Subaru BRZ

Subaru BRZ

About Subaru BRZ

The 2017 Subaru BRZ is both an anomaly in the automaker's lineup and a gem of a sports car hiding in plain sight. With its rear-wheel-drive layout, the BRZ coupe is the only Subaru that isn't all-wheel drive. That rear-drive configuration, combined with its 2+2 seating, lightweight design and roughly $26,000 starting price, also makes the BRZ among the few affordable compact-sports coupes available for today's generation of driving devotees. Lightly updated for 2017, the Subaru BRZ remains one of the least expensive ways to have some of the most fun for performance enthusiasts on a budget. Sure, you can get more power in a Camaro and open-air thrills in a Miata, but the BRZ offers balance and dynamics that few others can touch.

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2017 Subaru BRZ
What's new for 2017?
2017 Subaru BRZ

The 2017 Subaru BRZ has been updated with front and rear styling tweaks, a new steering wheel with built-in audio/phone/cruise-control buttons, chassis reinforcements and revised springs and dampers. Manual-transmission models get a slight bump in power. A limited-edition Series.Yellow model is also available for 500 buyers.

  • Expert Rating: 7.6
  • Consumers Rating: 9.6
  • MPG 21|29
2016 Subaru BRZ
What's new for 2016?
2016 Subaru BRZ

Changes for the 2016 Subaru BRZ are few and all inside, with a new Starlink Multimedia System with a 6.2-inch touch display that includes a vast host of informational, entertainment and cyber-connection functions. There is also Series.HyperBlue, basically a snazzy trim package, of which Subaru will build just 500.

2015 Subaru BRZ
What's new for 2015?
2015 Subaru BRZ

The 2015 Subaru BRZ gets new shock absorbers this year to help smooth the ride, but without hurting handling. A limited special edition called "Series.Blue" is also available, featuring aerodynamic enhancements and unique paint colors.

2014 Subaru BRZ
What's new for 2014?
2014 Subaru BRZ

Aha infotainment smartphone app integration is made standard, and the Limited trim gets a redesigned remote key fob for the keyless-start feature

2013 Subaru BRZ
What's new for 2013?
2013 Subaru BRZ

A Subaru without all-wheel drive seems like sacrilege, but considering the kind of holy fun offered up by the 2013 BRZ we're willing to overlook its rear-drive sin. While it's a technical twin of the Scion FR-S, the BRZ adds a bit of luxury to the performance equation by offering a more upscale interior.

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Consumer Reviews

Fun toy

By on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "great handling, and great fun and comfortable too"

Cons: "Haven't found one yet."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car as a toy. I wanted something fun to play with on weekends. It has absolutely fit the bill. I live in the southern Appalachian Mountains and my BRZ is perfect for our roads. I bought the manual transmission because I felt the automatic was a little to doggy of the line. I am very happy with the choice. Since I finally made it over the break in period and can use the full range of RPM I'm not even going to complain about the lack of horsepower. It has plenty at 6 to 7 grand. And sounds good too. It handles like a dream in the mountain and I'm very happy with the car."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

The most fun car ever.

By on Saturday, September 3, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "A blast to drive, affordable, stylish"

Cons: "Limited storage space."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I brought this car new in 2014 and now have 35,000 miles on it with over 20,000 miles of that being road trips. I have driven 750 to 800 miles in a day with as much as 11 to 14 hours behind the wheel and loved every minute and mile of it. Whether you are on a straight road or mountain switchbacks, nothing is more fun to drive. Drove down Pike's Peak and Mount Evans in second gear, only having to break for slower traffic. It hugs the road and curves like nothing I have ever driven. If you like to race, this is nor your car. You are not going to beat too many off the line or at top end speed, but on a mountain road with lots of turns, you will probably blow them away. This car handles that good! It is an attractive, economical, fun sports car that gets seconds looks wherever you go."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Amazing car

By on Thursday, July 26, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "handling, style, fun to drive"

Cons: "slightly underpowered, backseats small"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned Porsche 911's, BMW M3's (e92) and although i would say this car is slightly underpowered, with a bit of tuning its right up there. This is by far the most comfortable most connected car under 60k you can buy. Although truthfully it is extremely hard to find these cars and wait lists start around 6 months, but if you can get your hands on one of these cars you will NOT be disappointed."

16 people out of 17 found this review helpful

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