they will have the option to purchase a ChargePoint Home Flex Level 2 charger from participating Toyota dealerships or directly from ChargePoint online.
ChargePoint Home Flex is ENERGY STAR certified and Wi-Fi enabled, can be installed indoors or out, and comes with a 23-ft. charging cable to support different parking configurations.
As an added convenience, customers who purchase or lease a new 2024 Toyota bZ4X will also get one year of complimentary charging at EVgo public charging stations nationwide.
Customers can use the Toyota App on their mobile device to sign up for this offer, locate EVgo stations, and initiate complimentary charging for their new bZ4X.
The engineering team focused on features aimed at optimizing energy-saving and cruising range for year-round driving. In addition to aerodynamic design choices and body weight reduction efforts, the following systems and equipment were adopted to reduce energy consumption, especially power used for heating in cold climates:
- Heat pump system for both heating and air-conditioning.
- Available Front-seat and steering wheel heaters.
- Available Front-seat radiant foot-and-leg heater.
Enhanced Ergonomics and Tech
The bZ4X’s interior also adds comfort, convenience, and tech for model year 2024.
The XLE grade adds to bZ4X’s already refined features with an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat and power rear lift gate for easy access.
Thanks to the BEV-dedicated platform, the engineering team achieved an extra wide interior cabin that results in a spacious, quiet and relaxing space for driver and passengers alike. The cabin allows for ample legroom for both front and rear seats as well as copious side-to-side space in the rear.
With an included three-year trial, Drive Connect gives access to Intelligent Assistant, Cloud Navigation, and Destination Assist.
With Intelligent Assistant, simple phrases like “Hey Toyota” awakens the system for voice activated commands to search for directions, find points of interest, adjust audio controls, change the cabin temperatures, and more.
Cloud Navigation, the available onboard navigation solution, utilizes the cloud to download the latest available map, traffic, and routing information.
Destination Assist gives access to 24/7 live agent assistance to locate the next destination.
ADAS Features Come Standard
The bZ4X features Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) 3.0, Toyota’s latest suite of safety and driver assistance features. The goal of TSS is to help prevent or mitigate accidents and ease the burden on drivers.
This system uses a combination of millimeter wave radar and monocular camera to monitor various driving conditions.
This standard suite of features includes:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection.
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist.
- Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
- Lane Tracing Assist.
- Automatic High Beams.
- Road Sign Assist.
- Proactive Driving Assist.
Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert is standard on all grades.
Safe Exit Assist is also standard on bZ4X. This system detects vehicles or cyclists approaching from the rear and judges if there is a possibility of a collision with an opened door or passengers who have exited. Safe Exit Assist will illuminate an indicator in the outer mirror and provide an audibly alert to notify vehicle occupants.
Panoramic View Monitor with Perimeter Scan including 360-degree Overhead View in low-speed drive and reverse, and Curb View is available on the Limited grade. The engineering team strategically placed the Top-Mounted Meter right above the steering wheel with the goal of reducing the number of times the driver takes their eyes off the road.
The Limited grade gets a tech boost with Advanced Park now standard, designed to assist the driver with hands-free parking when parallel parking or perpendicular parking.
Under the Hood of the bZ4X
The all-electric bZ4X produces a horsepower rating of 201 for FWD and a horsepower rating of 214 for AWD. And with an estimated 0-60 acceleration time of 7.1 seconds for FWD and 6.5 seconds for AWD, the bZ4X offers instantaneous torque.
Driving performance is due in part to the bZ4X being built on the BEV-dedicated e-TNGA platform, a first for Toyota. Through this architecture, bZ4X achieves a low center of gravity and greater rigidity thanks to the high-capacity Lithium-Ion battery pack placed flat under the floor.
2024 Toyota bZ4X Pricing
Here’s how the MSRP breaks down for the 2024 Toyota bZ4X lineup:
- XLE FWD: $43,070.
- Limited FWD: $47,180.
- XLE AWD: $45,150.
- Limited AWD: $49,260.
These prices exclude dealer processing and handling fees.
Models are expected to start arriving at U.S. Toyota dealerships in January 2024.
About Toyota’s bZ Series
The bZ4X was the first Toyota vehicle to be launched under the global bZ series.
The “bZ” in the bZ4X name comes from Toyota’s Beyond Zero vision for the future that aims to achieve carbon neutrality in its products, services, and operations and go beyond by finding new ways to make a positive impact on the planet and society.
Toyota’s electrified lineup is aimed at helping to reduce carbon emissions to ultimately drive toward the automaker’s Beyond Zero vision.